The Firm

Bishops, originally established in 1994, now features as a well established and recognised firm of Accountants and Business Advisers in the North West with offices in Blackburn and Blackpool.

We act for and with owner managed businesses throughout the whole of the North West and this client base continues to grow steadily as a result of the quality of the compliance work we carry out as well as our unique attitude that focuses on the achievement of our clients’ goals and also gives you piece of mind. With three directors and a total team in excess of 16 spread across two locations we find ourselves large enough to deal with the needs of our most demanding clients yet small enough to care about our smallest. Our client base itself ranges from individuals and families in business to large commercial groups of companies. We understand that the needs of all our clients are of paramount importance irrespective of the size of their business.

We aim to build a long term relationship with our clients through regular contact and provision of services tailored to your needs. Through this close relationship we can help you with your aims for you personally and your business, whatever stage of development you have reached. In addition to any development needs we will of course provide timely accounts preparation and tax advice.

As a practice we are pleased to assist our clients through economic upturns and highs as well as adverse trading situations and maintaining a close working relationship during these economic fluctuations has rewarded us with long term loyalty from these clients and a bond seems to exist that is rarely experienced in a professional relationship.

As you would expect from a well established firm such as ours the provision of an accurate and added value compliance service forms the backbone of what we do, ensuring to the best of our ability that our clients conform to the requirements of current legislation. The same level of attention to detail is applied to the completion of an individual’s tax return as is given to the audit of a business with a turnover in excess of £25 million.

Whilst some of our clients still opt for us to carry out the compliance function only, more and more these days we are developing relationships where our focus is very much on the declared personal goals of the owners of the business. Whether these are to sell the business via the open market buy out, pass the business on to family members, take a back seat or simply get through the current economic climate in one piece, makes no difference to our senior team members as these are all frequently occurring requirements.

Strategic planning, high quality tax advice, profit improvement planning, fund raising, cash flow projections and monitoring progress during this process are all now part of the day to day life of the Bishops team members, who not only deal with the historical aspect of compliance with you but, more importantly, help you realise your personal goals.

We welcome clients of all business sizes and states of health and it is our pleasure to work with them to make a difference.