You don't need an accountant to be successful

You need a family of finance professionals

We're not just great accountants. We are entrepreneurs, business gurus, planners, tax advisors and technology implementers

West Lancs Chartered Accountants is different from your usual accountancy firm (especially those based in Ormskirk!)

Why?  Take a look at our website (which we built ourselves..)

On one side we are a traditional accountancy firm delivering compliance accounting services to our clients.   This is our bread and butter.  We pride ourselves on our approach.  We do it well and enjoy it.  There’s nothing like filing all your returns on time!

But today’s clients want more. So we deliver more. We are also a technology innovator, thought leader and problem solver. 

First we offer proper business advisory services.  Nobody is interested in how profitable your business was last year. Clients want KPIs, dashboards and real time information today.  We can deliver this for you.

Then there is technology.  We realised that lots of small businesses need help.  Today’s environment is challenging but there are lots of great tools to help people grow a profitable business that don’t cost the earth.

Want a website?  Sorted.  Want people to find it?  Done.  Need a social media campaign.  Easy.  Want a powerful artificial intelligence that utilises machine learning and natural language processing that analyses your website analytics and social media interactions and provides actionable advice for better marketing decisions?   We did (we also have one).

So much can be done today inexpensively using technology.  We can help choose, implement and integrate these tools for you.

We are physically based in the centre of Ormskirk, close to plenty of parking and the train and bus station and love to catch up face to face. 

So why not pop in for a coffee with a conundrum or two?  

Alternatively we are digitally present all over.  So slide into our DMs, set up a Skype or email us to start the ball rolling.

Meet the team

Celine Wood

Céline Wood

Céline is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and has worked in practice throughout her career, gaining experience in a wide variety of clients at a couple of London based accountancy practices and more recently with Ernst & Young. After having her second child, she decided to set up West Lancs Chartered Accountants in 2013, realising her dream of having her own accountancy practice from when she was a teenager! She particularly enjoys working with owner managed businesses throughout the business lifecyle, and especially tax planning for individuals. In her spare time, Céline enjoys cooking, tap dancing and spending time with her family.
Keith Wood

Keith Wood

Keith is also a fellow of the ICAEW and has worked as an accountant in industry for the last two decades, holding senior positions in the financial services and technology sectors. Realising that a lot of what he knew could be easily translated into, and transform, smaller businesses he made a great leap into the unknown and since 2017 he has followed his dream to work in the family accountancy business focused on the two things he loves most, numbers and technology (well after his wife & children!) Married to Celine he is a proud dad of two. Keith loves ancient history and archaeology, is a retro computing geek and gamer and is a long suffering Everton fan (but an eternal optimist!)
MIa Collins

Mia Collins

Apprentice Accountant
After finishing her A-Levels at Range Sixth Form in Formby MIa decided to look for an accountancy apprenticeship. She has just started working at West Lancs Chartered Accountants as an apprentice and is studying towards her AAT qualifications at Hugh Baird College. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music and going to concerts.


CBE (chief biscuit eater)
Scout's main role in the office is to greet visitors. She loves to say hello! Whilst we crunch numbers, she crunches biscuits! Her day to day tasks are centered around boosting employee morale and helping reduce stress. She also likes to finish off lunches and keep the kitchen floor clean of crumbs!

"Accounting is the language of business. But not everybody speaks that language. We're the translators, the guides."

Business is hard. It's tough out there. Having a really great accountant alongside you that understands your business can really help. We can assist your business with everything from financial record keeping and compliance, forecasting and planning through to technology and marketing.


We are an ideas led business. We love solving problems.


No jargon! We will always talk in plain English and explain things to you in a clear and consistent manner.


Technology is at the centre of our firm. We firmly believe that with the right tools and guidance anything is possible.

"I recommend West Lancs Chartered Accountants to everyone! They're brilliant; personal, tailored service, great advice, and friendly and supportive with it to. Keep up the excellent work!"
Kicking Donkey
Matt Andrews
Owner - Kicking Donkey

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