Looking after our clients’ interests is a priority.

Optimal Accountancy's Story

Optimal Accountancy was formed in 2007 by Paul White. Paul had worked within the SME sector for a number of years before deciding to set up a practice of his own. Using previous experiences Paul realised that there seemed to be a lack of communication and information between clients and the accountant. Paul’s vision for the company was that each client no matter how big or small would be kept in regular contact whilst providing a tax efficient and cost effective service and always putting the client first, the core value of the company today.

Starting in a small office in South Shields, the years have seen Optimal Accountancy greatly increase its client base by sector and geographical location. It is because of this that the company now has sub offices in Newcastle and Watford to compliment its increasing client base.

Due to continued growth and the constant drive to put clients first Optimal Accountancy now has a loyal, professional and dedicated team, that has grown over the years with new staff expected to join the company in future.

Optimal Accountancy Staff - Freda

South Tyneside Accountancy

Optimal Accountancy Limited has been in business since 2007. We're based in South Tyneside, with offices in South Shields,  Newcastle and Watford.

We are Practicing Certified Public Accountants (CPAA) and also Practicing Members of the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA).

Optimal Accountancy Client Meeting

How we meet your needs

All our team are client facing, we strive to build a strong business relationship with all our clients by working closely to ascertain as much about their business as possible and offering support on an individual case basis.

Our staff are directly contactable thus ensuring access to a professional is available to our clients at all times.

We are able to facilitate clients across a wide geographical area and across a diverse portfolio of business sectors.


Meet the Team


Denise Barrass

Accounts Manager

Paul White

Managing Partner

Simon Ayre


Karen Burgess

Accounts Assistant / P.A.

Freda Whitfield

Accounts Assistant

Alex Burgess

Accounts Assistant

Abigael Carr

Accounts Assistant

Real benefits through full circle accountancy support

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