Introducing

Brightshire

We are Brightshire, a rural accountancy firm that’s here to help rural businesses in any way we can. We’re modern and we’re forward thinking. We’re full of passion and we’ve got bags of energy. We know numbers like the backs of our hands, we understand tax codes inside out, and we get what you’re going through because we’ve been there ourselves – a growing rural business.

And we love a challenge. That’s what we’re here for:

We’re here to challenge your perceptions about what an accountant can do for you, showing you there’s lots of exciting areas to focus on beyond the traditional number crunching.

We’re here to challenge your business to achieve the success its capable of.

And we’re here to challenge you to look towards a bright future.

If you would like to know more or keen to join our growing team please contact us!

We partner with progressive rural businesses to provide the strategic accountancy support they need to thrive, to grow and to succeed.

We take care of the all the important advice and guidance you need – so you can spend more time doing what you love

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    Bright
    We take all your needs into account
  • R
    Refreshing
    We’re forward thinking in our approach
  • I
    Integrity
    We hold ourselves to the highest standards
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    Glowing
    We’re always energetic and enthusiastic
  • H
    Honest
    We’re always truthful and sincere
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    Tenacious
    We’re persistent in doing whatever it takes

WHY WE’RE DIFFERENT

More than numbers

Our accountancy practice does so much more than traditional accounts, bookkeeping and tax compliance. Those are important, but we go beyond the number crunching to listen to you and what you need. We give you the specialist advice, business guidance and future planning to help you achieve your goals.

More than a client relationship

We know that many rural businesses hate seeing their accountants. Not our clients. That’s because we go beyond a traditional relationship. We’re a part of the rural community and we understand your industry. We know the challenges you face. And we become a part of your team to help you overcome them – helping you every step of the way.

More than you’d expect

Brightshire is not your typical accountancy practice. We provide all the accountancy services you’d expect, but they’re just the starting point. We give you so much more than that, to help your business grow and prosper. It’s just what we do, because we love resolving complex situations, love helping our clients, and love seeing the businesses we work with succeed.

MEET OUR TEAM

Suzanne Preston
Managing Director
With numerous qualifications including FCCA and FCA and over 25 years’ experience in accountancy, Suzanne really knows what’s she talking about. She’s been a partner in large accountancy practices in Staffordshire and Cheshire, and now she’s bringing that wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience directly to you. She’ll sit down for a coffee with you and offer the advice you need to achieve your goals.
Lesley Garratt
Operations Manager
Having worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years, with 12 years as a director of a large insurance brokers, Lesley knows how to run a business. Her vast operational experience includes compliance, finance, payroll, HR and training. Qualified and accredited with the Institute of Leadership and Management, Lesley knows what you need to do to ensure your business remains successful.
William O'Connor
Trainee Accountant
William has always had a passion for numbers and a mathematical mind, for as long as he can remember. As he was nearing the end of his college studies, his thoughts naturally turned to what next. And numbers were at the front of his mind. William is working towards his Level 3 AAT and is already producing accounts online to support our clients.
Amy Gallagher
Accounting Technician
Amy is Suzanne’s niece and had no hestitation in following her Aunty into the Accountancy profession. Amy has completed her AAT qualifications and is continuing to study for her chartered accountancy exams. She joins us from a medium sized practice where she spent 3 years. Amy is really looking forward to being able to benefit from Suzanne's vast knowledge and experience.
Libby Howard
Trainee Accountant
Having had an eye for numbers and eager to work with them, Libby decided that Accountancy was the career path for her and naturally began to look for apprenticeship opportunities. Libby joins us as a Trainee Accountant.
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