My name is Jason Holden and I am the principal of Holden Associates which is a family run business. I am a UK qualified accountant, Fellow member of the Association of International Accountants, who has since 1987 worked within the owner managed business sector here in the UK.
It was after many years working for not only locally based firms of accountants here in Lancashire, as well as one of West Yorkshires leading firms in the city of Leeds that I opened Holden Associates in 2002. My aim was, and still is, to offer my expertise on a full time basis, to not only the local business community here in the North West, but through the use of technology such as online bookkeeping software, Zoom, Skype, email and of course not forgetting good old BT, we have since January 2005 been able to advise and support businesses and business people just like you, nationally.
“When I started Holden Associates I wanted to offer a level of service and advice that I would like to get from an accountant if I were running an owner managed business, and trust me, once you get to know me, you will know what a fussy bugger I am. Nowadays my job as the Managing Director at Holden Associates is to ensure everything runs smoothly for all our clients, from doing their year-end accounts and tax returns to being there to advise them on where next for their business, even when this involves putting them in touch with other professionals who can help them better.”
You will have seen throughout this website the commitment and passion I have for providing our clients with an edge in today’s competitive business environment. This is something I take very seriously, as well as being a qualified accountant and business adviser (or business mentor, the label doesn’t really matter), I am also just like you, a business owner. Holden Associates was itself a start-up in 2002 , and in 2004 it became my only source of income, with only a small handful of clients, and certainly not enough clients to pay my mortgage, but I went for it, and today I am very proud of what we are building here at Holden Associates … we are not your usual firm of accountants, that much I do know.
“In October 2013 I was awarded the Association of International Accountants, Accountant of the year award. The Association put me forward, but it was the voting by our clients that ultimately won me the award and as such it serves as the best testimony I could ever have about what we do that our clients find of value.”
It is my ultimate aim, together with the other professionally qualified people we partner with, to make Holden Associates a ‘one stop shop’ for all our clients business needs, whether it be bookkeeping, accounting, taxation, employment law, business advice or even help finding overseas professional advisers, but at all times remembering that each client is different, and they all deserve the very best advice and support we can offer.