The two most common reasons new customers give us for choosing us over their existing accountants are returns not being filed on time or taking too long to file, and that they feel they are paying too much tax.


Our specialist tax team can offer support ranging from basic compliance – completing your returns, advising of the amount payable, and checking correspondence from HMRC – through to bespoke tax planning for income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax.

Working closely with you to identify future tax issues, allows us to plan in advance, so that there are no surprises and you can take appropriate action to minimise or eliminate those taxes.

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Key Contact
If you would like to know more, please contact Terry Grant on 01332 242257 or email

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Derby Accountants - Sibbalds

Our 8 Promises to you

  • Provide you with FREE telephone and email support whenever you need it
  • Communicate with you in plain English – jargon is banned in our client communications
  • Listen to what you are saying at all times
  • Help you find the advice and support you need from our large network of professional connections through our SignPosting service – one call to us is all it takes and we do the rest
  • Never surprise you with unexpected bills
  • Constantly  review the services we can provide so we grow and prosper together
  • Do everything we say we are going to do on or ahead of schedule
  • Guarantee all of our work – we’ll never treat a piece of work as completed until you’ve confirmed you are happy with what we have done


Terry Grant - Derby Accountant
Terry Grant – FCA


I first joined Sibbalds in 1976 as a trainee chartered accountant and qualified in 1980. I subsequently left Sibbalds to join (what are now) PWC and later KPMG before rejoining Sibbalds again!

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David Bowler – FCCA CTA


I’m responsible for the marketing and development of new services at Sibbalds, which includes writing and hosting any seminars we run, and overseeing the email marketing etc. that we do.

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Hari Vasdev - Derby Accountant
Hari Vasdev – M.Eng (Hons) FCA


My role is to work closely with clients to provide a sounding board for their ideas as well as offering business advice, helping businesses owners to develop and execute their corporate strategy and advising on audit and accounting issues.

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Client Case Studies


  • Terry Grant has looked after my business and personal financial affairs for over 20 years now.

    I started my company S & S Plastics Ltd during the recession and have managed to build the business over the years to what it is today, a £5 million turnover business operating from 21,000 sqf employing 85 staff.

    Sibbalds have consistently been there supporting me at every stage of our journey. Being an MD owner of a business can at times be a very lonely place, having Terry Grant there at all times as a good down to earth second opinion has indeed been a great comfort, along with exceptional Tax Planning.

    I have recently sold my shares to a PLC. Terry and his team have been there at all stages to help and guide me through this very complicated process. Sibbalds will continue to look after my accounts for my newly formed Commercial Property Company along with my personal tax advice.

    Richard Munyard
    General Manager, S&S Plastics Ltd
  • We operate a mailing company in Ilkeston, and moved to Sibbalds at the beginning of 2009. David immediately met with us to undertake some pre-year end tax planning, which was something we had never received before and resulted in a corporation tax saving of £15,000.

    David and his team really are pro-active – they are always offering ideas on how we can grow the business and pay less tax. Earlier this year, thanks to some remuneration planning we did with David, we were able to apply for Tax Credits which we had previously not qualified for.

    I would be delighted to recommend Sibbalds to any business owner who wants the support of an accountant who will actively look for ways to help them increase their wealth.

    Martin Cousins
    Managing Director, Secure Mail Ltd, Ilkeston
  • We moved to Sibbalds 18 months ago, after we had previously spent the last 7 years working with large regional firms. We didn’t feel like we got the service we deserved, or the support we needed to grow the business and minimise our tax liabilities.

    David Bowler and his team have helped us in so many ways, from producing quarterly management accounts and pro-active tax planning, through to completion of our P11D forms and annual returns. They are always available at the end of the phone to answer our queries, and best of all they actively look for ways to help us and recommend ideas that can help us improve our profits.

    They are professional and reliable, and we think of them as part of our team and would highly recommend them to other business owners who want to improve their business performance – in fact we have done so on a number of occasions!

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    Andrew Constantinou
    Managing Director, George’s Tradition
  • Our US parent company initially engaged Sibbalds to assist with the setting up of our UK subsidiary in 2002. Since then Sibbalds and, in particular, Terry Grant and Ian Smith have been involved with finance and taxation issues which have arisen. The period since 2002 has seen us grow from one member of staff in 2002 to over 50. Our company continues to expand and has moved into many overseas markets.

    Following the setting up of the company, Sibbalds were involved in all of the accounting systems and provided monthly management figures for our US parent company. As our company grew, our involvement with Sibbalds changed as we developed our own accounting function. Sibbalds provided professional and timely advice throughout this process.

    We now use an international firm to undertake our annual audit and have our own, professionally qualified Finance Director. However, we continue to involve Sibbalds with our tax affairs, our statutory accounts and ad-hoc projects.

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    Alastair Veitch
    Director Sperry Rail (International) Ltd

Free no obligation consultation

We offer a free no obligation meeting where we can assess your needs depending at what stage of the conversion process you are at. Our fees are fixed and any additional services required are always agreed in advance before work is carried out.