About Us

Listening, advising, talking, guiding and working with you to grow and nurture your wealth.

Forward-thinking, friendly, personal and impartial

Honest, impartial advice driven by careful attention to clients’ needs is what’s guided us ever since we opened our doors in 1919. You’ll appreciate how our experience, insights and sector-specific knowledge all combine to help us provide you with advice that’s relevant today, but also helps your plan for your future.

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We’re part of the Sumer Group

A top 15 UK accountancy firm

Over 500 clients using Xero cloud accounting software

We’re one of only 13 firms involved in University audits in England

We have three office sites located in the beautiful
East Anglia region

With offices in Bury St Edmunds, Colchester and Ipswich, we’re close enough for personal meetings with clients from anywhere across the East of England.

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Our Vision and Values

Here’s what drives us forward as a business:

Colchester Partners

Our Vision is

To be the guardian of our clients’ financial futures 
and personal aspirations.

Our Mission is

To combine in-depth expertise with genuine empathy to provide a personal service to clients, acting as stewards for their growth, stability and success. We empower clients to make informed decisions and achieve their goals, whether business or private.

And our values are…

Specialist fields

Our decades of experience have given us an in-depth understanding of many industries and a high level of expertise across all aspects of professional services. From business accounts and audits to your tax plans for the future, we’ll help to put you on the right path.

Want to work for us?

We’re always looking for great people to join our team, help us grow and assist our clients in achieving their goals. If you think your values align to ours, please get in touch – we’d be pleased to hear from you. Click below to see current vacancies or find out how to submit a CV for us to hold on file.

Community & social responsibility

No one is an island. When we give back to the communities that we live and work in, everyone 
benefits and we all rise together.

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Cleaning litter

Our History

Scrutton Bland has come a long way since Alfred Scrutton and Francis Goodchild first founded their firm in Ipswich in 1919.

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Client Care Charter

A responsible business such as ours needs to create a written document outlining how we deal with our clients, ensuring you get great service and fair treatment at all times.

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The inside track

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