Stephenson Smart join with Price Bailey to strengthen offering in Peterborough

Award-winning accounting firm Price Bailey and Stephenson Smart combine to strengthen their offering in Peterborough.

Price Bailey, a leading independent partner and employee-owned accountancy and business advisory firm based in East Anglia, is thrilled to announce that prominent Peterborough accountants, Stephenson Smart, has joined the Price Bailey group in an exciting new partnership aimed at strengthening the offering of both firms to the Peterborough marketplace.

With shared values and complementary strengths, the merger brings together two specialist and independent organisations, fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing to further enhance Stephenson Smart’s offering to their existing client base and the wider Peterborough market.

Pictured above outside the office in Peterborough from left to right: Price Bailey Partners; Robert Burborough, Simon Blake, Martin Clapson, Kerry Hilliard, Garry Wiles and Andrew Abbott.

Both firms recognise the importance of Peterborough, as a vibrant city with a growing owner-managed business market. The move marks their combined commitment to provide existing and new clients in the area with access to an enhanced range of services via Price Bailey’s specialist advisory teams, including tax, corporate finance, valuation, restructuring and insolvency & recovery services.

Current clients of Stephenson Smart will now be advised under the banner of Price Bailey while preserving the exceptional service they have become accustomed to and maintaining long-standing relationships with their trusted Stephenson Smart advisors. Through the announced merger, Stephenson Smart anticipates that its fantastic owner-managed client base will benefit from access to a wide array of supplementary services that will foster their individual growth and development.

Stephenson Smart will continue to operate from their existing Lynchwood office while benefiting from Price Bailey’s expansive geographical reach spanning London, East Anglia and overseas.

Pictured above: Managing Partner for Price Bailey, Martin Clapson, commented:

“My fellow partners and I are delighted to welcome Stephenson Smart into the Price Bailey fold. The wealth of experience, expertise and fantastic client relationships that the team at Stephenson Smart bring to the firm will play a vital role in expanding our presence within our local regions.

“The merger marks an exciting new chapter for both firms, and we look forward to working with Garry and the entire Stephenson Smart team in making this move a resounding success.”

Pictured above from left to right: Martin Clapson and Garry Willes. Garry Wiles, Partner added:

“We are thrilled to be joining Price Bailey. It was really important to the Partners at Stephenson Smart that we joined a larger firm with the people and the infrastructure to support us and our clients, but one that was still very much independent and that shared our values.

“This move positions us to deliver even greater value to our clients, leveraging the strengths of both firms and driving growth in the Peterborough and wider East Anglian market.

“We hope our existing clients will join us in celebrating this exciting new step for the firm, and I, my fellow partners and colleagues across Stephenson Smart look forward to discussing the new venture with our client base in the coming days.”

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About Price Bailey

Price Bailey is a top 30 accountancy practice specialising in providing accountancy, tax and business advice to enable the growth of regional, national and international businesses. In addition to traditional accounting services, the firm has a range of specialists in many areas which combine to provide a complete, integrated business offering. These include tax consultancy, corporate finance, strategic planning, insolvency & recovery, and employment law.

About Stephenson Smart:

Stephenson Smart was a Peterborough based accountancy practice established over 100 years ago, who built on an enviable reputation for providing excellent advice and first class service to business and personal clients alike.

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