About Us

About Us


Shore Accounting is run by Chris and Ruth Anscombe with offices in Lancing, West Sussex and St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex.

Originally based in Shoreham By Sea, we set up the business in 2003 to provide bookkeeping services to businesses across the Sussex area.

Through providing great service and a proactive approach, the business grew and we soon moved into offices based in the Ropetackle business centre in Shoreham.

Over the years we have added more and more services to our offering and we now provide a full accountancy, tax consultancy and business advice service to clients based across the whole of the UK and to some international clients who live in places such as USA, Australia, Tunisia and Malaysia.

In October 2014, we acquired another accountancy practice, Michael Scarlett & Co, in St Leonards on Sea.

Although the business has grown, our core principles have remained the same; to provide accountancy and tax services to small business owners and the self employed, get to really know and understand our clients so that we can offer a great service and advice at a reasonable cost.

Meet the Team

Chris Anscombe

Chris has over 20 years experience of working in finance. Originally working in banking, he has gained a wide range of experience in all things finance and tax. Chris has held roles as a Financial Advisor, Sales Coach, Regional Manager and Tax Advisor.

Chris is a fellow of the Federation of Tax Advisors and holds the full Association of Tax Technicians Qualification. He also has a BA (Hons) in Economics as well as the CII Diploma in Financial Planning.

Chris heads up our tax compliance work, specialising in business and personal taxation.

Ruth Anscombe

Ruth started her career with Lloyds Bank as a Branch Manager advising customers on their finances, including making lending decisions. From there, Ruth has held a variety of roles in teaching adults, bookkeeping and accountancy.

Ruth is an Associate of The Institute of Financial Accounts, has a First Class BSc (Hons) in Financial Services. She also has qualifications in teaching adults.

Ruth manages the accounting side of Shore, overseeing all bookkeeping work as well as preparing accounts and management information reports.

Chris and Ruth are supported by a team of five bookkeepers and admin staff.

Shore Accounting is a member in practice of The Institute of Financial Accountants.

Read what people say about us here.

Want to find out more?

Call us on: 01273 454363 or 01424 715200

Email: admin@shoreaccounting.co.uk

* indicates required field