Smith Emmerson > About Us > Our History

smith emmerson core values


Smith Emmerson, Chartered Accountants, were established in Nottingham in 1987 as TJT Smith & Co. The company was founded by Tim Smith who previously worked at Coopers & Lybrand.

Tim was instrumental in developing and enhancing TJT Smith & Co’s reputation by forging excellent relationships with leading financial institutions and other professional contacts. In 1993, Paul Emmerson joined the practice from Stoy Hayward (who now operate under the BDO umbrella of business services companies). Paul quickly developed the same understanding as Tim in terms of business development and relationship building, and the company soon went from strength to strength. In 1996 Paul became a partner in the firm, which was renamed SmithEmmerson as a result. Smith Emmerson soon began to forge for itself an excellent reputation, especially in regards to corporate finance, statutory audits and tax consultancy. It began also specialising in the income tax regulations of the state of Jersey.

The philosophy of the firm soon became established as one that listens to its client’s requirements on a detailed and personal basis whilst providing the very best in tailored support and customer care. It remains our principle to provide our clients with beneficial, appropriate and relevant advice that sees their profitability increase with the minimum of fuss. Tim retired from the firm in 2003, and Paul took over the day-to-day running of the company. Very sadly, Tim passed away in 2010. In 2004 Smith Emmerson expanded by acquiring two small practices that enabled the company to venture into some exciting new developments.

In 2007 SmithEmmerson were awarded the 2007-2008 AVN Accountants “Firm of the Year” prize for excellence in the provision of tax planning services. AVN Accountants are the largest association of independent accountancy firms in the UK, with over 400 partners across the nation. In 2008 Smith Emmerson expanded into tax consultancy, with the emphasis on taxation for doctors and associated medical professionals. This aspect of tax has become one of the practice’s specialisms. In 2009 Smith Emmerson moved again into new territories, but this time geographically, as it relocated to its current prime location within the Nottingham Business Park. Today, SmithEmmerson still stands for the same values that held true upon the company’s creation in 1987 – an excellent service that is tailored individually to meet the needs of each and every one of its clients, no matter who they may be.

If you or your business are in need of the services of Business Focused Chartered Accountants based in the Nottingham area, then please feel free to contact us.

Get in touch today