Lanhydrock Accountancy Practice

Welcome to Lanhydrock Accountancy Practice

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We offer a friendly, practical down to earth approach to accountancy that customers can understand and appreciate - that's the approach of this family run business.

The practice is run by Lucy and Brian Smith and their staff of three, we have a loyal customer base from individuals to small and medium sized businesses who appreciate our no nonsense, no jargon approach.

Peace of mind and professional expertise, without charging the earth is what's on offer. The customer always gets what they are looking for with a service tailored to meet their needs - on a weekly, monthly or annual basis.

From new business start up advice, to VAT assistance, payroll, bookkeeping, year end accounts, self assessment tax returns and corporation tax, Lanhydrock Accountancy Practice covers every aspect of business and personal financial management.

Whether you're starting up in businesses, would like some financial advice or need someone to take away some of the pressures of running your business Lanhydrock Accountancy Practice is there to answer your needs.

Lanhydrock Accountancy Practice has been established since April 2000 offering services to the local business community.

At Lanhydrock Accountancy Practice we feel strongly about providing the right level of professional service and protection. We therefore include as part of our service a "Fee Protection Scheme" which is provided by Taxwise. This covers the cost of responding to an handling any HMRC investigation. This service also includes complimentary access to employment law and Health and Safety advice lines. Unlike most other accountants we do not make an additional charge for these services.

Call for a no obligation appointment - there is no charge for the first consultation.

Our services


Our experienced bookkeepers can process your transactions efficiently and accurately leaving you free to run your business. The service provided to suit your circumstances - weekly, monthly or quarterly - transaction processing, customer invoicing, statements and debt collection. We can easily provide management information (monthly profit and loss statements, etc) from our SAGE software. We also offer a regular collection service.

If you do your own bookkeeping we can help you whether you use a manual or computer based system.


Our specialist team offers expert advice in all areas of VAT providing compliance and efficiency reviews, training and advice on ad-hoc projects and prompt response to queries. Our VAT service simplifies the process for you.

When the time comes we can register you for VAT and complete your VAT returns from either your own records, or if you use our bookkeeping service, from the information hold, making sure that correct amount of VAT is claimed or paid. Reclaim your free time, and let us handle your VAT.

Real Time Payroll

We comply with all the recent changes for real time information by HMRC. We operate a full payroll bureau using the latest SAGE software. Payroll can be processed to suit your business - you send in the details of hours worked and we can return the payment details and pay slips the same day. All PAYE forms and return are filed online on client's behalf. We provide burden-free payroll services including tax calculation, sick pay, maternity pay, HMRC returns, pension deductions and reports, and child support agency deductions. We work with a wide range of industries and can deal with weekly, monthly or fortnightly pay. We have the facility to send your employees payslips via email which will also save you time.

Annual Accounts and Tax

We provide tax advice for self employed, partnerships and limited companies. All returns can be submitted online using our up to date HMRC-approved tax software. We also present accounts in a clear and timely fashion and take time to interpret the data so you can make decisions based on performance and accurate information. Again we will ensure your tax return is done for you correctly and done on time. If we don't already have the necessary information, we will provide clear details of exactly what we need from you. We complete the return, you keep your tax bill to a minimum, and we file it for you online.

About us

Lucy Smith

  • ACCA part-qualified accountant
  • Studied at Sheffield Hallam university
  • Many years work experience in small business bookkeeping, payroll, accountancy and tax.

Lisa Clemens
AAT Qualified accountant

  • Studied Business and Administration at Duchy College
  • Started with us in July 2002
  • Family background in dairy farming

Daniel Pascoe
AAT Qualified accountant

  • Studied at Penrice Academy and St Austell College
  • Started with us as an apprentice in September 2016
  • Successfully completed his AAT qualification in January 2019

Brian Smith

  • Qualified CIPFA accountant - 1991
  • BA (Hons) in accountancy - 1985
  • Until June 2003 was Director of Finance in the NHS
  • Previously worked for National Audit Office and Price Waterhouse

Emma Gough
AAT Qualified accountant

  • Studied at Bodmin School
  • Started with us as an apprentice in September 2016
  • Successfully completed her AAT qualification in September 2021