About P.i.R

The PiR Partnership LLP was set up in 2004, and has been providing accounting services, virtual director services and business advice to individuals, small and medium businesses and corporate clients ever since. Our aim is to make your life as simple as possible, so you can focus on what you do best – growing your business.

From our offices in Shipston-on-Stour, we work with start-ups looking to incorporate and grow, small to medium businesses who want to outsource payroll, bookkeeping, tax and accountancy requirements, and sole traders who often do not have the time or the expertise to manage the financial side of their business themselves.

As a new business, Ian helped me set up my Limited Company and has since managed the accounts for the last 18 months. He has consistently and promptly provided invaluable advice and guidance no matter how basic my query has been! For me, this approachability, his knowledge and his trustworthiness are the keys to a successful business relationship.

Finally, as an IT security specialist, having a document transfer system that is easy to use helps ease my mind, as I know that privacy, confidentiality and integrity are taken seriously.

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Professional team

Whatever the size or scope of your business, we can provide you with a full range of flexible services, all easily accessible from a single point of contact. You’ll find our team really easy to work with, approachable, knowledgeable and professional.  We can help you maximise business opportunities and plan finances more effectively, while ensuring you comply with all your statutory requirements.

Secure service

Our service is secure and discreet. We use the latest versions of accounting software, including cloud accounting packages which help you monitor business performance. We are an accredited Sage Partner and also work with Kashflow, Quickbooks, Xero and Freeagent. We can advise you on the most suitable software for your business and help ensure it is set up appropriately for your needs.

Full accreditation

As you’d expect, PiR is a practicing member of CIMA (The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) and we’re also one of the few South Warwickshire accountants accredited with IPSE (The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed).

If you’d like to know more, please email us or call us on 01608 663 785

Our people

Ian Cooper FCMA

Ian Cooper FCMA


Ian is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (actually being the youngest to achieve this qualification at the time).  He brings a wealth of quality commerical experience across a diverse range of business sectors, having worked in a number of high-profile Chief Financial Officer roles before opening The P.i.R Partnership in 2004.

While being a fully qualified Accountant, Ian also has a good understanding of the day-to-day running and the challenages of both large and small organisations.  He enjoys working with the businesses and building a strong relationship with them and is able to consult on managerial issues, offer montoring and help build business strategies therefore, adding value to the businesses he is involved with.

Ian has 40-years of experience in finance and has gained an MBA from Imperial College, London, also becoming a Member of the Association, known for spearheading excellence and trailblazing innovation.

Ian has lived locally for many years and is committed to Shipston on Stour and all the surrounding areas, being actively involved with the Town Council, as well as striving to encourage and promote the local business network and community.

Emma Girdler

Emma Girdler

Assistant Accountant

Emma joined The P.i.R Partnership early 2023.  Bringing with her over 33-years administration, project and contract management experience in sectors including Banking, Legal, Data Protection, Finance, Insurance, Construction and the Arts.

Emma is a Certified Client Advisor for Sage for Accountants and a Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks and has achieved her Level 3 Accounting Award with higher distinction.  She works closely with P.i.R’s Clients and is always just a telephone call or email away to help out where needed.

Emma has always lived in Warwickshire and now lives with her husband in Shipston on Stour. In her spare time, Emma enjoys walking/training her Cocker Spaniel and Labrador, playing the piano and also draws and paints in watercolour and acrylic.

Tina Cook

Tina Cook

HR Partner

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Jenny Hampton

Jenny Hampton

Office and Payroll

Jenny joined P.i.R in September 2015 as an apprentice studying for her Level 2 AAT, and will shortly be moving onto Level 3. She is responsible for providing payroll services for our clients and including supporting them with the paperwork and calculations required for leavers/joiners.

Jenny’s knowledge extends to auto enrolment. She sets up NEST (National Employment Savings Trust) schemes for clients and ensures they meet all their obligations in terms of letters to staff and filing declarations of compliance with the Pensions Regulator.

Stephi Paull

Stephi Paull

Accounting Assistant

Specialist in: Payroll, PAYE, VAT, bookkeeping and training in online accounting. software solutions.

Get in Touch

Contact us today for a free initial consultation to discuss your requirements.

Contact Us

Telephone: 01608 663 785
Email: info@PiRuk.com


Astech Mill,
50 Stratford Road,
CV36 4BA

The PiR Partnership is Registered in England and Wales. Company Number: OC341301

Partners: I.C. Cooper FCMA, GCMA E. Byrne FCMA

Registered Office: Astech Mill, 50 Stratford Road, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire CV36 4BA