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Dedicated accounting team providing a Full Tax Planning service not provided by most accountants.
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At Archimedia Accounts, relationships matter to us

Maybe it’s because we are a family-run accountant firm – it is more than just a business to us, it’s our lifeblood. We are successful business people as well as accountants, and so we know just how important financial management is to success.

Simply put, we are here to help our clients make more money! We do that by forging strong working relationships and taking time to understand not just their business but their personal financial situation and life goals.

We can help minimise your tax liability

Our aim is to maximise clients’ business profits and personal wealth by putting the right tax strategies in place. We know tax inside out and take a holistic approach with their long-term as well as short-term success in mind.

It’s a bold statement, but on average, we save our clients £2k-£5k per year in tax. While this is a source of delight for them, they soon realise they have been losing out over the years! This is what really sets us apart from other accountants – we will work harder and smarter to find every last saving for our clients.

Business advisory based on real experience

As successful entrepreneurs and portfolio landlords ourselves, we can offer a unique perspective on your business operations. We conduct a business planning session with our clients each year, the goal of which is to help them make informed decisions, improve efficiency, maximise profits, and deal with challenges more effectively.

Join the family

We founded Archimedia Accounts to provide the kind of financial support that we felt was missing to small businesses in Nottinghamshire. You can expect a warm welcome and a thoughtful, tailored service aimed at helping you increase your personal wealth and achieve your life goals.

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Meet our friendly team

We are a Nottingham-based company whose primary aim is to enhance the quality of life for our clients by prioritising their financial well-being.

Alongside essential accounting tasks such as optimising tax savings and increasing wealth, we partner with local clients, big and small, to take a broader view. Working together, we improve and enhance overall business operations. Our accounting approach is characterised by innovation and insight, and a wealth of experience and knowledge.

We actively seek opportunities to streamline business functions, reduce time commitments and boost profits and cash flow. And, with less stress on their shoulders and more time on their hands, our clients and families can relax and indulge in the activities they enjoy the most.

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Barbara Demetriou

Founder & Head of Tax​

I’m Barbara, and I founded Archimedia Accounts with the intention of helping people increase their family’s wealth, just as I did my own. I have 30+ years of experience in tax planning and also have a successful property portfolio, so I like to think I know a thing or two! I’m passionate about passing on my knowledge to improve the lives of others. I’m a real people person, and I’m often referred to as the Mother Hen of Archimedia (which I love!). I’m married to Demetris, and we have two sons (one of which is Chris) and a daughter. In my spare time, I like to relax, and I’m probably Ragdale Hall Spa’s biggest fan!​

Chris Demetriou - Accountant

Chris Demetriou

Head of Business Advisory​

Hi, I’m Chris, and Barbara is my mother. I always refer to myself as an entrepreneur first and an accountant second. I find great fulfilment in sharing my knowledge and helping my clients to run their businesses more efficiently and profitably. I’m a family man, married to Zoe with a son Demetris (named after his dad, of course), and a daughter Nektaria. My interests are diverse, and I love playing football as much as I do singing in a Byzantine Choir! There’s never a quiet moment, but when I do get time, I like to share my insights in the Archimedia Accounts news section.

Allow us to introduce our extended team


Senior Bookkeeper/Client Manager

Kirsty has spent the majority of her career working as a Finance Manager in businesses. She’s used to getting Management Accounts ready and helping businesses with Payroll and VAT Returns. At one stage in her life she was Head of a Chemistry Department at a senior school so she’s used to working in challenging environments! Kirsty is a client manager hear at Archimedia so she looks after clients and makes sure they’re having a great experience. She has 2 kids and loves to go on holiday and enjoy lots of experiences with her husband and the whole family.


Senior Accountant​

Stephanie is a highly experienced and successful accountant with 30+ years of experience as Lead Financial Controller for companies turning over 100s of £millions. She trained with a Big Four firm and has achieved the status of ICAEW Chartered Accountant. Stephanie manages our Financial Controller Department and expertly oversees the analysis and transition of systems for new clients. She is a big people person, and she will likely whisk you away for coffee when you visit in person!


Senior Bookkeeper

David is a solid financial professional with 30+ years of experience, including running several of his own businesses. He is the funny one in the team – yes, accountants do have a sense of humour! Along with Chris, he enjoys the odd slice or seven of cake at our local coffee shop!


