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Passmore Weeks & Richardson is a successful and growing Chartered Accountancy practice located in Colchester, Stradbroke and Sudbury.

We are a group of qualified professionals working in the agricultural, manufacturing and service industries primarily throughout Suffolk and Essex.

Since inception in 1998, we have advised, supported and offered clients a comprehensive range of accountancy and taxation services.

We assist small and medium-sized enterprises in their financial operations and development by identifying weaknesses and providing proactive solutions to help improve their profitability.

Our Business Management activities focus on assisting companies with the financial management of their businesses, including preparation of periodic management accounts and attendance at management meetings when requested.


Mark Passmore MA (Cantab) FCA has a combination of professional qualifications, expertise and commercial experience. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse before moving into industry and commerce in the early 80’s, rising to Board level as a Group Finance Director. Mark undertakes the work of Finance Director for some client businesses, delivering a level of expertise that they could not readily afford otherwise.

Kate Richardson FCA, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990 and as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 1991. She deals with a wide portfolio of clients and has extensive experience of accountancy, taxation and auditing. She was previously a principal of Clarke & Co. before joining Passmore Weeks & Richardson in 2007 as a partner.


Our team comprises well qualified staff who have been with the firm for many years. Continuity of service and familiarity with a client's affairs enables us to maintain an efficient and cost effective service.


Our main office is in Colchester in North Essex. We also have an office in Sudbury in South Suffolk and another in Stradbroke in North Suffolk.

Within each office we have a complement of staff so that, from each, we can offer a full range of tax and accounting services to businesses, including limited companies, and individuals.

We are keen to provide an efficient and effective service and to that end we make full use of up to date information and communications technology.

All offices are linked to a secure central data base with the advantage that client's information can be accessed from any of the offices.


In accordance with the disclosure requirements of the Provision of Services Regulations 2009, our professional indemnity insurer is RSA Insurance Plc of 9th Floor, One Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3BD. The territorial coverage is worldwide excluding professional business carried out from an office in the United States of America or Canada and excludes any action for a claim brought in any court in the United States of America or Canada.

Passmore Weeks & Richardson is the trading name of P W R Accountants Limited registered in England & Wales, 7211542
Registered office: 2 Beacon End Courtyard, London Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0NU