Our people

Our Partners in Ministry are very important to us and enable us to provide a service which is both professional and knowledgeable, as well as being service providers to many of our members.

We put out a quarterly Partners in Ministry newsletter – these can be found in the News section of the ACAT website, but here is the latest:


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CCLA is one of the UK’s largest charity fund managers. It specialises in the management of investments for charities, religious organisations and the public sector. Based in the City of London, with an office in Edinburgh, it is largely owned by its clients’ funds.
For more information log onto www.ccla.co.uk

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ECCR’s vision is to see money used in a way that creates a fairer and more sustainable world. It helps faith communities and people to make financial choices which reflect these values and passions.
It wants to see more and more people use their voice and their money to:
hold the business world accountable; choose products that are ethical and fair; promote human rights, economic justice and environmental sustainability.
For more information: https://www.eccr.org.uk/

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The Charity Commission for England & Wales

The Charity Commission for England and Wales registers and regulates charities in England and Wales, to ensure that the public can support charities with confidence.


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Kingston Smith

Kingston Smith is a firm of Chartered Accountants and leading business advisers to entrepreneurial businesses, not-for-profit organisations and private clients.


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Association of Charity independent Examiners (ACIE)

The Association of Charity Independent Examiners (ACIE) is an association of people who carry out IE, providing support and information to its members, charities and other interested parties.  


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Kingdom Bank

Kingdom Bank is a Christian Bank with a mission to ‘Grow God’s Kingdom and Change People’s lives for good’. We work with many Churches offering a range of savings, lending and insurance products. To explain more about what we do and how we can help your Church, please come and see us in the exhibition or visit


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Liberty Accounts

Liberty Accounts is powerful and versatile cloud accounting software with payroll, designed for UK businesses and charities with specialised support for Anglican churches.

More info at  www.libertyaccounts.com/not-for-profit

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Envelope Systems

Envelope Systems is Britain’s leading supplier of envelopes for use with Gift Aid, both for regular giving & for visitors. Its award-winning service is used by thousands of churches & charities around the world. Its sister, Fund Filer, offers Britain’s only fully online service for managing Gift Aid & submitting repayment claims  


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SimpleTax is an online tax return calculator that calculates as you go and submits direct to HMRC it includes the Minister of Religion pages and every other schedule you may need apart from Lloyds & MP’s.


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Data Developments

Data Developments have been designing software for churches since 1985. Their range of software covers fund accounting, membership, donations & gift aid –  all designed especially for churches. Their donations software (& shortly fund accounting software) is available as both desktop & cloud based applications.

More info at  http://www.datadevelopments.co.uk/

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Keystone Law

The law relating to the charity, not-for-profit enterprises and philanthropy is very specialised. Keystone Law’s dedicated team of charity lawyers has over 30 years’ experience in the sector so fully understands the regulation and the challenges faced by charities and social enterprises, to ensure advice is comprehensive, practical and tailored.


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Andrew Silley, Independent Utility Consultant

Andrew Silley, Independent Utility Consultant provide clients with a winning formula for energy procurement, energy management and reducing consumption. 


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Business Energy Team

Business Energy Team specialise in helping Churches and Charities qualify for discounted energy prices. We do Free market search for lowest prices, saving you weeks of time & effort. We’re paid by the energy companies not you.

Please visit www.businessenergyteam.com

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Methodist Chapel Aid (MCA)

Methodist Chapel Aid (MCA) is a UK authorised bank, established for over 125 years, whose focus is on the provision of lending facilities to Christian churches or organisations at the lowest practicable rate of interest. Its loans are primarily intended to enable churches to acquire, develop or repair church buildings.