We are delighted to announce that as of Monday 8th November 2021, Lishmans LLP has merged with another long-established accountancy practice based in Chapeltown, Sheffield, Turner Beaumont & Co. Ltd., as we seek to strengthen the depth and breadth of services we’re able to offer.
In preparation for the merger, we’ve brought together staff from both firms to create a new, cohesive team who will ensure continuity for you and for the clients joining us from Turner Beaumont. Our focus is on ensuring a smooth and seamless change. We remain based in the Lishmans offices in Chapeltown, Sheffield and we will continue to operate under the Lishmans name.
Lishmans will take on Turner Beaumont’s extensive range of clients and five members of staff. We are also pleased that the firm’s Directors, David Beaumont FMAAT and Dean Turner will join Lishmans LLP as a Consultants.
LISHMANS CHARITY OF THE YEAR 2021
We’re pleased to announce Lishmans’ Charity of the Year 2021 is Sheffield Futures.
Over the years, Lishmans’ staff and partners have given generously to a range of charities through fundraising activities. This year we want to take a more focused approach by supporting one charity for the entire year.
Sheffield Futures exists to support young people to achieve their full potential in learning, employment and life, to secure a positive future.
With young people being one of the groups most affected by the impact of Covid-19, we know that Sheffield Futures will be more in demand that ever over the coming year.
Our first act of support is to donate in lieu of Christmas cards to Future’s #ChristmasChallenge20 through The Big Give – donate between 1st-8th December and your donation is match funded.
With our offices now safely re-opened and our team providing a full range of services in a hybrid model (remote and office based), we’re pleased to be able to take a moment to look back on our achievements during the pandemic and let you know what you can expect from Lishmans in the future.
Several news outlets have covered the £250,000 funding package Lishmans secured to support the future of the business and drive forward expansion plans.
The funding, part of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, was secured having helped clients secure more than £20 million from the same pot.
The finance, secured through NatWest, enabled the business to continue servicing clients and also to remain on track to meet its expansion ambitions in 2021, with plans to purchase a second practice in South Yorkshire, creating up to 25 jobs.
Gerard said: “In the last four years we have supported a wide range of clients and consistently grown year on year. We were keen to keep this momentum going during the tricky lockdown period so that we would be in a strong position going forward.
“The support from NatWest has allowed us to continue to support our roster of clients, as well as maintain our brilliant team that are working so hard to service them. By going through the application process for CBILS funding ourselves, we were able to accurately support businesses with their own applications, something that was invaluable to our clients.”
Optimum Commercial Solutions Ltd introduced Lishmans to NatWest broker development manager, Simon Steer and NatWest relationship manager, Ray Booth.
Ray said: “Lishmans is a successful business with strong reserves and a great reputation in the local area. We were happy to secure a CBILS loan to strengthen the firm as it looks towards 2021. We are confident that the business will continue to grow organically, and we look forward to working together again n the future as the business opens its second office”.
WORKING TOGETHER WHILST STAYING APART: OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19
In these challenging times when we’re all being asked to pull together by staying apart, we at Lishmans are privileged to be able to support our staff to work remotely, and in turn, support our NHS by protecting the health of our staff and their families.
We have been preparing for the situation we find ourselves in now, and, following the government’s latest statement, the offices on Station Road will be closed from 25th March 2020, until it is advisable to re-open.
The Lishmans team are fully operational working remotely from home and we will continue to provide the same level of service that you are used to.
You can continue to telephone us on 0114 246 5348 as normal and your call will be transferred to your main contact, or we will arrange a call back. Alternatively, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a call.
If you are due to come in to the office or a meeting has been organised at your premises, we will contact you directly to make alternative arrangements.
On a personal note, we extend to clients the same approach that we’re taking within the Lishmans team; we’re committed to working with you throughout. Although we may not see as much of each other face to face, we will find other ways to maintain our relationships and communication, and will continue to keep all clients updated about the measures being put in place to support businesses.
IT’S OUR ANNIVERSARY!
Lishmans LLP extend their thanks to loyal clients, colleagues, family and friends on the first anniversary of the merger of Lishmans and Westons accountancy practices.
The merger brought together the two firms under the Lishmans name and the subsequent year has been one of growth and consolidation.
Senior Partner Gerard Price said: “It’s been an incredibly fruitful year, bringing the two firms together; getting to know our new team members as well as our new clients. We’re known for building strong relationships with every client we work for and with the hard work and dedication of our team, we’ve carried that ethos forward as our client base has grown.
As we hoped, our increased size and the range of skills and experience we have to draw from, has enhanced the service we’re able to offer to clients. The growth of Lishmans this year has enabled us to realise some of our ambitions for the company, but there is still so much more to come”.
Associate Emily Humphreys said: “As anyone who has led a similar business change will know, bringing together two well established, strong businesses requires a great deal of careful consideration and commitment.
Critically, both businesses shared the same goal, in being equally committed to providing first class client services. I’m extremely proud of the way that staff from both companies came together to make the merger an unquestionable success and I look forward to what we will achieve together in the years to come”.
Sheffield based Accountants Lishmans LLP have merged with another long-established local firm Westons as they seek to consolidate their position as one of the region’s leading practices.
The two companies have combined under the Lishmans name and will be based out of the firm’s offices in Chapeltown. The merger will see the transfer of seven staff members, including Westons John Hinsley FCA who will join the management team as a consultant along with Senior Partner Gerard Price and Associate Emily Humphreys ACCA.
Gerard Price said: “We have seen a strong demand for the high-quality services we provide and I am confident that our merger will strengthen our position as one of the top firms in Sheffield. This new partnership is a step in the growth of our company and represents our commitment to provide a first-class service to our clients when it comes to their accounting, taxation and business consultancy needs”.
As part of the merger, Lishmans will take on Westons broad and extensive range of clients, with specialist expertise in the manufacturing, construction, retail, property management, and hotel and restaurant sectors.Covid-19 Business Updates