Celebrating 125 years as Garbutt + Elliott


We have been on a journey with our clients for 125 years and will continue to be here for them for many years to come. We started our celebrations just last week to say thank you to our fantastic Garbutt + Elliott team, and now we want to take the time to say thank you to our clients, who are the reason we are all here.

Below are just some of the lovely things said about our relationships with some of our longest standing clients over the years, we hope you enjoy reading them like we did.


“Garbutt + Elliott started to work with Yorkshire Repak in 1990, which coincidentally was my first year with our business, and since that time they have remained our chosen partner for a full range of accountancy and tax advice services.

During this time they have assisted our significant growth as a Company, culminating with an MBO in 2015 which resulted in my appointment as MD and principle shareholder.

Since that time Garbutt + Elliott have continued to be our partner for both business and personal advice across a full range of services, and we look forward to their continued support in these challenging times. I have no doubt that there will be further milestones of this nature to come for Garbutt + Elliott.”

Terry Foy, Managing Director at Yorkshire Repak


“SSG Insight have a long-standing relationship with Garbutt + Elliot having worked with them over 20 years. Throughout this period, we have always found the team to be extremely reliable and effective. They have worked with us as our business has evolved and gone from strength to strength, and the relationship has extended beyond simply auditor to client, into what we feel is a strong working partnership.

Headed up by Audit Director, Jessica Lawrence, the audit team collectively understand our UK business, and our Global group accounts, ensuring they are on-hand to provide relevant and timely advice. The strength of our partnership and the team’s willingness to share advice has been demonstrated particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic. The whole Garbutt + Elliot team contributed their initial thoughts around the potential impacts our UK and indeed our global business might face, as well as the economy in general. Advice such as this has always proved extremely useful and insightful.

Simon Keane, Chief Financial Officer, SSG Insight


“When Northfield joined up with Garbutt + Elliott over 40 years ago we soon realised we had made the right choice. Rapid growth, bank challenges, demergers they have been with us all the way. Even when the team came and moved on, the standard never dropped.

Thank you for looking after us. Enjoy your 125th birthday celebrations and hope you will carry on for many years to come.”

Geoffrey Bullock, Northfield Developments (Yorkshire)Ltd.