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APRIL, 2016


A Bridgnorth firm is embracing the latest technology to improve its carbon footprint and safeguard the future of a historic building in the town.

Stanton Ralph & Company Chartered Accountants is based in the Old Police Station in Whitburn Street and has just invested in a renewable energy system for the recently renovated building.

Working in conjunction with local energy specialists Symeco of Chorley, near Bridgnorth, a total of 36 solar panels have been fitted to the non-visible central roof areas to provide 10.3 Kilowatts of heating and electricity power for the company.

Richard Bubb, of Symeco, said: “This is a conservation area so we have been very careful to ensure that the latest technology installation is fully compliant with all regulations yet fits in perfectly with the building’s heritage, together with being totally functional and highly energy efficient.”

Stanton Ralph & Co partner, Philip Wood, added: “We took over the building in 2011 and invested heavily in restoring it in a traditional and sympathetic way, so this project is taking the conservation work to the next level as the company moves forward in a positive manner to create a sustainable business. Besides reducing our carbon footprint and helping the environment, this is an extremely viable financial investment to provide our future heating and electricity.

“With energy costs potentially rising in the near future, this makes very good economic sense as well as being extremely environmentally friendly.”

Stanton Ralph Rooftop

Richard Bubb and Philip Wood with the new solar roof panels at the Old Police Station in Whitburn Street, Bridgnorth


APRIL, 2014


Club secretary Anna Owen said that the club was going from strength to strength and now had 60 members in several age groups.

“We have just celebrated the 10th anniversary of the club, which was formed by myself and Zoe Wanklin, and we are delighted to receive backing from Stanton Ralph & Co of Bridgnorth, which is a very welcome boost. We have welcomed several parents who have now taken Level One coaching qualifications to help with the club and some former junior members are also returning as official coaches.

“Our Under-11 teams won both Division 1 and Division 2 of the Shropshire Central Junior League which is a great testimony to the coaches with their structure of training and development within the club.”

The Under 16 squad has received sponsorship for new netball kit and dresses from Stanton Ralph & Co, of Whitburn Street, and partner Philip Wood commented: “As a local company we are delighted to offer our support to such a thriving club within the town. It is good to see the girls being so active and I truly believe that sport of any kind presents a vital part of health and social development.”

Stanton Ralph Rooftop

Richard Bubb and Philip Wood with the new solar roof panels at the Old Police Station in Whitburn Street, Bridgnorth


MARCH, 2012


Shropshire accountants adding a splash to awards nomination

Chartered accountants Stanton Ralph & Co of Bridgnorth will be representing the county as the only firm from Shropshire to reach the finals of the 2012 West Midlands Chartered Accountants of the Year Awards.

The firm, based at The Old Police Station in Whitburn Street, was shortlisted following an anonymous nomination by one of its clients who quoted “I use Philip Wood, of Stanton Ralph & Co, for my personal accounts, as well as for my wife, and the service has proved excellent and very efficient”.

“From the professional, personal and technical perspective, the client service has always been exceptional and they are a delight to work with.”

The awards are run by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, with the finals to be held shortly in Birmingham, at the conclusion of voting by fellow professionals.

Partner in the firm Philip Wood added: “It is a great honour to be recognised by clients and fellow professionals alike, especially following the upheaval of recently moving to new premises.”

“We are currently looking to expand the business and have new staff members joining the team shortly, which together with this nomination makes it a very exciting time for Stanton Ralph & Co.”

Adding a splash to the celebrations

Philip Wood (RIGHT), with fellow partners Adrian Ralph and Darren Foot, and staff members.


MARCH, 2011


Work starts on major building project in Bridgnorth

The Old Police Station in Whitburn Street has been acquired by Stanton Ralph & Co, Chartered Accountants and is being converted into new offices for the practice, transforming a redundant site into a modern and attractive building.

Renowned local architect Vic Johnson of the Johnson Design Partnership has come up with radical designs for the building to create an extremely eco-friendly and efficient working environment.

Philip Wood, a principal of Stanton Ralph & Co, said: “This very innovative project will provide us with practical, energy efficient new offices and client parking, and should be completed during the summer.”

“We are delighted to be able to expand, enabling us to continue serving our clients and their local business needs, whilst remaining in a town centre location.”

Award-winning building contractors, Three Pines of Wolverhampton, are undertaking the complete refurbishment and extension of the building. Three Pines managing director Alan Bradshaw commented: “We are delighted to be working with these Bridgnorth businesses on such an exciting project to revitalise this historic building.”

“We have over 50 years experience in the construction industry which enables us to carry out the conversion project with due care and consideration for both the building and its surroundings.”

Architect Vic Johnson added: “We have designed several exciting office projects for companies across the UK and it is particularly important to us to be creating a new environment for successful accountancy practice Stanton Ralph and Co.”

Stanton Ralph & Co currently operate with a total of 16 principals and staff at The Old Grammar School in St Leonard’s Close and have been established in the town since 1974.

Work starts on major building project in Bridgnorth

Contracts manager Neil Lerigo of Three Pines, architectural assistant Tom Corbett of Johnson Design Partnership and principal Philip Wood, of Stanton Ralph & Co.

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