About Us

During the last 3 years we have experienced exceptional levels of growth and continue to provide our clients with market leading levels of advice and service.

About us

Proud of our 128 year heritage, the Shorts of today is a vibrant and growing firm.  Based in Chesterfield and Sheffield we have a strong and functional senior team, many of whom have worked at senior levels within international/regional firms, giving us a depth of experience which is unrivalled within the local marketplace.

A firm-wide growth strategy was implemented in 2012, focussed on making Shorts the firm of choice for ambitious businesses and individuals in the region.  Key highlights to date

  • Organic growth of >20% pa for last 3 years (62% cumulative over 3 years)
  • Now operating from 2 new modern open plan offices
  • Net increase in staff headcount of c30 to >100 staff in total.


Our business is structured across 4 distinct services:

  • Accountancy.  Our audit department is led by 2 partners with substantial experience at senior levels within PricewaterhouseCoopers. In addition, we have developed a significant specialism with the provision of monthly management accounts using Xero and our award-winning proprietary management accounts software.
  • Business Taxes.  Our team contains 13 Chartered Tax Advisers, more than any independent accountancy practice within the region. This team is focussed on bringing relevant tax planning ideas to our clients as a matter of course.
  • Private Client. Our Private Client Service is market leading. By integrating advice across the separate but connected areas of investment management, estate planning, risk minimisation, tax mitigation and compliance we are able to offer our clients individually tailored, modern solutions to their wealth management needs.
  • Corporate Finance.  Our team have worked in top 10 accounting firms, industry and commercial banking. They work hand in hand with all other service lines within the firm to ensure we provide our clients with a fully integrated service which enhances value to them throughout the process.

Why work for us

Shorts is a long-standing local business which has grown rapidly in recent years. We are a firm where capable, ambitious and knowledgeable individuals can make a real difference to our clients and their own progression.

Our team of over 100 employees is one of the very best in the region and we are committed to providing our staff with challenging, fulfilling roles. We aim to provide a reward structure and personal development/career progression that will attract, retain and motivate high quality professionals.

We also recognise that our staff have busy lives outside of work, that’s why we work standard hours, are family friendly and ensure the office environment is always professional yet friendly.

 Shorts' Core Values

Our Clients

Our clients

Diamond Dispersions Limited

Diamond Dispersions  Client Testimonal

"Shorts held our hand through the whole process."

Sue Wright

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Industrial Ancillaries

Industrial Ancillaries.  Jamie Dennis with Andy Irvine, Andy Ryder and Matt Milnes

"We receive an integrated, seamless service."

Jamie Dennis

Managing Director
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The Good Days Project

Client testimonial for the Good Days project with Andy Irvine and Kate Smith

"Shorts' IM generated the interest we needed to find the right buyer for us."

Katie Lukey

Service Manager
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Mechan Limited

Client testimonial photo for Mechan Ltd

"Very pleased with the comprehensive advice and level of service."

Richard Carr

Business Development Director
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Autotecnic Limited

"Helping us grow through better business decisions."

Bob Hutton

Managing Director
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Motus Traffic Limited

"Really impressed with the Shorts deal team."

Jim Booth

Managing Director
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Bowring Transport Limited

"A ‘safe pair of hands’"

David Bowring

Managing Director
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Rollem Patent Products Limited

"I am always impressed by their commerciality."

Colin Pears

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Hall Plant Hire Limited

"I can always rely upon the advice and guidance given, to be of the highest quality."

Tim Hall

Managing Director
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WANdisco International Limited

"Professionally dealt with the claims process."

Simon Martin

Financial Controller
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Eyres of Chesterfield Limited

"Work and professionalism..... of the highest order."

Charles Summers

Managing Director
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Thermotex Engineering Limited

"Shorts are more than simply our Accountants."

Peter Watmore

Managing Director
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J.A.B. Short Limited

Client testimonial photo with partner Paul Beeson, Andrew Heelin and John Short

"The long standing relationship has created a foundation of trust."

John Short

Managing Director
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Criterion Packaging Limited

"Their independent advice has been invaluable."

Ken Hepplestone

Managing Director
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Latest News

Latest news



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