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Accounting Web 2023: Accounting Excellence Awards

Sustainability Awards for Accountants AccountingWeb has invited Triple Bottom Line Accounting’s Peter Ellington to judge entries for the Pride – Environmental, Social, Governance Award. Details about how to enter at the end of this blog.   On February 28th 2023 – Our CEO and founder, Dr Peter Ellington, joined AccountingWEB’s Head of Events, Mike Goldsmith, Bright CEO Kevin McCallum, and Blaire Palmer (That…

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The Future of Accounting

Title image: A call to action in response to climate change: The accountancy profession can contribute positively. Professional accountants have a responsibility to act in the public interest. Many argue that this responsibility must now include helping organizations to address climate change.   The Future of Accounting: Information for our clients Triple Bottom Line Accounting…

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Triple Bottom Line Accounting founder and CEO, Peter Ellington, is appointed as a Council Member of the Association of International Accountants (AIA)

The Association of International Accountants (AIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Peter Ellington as their sustainability expert. Peter, who is also an associate professor at the UEA Business School, says, “I am delighted and honoured to accept the appointment as a Council Member of the Association of International Accountants (AIA). It is…

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Carbon Accounting for a Net Zero Strategy

Free business webinar hosted by the CARBON CHARTER Friday 11th November 2022 10.00 – 11.30am As the marketplace becomes more competitive, it is vital to be able to show your potential customers that placing their business with you will help ensure a brighter future for the planet. This webinar will showcase some different ways to…

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How Accountants can save the world

Driving humanity’s success by recording and advising on money-based transactions has been the superpower of accountants for centuries. The world is changing and using money as the primary measure of success is no longer enough. We are accelerating into a new era of responsible capitalism, where items that did not carry a monetary valuation (natural…

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How To Decarbonise Your Business to Reach Net-Zero As Soon As Possible

Triple Bottom Line Accounting director, Fran Ellington, spoke to Karen Black of Hubfizz about carbon accounting and how businesses can reach net zero as soon as possible. How can we meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations? How can we secure a thriving future for humanity and the rest…

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Sustainable Food Production in a Time of Ecological and Global Crisis

Regenerative agriculture comes to Norfolk courtesy of Triple Bottom Line Accounting Limited and The Enterprise Centre, UEA. Speakers, debate and networking Tickets are on sale now! September 20th, 2022, 6pm The Enterprise Centre, UEA Join a wide-ranging group of local purpose-led SMEs and sustainable food growers & distributors at this networking event. Speakers and book…

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National Insurance Savings for Social Entrepreneurs

Many social entrepreneurs who run Community Interest Companies, Charities or other forms of Not-For-Profit organisations are confused by the National Insurance (NI) rules. Social entrepreneurs miss out of savings and pay more NI than they need to.   The Salary or Invoice Question for Social Entrepreneurs? Social entrepreneurs often ask if they need to pay…

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Talking Business with Andy Gray of NatWest Bank: Part 2

In this 30-minute podcast, our ESG and Business Development Director, Fran Ellington, discussed: The benefits of sustainability to the business owner, staff, community and the planet. Structures of the various Social Enterprises and how to set up a Not-for-Profit Business. Validation/ badges for sustainable business such as PAS 2060 Carbon Neutral certification, Climate Positive or…

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Teaching sustainability to the next generation of accountants

“To make meaningful progress on sustainability, it needs to be rooted in all business decisions”.   Triple Bottom Line Accounting’s founder, Dr Peter Ellington, has much to say about the future of accounting education. Several years of academic research and decades of industry and accounting practice experience have informed his views. As well as running TBLA,…

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Starting your Net Zero Journey with Triple Bottom Line Accounting

A recent case study: Read this endorsement from Broom Boats Our ESG team helps busy small and medium-sized enterprises to get started on a net-zero strategy. This week’s third and final installment of the sixth IPCC report tells us what needs to be done[1]. In fact, we have thirty months for global greenhouse gas emissions to…

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Exploring the importance of Sustainable Business

Fran Ellington, Business Development Director and ESG Lead at Triple Bottom Line Accounting talks to Andy Gray, Local Enterprise Manager at NatWest. Listen to the 30-minute podcast below. Hear the story of Triple Bottom Line Accounting, founded by Peter Ellington in 2009, and find out what changed when Fran joined the team in 2019 in…

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We have a winner! Norfolk Apprentices: Apprentice of the year Higher/ Degree Level

Congratulations to Tatiana Blana who has just been awarded Apprentice of the Year – Higher/Degree Level (Levels 4,5,6,7) by Apprenticeships Norfolk. Tatiana has only just completed the apprenticeship after passing her final exam to become a fully qualified accountant with the ACCA. What a great start to her year! We look forward to watching her progress…

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Two More Qualified Accountants at TBLA!

Congratulations to Tatiana Blana and Jordan Bowman who have both recently passed their final exams with the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). They are welcome additions to our team of qualified and experienced professional accountants. Both have taken on extra responsibilities in the last year, and we look forward to watching them progress their careers with Triple Bottom Line Accounting…

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Promoting the benefits of the Four Day week (with no loss of pay)

This year a pilot programme will be run in conjunction with Cambridge and Oxford academics alongside Boston College, the UK 4 Day Week Campaign and the thinktank Autonomy. It is being overseen by 4 Day Week Global, a campaign group.  It will be a six-month trial scheduled to begin in June and the researchers hope to attract…

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A BIG opportunity for SMEs!

