Metcalfes was established in October 1989 and commenced practice from offices in Bolton Street, Bury. The firm effectively grew from a well respected family accountancy practice in Bury called JA Crawshaw & Co, which had been taken over by KPMG in 1987. Due to the large firms procedures and costs being imposed on clients, most of whom were only small businesses, it was agreed that these would be better served by a small firm and J Metcalfe & Co was set up to achieve this.
The practice expanded quickly and attracted a wide range of new clients from small sole proprietors to reasonably sized limited companies encompassing many different kinds of business. The firm moved to larger offices in January 1998 in St Mary’s Place, Bury from where it currently practises. The practice name was changed to Metcalfes in 2004.
The partners and staff have many years experience between them dealing with numerous types of businesses and individuals and have had both small and large firm training.
Whilst the majority of businesses dealt with are locally based in the Greater Manchester and Lancashire area the firm has clients in other areas of the UK including North Wales, Yorkshire and Buckinghamshire.
Metcalfes prides itself on being approachable but professional, whilst offering a friendly and efficient service which is of a high standard and at competitive rates.