Sumer’s focus on SME practices continues with Scrutton Bland joining the fold

02 April 2024 - Jason Fayers

Scrutton Bland, one of East Anglia’s best-known specialist accountancy firms, who has been supporting clients for over 100 years, becomes part of Sumer, the UK’s leading mid-market accountancy practice.

Scrutton Bland is an award-winning firm of chartered accountants, tax and business advisers. With 150-employees across offices in Ipswich, Colchester and Bury St Edmunds, the practice’s sector expertise includes: agriculture, charities, construction, technology, and education.

Scrutton Bland is joining Sumer, a significant challenger within the accountancy sector, to enable its ability to scale and access the latest technologies as well as to enhance its client proposition.

Sumer now has 9 regional hubs, 45 offices and over 1,200 colleagues, all focused on championing SME’s. It believes best-in-class support is vital to power our local communities and the wider economy.

Warren Mead, Chief Executive Officer of Sumer, commented: “Scrutton Bland has a rich history, and a big future, with a dedicated team passionate about championing SME’s. The practice has received awards for its highly supportive approach to colleague development and focus on its people which made partnering ideal.”

Commenting on the announcement, Jason Fayers, Managing Partner at Scrutton Bland, said: “Client service has been at the heart of Scrutton Bland for over 100 years and never more so does this remain the case. As a business, we are always planning ways we can enhance our client services and develop our strong core people values. We want to offer our clients and team the best experience possible and as a leadership team we have been thinking about how we can poise the business for growth. As technology evolves and the business world becomes ever more complex, we realise we must tap into additional scale. At the same time, we want to work with people with a shared vision. That’s why we’re incredibly excited to join Sumer, who share our core values and can’t wait for the next chapter in the Scrutton Bland story.”

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