Coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to have an impact on the way we live our daily lives and run our businesses.
The government, and other organisations, have introduced different schemes to try and help support you and your business during these tough times.
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.
Our teams include highly qualified individuals who provide a helpful, professional, honest and caring service to our clients, to help them navigate their business and personal finances.
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.
19/10/20 - It’s a Dad’s Life – October
In this month’s column, Neil Gayton looks at change, success and succession planning. The after-school clubs have recommenced. No more Zoom-style gymnastics where the sofas are used as launching boards, frustrated kick-abouts in the garden and tennis balls narrowly missing...Read more
15/10/20 - Changes to VAT for the building industry
Due to come into effect in October 2020 but now postponed (again) until 1 March 2021 the VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction services will significantly change the way VAT is collected in the building and construction industry....Read more
01/10/20 - 100 years of accountancy at Stephenson Smart
It has been 100 years since records show that Joseph Stephenson and Robert Stanley Smart were practicing accountants on King Street in King’ Lynn – the inception of the firm we now know as Stephenson Smart. Now employing 100 people...Read more
Mike Rowles FCCA and Sean Page FCA are celebrating 15 years and 13 years, respectively, at Stephenson Smart. Both are now based at the firm’s Fakenham office, but started their careers as trainees at the King’s Lynn office and have...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
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
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