A family firm with 80 years of personal service.

A friendly team of chartered accountants and business advisors, each with their own unique blend of knowledge and experience.

Hodgsons was founded in 1942 when John Hodgson began helping farmers in Cornwall navigate tax rule changes.

Fast forward a generation, Peter Hodgson grew the firm and expanded our services to support businesses, charities, not-for-profit organisations, families and individuals around the UK, helping to make us the firm we are today. 

Following in the family footsteps, Peter’s son, James, began his career working for several of the big accountancy firms. After specialising in both audit and corporate finance he returned to Cornwall joining Hodgsons in 2004 and took up the reins from Peter in 2014.

Our reach and expertise may have widened in the past 80 years, but some things haven’t changed, including our focus on specialist knowledge, insightful advice and a truly personal service.

We’re proud to say that most of our work comes from referrals and that some of our clients have been with us through the generations since we started.

If you’re looking for an accountancy firm that genuinely cares about your wellbeing as well as the numbers, then we’d love to talk to you.

Meet the team

James Hodgson

Director, FCA

James is great at seeing the big picture and helping our clients consider the wider impact of decisions. He gives our clients practical advice and feedback, and acts as an independent sounding board for the full range of accountancy and tax considerations, including strategic business decisions, mentoring and succession planning. Above all, he has a genuine and strong sense of care for his clients and his team.