Senior Bookkeeper​

Kerstin is a huge asset to the team and has been in finance for 25+ years. As a first-class bookkeeper, she has a very keen eye for detail. Kerstine is from Germany and is married with one son. She always has a smile on her face, and our clients appreciate her caring nature. In her spare time, she sings in a choir.

Testimonials From Our Clients

ExcellentArchimedia Accounts5.0 Based on 56 reviews from review us onSeb D. ★★★★★ We’ve been delighted with the move over to Archimedia, they’re always responsive to any of our requests and have cleared up a lot of the data in Xero for us — this means we can get actionable data quickly which is vital as we grow.Response from the ownerThank you so much Seb! We're looking forward to continuing to help the business as you grow! Ricky Y. ★★★★★ I am so pleased to have Archimedia support my business and with their expertise and advice it is growing into a success.To anyone needing fantastic accounting i would definitely recommend the whole team of Archimedia!Response from the ownerThank you so much Ricky for your kind review. Our team are looking forward to seeing the business continue to grow and for you to achieve your financial goals! Thanks again. Milo C. ★★★★★ After having two bad accountants we searched for someone with a good reputation and came across Archimedia Accountants. We booked a meeting with Barbara and Chris and felt confident they could provide the level of service we were looking for.They always make time for any questions we have no matter how many times we ask them and they’ve been amazing at helping get our business running smoothly and legally! Also we recently needed a lot of tax information for a mortgage which they provided straight away which removes a lot of stress!The whole Archimedia team is great and we would highly recommend to anyone!Response from the ownerThank you so much for your lovely review Milo! Glad to help you. We're looking forward to seeing where your business and financial lives get to. All the best! T B ★★★★★ Highly professional, knowledgeable organisation. You always feel Archimedia have your best interests at heart. A company who goes above and beyond in order to ensure there's no question too small and all is taken care of. Definitely a safe pair of hands when it comes to your finances. Would recommend.Response from the ownerThat's really great. Thank you for your kind words Tim 🙂 lorone F. ★★★★★ Chris, Barbara and Kerstin have been a excellent support to my business and myself and will always assist me with any queries. As a small business and starting from new they have made my fears and worries a lot more calmer and explained things to give me more confidence within the business. Archimedia Accounts invest time in understanding your full financial situation and for this I would highly recommended.Response from the ownerThank you Lorone! Really appreciate your review, and look forward helping take your financial situation towards your ultimate goals. Thanks again! Ben W. ★★★★★ Barbara and Chris have been great. Really take the time to help you with everything and answer all questions. Thank youResponse from the ownerThanks Ben. We try our best! Sage Therapy Centre (Sage Therapy C. ★★★★★ Archimedia have superseded my expectations on what to expect from an accountant. They truly do go above and beyond and what they have created is very unique. You feel valued, listen to and understood. They really take the time to get to know you and your business, no matter how big or small. I know feel reassured that my accounts and long term goals are in the best hands. If you are looking for an accountant, I cant recommend them highly enough and you should definitely give them a call. Thanks again Chris, Barbara and the rest of the team.Response from the ownerThank you so much! This is EXACTLY what we're looking to achieve! 🙂 Usha K. ★★★★★ I feel so fortunate to have come across Barbara and Chris. They have both been extremely helpful and supportive. It’s not just a service. There’s so much care that is felt and appreciated. Thank you for standing out for all the right reasons. You’ve helped me beyond measure. Thank you wholeheartedly. Usha kaur.Response from the ownerThank you for the kind words Usha. Pleasure working with you, and glad that you're getting value! 🙂 Pete ★★★★★ Brilliant service. Always quick to answer any queries and seem to really know their stuff!Response from the ownerThat's great Pete, so glad you're loving working together as much as we are! Thanks 🙂 Nathan W. ★★★★★ One of the best investments I've made in my business. Barbara and Chris provide an exceptional service that goes beyond basic bookkeeping and accounting. They’ve provided valuable help and support with financial planning for my business and family life. I feel like I can always run ideas by them and from that POV they feel like and extension of my team. Finally, they have saved me a lot money on my tax return. I would highly recommend. Archimedia Accountants.Response from the ownerThat's great Nathan! Thank you for your feedback! It is really fulfilling to be helping your lovely family achieve the financial goals you want 😊👍 andy C. ★★★★★ Archimedia have been a great support over the last six months whilst I have transitioned from a corporate career into consultancy. They have been consistently patient whilst providing advice to get me started and ready to offer ideas and guidance, as I set up my business and started trading. A big thank you to Chris and Barbara for the support so far! AndyResponse from the ownerThank you Andy. Really great working with you as well. Look forward to what seems like an exciting future together 🙂 Jessica M. ★★★★★ Professional, very helpful and always super quick to respond. I've learnt so much already from Archimedia about managing my business finances effectively and they've made the whole process really easy and simple.Response from the ownerThank you so much Jessie, great to see such great Nottingham based businesses like yours thriving! That's what we're here for! 