Our Mission:

Our mission is to create an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem where both men and women are empowered, supported, and recognised for their leadership and innovation.

We aim to break down barriers, give people the support they need, and shout out loud about their amazing achievements.

We want to see more women leading companies, starting kick-ass businesses, and getting their fair share of funding, and that only happens when we all work as a collective!

  • Only 19% of SME’s were led by women.
  • UK Women’s businesses have a higher churn rate (i.e. more start-ups and closures). But women are less likely to attribute closure to ‘business failure’ and more likely to cite ‘personal reasons’ – which peak at age 25-34 for women.
  • Only 39.6% of FTSE 100 directorships and 38.9% of FTSE 250 directorships are held by women.
  • According to the Women In Business Study, women have lower capabilities perceptions than men. In every region, women have, on average, a greater level of fear of failure than men.
  • Women were 55% more likely than men to cite fear of going it alone as a primary reason for not starting a business.
  • Women are less likely to believe they possess entrepreneurial skills: Only 39% of women are confident in their capabilities to start a business compared to 55% of men. This is a perceived gap in ability, rather than an actual gap in skill sets.
  • Women-owned businesses win less than 5% of corporate and public sector contracts.
  • Only 1% of all venture funding goes to businesses founded by all-female teams, inhibiting scale-up.

We are a tech-orientated accounting firm that operates virtually for your convenience and efficiency. 

We utilise Zoom for our meetings to provide convenience, flexibility, and efficiency to our clients. By leveraging Zoom, we offer the convenience of joining meetings from anywhere with an internet connection. This flexibility saves time and eliminates the need for travel, allowing for more frequent and productive discussions.

Our client portal offers secure access to all your financial data, including accounts and tax returns, from anywhere. It’s a convenient hub for sharing information, ensuring transparency and accessibility. With real-time updates and robust security measures, you can collaborate seamlessly with our team, knowing your data is protected.

I’m Abbie, the director here at The Orenda Collective and a chartered accountant and qualified business consultant. I’ve been immersed in the world of finance since 2011, starting my career at Grant Thornton London. Whilst there I specialised in working with large and listed companies before shifting my focus to smaller companies in 2019, driven by a desire to make a more direct impact on business owners.

Beyond numbers, I love to travel and have spent lots of time exploring Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. I’m a self-proclaimed geek at heart, constantly seeking to learn new things, specifically about the mind and body. 

In my downtime, you’ll likely find me indulging in my favourite combination – cheese and red wine or on long walks in nature (I am aware how old I sound!). I am a firm believer in speaking my mind and advocating for women in business, championing equality and diversity.

I’m Nicola, a Senior Accountant and Client Manager at The Orenda Collective. I have always worked in accountancy, my first ever job was an apprenticeship in a small local firm in 2011. I continued to learn both in the classroom and on the job, completing my AAT qualification in 2015. After a hiatus for maternity leave, I began studying for my chartered accountancy qualification which I completed in 2019. I have continued to work in small firms my entire career, favouring the more personal service that can be offered to clients in a smaller setting. I have a passion for helping clients to feel fully in control and to have a good understanding of their finances. There are no silly questions in my opinion!

On the weekends I enjoy cooking and baking at home and spending time with my son and partner. I love a good thriller novel, usually accompanied by some chocolate! And when I get the chance, I enjoy travelling the UK and exploring all the amazing places we have here right on our doorstep. Although, I do hope to go further afield in future, having never left the UK!

I’m Katie, a Trainee Accountant at The Orenda Collective. I started my career in the travel industry in 2012, where I got to travel to wonderful places in Asia. In 2021, I transitioned into a new phase of my career by joining The Orenda Collective. I undertook and successfully completed bookkeeping qualifications in 2022, and this ignited a passion for business and learning. At present, I am engrossed in the study of AAT Level 3 Accounting, aspiring to deepen my understanding in the finance world. 

Outside of work life, I am a mum, a dog mum and a wife. I cherish family time, getting outside in nature and eating great food! Indian cuisine has my heart and coffee is my daily fuel, my lifeline, my answer to pretty much everything!

So, that’s me in a nutshell – a mum, an accountant in the making, nature fan, Indian food enthusiast, and a coffee lover.

Hi, I’m Carolyn, and I’m excited to be the Administrative Coordinator at The Orenda Collective. With a background in customer service spanning both the Retail and Banking Industries, I’ve held managerial roles where I honed my organisational and problem-solving skills. Before joining this amazing team, I dedicated my time to raising my family, which I consider my most significant achievement. Now that my children are grown, I’ve embraced being a dog mom and relish long walks, especially when they involve the sea breeze and sand between my toes…and paws!

As the Administrative Coordinator, I oversee various key tasks to ensure the smooth functioning of our operations. This includes managing schedules, coordinating meetings, handling correspondence, and maintaining records.

Orenda is a force present in all people that empowers them to affect the world or to effect changes in their own lives.

Our values are testament to this and are the landscape of our business…

Handholding approach, without judgement and with open arms
Driving hard to overcome adversity and tenacious
Integrity always & creating belonging
Warm and approachable, long-term relationships over short term gains
Persistent enthusiasm not easily dispelled
Recover quickly from challenges

Everything we do is for the benefit of our amazing clients…

I have been really pleased with The Orenda Collective’s help with my tax return, they were very available for all my questions and explained all I needed to know clearly. They are a very personable very professional team, always ready to help. I would highly recommend them (and have done!). Thank you Abbie and team x

Katie Tucker