Our team of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors are based across six offices in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire –King’s Lynn, Great Yarmouth, Fakenham, Wisbech, Downham Market and March.
For more than 100 years we have been providing expert, tailored advice to our clients, with personal finance, business accounting and taxation.
We have a wealth of experience and pride ourselves on the wide range of services that we can provide, from advice on inheritance tax and succession planning, to probate and ATOL reporting.
We aren’t the type of accountants that like to keep our feet behind a desk. We believe in the personal touch and would much rather work with you, than for you, in delivering an outstanding level of service.
A group of intrepid Norfolk accountants braved challenging weather conditions on Sunday to take part in a Suffolk half marathon. Martyn Benstead, Partner at Stephenson Smart, was joined by Managers Neil Gayton and Dan Jastrzebski, IT Manager Andy Doyle and...Read more
A new workshop aimed at encouraging ambitious firms to ask the right questions about the financial future of their business is launching in Norwich. Designed by Norfolk accountants Stephenson Smart, the Business Smart workshop takes place at the Hethel Engineering...Read more
19/08/19 - It’s a Dad’s Life with Neil Gayton – August
I can’t believe we only have a few weeks of summer remaining. I survived the family road trip and the iPad was only confiscated six times in the car, which I would consider a moderate success. Now we look ahead...Read more
22/07/19 - It’s a Dad’s Life – with Neil Gayton – July
Everyone at work is looking forward to their summer holiday. This sporadic sunshine, i.e, the great British weather, is enough for us to stockpile suncream, dig out the holey paddling pool and obsess over what time the supermarket will sell...Read more
The latest recruits at an accountancy firm are proof that the path into the profession can stem from many different routes. Curtis Booth and Aaron Hunter are the newest trainees at Stephenson Smart’s Great Yarmouth office, with both studying for...Read more
It’s very simple really. If I have a question, however trivial, Henry will answer it in terms that I understand and put me at ease. He looks after all areas of accounting for us and nothing is ever too much trouble. He may be my accountant, but I also class him as a friend.
Marcelle Swann, Managing Director, Ocean Bay Amusements, Gorleston
Communications and PR
When you’re in business, it’s very reassuring to have the Stephenson Smart team on your side. Partner Henry Pettitt and his colleagues at the Great Yarmouth office offer a huge amount of expertise that we are able to access quickly and easily to support our day-to-day operations and long term strategy.
What’s particularly refreshing is the way they deliver expert services and professional guidance in such a friendly and approachable way. I would heartily recommend anyone in business to make Stephenson Smart part of their team.
Steve Scott, Manager Director, TMS Media, Great Yarmouth
When I took over the business I had a bit of a reboot, it was a new generation with new ideas. Having said that I stuck with Stephenson Smart, not because we had been clients since 1922, but because of Claire’s vibrant, conscientious attitude. She looks after a broad spectrum of accountancy for us including tax advice, account preparation and VAT.
There are two certainties in life – death and taxes, so you need to have a good accountant behind you as estate planning is crucial.
Jon Brown, Farmer, Fairfield Farm, Kings Lynn
Our business has been in our family for 60 years and everything we build is bespoke, therefore when our in-house accountant retired we needed to find the right accountants to work with.
Chris at Stephenson Smart is very easy going, nothing ever seems to be a problem. He looks after all our payroll and books and has become like another employee of the company – that is how we view him.
Rob Knight, Owner, Richard Knight Homes, Wisbech
Agricultural and Engineering
We manufacture a range of agricultural products, such as onion harvesters, to export worldwide, as well as repair, service and supply machines that have patents on them, which we can receive a tax uplift on for research and development and the Patent Box Scheme.
Paul has been brilliant in helping us change our accounting software from quite an antiquated accounting system to QuickBooks, which was long overdue. Our business involves a lot of exporting abroad and communication in different time zones, so the appropriate software was imperative.
Dan Nicholson, Manager, Nicholson Machinery, Southery
We have mixed in the same business circles as Stephenson Smart partner Clive Dodds for years and he looks after both our professional and personal accounts.
Dan Jastrebzski, the company’s Making Tax Digital specialist has also been a great support with helping us to switch over to this new way of keeping our records digitally. The changeover caused great fear for me as I’m not particularly tech-savvy, but he made it simple and easy. Without his help it could have been a total nightmare.
We have been involved in a few businesses and I think it’s important to be able to source an accountant, who can act for both small businesses and major players. Stephenson Smart can do exactly that.
Cheryl Daubney, Owner, Allez Chic Boutique, Castle Rising
22-26 King Street, King’s Lynn,
Norfolk, PE30 1HJ
T: 01553 774104
F: 01553 692602
10 Oak Street, Fakenham,
Norfolk, NR21 9DY
T: 01328 863318
F: 01328 855732
2 The Crescent, Wisbech,
Cambridgeshire, PE13 1EH
T: 01945 463383
F: 01945 475968
East Coast House, Galahad Road, Beacon Park,
Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 7RU
T: 01493 382500
F: 01493 651172
1st Floor, 9 Market Place,
Downham Market, Norfolk, PE38 9DG
T: 01366 384121
F: 01366 858083