Stewart Associates (Shrewsbury) Ltd
Emstrey House (North), Shrewsbury Business Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6LG.

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Our Organisation

Stewart Associates Shrewsbury Ltd is an accountancy practice which seeks to help clients to help themselves. The more work the Client is willing and able to undertake themselves the more time we have to spend on the important things, advising on tax and similar matters. And of course there is no need for a Client to pay for work which they can do or can be trained to do themselves. Our attitude is to work as efficiently and effectively as possible with Clients.

Independent Auditors LLP provides Audit services directly to clients requiring Statutory Audit and also to firms of accountants throughout the UK who choose to outsource the Audit function either wholly or in part.

Contractor Taxation Services Ltd provides support and advice to one person companies situated nationwide trading as consultants or contractors. We discuss VAT, tax efficient extraction of profit by way of salary, dividend or alternative means, benefits-in-kind and attend to all compliance matters for the company and the individual director/shareholder.

The firm was founded by Ian Stewart FCA CTA in 1981 initially providing tax advice to accountants and while the general practice gathered momentum Ian remains fully committed as a tax practitioner. As a qualified and practising member of the Institute of Taxation Ian advises on all areas of commercial taxation including profit extraction, share schemes, EIS, EMI, purchase of own shares, R&D credits, VAT planning in addition to more routine Corporation and Income Tax matters.

Ian Cooke (Director) joined in 1991 and heads up the accounting function which includes advice on accounting systems including budgets and management accounts production and often provides detailed spreadsheet templates to aid management information available to Clients.

Jon Dale BA (Hons) ACA joined in 2004 from a national firm of accountants to head up the Audit function and is a partner in our sister firm Independent Auditors LLP. He is also the first point of contact for one person consultancy companies whose services are provided through Contractor Taxation Services Ltd.

David Nye and Luke Overton are Managers and qualified accounting technicians and the main first point of contact in accounting, VAT and PAYE matters in addition to providing training in the use of accounting software. Having qualified with other local firms David joined in 2001 and Luke in 2002.

Steve Campbell and Dan Williams are senior qualified accounting technicians slightly younger than David and Luke having gained valuable experience since joining us in 2005 and 2008 respectively and offer hands on support to clients directly either on their premises or over the telephone.  Steve specialises in supporting contractor and consultancy companies

David MacLeod joined us in 2003 and is an experienced senior qualified accounting technician.  He also conducts his own internet business and shares his time between the two ventures. 

Matt Read joined us in 2012 in his final year studying for AAT and now undertaking client bookkeeping visits.

Nick Powell is a post graduate having joined us when moving to the area in 2013 and transferred his ongoing ICAEW training contract to our supervision.

Thomas Reese is a post graduate who joined in February 2014 to commence his training contract with us. 

Lisa Lewis and Deb Stewart have both been with the firm in excess of 25 years and most importantly attend to administration, PAYE and company secretarial work.

Ian Stewart (Partner)

Ian Stewart

Ian Cooke (Partner)

Ian Cooke

The Team

The Shrewsbury Accounts Team

The Shrewsbury Accounts Team

Professional Indemnity Insurance Policy

In accordance with the Byelaws of the ICAEW we are required to hold Professional Indemnity Insurance and our policy is currently underwritten by Zurich Insurance policy number KC682150/259.

Financial Services Act Registration

The firm is not authorised by the FSA to conduct investment business but is licensed to conduct regulated activities by the ICAEW.

Contact Us

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