The Shorts Corporate Accounts team understands the importance of financial transparency, compliance, and strategic planning. That’s why we go beyond just the numbers, providing a full range of joined-up services to help maximise your company’s efficiency, compliance, and growth.

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We’ve got somebody at the other end of the telephone if we’ve got any queries relating to exports, financial regulations, taxes, pensions, etc, and we know that we are going to get absolutely up to date advice and the best advice from Shorts.

Robin Penny - Managing Director, Penny Hydraulics Limited

The Shorts Corporate Accounts team takes pride in offering the quality of professional advice you would expect from the very largest firms. Our partner group has a wealth of experience at some of the most significant national and international firms.

We bring our extensive experience in the complexities of modern finance to every client engagement, and we combine this with a deep understanding of you, your business, and your goals.

We take a keen interest in your business journey, its history of growth, and your continually evolving ventures because that enables us to contribute only relevant ideas and advice that really moves the needle.

Our Partners are your partners

The Shorts Partner group has decades of experience with some of the country’s largest and most important companies, including Big Four firms. Our Partners understand the importance of direct involvement, regular personal contact, and a genuine interest in your company’s journey, values, and long-term goals.

That is why, as a Shorts client, you will always have a Partner available who really knows you and your business, whether you want to pick up the phone, send an email, or even have a round of golf.

It is our Partners’ direct, hands-on involvement with your business that enables the complete, joined-up strategic advice and support we promise to all clients.

It means emerging opportunities in tax, accounting, audit, governance, fundraising or corporate finance, can be quickly identified and explored with better efficiency, insight and, ultimately, results.

Strategic advice and support

Our Corporate Accounts team brings a positive and proactive approach to rigorous financial planning, working closely with your in-house finance team to engineer a bespoke financial roadmap that aligns with both your immediate priorities and your long-term objectives.

One of our key strengths is where complex issues arise, even for large and multifaceted businesses.

This is because our joined-up approach to full-service accountancy allows seamless access to expertise from all service lines of Shorts, from business tax compliance and planning to VAT, corporate finance, audit, governance, and even the personal finances of your company directors.

With Shorts, you will always receive the most qualified advice for every challenge.

We also understand the importance of speed and agility when making financial decisions for a large organisation.

We will ensure you have the tools and expertise to confidently make the decisions that will define your company’s future, and that our team will always have enough time to give your company the attention and resources it deserves, without compromise.

Our Corporate services

Our award-winning accountancy services free you up to focus on growing your business, safe in the knowledge that we’re on your side.  You’ll have our attention year-round, not just at the year-end, as we actively seek opportunities to make a real difference to the health and wealth of your business. Here are some of the areas in which our team can help your business.



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Andy, Jo and their team have provided Merlin with first-class audit and Corporation Tax advice for over 20 years. This has allowed the business to develop from an upwardly mobile SME through to its current position as a profitable subsidiary of a US quoted company. Our relationship has always been conducted on a friendly yet thoroughly professional basis with services delivered in a timely and cost-effective way.

Simon Parker, Financial Director
Merlin Business Software

Shorts have been with us since 1969 when the business was founded by my step father, Ray Harper. Throughout this period, they have been a valued member of our wider management team, offering well thought through strategic advice, as well as helping us with accounting and taxation matters.

Andy Irvine is the partner that looks after our business and I am continually impressed by the enthusiasm and interest that he shows in our business and its future plans. As we have grown our needs for support and advice have changed and Shorts have grown with us. Andy ensures that we receive an integrated, seamless service whether it be advice on pensions, capital allowances, additional funding needs or inheritance tax.

Jamie Dennis
Industrial Ancillaries

Over the past couple of years, Shorts have provided a lot of advice. There has been advice on computing, what production software I should use to control the shop floor, and we’ve had a lot of advice on the business strategy moving forward. And, as we have a very small board of directors, there isn’t actually a lot of opportunity for debate. Shorts come in and that provides a sound board for me to discuss various options of strategy, the pros and cons of each one. And that’s a relationship that works very well.

Stuart Murphy
Rollem Patent Products Limited

We’ve worked with Shorts for over 20 years and over that time we’ve become very closely involved with one another's businesses. It’s very important that they know our ethos as a business, understand how the company operates and the people in the business so that they can give us good advice. We trust them and part of that trust is knowing the ethos at Shorts which is also being a very prudent company whilst being bang up to date with all their advice they also offer.

Robin Penny
Penny Hydraulics Limited

Criterion Packaging first engaged the services of Shorts over 20 years ago.

Initially, we were given assistance obtaining finance and banking facilities which was invaluable in the early stages of our development. I have always found the advice and guidance provided to be reliable and objective, providing a trustworthy basis upon which to make decisions. Over the years, Shorts have formed a deep understanding of our business, giving us absolute confidence in the advice we receive.

The audit is always completed promptly and efficiently to match our tight schedule requirements and they continue to offer advice on business and investment matters. Their independent advice has been invaluable to our business and I would not hesitate to recommend their services

Ken Hepplestone, Managing Director
Criterion Packaging Limited

Throughout the many years’ that our affairs have been looked after by Shorts we have sought their advice on many occasions. The long standing relationship which exists between our firms has created a foundation of trust and we have confidence that whenever we need sound, reliable and timely advice, the solution is always a telephone call away.

Over the years we have maintained regular dialogue, often using Shorts as a ‘sounding board’ to discuss ideas and planning opportunities. The nature of our business means that we have sought their advice in a variety of areas and have always found their staff to be friendly and approachable.

John Short, Managing Director
J.A.B. Short Limited

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