Firm relaunches with a new name

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A NEW accountancy firm has been launched after a management buy out of the Bury St Edmunds branch of Grant Thornton.

Now the company, which has a team of experienced professionals, has rebranded with a name that reflects its connections to the town.

Churchgate Accountants has a name that reflects its Bury connections as most of the management team have worked together in the town for the last 20 years.

The financial firm has a remit to provide a one-stop shop for financial matters offering accountancy, tax advice and also independent financial advice.

Robin Jackson, director, said: “We have a lot of history here in Bury St Edmunds and one of the most difficult things in the buy out negotiations was choosing a name for the new business.

“We wanted something that reflected our history and connected with Bury itself. We used to operate out of Churchgate House, in Churchgate Street, around the corner from Langton Place ,so after a while the name Churchgate became obvious.”

The accountancy practice started around 50 years ago as Hendy and Co but was merged with Grant Thornton in 1977.

Now the Langton Place firm offers more than 25 professionals who provide a mix of the three disciplines

Mr Jackson added: “It is very exciting on a personal level because it is an office I have worked in for the last 25 years.

“We are different to other accountants and tax advisors and we are also registered independent financial advisers and carry out financial planning and investment advice in one business.”

The company also provides a large agricultural specialism and advises GP practices.