🙂 Jack W. ★★★★★ I would definitely recommend the team at Archimedia to any individual or business looking to have their finances managed, as well as saving on tax through proper accounting! They have been amazing to work with and I look forward to more years together. I want to thank Chris, Barbara and Kerstin specifically as they have been my main contacts! They have been super attentive to any questions I have had, as well as being extremely organised with their approach! 🙂Response from the ownerThank you Jack! So great to see such great Nottingham based businesses setting up, thriving and doing such great work! We can't wait to see your future growth!! 🙂 Graham B. ★★★★★ Archimedia has supported my company and myself for a number of years now. They bring an extensive level of experience and technical expertise to the work they provide. This is conducted in an approachable and efficient way with excellent communication.Response from the ownerThank you for your review Graham, great to see local Nottingham based businesses doing well. We just try to do the best for our customers' families, thank you 🙂 David E. ★★★★★ Started my business at the end of 2021 and the team have been great in getting me up and running including creating the company, providing tax planning, managing receipts, etc. Always very responsive and looking forward to working together for hopefully many years to come.Response from the ownerThank you very much David for your kind review. Glad to hear you're loving the service 🙂 we're very much looking forward to continuing the value for many years to come as well!! Matthew G. ★★★★★ I have had the pleasure of working with Barbara and the team for the last sixteen years and cannot recommend the team at Archimedia highly enough. I have always found them engaging and dynamic who go the extra mile to understand your business and add real value to it. I have always valued the perspective the team at Archimedia bring to the table which has helped me to successfully build and grow numerous businesses over the years.Response from the ownerThank you Matt, glad to hear you value our input into your team. We look forward to building your family wealth over the next 16 years 🙂 Georgios F. ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThank you for your high rate, Georgios. We are honoured to be your choice certified accountants in Nottingham. Do not hesitate to contact us again! Sourav G. ★★★★★ Barbara has been of excellent help to me in the early days of my start-up! She is very experienced, promptly responsive and a great listener. I have always received useful advice for my problems.Response from the ownerThank you Sourav. Vangelis T. ★★★★★ We have used Archimedia Accounts for our Ltd and we have been extremely happy with their services. Barbara and her team are always quick and professional in their response, even under tight deadlines. I would highly recommend them to you.Response from the ownerThank you Vangelis. Really appreciate your feedback ☺️ Andrew S. ★★★★★ Excellent knowledge and fantastic service.Response from the ownerThank you Andrew. Elena K. ★★★★★ I love Barbara, Chris and David (my account manager) so much. Barbara helps me understand how to structure my business and activities from a Tax perspective in the best way possible. My family is in good hands! Had so many bad experiences but found the perfect partner in Archimedia! My business' name is Elena's Patisserie (a coffee shop based in Nottingham Town Center).Response from the ownerThank you so much Helen. It's great working with you too. We just love helping families' futures financial situations, it's actually why Barbara started the business, to help families increase their wealth and save tax, just like she did for her own family. Matt W. ★★★★★ Archimedia has been reliable and hugely supportive during development of my business. I can recommend them strongly for any local Biotech and Medtech companies.Response from the ownerThank you Matt, great to see where you have come since we first met. Very proud of what you have achieved. KokkMa ★★★★★ I can’t thank enough the Archimedia team for their advice over the years. They are very professional and discuss all the options available and what they recommend for efficient tax planning and accounting. They are my go to people when it comes to planning for the future. Very efficient and knowledgeable and very quick to respond if I need any clarification. Would unreservedly recommend!Response from the ownerThank you so much Maria, so happy that you are happy