Thanks for visiting our about page. Perhaps uniquely we have an About Us page and an About You page on our website.

Here at ABK we understand you want to read a little bit about us, but we also want to know about you as we believe your business success is our success and the more we know about you and your business the better placed we are to help you.

So visit our About Us and About You webpages and then contact us so we can learn more about you.

About Us


About Us: Behind The Numbers

ABK Director Nigel Grayson-Thorne

Welcome to the About Us section of our web page. ABK Cloud Accounting was incorporated by Director Nigel Grayson-Thorne. The business  evolved from Acorn Bookkeeping Services, established in 1991.

Is this you?

  • Are you overwhelmed by meaningless data and reams of numbers?
  • Do you dread looking at the financial reports?
  • Is your payroll process out of date, error ridden and painful?
  • Do your customers and suppliers treat you like an interest free overdraft?
  • Are your management accounts creating chaos, confusion, and headaches?
  • Are you losing faith, confidence, and control of the financial side of your business?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it does not have to be like that and there is a better way.

Is this what you are looking for?

  • Clear, concise and impact filled data that speaks volumes.
  • Financial reports you can understand and rely on.
  • Cloud based paperless and efficient payroll.
  • Excellent relationships with customers and suppliers built on trust.
  • Management accounts that cut through the noise and highlight the key performance issues.
  • Peace of mind and the clarity you need to drive your business forward.

This is me

I am 100% in alignment with your goals, and I am 100% able to help you achieve them.

My experience is across many business sectors and models, but that enables me to have great insight and transfer knowledge, skills, and experiences to help you and enable your business objectives.

I believe in rolling my sleeves up and getting to the coal face to understand your business and the finance function. Good foundations are where it all starts. Get the basics right and it all flows from there.

I identify and target the quick wins and the big impacts that will ease the pain and improve your business no matter where you are in the business lifecycle.

My experience includes Sole Traders and New Start-ups to Multicompanies, and Groups. I have worked in the retail, manufacturing, and the professional service sector.

I will give you back control of your business financials from debtors, creditors, and payroll to management accounts, cash flow and forecasting planning.

For more than 25 years I have been passionate about business accounting and finance. From bookkeeping and payroll to financial control and accounting analysis I tell the story behind the numbers. I believe in adding value by providing comprehensive, relevant, and timely information to stakeholders to aid control, planning and decision making. I support and report to protect my clients and enable their business objectives.

You do not need to suffer from substandard bookkeeping, confusing accounting, or misleading management information that hinders your business and absorbs your time and energy without any gains.

Sage Certified Expert

I specialise in Sage Accounts and payroll systems and I am a Sage Certified Expert.

To learn more about us Contact ABK now for a reliable and efficient service tailored to meet your needs.