The team at Frampton Pitt have merged with Cottons Chartered Accountants.

Cottons was formed back in 1983 in Daventry and now have their main offices in Northampton, Daventry and Rugby. You can find more about Cottons by clicking on the button below to visit their website:

All our clients will be supported by the Frampton Pitt team particularly during the initial merger period.

The team at Cottons we very much look forward to meeting with our clients over the coming months and will help to provide a smooth transition to our newly merged Practices.


We are based in the centre of Northampton - offering advice in plain English - we even have free car parking behind our office for client's use and initial meetings are free.


As ACCA members we are held to a high standard of professionalism. We hold a practising certificate and submit to periodic inspections. We are also insured against liability claims


We offer accountancy and taxation services, as well as business advice and support to both individuals and businesses - whether sole traders, partnerships or limited companies.

We have an established reputation for offering a first class service at competitive rates - we also believe in being friendly and approachable…

John Frampton FCCA

After a spell in industry John returned to the profession and qualified in 1993 with a small local firm. He has extensive experience of large family run businesses and on several occasions has taken on a financial director’s role for clients. Consequently John can advise on a wide range of accountancy and taxation matters and he is also the firm’s senior statutory auditor. He has also successfully advised several companies on Research and Development tax credit claims.

Joanne Pitt FCA

Joanne qualified with a small local firm in 1983. She spent a few years working for Coopers and Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers) before returning to a small professional office as she missed the direct client involvement and where she felt she could provide a better and more personal service to clients. She has a wide range of clients including sole traders, partnerships and owner-managed businesses and has advised on numerous new start-ups. Joanne also has many personal tax clients.

Jackie Frampton ACA

Jackie qualified in 1990 with a local firm. She returned to the profession in 2004, after raising her family, primarily to help the partners with their growing portfolio of clients. She is responsible for the in-house accounts and administration but also carries out client accounting and taxation work and has her own portfolio. Jackie also has extensive knowledge of tax matters and can advise on a wide range of issues.

Dawn Swift

Dawn joined us in 2005. She carries out a wide range of accounting functions, including bookkeeping, VAT returns and payroll preparation. She is regularly at our clients’ premises assisting them with their accounting records providing help and training as required, the full service or just the finishing touches. She is our resident Sage expert.