Accountancy start-up launches from Phase One

09th June 2022

Accountancy start-up launches from Phase One

The Accounting Room, a York based Chartered Accountancy has successfully launched having joined the Phase One incubator programme.

Ben Thompson, formerly of Fortus and Garbutt + Elliot, has made the most of Phase One since joining in April this year, and has got his solo venture off to a flying start.

Speaking with York Press, he said: “I have always wanted to start my own business. I was anticipating a slow burn and trying to replace my salary in nine to 12 months. I have had a ridiculously good response from local people.


“I live in Haxby so that’s where I have naturally reached out and I have had a lot of support from people.”

Instagram, word of mouth recommendations and community support have helped get the business off the ground along with the support of the York Science Park Team, who facilitate Phase One.

The @AccountingRoomYork Instagram page, which has more than 1,000 followers, has also generated leads.

Keen to offer a personal business partner experience, Ben is working with small businesses up to large established firms in all industries to help improve bottom line profits and revolutionise processes. He is on a mission to “change the accountancy landscape.”

He ultimately hopes to grow a team and have a permanent office.

For more information about the Phase One incubator programme, contact a member of the York Science Park team here.

Read the full York Press article here.