Who we are and why you should use us

Hawthorn is a family business. Under the stewardship of Paul and Liz Gibbs Murray, the company has grown from being a firm of Bridgend accountants, to a company headquartered in Bridgend that gives accountancy and admin assistance to businesses all over South Wales.

We started life as accountants in Bridgend, ten years ago. The company grew steadily and a few years later began helping it customers with other things – secretarial support, admin help – in fact any time consuming task that was clogging the business resources up.

At the same time the accountancy division expanded it services and as well as end of year accounting, book-keeping and management accounts, it offered Sage training and book-keeping training.

Despite its success, Hawthorn is still a family business and still provide the best accountancy and admin assistance to businesses available. We have many years of expertise and a long line of happy clients. Don't take our word for it please check out some of our reviews below.

Running a business is tough enough, so why make life harder than it has to be? Work smart, not just hard and outsource your time-consuming and accountancy tasks to us. Our company is your business back-up.

It’s like having a support team working for you, but not on your payroll. And if you’re a business in Bridgend, Cardiff, Pyle or Porthcawl - we’re right on your doorstep.


  • Antony Worsley
    I cannot commend Paul & Liz Gibbs Murray highly enough for their help and support and have no hesitation in recommending them to any business looking for a new accountant, it will be the best decision you ever make!"
    Antony Worsley
    ANYCommunications Ltd
  • I G C
    Like many sole owner businesses there is always the requirement to submit the self assessment at the end of each financial year. Both Liz and Paul have helped take the stress out of paperwork by creating a system that is both easy to follow and yet still easy to understand.  
    I G C
  • Lynne Orton
    “Backed up by a superb team of administrators, Paul and Liz Gibbs-Murray offer a first class friendly service that I have no hesitation in recommending."
    Lynne Orton
    The Business Network 
  • "The VAT Inspector said “I wish they were all as easy as you” and “Everything is in order”. This just highlights how important it is to get records correct and how easy it is if you have someone like you to show us how."
    C & G

It's what we do

To put it simply, we help you. We understand sometimes running your business can mean that you may not have enough time in the day. We can help ease that burden and give you, your life back!

After starting out as accountants in Bridgend, ten years ago. We grew steadily and a few years later began helping our customers with the other consuming tasks that was clogging the business resources up.

We offer three main services. They are Accountancy Solutions, Office Support and Payroll.


Filling the gap

Our services include