About Us

One of the reasons we like to offer our Chartered Accountancy and tax services to family businesses around Blackpool and Preston, is that we are a family-run accountancy firm ourselves. We specialise in tax, accounting, VAT and payroll services, working with owner-managed businesses.

Red Dot was founded in March 2013 by Peter Neill. Peter is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 35 years’ experience. During his time in the profession, many business owners who have sought an accounting firm in Preston or Blackpool have benefited from his wealth of knowledge and there are probably few scenarios he hasn’t come across.

With such a deep understanding of the specific issues that the Blackpool and Preston business community faces, as well as those more general business issues that frustrate or bamboozle many business owners, Peter is well placed to add value to your business and go way beyond what is legally required of you and your small business or your Limited Company enterprise.

Experience in Accounting Firms in Preston and Elsewhere

Prior to establishing Red Dot, Peter was a partner in one of the Fylde Coast’s larger provincial accounting firms, working in this capacity for almost 20 years. Before that, he was a partner in an accounting firm that had offices in Bolton, Wigan and Southport, after he had first trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant at a large accounting firm in Preston.

A Family Concern

Red Dot is a family firm through and through. Peter’s wife, Andrea, is also amongst the team based across the two offices in Preston and Blackpool, offering administrative support to Red Dot’s accountants and bookkeeping services to clients across the Fylde Coast. Further family accounting support is waiting in the wings, as son Matt is a trainee with a large worldwide accountancy practice in Manchester. Whilst daughter Sarah is not part of the accountancy team, she brings insight from the business world, as she is a supervisor at a large local business.

The family could be said to be football crazy, with the Neill’s often to be found watching footie on TV or following their team (whose identity can be revealed, if you get in touch!). home and away.

The Extended Family

One of Peter’s motivations in founding an accounting firm that could serve Preston and Blackpool, was to build an extended family, comprising clients using Red Dot’s services. This is something that Red Dot has achieved, since its foundation. When speaking of clients, Peter can proudly say: “They’re my extended family, each with their own challenges, each with their foibles, but each a pleasure to work with.”

If you fancy becoming part of this extended family, we would love to find out more about you, so do please get in contact, as we could be just the sort of accountant you seek. To help you make your choice, read how we differ from other accounting firms in Preston and Blackpool.