About Scott & Wilkinson
Scott & Wilkinson is one of the longest-established independent accountancy practices in the Lancaster and Morecambe area. The firm's origins date back to 1918, although it was not until 1968, when two local firms merged, that we became Scott & Wilkinson. This new firm was originally situated on upper Church Street, Lancaster but by 1995 the firm had outgrown these offices and decided to move to its present, and more spacious, location at Dalton Square Lancaster.
Following a number of changes in the corporate landscape, the firm actively decided to become a Limited Liability Partnership in 2010.
The firm has seen a number of partnership appointments in recent years. These include the appointment of Stuart Hinnigan in 2009 and the more recent appointment of James Cornthwaite at the beginning of 2012. Both James and Stuart are qualified Chartered Accountants and in addition have the Chartered Tax Advisor qualification. Coinciding with James’ appointment, the firm also promoted two of its senior managers, Alan Taylor and Susie Campion to Associates. In 2014, Gareth Westworth, Wendy Hird, Gill Lowcock and Sam McMorland were also appointed as Associates.
All our partners and associates are based at our office in Dalton Square, as we believe a single base allows us to access our individual specialist skills in order to offer clients the best service, when required. Our Dalton Square office also serves as an ideal central base to serve our clients who are located as far North as Carlisle, as far south as the Wirral and across to Leeds in the East.
We are committed to giving a personal service to all our clients and ensure that they have direct access to Partners. To assist in achieving this aim, the firm maintains a partner client ratio which is considerably higher than is typical in the profession. Along with a dedicated team of managers and staff, this allows the partners to become more involved in their client’s affairs and attain a greater understanding of their business and personal needs. This policy has resulted in the majority of our new work being referred by existing clients.
Whilst delivering a first class client service, the firm remains committed to delivering value for money and routinely finds its fees are very competitive.
The firm has many clients in the local community and services businesses, small and large, across many sectors. In particular, the firm acts for a considerable number of clients in the charity, retail, professional, farming and rural businesses, healthcare, holiday and residential parks, leisure and tourism, motor trade, manufacturing, technology, building and haulage sectors including a range of owner managed businesses.
The firm remains committed to looking after its clients and is consistently investing in its staff and technical resources so that it can continue to maintain and improve the range and quality of services it offers.