Our spacious and peaceful offices are just south of Cambridge, set back from the A1307 with easy, uncongested access and free parking.
We use the latest technology in order to work with maximum efficiency but we never forget our clients are real people working in the real world - and we understand they are not accountants! Most face-to-face contact is in the open-plan main office but we also have a comfortable and well-appointed private meeting room.
We currently handle around 400 cases a year.
The core of our work is small business accountancy and associated support services. While the official definition of ‘small’ is having a turnover up to £6.5 million, we specialise in smaller concerns; typically businesses (and charities) owned and/or managed by between one and five people.
We also specialise in Self Assessment and other personal tax work regardless of whether or not a business is involved.
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Tim started the practice in central Cambridge in 1991. The business moved to Copley Hill in 2005.
He has been directly invited by HM Revenue & Customs to be part of a consultation process in respect of the relationship between accountants and the tax authorities. He has made many submissions and has attended national conferences attended by representatives of all areas of accountancy, from sole practitioners to the largest practices and the professional bodies.
He has also been selected to be part of a focus group looking into how government provides advice and information to businesses and is therefore directly influencing policy to assist small businesses.
In his spare time, Tim is Chairman of railway promotion group CAST.IRON, organiser of Sawston Open Gardens for the National Gardens Scheme and is a jazz musician working for the bandleaders John Petters and Carl Spencer as well as occasionally leading his own band playing the music of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France.
More recently he has found himself unexpectedly embarking on a preservation project - a 1982 Leyland Tiger Plaxton Supreme V Express coach. Asked why, unusually for Tim, his answer was "I don't know!"
The Permanent Accounting Team
Tim Phillips - Director, Senior Supervising Accountant
Louise Lant - Practice Manager, Assistant Accountant
Linda Golding - Assistant Accountant
Additional support staff are engaged according to demand.