About us

History

The practice was started in the 1930s by Alfred P Turner in Midland Bank Chambers and he was subsequently joined by Charles A Smith. The practice developed and grew over the years moving firstly to offices in Granby Street.

After some expansion in the late 1980s the practice moved in 1993 to its purpose built offices at Royland Road in Loughborough. These offices provide a pleasant and modern working environment.

Partners

The practice currently has two partners, Roger Neal FCA and Janice Neal.  Roger Neal joined the practice as an articled clerk, and became a partner in 1978.  Janice Neal joined the practice in 2010, becoming a partner at the end of 2016.

Associates

Richard Sims FCCA joined the firm as a trainee, qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2003.  He was appointed an associate in 2007.

Rob Bradley ATT, our Tax Manager, joined the firm in 2004.

Staff

The two partners are supported by a dedicated and professional team of 8 staff.  They are committed to giving the best service to our clients and undergo a continuing program of in-house and external training to ensure they are keep up-to-date with legislation and requirements.

With most of our staff having worked for the firm for 5 years or more, we are proud of the stability of our workforce and the continuity of service that this enables us to provide to our clients.

Client Relationships

As well as offering a professional service, we are committed to providing ongoing added-value services, including a program of free in-house seminars on a range of topics.  These very popular events cover topics of particular interest and relevance to our clients, such as Inheritance Tax Planning, Budget updates etc.

In addition to our free seminar program, we provide regular Newsletters and Budget updates to ensure clients are kept appraised of current issues.

Client Base

Our client base is diverse and ranges from personal clients and small owner-managed businesses to large, multi-million pound organisations. Our clients are situated across the country (and indeed overseas) as well as in the local area.

Sectors

We have a wealth of experience in dealing with a wide range of business sectors, including:

  • Travel
  • Coach Operation
  • Engineering
  • Not for Profit
  • Construction
  • Solicitors
  • Estate Agents
  • Building Societies
  • Distribution
  • Marketing Consultancy
  • Manufacturing
  • Farming
  • Retail
  • Computer Services

Affiliations

We are regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in the conduct of audit work and investment business.

To provide up to date information and services to our clients in an extremely fast changing world we are committed to the training of our team.

We are a recognised training office for the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.  We demonstrate our commitment to ongoing training by sponsoring staff who are undergoing training as Chartered Certified Accountants or Accounting Technicians.

We are also full members of the Mercia Training Group and all members of our team receive continuing professional education through a program of Mercia courses.

Charter Group

  • The CharterGroup Network is the UK's premier national network of quality assured, independent accountancy practices. Member firms cover the whole of the UK. In joining CharterGroup, we are demonstrating to customers our commitment to providing a quality service with standards independently verified and monitored.
  • Through CharterGroup we can extend our normal services and can provide a wide range of expert advice and specialist services on both a local and national basis. Our clients now have the best of both worlds - a rival to the 'Big Four' with the benefit of a local, low-cost base, right on their doorstep.

Technology

As our clients would expect, we are fully computer networked and utilise the latest accounts production and taxation software.

We also offer our clients various technical services, including the supply of bookkeeping systems, together with installation, training and ongoing support.