About James Anderson + Co

Your Business advisors, Accountants and Cloud accounting experts.

The Practice

Our experience is that our clients would prefer to spend more time working on the success of their businesses instead of being tied down by the record keeping and HMRC deadlines. We can provide constructive advice and assistance which can make a real difference to running your business.

The majority of our clients live, and are based, in The Lothians, Borders and Fife, and are almost all family owned and operated businesses from sole traders to larger limited companies.

We can work alongside you to help you achieve your goals.

Working in partnership, providing solutions.

Our History

We’ve been serving businesses throughout The Lothian, Borders and Fife for over 50 years.

Our Beginnings
Originally established as W&M Pretsel at North Bridge, Edinburgh.
Our Growth
Moved to Loanhead in Summer 1971.
Our Development
The practice was renamed James Anderson & Co in July 1983. It was led by James Anderson as a sole practitioner up to 1999 and thereafter as a Partnership.

James Anderson has taken a step back from the day to day work in the practice but he is still available in the background to advise.

Meet the Team

At James Anderson & Co we have an enthusiastic and experienced team to work alongside you and support your business needs.

Chris Spalding

Senior Partner

Chris has worked as a Chartered Accountant since 1993 and has a wealth of experience advising small family businesses in a variety of sectors. His focus is on helping businesses to perform better and has a keen interest in how technology is transforming accountancy and business processes.

In his time away from the office Chris enjoys following Edinburgh Rugby and getting up to the Highlands for some golf and cycling.

Allison Neill


After joining the firm in 2011, Allison quickly became a partner, in 2014. She is a member of ICAS and ATT and enjoys working with a variety of owner-managed businesses, assisting them with accounting and taxation issues. Her focus is on providing a friendly service advising on day to day issues in accountancy, taxation and ensuring compliance.

In her spare time, Allison enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and walking her dogs.

Mark GN Ferguson


Mark is an experienced Chartered Accountant and registered auditor who works closely with the partners and his own portfolio of clients. He provides assistance to a wide range of individuals, small businesses and organisations, with a particular emphasis on audits and charity accounts.

Outside the office, his interests include reading and sport, particularly the ups (and downs!) of life as a Hibs season ticket holder.


Janet Kozlowski


Janet is a qualified Chartered Accountant, who has been in general practice for over 30 years, understanding issues and challenges affecting owner-managed businesses. Janet is Xero accredited and has experience with most accounting software packages as well as helping small businesses understand the full potential of Cloud Accounting.

Having moved to the area in 2017, Janet enjoys exploring and having fun geocaching. At home, she relaxes by crafting, baking and gardening.

Stephen Barrie


Stephen is an experienced Chartered Accountant and auditor who works closely with the partners. He is the first point of contact for a diverse portfolio of clients from a wide range of industries, including the third sector. 

In his spare time, Stephen can sometimes be heard playing the bass guitar to drown out the noise coming from his two young children, as well as enjoying running, chess and grappling with the Polish language.

Nita Joshi


Nita is the first point of contact for clients and visitors to James Anderson, by phone and in person, dealing with most administrative queries. She enjoys helping clients and ensuring they receive all the help they require.

Outside work, Nita enjoys spending time in the kitchen, cooking dishes from around the world, as well as reading and hanging out with family and friends.


Amy Weir

Payroll Leader

Amy is an experienced payroll administrator, who looks after the weekly and monthly payroll processing and manages the auto-enrolment process for our clients.

Outside work, Amy enjoys spending time with her family. She also follows Scottish motor racing and enjoys a visit to Knockhill when she can.

Could this be you?

James Anderson & Co are currently hiring for the role of Accountants.

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