with the service 😊 like you say we love helping others plan for the future 😊 Alberto G. ★★★★★ Archimedia are great accountants!They help you throughout the whole process and communication is fluid and accurate. Great value-for-moneyResponse from the ownerThank you Alberto, yes we like to keep communication fluid and help you as much as we can 'holistically' rather than be 'narrow'. Thank you! Panagiotis K. ★★★★★ It’s hard to find an Accountant but if you have 1 meeting with Archimedia Accounts you will want to use them. The are so good at their job. Thank you so much.Response from the ownerThank you so much Panagioti, yes the first meeting you're talking about is our Tax Review meeting, we try and go above and beyond to help structure your affairs as tax efficiently as possible....and now you're seeing the benefits in Tax Savings! Thank you. Elouise A. ★★★★★ Absolutely amazing service, I have been with Barbara for the last 19yrs and have always had the best possible advice and service concerning my business albeit a small one. I have always found that Archimedia, are a happy friendly bunch of people and have always made me feel welcome and at ease. I would, and have recommended Archimedia to anyone needing accountancy services 😊Response from the ownerThank you so much Elouise! We love you too! 😊 Ken G. ★★★★★ Worked with them for years, absolutely love working with Barbara, you get the best service and they care about you like no other.Response from the ownerThank you so much Ken, great to hear you value our efforts so much. Really love working with you as well, always a good laugh as well 😊 Alberto L ★★★★★ I started to work with Barbara in 2014 as I was setting up my first business venture. Upon starting my second business venture, I engaged another accountancy firm as I was not based in Nottingham anymore... that turned up to be a costly mistake. I quickly reverted back to Barbara and I am very happy I did so. Barbara and Chris are always on top of things and they also provide valuable insight and advice. I'd have no hesitation recommending them.Response from the ownerThank you very much Alberto, we try and do as good for our customers as we would for ourselves, glad it shows 😊 Panayiotis R. ★★★★★ Been working with them for years, they always give really great service, I love working with them. Can’t thank them enough!!Response from the ownerThank you so much Panos, such a pleasure working with you as well! carola V. ★★★★★ Always able to receive excellent service and assistance when needed. Always recommend to others when asked.Response from the ownerThank you Carol, glad to hear to notice our efforts 😊. Jay ★★★★★ My family have been with Archimedia Accounts for many years now. They are really professional and have great communication with their clients. I recommend their services to all family and friends.Response from the ownerThank you Jatin, that's very kind. We very much enjoyed working for your father's business, you have his same good nature. Vasiliki K. ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThank you. Moshin A. ★★★★★ I have used a few accountants. Barbara is by far the best. Always available to help. Highly recommended!Response from the ownerThank you so much Moshin, glad to see you notice our hard work. Tim B. ★★★★★ Dr. Timothy E. BatesChief Scientific Officer of Drugs With A Difference Limited says:Archimedia Accountancy Services have handled my business financial affairs for more than 15 years. I highly value the team at Archimedia’s attention to detail and also the discussions that we have on a regular basis with Barbara and Chris Demetriou, who are always highly knowledgeable, approachable, and open-minded. The team at Archimedia have always considerably aided and enhanced my business dealings and they are always my first choice for financial work. Barbara and Chris Demetriou always provide expert advice. They are highly responsive and take the time to understand your financial concerns in a wider commercial context. They have both broad and deep knowledge in all areas of financial management including, tax planning, year-end accounts, V.A.T., grant applications, loans and grants, board representation and financial director work. Furthermore, Barbara and Chris always find the most cost-effective and fiscally responsible solutions, which are delivered on time. A particular strength and comfort to me, is their commitment to continual professional development in their financial areas of expertise. This means they regularly attend financial and business training courses which ensure that they are always up to date with any changes in the law or regulations to do with finance, tax, V.A.T. payroll, grants, and all other areas of financial legislation. I have sought their expert opinion on many financially related issues and they have been unfailingly helpful. I can recommend Archemidia Accountancy Services unreservedly.Response from the ownerThank you Tim for sharing your appreciation with such a detailed review. So glad we've been able to help you so much! It really is a pleasure working with you, you're a gentleman, thank you 😊 Andrea K. ★★★★★ It's good to finally find an accountant who are punctual and provide outstanding professional service. Chris went above and beyond to help, despite the situation