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Nicholsons is a firm of Chartered Accountants serving Owner Managed Businesses and Corporate Clients throughout Lincolnshire, plus national and international businesses.

We have the knowledge and expertise to make accounting for business as easy as possible, offering support with business planning, tax planning, audit, financial services and payroll.  Plus we can also give more general business advice with Financial Services and HR Services to support your business in its quest for growth.

We’re not your typical accountants.  We’re friendly, accessible and here to help.  All of our people are based in Lincolnshire, with the qualifications and expertise to make financial planning and management work more effectively for your business.

History at Nicholsons

Founded by John Nicholson in 1923, Nicholsons has been serving businesses across Lincolnshire with a personal and high quality service. Born into a farming family, John Nicholson began practicing with visits to local farmers in the Lincolnshire region with a pushbike at the turn of the First World War having lost a finger as a result of it.


The relationship between John and the farmers grew from there, and in 1938, John became partners with George Kelsey and Jack Hibbs. Their partnership survived through World War II and they finally moved office from High Street to Newland in 1961.


Big 5 of the 70s & 80s

Under the supervision of David Hibbs, Eric Bee, John Hunt, Derek Grayson, and Tim Kelsey, best known as the Big 5, the practice at Nicholsons grew to become one of the largest in Lincolnshire and the East Midlands region. During this period, Nicholsons also oversees the opening of a new office at Market Rasen.

90s and the Present Moment

With more than 80 years of history, the firm has expanded itself from the agriculture sector to various sectors including education, charities, property, media, and consultancy.


Today, Nicholsons has offices in Lincoln and Market Rasen, we maintain our expertise in serving the Lincolnshire community. We pride ourselves as a leading accounting firm in Lincolnshire. We uphold our philosophy “giving a piece of goodwill in our service” in our practice.





  • ‘Nicholsons are part of the business and the family.’
    Mike Wroblewski, Centurion Finance.
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