Carpenter Box

Our thinking starts with you. Our focus is around understanding what our clients need. We provide great business advice based on having the right people who know how to provide solutions, develop trust and build long term relationships.

We are Chartered Accountants, Chartered Tax Advisers and Financial Advisers. Passionate about helping businesses and individuals achieve their goals.

Operating as usual


No-one cannot have been moved by the recent events in Ukraine and the human tragedy that has ensued. Our staff agreed that they would like to raise funds for the charity; Children on the Edge that helps Ukrainian refugee families.
The money raised will be used to help to fund partner organisations on the ground. To cover the costs of basic essentials, such as fuel and heating, and to run the centres where the refugees are being hosted.
We hope this will go towards those families directly impacted and support the need for peace everywhere.

Carpenter Box updated their website address. 10/03/2022

Carpenter Box updated their website address.

Carpenter Box updated their website address.

Photos from Carpenter Box's post 08/03/2022

This years theme is about imagining a gender equal world: a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively, we can #breakthebias.
👩‍💼We interviewed several women across the business, as well as the Managing Partner, Alan Edwards to share their thoughts on the day and what #breakthebias means to them.
🔗 You can view the video here:

#womensupportingwomen #internationalwomensday #iwd2022

Photos from Carpenter Box's post 03/03/2022

Happy World Book day! 📚
This year marks the 25th year of changing lives through a shared love of reading. From the casual comic book glancers, to the serious bookworms, reading for pleasure should be accessible every family - so spread the word!
To celebrate the day, we asked some of our colleagues what they’ve recently read. Click through to see their recommendations and why.
#iamareader #worldbookday #carpenterbox


It's #worldbookday! This year celebrates the 25th year of the #nationalday. From the casual comic-glancers to the serious bookworms, today is the day to celebrate #reading in all its forms!


Photos from Carpenter Box's post 14/02/2022

It's accrual world out there, but we're willing to invest in you...

However you are spending your day, we wish you a very happy #ValentinesDay from us all at Carpenter Box!


Photos from Carpenter Box's post 11/02/2022

It's #NationalApprenticeshipWeek 🧑‍🎓

Meet some of our newest trainees here at Carpenter Box!

If you want to learn more about opportunities available, visit our website -

#hiring #apprentice #trainee #Accounting #BuildingaBrighterFuture


It's deadline day and our team have been working hard to get our clients tax returns filed before the end of the day.

Like a pressure cooker, the workload increases right to the end of January, so we like to have a celebratory lunch to mark the end of the "tax return season".

Here's some of our team enjoying some well-earned pizza!


As we head towards the end of the 2021/2022 tax year on 5th April, it also means that this is the deadline for using some or all of the annual investment, tax allowances, and exemptions offered to individuals in the UK.

Read our blog to see the five annual allowances and exemptions that can be used as part of a wider financial plan:


HMRC have issued a statement this morning to advise that they will be waiving Self Assessment late filing penalties and late payment penalties for 2020/21 tax returns for one month. The filing and payment deadline remains as 31 January 2022, but penalties will not be issued as long as returns are submitted and payments are made by 28 February 2022.

However interest will still be charged on late payments from 1 February 2022.

We will continue to work towards the 31 January deadline for all our clients as usual but this will provide some extra time, if required, where penalties can be avoided.

If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with your usual Carpenter Box contact.

Read more on the announcement here:


On 21 December 2021, Rishi Sunak announced a £1 billion fund to help businesses hit by the rise in Covid-19 cases, particularly those in the leisure, hospitality and tourism sectors.

Find out if your business will benefit and how to apply:


Festive opening times

We would like to wish all our clients, contacts, friends, and family a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!

Please note our office opening times for the festive period.


It is the last day of our Christmas giving week!

For the final day we wanted to provide a spotlight on mental health as this time of year can be particularly difficult for some. It is important to look after your mental wellbeing and reach out to others who may need support.

The statistics around mental health at Christmas are stark so if you are struggling there are many charities you can go to for help and advice. One of these is Grassroots Suicide Prevention and we were pleased to have supported them with their recent Big Give Christmas Challenge.


We are now on day 4 of our 5 days of Christmas giving.

If you are thinking about making the switch to become vegetarian or vegan this Christmas, we’ve got some tips for you!


It’s day 3 of our Christmas giving week!

Today we take a look at ways you can help the lonely this Christmas time. Even a phone call can make a huge difference to someone!

Visit the Age UK website for further support and information.


Welcome to day 2 of our Christmas giving week! Today we are focussing on sustainability.

Christmas involves a lot of consumption – from the food and drink we enjoy to the presents we gift to loved ones. But there are ways to reduce your carbon footprint without sacrificing on the things you enjoy.


It’s day 1 of our 5 days of Christmas giving!

Every day this week we will focus on a particular cause and offer suggestions on what you can do to help this festive period.

Today we provide a spotlight on homelessness; an issue which has unfortunately been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.