not looking promising. This resulted in finding a solution and progress with positive results. Thank you once again for your continual support. Definitely recommendResponse from the ownerThank you Andrea. Despoina K. ★★★★★ Really help me with my taxes and government grants. Love working with them!Response from the ownerThank you Despina, we love working with you too!! Mary C. ★★★★★ Chris at Archimedia has been helping me with my business and saving tax for nearly 2 years now, the service is great. I can't wait for the future.Response from the ownerThank you Mary, great to hear it's working so well for you. Simon Haworth (西 蒙·霍 沃 斯. ★★★★★ Archimedia helped us when we were starting out, and they are still helping us as we grow. They provide a good balance of professional independence and empathetic advice and have implemented systems that minimise distraction of the management team. Happy to recommend to others. Simon Haworth, Director, Intelligent OMICSResponse from the ownerThank you very much Simon, great to hear we are helping support your expansion. Ilias A. ★★★★★ Been with Archimedia Accounts for a number of years now. They are always professional, knowledgeable and supportive. Highly recommended!!!Response from the ownerThank you Ilias, always a pleasure working with you! Konstantinos G. ★★★★★ I have been a client of Archimedia Accounts for many years. They took care both my business and personal accountancy needs.Their service is excellent. Highly knowledgeable who go above and beyond for their client. A personal approach with a can do attitude. I would strongly recommend their services as I have done in the past.Response from the ownerThank you so much for your review Konstantinos, looking forward to our continued future together ☺️ Kostas P. ★★★★★ Truly are the best accountants in Nottingham. I have been working with Archimedia Accounts for around 8 months and they have helped my businesses go from strength to strength financially. Chris knows how to find pockets of areas within your business finances that you didn't know or wouldn't have thought of and turn that into extra cash flow. Exceptional accountants.Response from the ownerThank you Kostas, we treat our clients businesses the way we would treat our own and with that in mind we always try to go above and beyond to help our clients achieve their goals. Glad we have been able to help and looking forward to working with you moving forwards. Ritchie S. ★★★★★ The people at Archimedia have been helping with my tax return for several years. They are always helpful and professional and give good advice.Response from the ownerThank you Ritchie, it's been great knowing you all these years. Truly is lovely talking to you everytime you come in the office. We feel honoured that we are helping you. Chris Christoforos P. ★★★★★ I’ve been using Archimedia for years now and couldn’t be happier with their service. They’re so professional, reliable, and always striving to offer the best service to their customers. Would definitely recommend them.Response from the ownerGreat customer to work for, really enjoy our calls, and every time we meet. We really do feel honoured to work for you. Michalis M. ★★★★★ Excellent service given have only recently started my own business Chris namely, was able to run through things with me in a easy to understand way and make the accounting process as efficient as possible.Response from the ownerLove working with you, it's a pleasure serving you and your business. We really get pleasure out of helping people move towards their goals, especially when they are so grateful. Thank you for the great review. Panicos C. ★★★★★ Open, honest and always willing to help. Chris has strong accounting knowledge and is up to date with latest regulations and always willing to lend a hand. Highly recommended.Response from the ownerThank you Panicos, I always look forward to our talks, I'm so glad you are getting everything you want out of our service. Chris Timothy O. ★★★★★ We highly recommend Archimedia Accounts, who have looked after our accounting for many years now. Great advice, always quickly responsive to an email or a phone call with regular face to face contact. A joy to collaborate with. Look no further if you need an accountancy firm with a professional, personal touch.Response from the ownerIt is also very much a joy working with you as well Tim. It so helps when those you work with are appreciative of all the hard work we put in. You are always smiling and so it's been great working together all these years! Chris Julien B. ★★★★★ Friendly Team, responsive and always on time.Response from the ownerThank you Julien, I am so happy that you are greatful for everything we do. We always try to get back to you as soon as possible and go above and beyond. Chris Duncan Bradford (Sky Farm O. ★★★★★ I have been a business customer for many years and always found them very responsive, very helpful, very proactive and great value. Highly recommended for small business accounts.Response from the ownerThank you for your lovely comment Duncan. It really has been a pleasure working with you and your great company all these years. Chris Kostas P. ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThank you for your rating Kostas, it is great working with you. js_loader