McCabe Ford Williams Chartered Accountants

Providing accounting and business services to SMEs in London and South East England.

Established in 1936, we are one of the leading accountancy, auditors, taxation, business services and probate practitioner firms in Kent. With six offices located across the county we are ideally located to offer professional advice not only to clients in Kent but also to those in London, the South East and further afield.

Whilst we are proud of our strong heritage and history we also believe in looking forward and never resting on our laurels. Today, McCabe Ford Williams is a modern and thriving firm offering many more services than the typical accountancy, tax and audit services you might expect.

Our firm has 11 Partners and over 100 staff all dedicated to providing you with the best possible level of service. With the skill set of a larger London based firm, we have all the necessary knowledge, experience and expertise you will ever need, without the associated high City costs.

All our offices have considerable experience in providing all aspects of a wide range of financial and business advice to mainly small and medium sized enterprises.

Our services include:

Sector experience

We specialise in a wide range of sectors including:

No matter what industry your business is in we can help.

Our Approach

Understanding our clients and their business

We understand that no two businesses are the same.

Core to our approach is our ethos of getting to know our clients.  This helps us to understand the challenges our clients face and  identify their requirements.

This not only helps us build strong relationships and a good rapport, but also enables us to proactively help our clients reach their financial goals.

Our values

As a firm we value integrity, honesty and transparency in all our dealings and work hard to ensure that our clients always receive the highest level of professional advice, coupled with first class customer service and support.

We believe in creating harmonious relationships, being approachable at all times, and in making sure we always talk your language.

Going the extra mile

We view ourselves not only as Chartered Accountants but also as business advisors who work with clients to help them maximise all their business and financial opportunities.

Key MFW Milestones


Colin McCabe and Richard John Ford start the firm C. McCabe Ford & Co, from offices in Mill Street, Maidstone.

During World War II the Mill Street offices are heavily bombed and the firm has to move to a new office in Gabriel’s Hill. Further moves happen over time,  first with a move to Lower Stone Street, then to Hart Street in Maidstone and finally in 2017 the move to 89, King Street, Maidstone.


By the late 1940’s all farmers, a key client sector of the firm, were required to prepare accounts for tax purposes. To fulfil the resulting growth in demand for our firm’s services a second office is opened near Ashford market.

The Ashford office was run by Richard’s brother Roger Ford whom, after being called up for war duty and active service at The Battle of Arnhem, had joined the firm where he also qualified before becoming a Partner.

At approximately the same time our Cranbrook office was opened following the acquisition of a sole practitioner’s firm.


Sittingbourne office opens.


The Dover office was acquired in the late 1970’s when the renamed McCabe & Ford made another acquisition.


McCabe & Ford merges with the well established Herne Bay office of E. Clarke Williams and the name of the firm changes to the current day McCabe Ford Williams.


McCabe Ford Williams celebrates our 80th anniversary.


Our Maidstone office moves to new premises at 89 King Street, Maidstone.


MFW Lenham becomes our seventh office and is incorporated in to our Maidstone office in 2019.


Our Sittingbourne office moves to new premises at Building 1063, Cornforth Drive, Kent Science Park, Sittingbourne.

The Provision of Services Regulations 2009

McCabe Ford Williams is registered to carry on audit work in the UK, regulated for a range of investment business activities, and licensed to carry out the reserved legal activity of non-contentious probate in England and Wales by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Details of our UK audit registration can be viewed here under registration number: C005341462.

We comply with the above regulations by displaying the required details of our professional indemnity insurance in each of our offices.

VAT Registration no: 203 2482 09

Provision of Services affecting our Probate Services

McCabe Ford Williams is licensed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to carry out the reserved legal activity of non-contentious probate in England and Wales.  

Our firm’s Probate registration number with the ICAEW is C005341462.

You can access more information on the ICAEW site at and view details of the probate regulations here.

McCabe Ford Williams is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

For details of our diversity statistics please see below:

Diversity Survey

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