About Us - Shires Accountants

At Shires we have a wide range of skills & knowledge that can support and help develop your business.

Shires Accountants was established in 2007 by Penny & David Trotman with just a hand full of local businesses clients and the goal to deliver reasonably priced, uncomplicated plain English taxation and accountancy service.

2011 the company had grown significantly establishing as a full-service practice supporting clients through Cheshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire.

2012 Shires Accountants acquired a well-known Staffordshire based accountancy firm strengthening our business throughout Stoke on Trent, Newcastle Under Lyme and the surrounding towns.

2016 we ventured in to Cloud accounting partnerships with Xero and other cloud software providers delivering digital accounting services online.

2016 Shires Accountants secures the payroll division of Cheshire East Voluntary Services growing the firm’s payroll business particularly in the Charity and Local Authority sectors.

April 2019 HMRC launches Making Tax Digital for VAT and our team works hard to deliver a seamless move for all clients impacted by the legislation changes.

2019 Shires Accountants, Grant Thornton and the Babington Group begin the deliver accountancy training apprenticeships and we recruit and train two new CIMA apprentices.

2020 We implement our cloud accounting and payroll portal to all clients and we are currently looking forward to another successful year.

Why Shires Accountants

As a family owned and operated firm, we have cultivated fundamental working principles which we embrace in everything we do, we may be a modern accountancy practice but still hold dear old-fashioned values such as integrity, respect, valued relationships, fairness and succeeding together. 

The Shires team are always happy to help and actually care about our clients, we listen to what is important to you and shape our services to best meet your business and personal needs.

Our team are all highly experienced in their specialty, whether that be accountancy, audit, tax, payroll, law, or business advice and have a wealth of experience in supporting the Business & Charity communities.

Key to our success is accessibility, unlike most other accountancy firms we pride ourselves on being accessible, therefore we operate an open-door policy and are always on hand to answer any questions or concerns our clients may have.

Interested in becoming a client.
Whether you are an established business, a non-profit or just starting your business journey we would welcome the opportunity to talk to you. So why not have a free no obligation meeting with us and you be the Judge if you would be better off with Shires Accountants. We are available Monday to Friday on 01270 820273 or if you prefer simply complete the contact form and we will get back to you…

Our Fees
Many clients that join us say that their accountancy cost often increased without warning or their monthly direct debit payments are absorbed throughout the year and they receive additional invoices at the end of the year.

Our policy on accountancy fees is simple “no surprises and no hidden cost.”

  • We do not have any hidden or extra charges
  • We will not undertake any work without first agreeing our costs in writing
  • What we quote you is what you will pay
  • We do not charge for telephone calls or emails
  • We do not charge for general business and taxation advice
  • We do not charge for meetings at our business premises
  • We are happy to meet you at weekends
  • We operate an “open door policy” so if you want to phone for a chat its no charge



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