At Carpenter Box, we are proud to offer a Platinum accredited trainee scheme and each year we welcome a new cohort to join our team.

We recently caught up with three of our newer trainees to find out more about them, including a typical day in their role and what keeps them busy outside of work!

Say hello to Lewis, Sara and Matt here:

Did you know our 2022 trainee scheme is now open for applications? Visit our careers page to find out more!


Trainee scheme

Our trainee scheme is now open for applications!

We've got exciting career opportunities available across our Business Services, Assurance & Advisory and Tax teams in Worthing and Gatwick.

Find out more and apply here:

Timeline photos 14/11/2021

Today is Remembrance Sunday and we will remember those who lost their lives in service. This year the Royal British Legion are marking their 100th year of Remembrance:


Meet Debbie Burbidge, our longest standing employee here at Carpenter Box who last month marked an impressive 45 year milestone with the firm! We recently caught up with her for a trip down memory lane:

Timeline photos 10/11/2021

We now have fantastic Trainee opportunities across Sussex in our Business Services, Assurance and Advisory and Tax departments. We help support our Trainees with the relevant qualifications, and make sure they are kept up to date with new processes and technicalities. As a Trainee you will receive regular constructive feedback to help achieve your career goals. Find out how to apply:

Timeline photos 05/11/2021

Last night, Worthing-based charity Guild Care held their first ever Firewalk! The event saw 25 volunteer Fire Walkers (including a member of our marketing team!) conquer their fears to walk across 30ft of burning hot coals, raising vital funds in the process. Find out more:


Happy Halloween to all our clients, contacts, family and friends. We hope you all have a frightfully fun filled weekend! 🎃🎃🎃


Visit our Budget Hub for the latest comments and reactions from our team to yesterday's Autumn Budget:

Timeline photos 26/10/2021

Due to continued growth and expanding digital focus, Carpenter Box is looking for a Digital Marketing Executive to strengthen its busy marketing team and drive the digital marketing operations across the firm. The role will be based in our Worthing office, with flexible working available. Find out more and how to apply here:

Timeline photos 22/10/2021

Happy Friday news!

Congratulations to newly qualified member of the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA) Chloe Dacombe from our Worthing office who passed her final exam this month! Chloe spent over a year with us under a work placement as part of her accountancy degree and has faced the strategic professional level papers with hard work and strong commitment.

A massive well done to you Chloe from everyone here at Carpenter Box!


We are proud to be part of Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2021. All charities, NGOs and not-for-profits are at risk of fraud and cybercrime and should take practical actions to protect themselves from harm. You can take the fraud pledge and access some useful resources here: #StopCharityFraud

Timeline photos 15/10/2021

We are currently recruiting for a Junior Administrator to work in our Worthing office supporting our Business Services Group. The role is varied and would suit an individual who works in an efficient and organised manner, is a confident communicator and has a high level of accuracy. Find out more and how to apply here:


Meet The 2021 #AWBAwards Judges! 👋✨
Kira McKinney – Carpenter Box

Kira is the Marketing Director at Chartered Accountants Carpenter Box, keen supporters of the Worthing and Adur Chamber and the local business community. She maintains responsibility for the firm’s marketing and communication strategy and focuses on putting clients at the centre of its thinking. She is also a Trustee of its Charitable Foundation. Prior to joining Carpenter Box in 2016, she spent eight years at leading business intelligence company Informa, helping to drive their digital transformation. Kira is looking forward to seeing how local businesses have adapted and supported their customers through a few very challenging years.

#Adur #Worthing #BusinessAwards

Timeline photos 14/10/2021

We are currently recruiting for a fully qualified Independent Financial Adviser to join our team based across the Worthing and Brighton offices. The ideal candidate will work alongside our existing bank of clients and be experienced and motivated to source great new leads. Find out more and how to apply here:

Now, for tomorrow

MHA Carpenter Box are Sussex based Chartered Accountants, Chartered Tax Advisers and Wealth Advisers with a reputation for innovation and excellence.

We have been providing first class tax and business advice for over 95 years. Whilst it’s lovely to have such a long pedigree we understand that to be able to advise businesses on the best way forward, we have to be forward-looking ourselves; something we have taken to heart. We are at the forefront of cloud accountancy and are recognised as a national thought leader. Our approach has won us national, regional and local awards making us one of the most respected accountancy, tax and business advice practices in the region.

We take a collaborative and proactive approach with our clients – working with them to provide a value-added service rather than simple compliance. Our focus is always on client service, with open and honest relationships.

With the wide range of expertise across the firm, from accounts and audit through to tax planning and wealth management, we offer an integrated and seamless approach to helping our clients. Our relationship led service means we look to build trust to understand the opportunities and challenges faced by you and your business.

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Accounts, audit services, tax and business advice and wealth management. See our website for details of the services we offer and the sectors we serve.



Amelia House, Crescent Rd
BN11 1RL

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9am - 5:30pm
Friday 9am - 5:30pm

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