About Us

Leading the way for trusted accountancy, tax and business advisory advice for over 75 years.

Achieving potential has been at the heart of our approach since day one, and we’re not afraid to shake the accountancy world up.

Operating from our new offices at Waterside House in Wigan we have over 40 partners and staff advising clients across the North West and beyond.

Achieving potential is very important to us. This means that we focus on working with our clients to provide trusted advice to help achieve financial goals.

The NRB story traces back to 1948 when founder Norman Richard Barton opened the firm from offices in King Street, Wigan.

We have great pride in our history of over 75 years and our specialists are rated as market leaders in their respective fields.

At NRB we understand the importance of trust and we make sure this underpins absolutely everything we do.

Making a proactive contribution to our communities and wider society has always been fundamental to NRB’s values.

We support our local communities through various methods and means.

Volunteering initiatives – volunteering is important to us and a number of our directors and team members regularly offer their time to help support local and charitable projects close to their hearts.

Our Values

Over the last 75 years we’ve learned some important lessons and values along the journey. Our current team are dedicated to working and delivering the very best client services through complete and sincere adoption of our core values.


We’re not just a firm, we’re a closely-knit tribe, united by a common purpose and shared values.


Impact is the genesis of fulfilment in our work. Everyday, our actions transcend numbers, enriching lives and businesses, making our journey as professionals truly purposeful.


The bedrock of our firm, where promises become actions, and aspirations transform into achievements.


Innovation fuels our pursuit of excellence, pushing boundaries and residing at our core to create unparalleled value.


Our code written into every strand of DNA, powers our firm’s collaborative future and forges connections.


Efficiency is our hallmark, engrained in our work culture and reflected in every endeavour, ensuring we meet and exceed client expectations with precision and speed.


Partners & Team Members


HMRC and Companies House Submissions Each Year


Documents Approved Electronically


Payslips Produced Each Year


We take privacy seriously

As part of our core values it is important that we are clear with how we treat those who interact with us. To learn more about our policies and practices please see our dedicated privacy resource.


Our Offices

We’ve recently moved into our new offices at Waterside House in Wigan.

Technical Excellence

Technical excellence is fundamental to everything we do. Our constant search for quality serves our client satisfaction and team development across all our service offerings.

Our clients demand the very best advice and we are determined to offer this throughout our suite of services. Our teams have the highest level of training and a wealth of experience to ensure that your affairs are well looked after.

We have over 70 years in business and over 500 years of experience amongst our teams and people meaning we are well placed to be able to offer the best in technical excellence to our clients.

In a world of ever changing legislation it is a comfort to our clients to know that we are here to support them with the changes whilst offering both in depth knowledge and also the latest advice available.


We treat our client’s challenges as our own and we strive to offer the best advice at all times. Equally we appreciate and care about how our work may affect our communities.

We see our clients’ issues as our own and we take ownership and responsibility to ensure we are here to deliver the best solution with your knowledge that we genuinely care about the outcome for you and your business.

We have over 70 years’ experience in business and this has been built on an ethos of responsible behaviour. It is our determination for responsibility to remain at the core of all aspects of our work and advice.

As a local employer we understand our responsibilities within our local community. We work hard to support our communities through a variety of different projects.


Integrity is at the forefront of everything we do as we apply the strongest ethical and moral rigour across how we work and assist our clients.

At NR Barton we understand the importance of trust and through our integrity we make sure this underpins absolutely everything we do.

We like to do the best for our clients and this isn’t always easy. We aren’t afraid to use our integrity to confront difficult situations. We firmly believe that acting with our utmost integrity those difficult conversations will help to build our trust with our clients. Sometimes the difficult option is the best.

It is also our integrity that has helped us to build a strong local relationship in our market place and the thrive as a business for the last seventy years.

We’re here for the long term and our integrity will help us to achieve that.