Stirk House, a listed building which overlooks the Ribble Valley, has experienced significant growth in the past three years, increasing turnover from £1.4m to £2.4 million by branching out from guest stays and becoming a popular wedding venue.
The family run Clitheroe hotel has enlisted the services of Blackburn-based accountants, Pierce to provide auditing, tax planning and advice on access to finance.
Helen Kay, financial director at Stirk House, said: “In the last few years we have developed our core hotel business by taking a more pro-active customer approach and investing £750,000 into the building to offer bespoke wedding packages at an affordable price. This has helped us to increase the number of weddings we host per year from 18 to 180.
“Pierce is not only a dependable, expert partner – the team is pro-active, friendly and approachable which made them a great fit. With their help, we will be able to implement our business plans, get everything in place financially and grow the business further.
“Our future plans include investing into the leisure club and spa facilities and increasing the number of bedrooms.”
Nadeem Hussain, director at Pierce, said: “Stirk House is an iconic local hotel and a much loved heritage building – but at its heart lies a thriving, modern business with exciting plans.
“We will work closely with Helen and the management team at Stirk House to build on the incredible successes of the past three years, by underpinning their excellent business ideas with strategic business, accountancy and funding plans.
“We look forward to helping the business during this exciting next phase.”
For more information about the expert financial services offered by Pierce, please contact them on 01254 688 100 or visit www.pierce.co.uk.