About Us

JLA Accounting is a friendly and professional accountancy firm serving individuals, partnerships and businesses, based in Darlington, the North East, North Yorkshire and further afield.

Katie Blenkharn


What was your experience before JLA Accounting?

I trained and qualified in the North East office of a medium sized accountancy firm where I gained a wide knowledge on SMEs. I worked with a variety of clients based in the North East and North Yorkshire from cafe owners to management consultants.

Why JLA Accounting?

JLA Accounting has offered me the opportunity to focus on the areas of accountancy which I enjoy the most; accounts, VAT, payroll, corporation and self assessment tax. Meaning I get to help our clients with all of their accountancy needs.

What local networking do you recommend?

I help Julie with the running of The Inspire Network meetings near Darlington. I find it to be a very friendly and welcoming meeting as well as informative and helpful.

I also attend the monthly Richmond Business Networking Working Lunches held at Scotch Corner and hope to start attending the local Colleague On Tap days.

What do you enjoy doing with your time off?

I enjoy spending time in the North Yorkshire countryside with my young son, husband and labrador. I also enjoys socialising with friends especially when relaxing in a spa or sampling some tasty food is involved!

Twitter: @katie_jla