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Forward Thinking
Client Focused
Business Minded

We take a pioneering approach to our work here at Dua & Co., and that’s why our customer satisfaction is so high. We’re results-focused and we believe that numbers tell both a story and a fundamental truth – so here are some of the numbers which make Dua what it is today.

Specialised accounting

Our diverse client base operates across a wide number of sectors; from telecommunications and retail to service-based, manufacturing and professional sectors. Additionally, we offer specialised accounting in several specific areas, including: healthcare & dentistry, IT and High-tech businesses, property developer and international business. Many of our clients operate worldwide, and our expert team can provide all the services you require for international operation.



Meet the Dua & Co senior management team and their key areas of expertise. They are supported by a dedicated and able team of accountants, portfolio managers, bookkeepers, payroll and customer service staff. Between them, they provide the full range of accountancy services that you would expect, all backed up with exceptional, insightful business advice.


Co-founder & CEO Dua Group

Rakesh Dua is a qualified Chartered Accountant who uniquely blends business acumen and a scientific approach to information with creative vision. His 25 years of experience covers a diverse range of businesses and today, as Managing Director of Dua & Co, he supports and oversees 500+ clients across a multitude of sectors ranging from recruitment, healthcare, property and technology, to high growth entrepreneurial individuals.

Rakesh has been instrumental in assisting entrepreneurs and businesses to grow and develop their operations domestically and internationally. He is both an advisor and executive on several boards and has a much respected hands on approach. As a Chartered Accountant and Member of the Institute of Directors with proven experience in Accountancy, public practice and relationships; Rakesh is well equipped to deal with any business advisory issues that may arise. Rakesh’s achievements have been recognised by Lloyds TSB Jewel Awards and the Middlesex Business School, who sought his advice to help young entrepreneurs take their first steps in business. Rakesh’s expert advice and guidance has helped young entrepreneurs take their first steps in business and as a serial entrepreneur who has acquired and sold numerous businesses he is well placed to advise clients across all aspects of fund raising and growth planning right through to acquisition and exit. Rakesh is an ethical but dynamic professional who has truly cemented himself as one of the more reputable and successful entrepreneurs in the UK business arena. Away from work Rakesh is an avid cricket fan and plays when he can. He enjoys travelling, writing & current affairs. He is also keen to help others develop and works as a mentor to help local young people develop their leadership skills and business planning. Rakesh is married to his lovely wife Hina and has 1 child and another one on the way. With extensive appearances on TV and Radio and as a seasoned speaker at both conferences and business forums, he has a wonderful mix of charm, authority and passion. His words are both infectious and inspiring.


Tax Director

Having undertaken his tax training with a Big 5 Firm, Barry entered the accountancy sector in 1982 and benefits from over 30 years of experience as a qualified Chartered Accountant. A Fellow of the ICAEW and a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax, Barry co-founded Dua Group in 1990 and manages a broad portfolio of small and growing businesses.

Barry’s interests include politics, quizzes and a love of sports (in particular, cricket, football, rugby, American football and golf). He particularly enjoys helping clients to succeed and profit in these challenging times.


  • UK taxation Barry
    Tax investigations
    Family-owned businesses
    Personal service companies


Strategic Relationships & Consultancy Services

Leslie is instrumental in defining and building profitable business relationships within her role at Dua & Co. Her ability to build strategic alliances is exceptional, as is her global network of business contacts. She cultivates long-term partnerships by bringing a blend of industry knowledge, integrity and a desire to support people and their businesses.

Previously, Leslie has lived and worked in New Zealand, Australia, Tokyo, London and Europe. Leslie’s background includes 10 years consulting and implementing complex financial systems in the city, helping GPs and Consultants to connect in the Healthcare sector and she has experience in property development and managing a property portfolio. Leslie will always be thinking of ways to connect you and your business and help you forge partnerships of steel. When you need to discuss your finances, business or next opportunity; book a strategy meeting with Leslie who will be delighted to help. Away from the office Leslie can be found at networking events, in Art galleries or walking her dogs.


Head of Client Portfolios & Business Advisory

Working collaboratively with clients to help grow their business requires a significant amount of experience, industry knowledge and professionalism. With over 10 years of experience in the accountancy world, Amit Shah is the perfect person to advise and support you! As Senior Portfolio Manager and Chartered Certified Accountant specialising in Property and Healthcare, Amit works closely with some of Dua & Co’s most valued and important accounts. Amit can act as non-exec Financial Director for SME’s, guiding their financial responsibilities and goals to succeed.

Amit draws on his expertise to advise clients on all aspects of their financial objectives, he offers advice and knowledge ranging from group accounting to tax efficiency covering all aspects of your financial objectives. With a friendly, calm nature, Amit gives confidence and understanding and works collaboratively to grow your business. Amit has developed a reputation as a highly respected team player and is always willing to use his knowledge and experience to mentor staff. He is known for his proactive approach, ability to advise the best use of Dua’s vast resources for business specific needs. Away from work, Amit is a keen football and board game enthusiast, as well as a member of the children’s organisation Shishukunj.

Success stories

In my role as Director of Horstix, we have retained the services of Dua & Co since 2010. Our company has remained a satisfied, long-term client due to their efficient and reasonably priced services. We have always found them very approachable and their professional knowledge and attention to detail has been an invaluable resource. We look forward to continuing to work with Dua & Co and would not hesitate to recommend their services.

Thomas Knust, Property Developer

“I was introduced to Dua & Co by a friend after a very bad previous supplier. I haven’t looked back since. I was introduced to Barry Gordon and have continued to work with him and the Dua & Co team ever since. I no longer worry about my accounting despite my complicated multiple business set up. Through good times and bad times I have received the support and advice I needed and have been well chased to make sure I get everything done in time. I can then concentrate on what I do and getting my business working. I cant recommend them highly enough.”

RP, Information Technology Consultant

“Very efficient family orientated business that works hard to understand its clients.”

TB, Property Investment

“A superb accountancy firm who I would recommend without hesitation.”

GF, Computer Contractor

“In my capacity as Founder & Chief Executive of Vital Healthcare Group UK, I have found Dua & Co to be very knowledgeable, steering us expertly and helpfully every step of the way. They make any process simple and hassle-free and they are always approachable, responsive, reliable and very efficient. The team has provided us with invaluable support, and we are ever grateful for their specialised and professional guidance during all this time. I feel very comfortable recommending this company for all your accounting needs.”

Dr Arun Chauhan MD FBCS (UK)

Dua and co have been life changing for me and our business, they have always treated my business as if it was a FTSE 100 company and have been the main pillar to our growth. I have always been treated with a warm reception and feel like they are part of our in house team. They have grown our business from a small to medium business and supported us in every step. Rakesh has provided us personally with his expertise at all hours of the week including weekends. They have taken the stress away from us and structured our company in such a way to allow us to grow whilst they future proof the structure. I have recommended clients to them and would be happy to recommend anyone to use their excellent service. We now have offices throughout Europe with their help in establishing an international presence. The whole team are amazing and extremely prompt. You have helped us grow a business and made it seem so simple. Thank You All!

Suraj Gokani, Founder Currencies 4 You LTD

Charities we support

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As a business, we have been clear in our commitment to Diversity and Inclusiveness. An important part of this is understanding the 'mix' of our people and measuring progress towards the goals that we have set ourselves. We can share our approach to employee monitoring, together with some statistics showing the make-up of our business. To obtain these please email us at dua@dua.co.uk