Triple Bottom Line Accounting and Alasdair Wilcock of Maple Cone will be helping THREE Norwich based SMEs to start out on the road to Net Zero Emissions – FREE OF CHARGE.   To apply to be one of these organisations contact us ASAP! The process is designed to make it as easy as possible for you by doing everything…

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Net Zero – what does it mean for SME business?

Fran Ellington, Business Development director and ESG lead at Triple Bottom Line Accounting, led a very well attended webinar for the Norfolk Network on Thursday 15th July to highlight the essential part that SME businesses must play in the “Race to Net Zero”. The image above was created at the beginning of the session and illustrates the emotions…

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Sustainable and Purpose Led Business

Triple Bottom Line Accounting’s Environmental and Social Impact Measurement and Narratives team was invited by Andy Gray, NatWest Business Growth Enabler, Midlands & East of England to talk about Sustainable and Purpose Led Business. The overall message of this presentation is that time is running out! Succinctly expressed in David Attenborough’s summary of The Final…

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Triple Bottom Line Accounting is now a PAS 2060 Certified Carbon Neutral Accountancy Practice and has made the SME Climate Commitment

Triple Bottom Line Accounting is offering impact measurement and narrative services to our clients. Alongside the traditional accounting “Bottom Line”, we can help you measure your CO2e emissions and your impact on society! People and Planet alongside Profit. With the help of Alasdair Wilcock, decarbonisation expert and owner of Maple Cone, TBLA is  now certified…


Now there are nine!

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Charlie Flanagan as Trainee Accountant from March 2021. Charlie interned with TBLA in 2018 – 2019 while studying for his undergraduate degree in Business Management at the UEA. With Charlie’s background and first-class degree, we are honoured that he chose to come back to us. He says…

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Making an Impact

In 2013 our firm got a new name: Triple Bottom Line Accounting, or TBLA. We progressed from ‘traditional accountancy practice’ territory to being a business that embodies the change that’s inevitable if humanity is going to overcome the challenges of social and environmental injustice. We chose to put caring and respect at the centre of…

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The Future of Business Travel – Electric Vehicles

Peter Ellington, Triple Bottom Line Accounting founder and Associate Professor at the UEA Norwich Business School, was invited to talk about the tax incentives for Electric Vehicles by Andy Gray, NatWest Business Growth Enabler, Midlands & East of England. You can watch Peter’s 9- minute presentation here. ?? Peter was joined by: Leon Davies, Founder of…

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Making Finances Less Taxing

Last week Karen from Hubfizz interviewed Peter on her weekly 10- minute show:   Ideas to GROW your ECO CONSCIOUS Business. She introduced Triple Bottom Line Accounting as a digital practice at the forefront of change, with a particular interest in helping clients who are working towards a future that is more environmentally conscious and socially fair.  …

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TBLA staff update! Now we are EIGHT!

We are pleased to announce our newest recruit, Kevin Murfitt, who joins us with over 30 years’ experience of accountancy and taxation.  As a learning organisation, we are delighted as we will have much to learn from Kevin, and he will free up time for others in the team to continue their studies. Rebecca will…


Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) : August update

This is an email that we have just sent to all our Self Assessment clients who might be eligible for the SEISS scheme. We are adding it to our blog page as it may be of help to others. We help clients who are working towards a better future for themselves, the environment and their communities. …


An argument for Universal Basic Income (UBI)

Listen to Peter Ellington, Director at Triple Bottom Line Accounting Ltd and Associate Professor at the UEA Norwich Business School discuss why a #UniversalBasicIncome (UBI) is needed to replace the various grants and loans that have been made available by the UK government to keep the post-pandemic economy working into the future. Peter was talking…

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Social Enterprise Support Fund opens to new applicants

A head’s up from TBLA Ltd to all our amazing Not for Profit clients – hope this might help you keep doing all the good things that you do in the world!    The Social Enterprise Support Fund launched this month, providing grants of between £10,000 and £300,000 to help social enterprises during COVID-19.   Four…

Tools to Help You Run a Successful Ethical Business

4 Tools to Help You Run a Successful Ethical Business

Peter Ellington, director of Triple Bottom Line Accounting Ltd talks to Maddy Harland, editor of Permaculture Magazine about running a Successful Ethical Business Filmed in August 2019 but very relevant for the current economic climate: Selecting Your Business Model Budget Selecting the right accounting system to suit your needs Managing cash flow  

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Working from Home: #WFH

After four to five weeks of remote working, we asked the TBLA team to share their experiences, observations and tips. We have recognised that their work has been pretty relentless and that we all needed time to pause and reflect. In recognition of the extra intensity of their weekly workload, we are giving the team…


Making an impact on the environment

“The world produces 300 million tons of plastic every year.”   Norwich based artist Niki Medlik created a ‘no more plastic’ installation in a Lowestoft beach hut as part of the first-ever First Light Festival in June 2019. We have used an image of it for our Twitter banner ever since. It is not only beautiful but…

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TBLA Ltd and its Corporate Social Responsibility

As part of our commitment to the concept of the Triple Bottom Line, TBLA Ltd is working on several projects in 2020. This week we would like to tell you about how we are developing the Triple Bottom Line Accounting Ltd Corporate Social Responsibility portfolio.   What we say about our company: “A progressive accountancy practice, adopting…