SKS Thompson Jones are a forward-thinking accountancy firm based in Bury, with an experienced smart-thinking team.


Here at SKS Thompson Jones we have over 500 clients covering almost every business sector and we have over 50 years’ experience, prior to the merger with SKS in 2019. Our approach is tailor-made, whether you are an individual, family or business client and very often, these interests are linked.

We deliver a first-class service by taking the time to get to know you and to understand your objectives, needs and aspirations. This allows us to work with you and help with the longer-term challenges you’re likely to face. Our experienced team of professionals provide high-quality advice and solutions so you can devote your time and attention to running your business.

We are in Bury, within 9 miles of Manchester city centre; just off junction 2 of the M66.

Meet The Team

John Stone

John has been an Owner/Director at SKS Thompson Jones since 1980. He has over 30 years' of experience in general practice, specifically business strategy, audit and accounts, and corporate tax. 

Sanjay Swarup

With over 27 years' experience working with both small firms and international corporations such as BP, Sanjay offers business and strategic advice to businesses of all sizes.

Rosemary Penn-Newman

As our Corporate Finance Director, Rosemary has completed hundreds of corporate finance transactions. She uses her strong analytical skills to provide the best solution for her clients.

Peter Carlin

Having qualified in 1984, Peter now has over 25 years' experience as a Consultant at SKS Thompson Jones. He deals with all aspects of taxation, accounts, forecasting and audits.

Carl Urmston
Associate Director

Since joining SKS Thompson Jones back in 2014 as a University Graduate, Carl has now qualified to become a Chartered Accountant and specialises in looking after owner managed businesses.


Garry Whitworth
Garry WhitworthThe GEM Appeal
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"Always accommodate our needs, are prompt with their work and understand the needs and workings of our charity."
David Jennings
David JenningsJennings Family Properties Limited
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"SKS Thompson Jones offer sensible no nonsense advice which is delivered without the normal technical accountancy jargon. SKS Thompson Jones are our first choice for all our accountancy needs."
Pauline Cleary
Pauline ClearyRetired
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"Approximately 40 years relationship with thompson jones. Efficient, approachable, friendly, very competent.I have remained a client after retiring from business and would fully recommend their services."
Karen Morris
Karen MorrisHolcombe Brook Sports Club
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"As the year end accounts and returns are now completed, I just wanted to express both the clubs and my thanks and appreciation for the work Carl has undertaken for us. Carl is very knowledgeable about the club's finances and is always both supportive and helpful in our dealings with him."
Liam McGrogan
Liam McGroganTax Return
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"I have been a client for forty years and find them consistently knowledgeable, thoroughly professional and always approachable."
Tony Jeffree
Tony JeffreeClient
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"We have used your services for many years now and have always found your staff to be friendly, helpful and professional in their approach."
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"I have always found SKS Thompson Jones very helpful both in my past business experience and now as a Trustee for multiple Trusts. A very personal service."
Keith Hinett
Keith HinettKENAK Management Ltd
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"Carl Urmston provides an excellent accountancy service and is always on hand to offer advice and discuss emergent queries. SKS TJ provide good customer service with regards additional activities eg payroll, personal tax etc."
Jason Willett
Jason WillettIsherwoods
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"Always there when we need them most."
Catherine Mashiter
Catherine MashiterSOYANG EUROPE LTD
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"We have used SKS Thompson Jones for over 15 years & the service they provide is excellent."
John Harbottle
John HarbottleClient
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"Many years of good service and expertise."

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