Smith + Co.

Smith + Co.

An accountancy firm with more than 1,100 clients has found the perfect base from which to grow as a business.

Smith + Co. moved into new premises at Tanfield Lea Business Centre, on the industrial estate, in July 2019 and is due to take on its 16th member of staff, a new payroll trainee, soon.

Smith + Co. was established in October 2018 and has another office in Spennymoor. It has clients all over the world, including London, Amsterdam, Sweden and Florida. The company has a turnover of approximately £850K and its clients range from small businesses to those with multi-million pound turnovers.

Paul Smith, company director, said the move to Tanfield, into a warm, modern office space, was great for all staff. The company currently has two offices at Tanfield so has the perfect growing space for the future should they require it.

He said: “Tanfield is great for us. We don’t have to think about anything here which leaves us to get on with our day jobs. There’s plenty of parking for our clients. It’s nice and modern and very well equipped and it’s an excellent place to be based.”

Laura Smith, management accountant and co-founder at the company, added: “We’re really happy here. We have the space and infrastructure we need to scale up and Business Durham can offer the support to us to be able to grow in the future.”

Smith + Co. offers a range of services to clients, from traditional accounting, payroll and VAT to more specialised work such as research and development tax credits.

Tanfield Lea Business Centre houses 41 24-hour accessed offices with sizes ranging from 12 sq metres to 166 sq metres. There are air-conditioned meeting room facilities, free onsite parking, communal kitchen areas and a showers on site.

Find out more about Smith + Co. here.

Find out about Tanfield Lea Business Centre here.