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Delivering a more business-orientated, entrepreneurial approach.

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Croucher Needham introduces CNM Advisory

After 7 years of continued growth, Croucher Needham continues to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients. More dynamic, creative and solution-driven than in the past, it’s our ambition to continue differentiating ourselves from our competitors and make sure our clients continue to receive the best possible advice and guidance so they can reach their personal and business goals.

The introduction of the CNM Advisory brand is designed to take us far beyond the basic compliance needs of clients, with a more holistic approach based on our ‘Emerge, Grow, Realise, Protect’ process. Our people remain the same and our offices are still in Saffron Walden, Bishop’s Stortford and throughout Beds, Herts and Essex, but we believe you will see the benefits as the practice evolves to deliver even more of a business-orientated, entrepreneurial approach.

Here is a brief history of the firm:


Croucher Needham was co-founded by Simon Needham in Bedford in January 2007. It grew quickly and acquired Hope Agar, a well-established Bedford firm, in August 2007 which provided the extra support staff required to continue a programme of expansion.


Croucher Needham opened the London office based in Tottenham Court Road giving the the firm the ability to service its London based clients even more effectively.


In February 2012, Croucher Needham acquired Shipleys Accountants of Saffron Walden, further extending the client base in the South East.


James Marchant joins Croucher Needham from Baker Tilly in April 2014. The firm introduces the CNM Advisory brand to the marketplace in September 2014 recognising that the complexities of modern business and the ever-increasing burden of taxes, meant that business owners needed a far more holistic approach from their accountants. With the introduction of CNM, Croucher Needham are now able to address those issues with a range of services that are far beyond traditional compliance-led services.

The new website was launched in September. Please take the time to look around!


On 1st September, Croucher Needham completed the merger of Michael J Lodge & Co, a highly regarded Hoddesdon based practice with a similar outlook to our own in looking after the needs and requirements of clients. Having welcomed Michael and his staff to the Croucher Needham family, it is very much business as usual in both the Saffron Walden and Hoddesdon office.