Chartered Certified Accountants

Feb 24

About Us

We are a well established, independent accountancy practice. We act for many different businesses both local and in other parts of the country.

We have a friendly and approachable staff and provide our clients with a professional and reliable service. We are able to provide a comprehensive and reasonably priced range of services.


The firm was founded by Bert Longstaff. On 1 January 1954 Gordon Gentle joined the firm as a partner and the firm became Longstaff, Gentle & Co. Gordon Gentle later went into partnership with Tony Semark until 1992 when Gordon Gentle retired. Tony Semark continued the practice as a sole practitioner until 1 June 1995 when Stephen Simpson became a partner. Tony Semark passed away in 2006 and since then Stephen Simpson has continued the business as a sole practitioner.

Student Training

It is our aim to provide any students with good career development and full assistence is provided for those studying for professional exams.