WE’RE ACCOUNTANTS, SERIOUSLY

The numbers are our thing. We can take care of the financial stuff, while you get back to brainstorming.

That’s the reason you come, but not the reason you stay.

You don’t just want a transactional relationship. You’re creative, a go-getter. You’re up for learning and being empowered. You want to talk to a team who get just as excited about your ‘crazy’ ideas as you do.

We take what we do seriously. We just don’t take ourselves too seriously.

I HAVE A MUG THAT MY CHILDREN GAVE ME ONE FATHER’S DAY FEATURING A WELL KNOWN CARTOON CHARACTER THAT SAID – “MY DADDY HAS AN EXTREMELY SERIOUS JOB…BUT I DON’T THINK HE IS VERY SERIOUS AT ALL”.

– JONATHAN BAREHAM, RAEDAN DIRECTOR, CO-FOUNDER

After all, it’s in the name…

Old English verb [ rǣ•dan ]

1 : to advise
2 : to interpret, explain
3 : to interpret words and letters; to read
4 : to prepare

YOU SAY IT LIKE RAY-DAN
When we started our business, we wanted a name that spoke to our goals. We are advisors to small businesses on a mission to change how creative businesses think about accounting. We wanted to help clients feel empowered by accounting and see it as more than a necessary evil.

We still do.

We started by looking into what the family name meant, it seems Bareham had Anglo-Saxon origins. Google lead us to an Anglo-Saxon dictionary and we were delighted to find the word rǣdan. It’s meaning described so brilliantly our goals – advise, interpret, explain.

It’s true pronunciation is ree-dan, however, using the ǣ in branding proved confusing so when moving to a more easily recognised ae, it also made sense to change to ray-dan.

OUR VALUES

The principles at the heart of Raedan, shared by the kind of businesses we work with.

RESPECT

For ourselves, our team, and our clients. Delivering the best work we can and bringing a collaborative attitude. We come from a place of understanding.

CURIOSITY

A desire to see beyond what’s in front of us. Be curious about the systems we use, and the way we work. Always asking questions to improve our collective understanding.

INSPIRE CHANGE

Through leadership. We set an example (walking the walk, not just talking the talk). We bring energy to our work and relationships.

JOY

It’s vital to love what we do, the people we work with and the clients we help. Enjoy it, laugh, love, bring joy to others.

Our Team

JONATHAN BAREHAM ACA

Director / Co-Founder

With a degree in Computing as well as Accounting, Jonathan’s goal has always been to maximise the use of technology in whatever he does.

He has over 10 years experience working with Creative and Entertainment related businesses owners, which is why he’s so passionate about empowering them with the financial understanding to turn their ambitious ideas into a profitable and enjoyable reality.

  THE GOOD LIFE
Lego | Skiing | Beer | Chocolate | Family

COLIN BAREHAM FCA

Director / Co-Founder

Colin has over 35 years’ experience in general practice, and is our entertainment business specialist. He originally trained with a large accountancy firm in the City of London before moving to London’s West End and becoming a partner of a small practice, where he got his first taste of accounting for the entertainment industry.

After some twelve years in partnership, Colin set up as a sole-practitioner and…

  THE GOOD LIFE
Playing the banjo | Music | Whisky | Football (Spurs since 1955)

BETH RIORDAN FCCA

Head Accountant

Beth has worked for a number of the UKs top accountancy practices. Through these roles she has acquired a wealth of experience working with Creative Agencies and Production Companies.

She now specialises in helping small businesses setup and improve their accounts systems, educating business owners on how to use those systems to improve growth.

  THE GOOD LIFE
The kids | Gin | Mexican food | Time spent with good friends

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