Two Leading North Yorkshire Firms Link up Again – After 30 Years

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Garbutt + Elliott have teamed up again with York-based property specialists The Helmsley Group – 30 years after they first worked together.

The two well-respected Yorkshire companies originally joined forces way back in the early 1980’s, when they were both involved in the setting up of the pensions and investment company London York Fund Managers Limited.

Jeremy Oliver, partner with Garbutt & Elliott’s property services team, explained: “We are absolutely delighted that the Helmsley Group has chosen us as their new accountants and advisors.

“Apart from our shared history, there is a synergy between the two firms which bodes extremely well for the future. We share the same values, have a great love of, and commitment, to Yorkshire and are based very close to each other in Monk’s Cross, York.

“Helmsley’s decision to appoint us as their accountants is also a ringing endorsement of our growing reputation within the property sector. They were impressed with our expertise, not only within the mainstream accountancy and audit areas, but also with our specialist knowledge of all aspects of property taxation and in particular our Specialist Capital Allowances Team.

“While many accountancy firms outsource complex property work, our team of in-house property tax and capital allowances specialists are able to offer the service alongside other compliance work. This one-stop shop is proving increasingly attractive to property owners, occupiers ,developers and investors,” said Mr Oliver.

Ian McAndrew, director at the Helmsley Group, explained: “We chose Garbutt + Elliott not only because of their proven expertise, but also because their values and ethos are so similar to ours. They are also literally on hand when we need them as we are based just minutes from their York office. Their flexible and hands-on approach enables the work to be achieved quickly and efficiently”