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Background to the Partnership

Ling Phipp was founded in 1974 and nowadays has two partners, five managers plus trainees and support staff. We serve clients in the East Midlands and all over the UK. Our out-of-town location, with easy parking, close to the M1 junction 25 (Nottingham/Derby - A52), is very convenient.

We aim to establish a long-term relationship with all clients

We are a general practice with a number of special skills. However, to support us in very specialised areas, including foreign tax, major land options, complex capital gains and inheritance tax cases, pensions planning, investment strategies, employment law and so on, we have fostered close relationships with recognised specialists. These include national and international tax advisors, major independent financial brokers and employment law consultants. We offer fee protection insurance to clients through Abbey Tax, who also provide an expert specialist advice service.

We are registered Auditors and regulated for a range of investment business activities by the ICAEW. We also belong to various specialist groups with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. As various partners and staff are qualified with, or are training with the ICAEW, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Chartered Institute of Taxation and Association of Accounting Technicians we receive wide and varied technical support from those various bodies; we are also a training office for all four bodies.

We are also a member of the ICAEW Business Advice Service offering free initial consultations for prospective new clients.

About us

We aim to establish a long-term relationship with all clients. We have acquired a number of other practices, but the steady growth of our business has been mainly from personal recommendations through existing clients. We value the fact that clients and staff stay with us and recommend us to others!

Our partners have outside business interests which give us an excellent appreciation of the challenges and difficulties experienced by business today. Our managers have all worked in a wide variety of professional and business environments, to complement our service and advice to clients.

Our projects

Historically, we have been involved in a number of unusual projects, including setting-up the East of England Orchestra (now called "ViVA"), Nottingham Homestart and the Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust. We have managed and advised on the finances of a wide range of interesting and challenging assignments, including sports clubs, cricketers' benefit years, environmental groups, and major funding applications including the National Lottery. We have a separate large payroll bureau and provide accounting services to a number of businesses, including TV, radio and sports personalities.

The Partners

Paul Turner FCA lives on a small farm in Breaston with "her outdoors". Paul plays various musical instruments and has sung and played in various bands, currently 20+ years with "Loose Follicles" playing 50/60s rock 'n Roll and also recently “The Money Spiders” AO/prog and folk rock. He is also a keen dinghy sailor racing National 12 dinghies in competitions across the country and collects and restores famous/rare vintage (wooden/clinker) N12 boats. He has been a member of Trent Valley Sailing Club for many years.

Paul founded the Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust & Society in 1993 (and is still a director of the Trust) - the scheme is successfully progressing the restoration of the former Derby Canal to full navigation to create a 12 mile linear park through the City of Derby and generate many 1,000's of temporary and permanent jobs; outline planning permission for the full scheme was obtained in late 2011. Paul was founder President of Long Eaton Dawnbreakers Rotary, a "dual gender" (i.e. mixed!) club which meets weekly at 7.00am at Cafe Zing in Long Eaton.

His other business interests over the years have included supplying pa and lighting equipment to radio stations, marine chandlery and sail making, and property development (as well as farming and equestrian enterprise).

Diane Lockwood ACA FCCA ATT is the partner responsible for audit registration and looking after the majority of our charity registered clients advising and assisting whenever possible, recently assisting with the set-up of two local church based charities; she is a member of Trinity Methodist Church, Long Eaton.

Married to Kevin and living near to Derby, she enjoys sporting activities being a team member playing tennis and badminton both socially and in local leagues. Diane is also involved with Ockbrook and Borrowash Tennis Club acting as Club Secretary. When watching sport Diane confesses to regularly attending 'Meadow Lane' to watch her favoured football team.

The Team

The Team

The Ling Phipp team

Accounts, Payroll & Bookkeeping

The Ling Phipp accounts team


The Ling Phipp admin team
See what our clients have to say about us

Diane Lockwood at Ling Phipp has looked after me for the last 8 years. Always helpful and accommodating. It’s good to know she is there when I need advice and certainly has saved me money over the years. I can thoroughly recommend Ling Phipp.

Simon Haley , Sole Trader

Most people treat their accountants with dread and fear but it is a real pleasure to see Ling Phipp – they are friendly and approachable – and they are not too bad at the maths either.

Matthew Hoggard, Leicestershire County Cricket Club
former England International Test Cricketer/Yorkshire CCC

Ling Phipp have been my accountants, advisors and friends since I first became self employed back in 1998. They have guided me through the minefields of sole trader and Ltd Company, helped with tax advice, and provided 'idiot proof' form-filling assistance.

Their expertise in the needs of media professionals is exceptional. They are never too busy to listen and are endlessly patient with late and missing paperwork. I would recommend their services to anyone in the media world - and beyond.

Clare Tomlinson, Sky Sports

Paul Turner from Ling Phipp was recommended to us by a colleague and he has become a key, influential figure in our business. Not only has he dealt with all our financial, tax and VAT matters, but he has helped us enormously in our business development. Paul offers honest and practical advice, is extremely professional and has a warm friendly manner, we regard him as one of the team!

Brian Barwick, Barwick Media & Sports LLP
Former Chief Executive Football Association

We have found the support offered by Ling Phipp, and in particular by partner Diane Lockwood, to be invaluable during our first years of operation and since gaining charity status in 2007.

As business manager of Cultivate, I have worked closely with Diane over the last few years through our annual audit and production of year end accounts which have always been completed in agreed timescales. I have enjoyed working with Diane who is very supportive and always willing to answer any queries and offer advice – particularly in more complex areas such as VAT and in looking into new charity software packages. Diane has also regularly attended our Annual General Meetings and her attendance and participation has been appreciated by our Board of Trustees.

Keren Brammam, Cultivate

As manager of Erewash Citizens Advice Bureau, I have worked with Diane Lockwood of Ling Phipp on the preparation of two sets of annual accounts, one of which was independently examined, the other subject to full audit.

I have found Ling Phipp to be both professional and pragmatic and, as the manager of a relatively small organisation, I have found their guidance and advice invaluable. They take a proactive approach to ensuring that clients meet their statutory obligations and they understand the requirements of the charity sector.

In my experience, all Ling Phipp staff have been pleasant and helpful and we have consistently met our target dates even when matters were complicated by a change of system coupled with a first full audit. My experience of dealing with Ling Phipp has been positive overall and I have never encountered any problems in my dealings with them.

Sara Lagoe, Derbyshire Dales, Amber Valley & Erewash Citizens Advice Bureau

Ling Phipp have been flexible in agreeing dates to meet, completion of work within timeframes set by our organisation and working with new Trustees when necessary. Work has always been completed within target dates agreed.

I have found the staff of Ling Phipp friendly and approachable whilst being fair, thorough and challenging when necessary. I have always felt able to ask questions (even if naive at times) and have appreciated the practical guidance and advice offered.

Trish Eaton, Nottingham & District Citizens Advice Bureau

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About us

Ling Phipp was founded in 1974 and nowadays has two partners, five managers plus trainees and support staff.

We serve clients in the East Midlands and all over the UK. Our out-of-town location, with easy parking, close to the M1 junction 25 (Nottingham/Derby - A52), is very convenient.

Company details

0115 949 6838

Ling Phipp, Cliffe Hill House, 22-26 Nottingham Road, Stapleford, Nottingham NG9 8AA

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Registered to carry on audit work in the UK and Ireland and regulated for a range of investment business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Details about our audit registration can be viewed at www.auditregister.org.uk, under reference number 6424855. This is the firm number provided by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.