Stanley Yule is a firm of Chartered accountants and Registered Auditors that has been in existence for over 80 years predominantly serving the small and medium sized businesses.
Stanley Yule has three partners and our office is located in the Kings Norton area of Birmingham giving us the ability to service the West Midlands area.
At Stanley Yule, we offer a boutique of accountancy services which are designed to let you get on with what you do best: running your business successfully. Most importantly we have the experience of dealing with various business sectors so you can rest assured that you are getting a professional service.
From auditing your books to advising you on taxation to administering your payroll and book keeping, you can count on us to provide even the most basic services with the highest level of professionalism.
We can also provide more specialised services, tailored to the unique needs of your organisation. Most importantly, we have never forgotten the importance of the ‘personal touch’. We’re more than happy to tailor our working day to suit yours – you can arrange to see us at times which are convenient to you. Our base is in a prominent location in Kings Norton, away from the city centre with its associated overheads. It’s easy to reach, with plenty of secure parking spaces available for our clients.
Ian Bidmead (FCA - Partner)
Ian qualified as a chartered accountant in 1986, initially training with a major independent Birmingham firm and after qualification moving into specialist management consultancy work, focussing on business planning, rescue, management buy outs and buy ins. In 1991 Ian purchased the practice Stanley Yule, with the intention of bringing the specialist skills more associated with large practices to clients who would otherwise not had access to at a cost base more appropriate to their circumstances.
Ian has dealt with most of the business acquisitions and disposals handled by the firm, and given the success in guiding clients this has been a steady and regular source of work for the practice over the years, specialising in deals for the smaller business (up to £10m consideration).
Out of the accountancy world Ian also has business interests in manufacturing, which helps him gain the unique insight of knowing what it is like running a business that is not accountancy based. In addition to the consultancy work, Ian is the lead responsible individual for the audit work and also deals with specialist taxation issues and has a wide and practical experience in dealing with all types of HMRC enquiries.
For down time Ian likes to spend time with his family, enjoys good music, food and film and is known to be able to throw himself around a badminton court with enthusiasm, if not a great deal of skill.
Birgitt Saunders (FCCA ACA - Partner)
Birgitt moved from Germany to England in 1989 with her family and is proficient in written and spoken German. Birgitt worked as a finance manager in industry until she joined Stanley Yule in 2001 as a semi senior accountant. Birgitt demonstrates an example of successful progression from trainee to partnership in 2007.
During her time with Stanley Yule Birgitt gained valuable experience in all aspect of accountancy, taxation and audit matters and qualified as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2004. She recently gained membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Her role involves all aspect of client’s contact and the managing of several audit assignments. Birgitt proactively looks after the day to day administration of the Northfield office and her client portfolio varies from small to medium size companies and unincorporated businesses.
Gulraj Mankoo (FCCA - Partner)
Gulraj qualified as a chartered certified accountant in 2004 having trained with a small independent Birmingham firm. After qualification he joined us to progress and become a partner in 2007. He is able to communicate in Swahili, Punjabi, Hindi and Gujarati and of course English!
Gulraj is experienced in dealing with owner managed businesses, along with a vast experience in compliance work, He also specialises in tax investigations, tax planning and management consultancy. As a result of Gulraj’s hands on approach with clients and the ability to communicate with clients on all levels, he is very popular with clients.
Gulraj is also involved in client liaison matters, marketing and day to day matters of the busy practice. He is also highly involved on a volunteer basis in a very busy local Charity.
Outside of work Gulraj enjoys good food, football, cricket ,motor sports and cars.
Barbara has worked for Stanley Yule for over 25 years and is our longest serving employee. She is highly experienced in payroll, P11D compliance, VAT and book keeping, Sage software training and accounts preparation.
Barbara has excellent liaison skills and is very popular with clients as a result of her hands on and helpful approach.
In her spare time Barbara enjoys walking, socialising and spending time with her family, her grandchildren take up a lot of her time.
Deanne has worked for Stanley Yule for over 16 years. She is highly experienced in payroll, VAT and book keeping.
Deanne manages our payroll bureau and is also involved in the book keeping and VAT department.
In her spare time Deanne enjoys keeping fit and socialising.
Janet has worked for Stanley Yule for over 10 years. She is highly experienced in the payroll department. She is also involved in the administrative function at our Walsall office.
Janet works part time with us and holds another job as the credit control manager of a successful French polishing company.
In her spare time Janet enjoys cooking, cycling , walking and reading.