Practice News

Important news from Parkhurst Hill


We’re delighted to announce that our firm has merged with one of the South West’s leading firms of chartered accountants and taxation advisers, Thomas Westcott.

The merger sees the staff of Thomas Westcott’s office in Queen Anne Terrace move to our offices in Plym House, Marsh Mills, bringing total headcount there to 35 including five partners.
In Plymouth the merged business will operate under the name Parkhurst Hill & Thomas Westcott.
Thomas Westcott was recently amongst the finalists for Mid-Tier Accountancy Firm of the Year at the National Accountancy Awards and we have 18 offices throughout Devon and Somerset.
Our firm, being one of Plymouth’s most established professional services firms, builds on this growth creating a combined practice of 220 staff and 28 partners.

Paul Stapleton, former senior partner at Parkhurst Hill, says: “This merger brings together a tremendous wealth of experience and talent and creates what we are confident is Plymouth’s best independent provider of accountancy and business services, but very much focussed on personal delivery.
“Uppermost in our thoughts was the impact this announcement would have on our clients. However, we know that we will be able to continue to provide our clients with the very personal service they are used to but they will be able to benefit from specialist services provided by our own partners and from the expertise in the new merged practice.”

Richard Thomas, Chairman of Thomas Westcott, says: “We are very proud of our reputation as one of the South West’s most successful and respected accountancy practices, and all our discussions with Parkhurst Hill’s team showed they share our values and ambitions.

“Plymouth is a vibrant city with a diverse and strengthening economy and this merger both highlights this fact whilst underlining our determination to deliver what we consider to be a high quality personal service to businesses in Plymouth and beyond.”



Changing accountants is never easy but with Keith it was so simple. Applying for limited status and working on the most effective tax systems is second nature to this man, something my last accountant never touched upon. I have reccommended this man to several of my friends and they are now benefitting from his expertise.

David FitzGerald