About Us

Phillip Bates & Co and our predecessor firms have been providing clients with a professional,
friendly and approachable service for more than 100 years.

Experience, expertise and friendly service...

Many of our clients have been with us for a long time and we have helped them negotiate the tricky waters of running your own business. During this time, we have been privileged to play our part in some outstanding business success stories.

Led by Principal Phil Bates, Phillip Bates & Co is here to help provide advice and guidance on many different aspects of running a business including accounting, auditing, bookkeeping, budgeting, company formation, acquisition and sale and taxation.

Our sister company, Phillip Bates & Co Financial Services, led by partner Alan Mellor, provides clients with the highest quality of independent financial advice across such areas as retirement planning, savings and investments and inheritance tax.

During the past 25 years, we have invested heavily in updating our technology and software which means we are able to offer our clients a professional, efficient and cost effective service.

Our services at a glance...

Accounting and Audit100%
Bookkeeping100%
Budgeting, Cash Flow and Forecasts100%
Business Planning100%
Acquisition and Sale100%
Business Development100%


See our full range of services

While the majority of our clients are in Neston & District, Wirral, Cheshire, Liverpool and Merseyside, we also have clients elsewhere in the North West as well as the Midlands and South of England.

We are extremely grateful to our clients for recommending our services to their business colleagues and friends, something which has enabled us to continue to grow our business over the years.

We are proud to have our office in the historic Cheshire market town of Neston. Our Principal Phillip Bates been Chair of Neston & District Chamber of Trade and was the first ever winner of the Neston Business Awards Achievement Award.

Our dedicated team is also active within the local community and has been involved in a number of charitable fundraising campaigns over the years.