About us

About F E Metcalfe & Co

F E Metcalfe & Co was founded in 1946 and remains an independent firm of Chartered Accountants, providing a comprehensive range of accountancy and advisory services.

The practice operates from one office conveniently located in the centre of Ripon. We have established a strong reputation as a highly respected practice over many years of dealing with local businesses and individuals. The majority of our clients are located in the area between Thirsk and Harrogate, and York and the Yorkshire Dales. Our clients range from sole traders, partnerships and owner-managed limited companies to private individuals, large estates and trusts.

Whilst a large proportion of our clients have traditionally been in the agricultural industry, we have clients in most sectors including general traders, retailers, building and construction, property lettings, pubs and restaurants, manufacturing, tradesmen and the professions. The experience our Directors and staff have gained working with our clients in these sectors means that they bring real value to the advice and support that we provide to your business.

We tailor our accountancy, taxation and business support services to your needs. We can provide your business with the full range of accountancy services to take care of your book keeping, VAT, payroll and tax returns so that you can concentrate on running your business. Alternatively, if you prefer we can just provide a service to fill a gap in an area where your business does not have the requisite skills or experience. As tax advisors, we work closely with you to ensure you pay the minimum amount of tax required by law.

Besides these routine services, the Directors are able to provide specialist advice such as;

  • long-term tax planning for Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax
  • extracting profits from your business in the most tax efficient manner
  • finding the most appropriate structure when setting up a new business
  • helping you through the practicalities of setting up a business
  • advising on general business matters

Our team of support staff have a wealth of experience to assist you with book-keeping, Value Added Tax and Pay As You Earn records, whether manual or computerised.

We believe a personal client service is paramount to a successful business relationship and to that end we hope you find us approachable, reliable, and professional. Our longstanding team will provide you continuity of service, ensuring that we know and understand your business.

F E Metcalfe & Co incorporated on 1 January 2012 and now trades as a limited company. F E Metcalfe & Co is a trading names of F E Metcalfe & Co Limited which is registered in England with the number 07862998. The registered office is 4 Old Market Place, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1EQ. This will change to 4 Old Market Place, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1EQ from 6th March 2017.

We are registered to carry on audit work in the UK by the Institute of Chartered Accountants In England & Wales (ICAEW). Details of our audit registration can be viewed at www.auditregister.org.uk, under reference number C003161560.