Our history

For well over a century, we’ve been helping people and business throughout East Anglia manage their money


Larking Gowen has been in business for over 120 years. Our story began in 1888, when Charles Larking purchased a small Norwich accountancy practice. His sons joined as partners and the firm became Larking & Larking.

In 1969, Larking & Larking merged with Harman & Gowen, another well-established Norfolk accountant that had been founded in 1906. The newly formed Larking & Gowen grew rapidly, setting up several specialist departments and establishing eight offices throughout East Anglia.

Today, we are a major independent partnership of accountants and taxation advisors and one of the UK’s top 50 accountancy firms. In 2007, we were honoured to be shortlisted for the LexisNexis Tax Awards in the ‘Best General Tax Practice’ category.