Scrutton Bland Group

Scrutton Bland is the trading name of Scrutton Bland Limited whose Registered Office is at Fiztroy House, Crown Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3LG. Registered in England No. 15055121. Jason Fayers and Nick Banks are directors of Scrutton Bland Limited.

External Audit

External Audit services are carried out by Sumer Audit.

Sumer Audit is the trading name of Sumer Auditco Limited, a limited company registered in England under company number 14308154.  Registered to carry on audit work in the UK by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Our registered office is The Beehive, Beehive Ring Road, Crawley, Gatwick, RH6 0PA.  A list of the directors’ names is available for inspection on request, with a full list of offices at  

Sumer Auditco Limited is independent of Sumer Group Holdings Limited.  Sumer Group Bidco Limited provides services to Sumer Auditco Limited under a formal arm’s length agreement. 

Independent Financial Advice

Independent Financial Advice Services referred to on this website are provided by Scrutton Bland Financial Services Limited (company number 01288848). The registered office is 910 The Crescent, Colchester Business Park, Colchester, England, CO4 9YQ. Scrutton Bland Financial Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The FCA registered number is 209451. Reference to The Financial Conduct Authority’s Register can be accessed through

Please note that Independent Financial Services are carried out by Amber River East Anglia whose registered office is 910 The Crescent, Colchester Business Park, Colchester, England, CO4 9YQ.  The ultimate controlling party of Amber River East Anglia is Amber River Group Limited whose registered office is Level 13, Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2EW.

An exclusive introducer arrangement exists between Scrutton Bland Limited and Amber River East Anglia whereby all enquiries in respect of financial planning advice received by Scrutton Bland Limited are passed to Amber River East Anglia.  At the present time no commission is receivable by Scrutton Bland Limited in respect of these arrangements.

Provision of Services Regulations 2009

In accordance with the disclosure requirements of the Provision of Services Regulations 2009, our professional indemnity insurer is Axis Lloyds Syndicate, of 4 Floor, Plantation Place South, 60 Great Tower Street, London, EC3R 5AL. The territorial coverage is worldwide excluding professional business carried out from an office in the United States of America or Canada and excludes any action for a claim brought in any court in the United States of America or Canada.

Audit registration and regulation

We are members of a chartered accountants’ professional body, ICAEW (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales), of Chartered Accountants’ Hall, Moorgate Place, London EC2R 6EA.  ICAEW’s Code of Ethics applies to all our activities.

Details about our audit registration held by Sumer Auditco Limited can be viewed on the Register of Statutory Auditors for the UK, maintained by ICAEW, under reference numbers C011001214. Our statutory audit work is subject to the Audit Regulations and Guidance issued by ICAEW, International Standards on Auditing (UK) and the Auditing Practices Board’s Ethical Standards.

Nexia International Limited

Scrutton Bland is a member of Nexia, a leading, global network of independent accounting and consulting firms that are members of Nexia International Limited. Nexia International Limited, a company registered in the Isle of Man, does not provide services to clients. Please see the “Member firm disclaimer” for further details.

Complaints – Amber River East Anglia

The internal complaints handling procedures for the reasonable and prompt handling of complaints is available on request and if you cannot settle your complaint with Scrutton Bland Financial Services Ltd, you may be entitled to refer it to the Financial Ombudsman Service or by contacting them on 0800 023 4567.

Alternatively, where your complaint relates to products or services purchased online, or by other electronic means such as by email, you may refer your complaint to the online dispute resolution (ODR) platform at

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