How ‘human’ is your firm compared with other ambitious accountancy firms...

FrEE scorecard for your firm

Complete the ‘Humanise The Numbers’ scorecard...

On completion, you’ll get an instant scorecard report showing your results and signposting what happens in the best firms, along with some suggested resources to help you make progress. 

You’ll also discover how your firm stacks up against 10 measures of success. Each measure will challenge your thinking and prompt positive next steps...

How ‘human’ is your firm compared with other ambitious accountancy firms...

What your fellow accountants have to say...

Dave Hailey UHY Hacker Young(East)

Dave Hailey

Director, UHY Hacker Young (East)

"The so-called soft-skills of leading, managing and communicating are really quite hard for accountants. We know it's important but what to do?

Being able to see all layers of leaders and managers using the new 'soft-skills' knowledge and skills you've shared with our team is proving highly valuable."

Paul Tivey Pinfields

Paul Tivey

Owner, Pinfields Limited

"It's no easy thing persuading 60 team members to buy into the change we need to secure the future of the firm. 

The team away day you ran for us recently has been instrumental in transforming the teams engagement. The team are now fully committed to the changes needed for MTD and the essential shift towards a future-focused advisory service for clients."

Elinor Perry Pentlands Accountants

Elinor Perry

Owner, Pentlands Accountants

"Knowing you have someone fighting your corner when things get gritty, growly and downright depressing is invaluable. 

The scheduled support we get is great. But it's profoundly reassuring when, at the 'drop-of-a-hat', you get the support you need on an unexpected thorny, mission-critical issue."

Working together...

Accountants Growth Academy

Join the Accountants Growth Academy and you’ll work alongside other ambitious firms. Firms with similar challenges, similar ambitions and a similar commitment to changing things for the better.

Practical and regular accountability sessions support the workshop sessions - so that you really do take the action needed to transform your firm’s results! Click below to find out more...

Managing Partners Inner Circle

The Managing Partners’ Inner Circle is a select group of leaders of ambitious firms with fees of £2m to £5m.

Non-competing firms are involved in each group in order to create an open, candid and constructive debate on pressing challenges and opportunities across the firms. Guests and visits to other firms are woven into the Inner Circle's meetings - click below to find out more...

We focus in on the 8 questions of strategy, which when taken seriously, have a positive impact on both the people and the results of these firms.

Thorny challenges are tackled, team issues resolved, leadership issues and strategic planning all feature.

Whether you're a two-person start up or lead a team of hundreds click below for more help...

Future Finest Leadership Programme

Like Dave suggests in his comment above the soft people skills are hard!

But grow your people skills and you grow your firm. Ambitious firms do not want to risk not growing their people.

Invest in the knowledge, skills and habits of your leaders and managers and you build the results of your firm. 

For more on Future Finest Programme click below...

the Breakthrough Blog

Bitesize insights to challenge your thinking and connect you to better ways of working...

Meet Our Team

Paul Shrimpling

Director - advisor, speaker and author


Kate Shrimpling



Kelly Atherton

Business Breakthrough and podcast manager


Sally Wallwin

Digital Marketing and projects manager


Doug Aitken

Director – Advisor, Speaker and Author


Alison Blackler

Associate - Mind Coach, Facilitator, author and advisor


Sherri Medcalf

writer and Editor 


Elaine Godley

Associate - Health Mentor and Team Dynamic Expert 


The Remarkable Story

Paul’s passion for the accountancy profession has been forged in his experience of growing (from scratch) a successful manufacturing business. The annual check-in with his accountant never dealt with the emotional roller coaster of running a growing business or any future-focused planning.

Having moved onto other business ventures Paul has now experienced buying from 6 different accountancy firms. 2 have been transformative, 4 have been, well just as you'd expect, purely focussed on the historical numbers, not on the people or the future.

This business education underpins Paul’s passion and determination to challenge accountants to better connect to the people - team and clients - and to connect the people to the numbers that influence future results.

As Paul says:"Yes it’s about the numbers, but its mostly about the people and how they feel about the numbers. It's why we want to help ambitious accountants humanise the numbers."

In the end accountants are people businesses with an expertise in numbers - something all businesses need.


Your Humanise The Numbers Scorecard

Complete the survey to see how your firm compares to other ambitious accountants...