When we’re used to hearing a lot about business cuts, redundancies and the cost-of-living crisis in 2023, it’s inspiring to know that some businesses are thriving. Thanks to their unique approach to accountancy.

Ellacott Morris, now in its 12th year of business, has just acquired its second offices to enable them to keep up with demand for their services.

With head offices in St Osyth, Ellacott Morris’s growth meant it was time to spread their wings even further. Purchasing their new offices in Thorpe will provide space for more staff and enable them to tap into a new business community.

Originally planning to rent the first floor of their new building in Thorpe High Street, continued success has led to the decision to utilise both floors for their own business use.

Within the first few weeks of opening the doors to their additional premises this summer, Ellacott Morris secured seven new local businesses as clients. News of their unique approach to accountancy has spread fast, taking their ever-growing client portfolio to over 500 clients.

Supporting businesses of all shapes and sizes across a wide range of sectors, Ellacott Morris was founded by Michelle Morris and Anjuli Symonds in 2011. Their ethos was to be so much more than ‘just accountants’ – at Ellacott Morris the whole team immerse themselves in their clients’ businesses, supporting visions and goals through careful financial planning and management. They are proud to look beyond their spreadsheets and calculators, really getting to know who they’re working with to ensure a refreshingly unique accountancy service.

By becoming an integral part of their clients’ journeys, they feel part of each business they support. Absorbing themselves in the operations and aspirations of each company and becoming equally as excited about their achievements, their passion to dispel the traditional accounts’ reputation is evident from the moment you meet them.

With a company culture that is uplifting, positive and vibrant, walking into either of Ellacott Morris’s offices is not what you’d expect from other firms in the same sector.

Michelle Morris, Director and Co-Founder of Ellacott Morris said: “We’re so excited to have opened the doors to our second premises, enabling us to fulfil our plans for our continued growth and expansion. We see first-hand how tough the current climate is for many businesses, supporting many of our clients through cost-cutting exercises to mitigate the impact on their bottom line, so we are incredibly proud to be bucking the trend with impressive growth and exciting plans for the future. We had a vision to offer something different in our sector and we’ve never deviated from our original strategy. The success we’ve seen proves to us that many other business owners were ready to receive a vastly different style of service from their accountants, and we’re fortunate to work with some incredible companies.”

As two working mums of seven children between them, Michelle and Anjuli are fantastic examples of what female entrepreneurs can achieve by reading the market and responding accordingly. Add some hard work, determination and a fantastic team, and the magic happens. Taking on many clients who have become frustrated with the traditional approach to accountancy, their ethos is welcome by businesses across Essex, Suffolk and beyond.

As finalists in the recent Accounting Excellence Awards, their hard work being recognised and rewarded.

Image: Michelle Morris (left) and Anjuli Symonds (right), founders of Ellacott Morris outside their newly acquired offices in Thorpe.

(Ellacott Morris own photo rights).

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