About Ensors

History of Ensors Chartered Accountants

Ensors is one of East Anglia’s oldest and most respected firms of Chartered Accountants. With over 130 years’ experience of all aspects of accounting for East Anglia’s leading industries, we’ve seen the full gamut of changes, mergers and innovations.

Isaac Lott Ensor is admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants. At this time, Isaac is trading from 17 Museum Street, Ipswich, alongside Mr John Frederick Titchmarsh, a fellow Chartered Accountant.
Isaac moves to 30 Museum Street, Ipswich and, on leaving Berkhamsted School, Lionel Ensor starts work with his father as a trainee accountant.
Now a qualified Chartered Accountant, Lionel joins his father in partnership and the name of the firm is changed to I L Ensor & Son.
Garfield Gustavus George Goult joins Isaac and Lionel in partnership and opens the first branch office at 1 Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds. The business becomes known as Ensor, Son & Goult.
The Felixstowe office opens in Felix Chambers, Hamilton Road – next door to the Playhouse. The offices were situated on the first floor above a dentist and solicitor, Haward & Ramsay.
The Ipswich office moves to 7 Elm Street, taking over premises that for over 50 years had been a restaurant run by Mrs Weavers.
Requiring more space, Bury office moves to 86 Whiting Street into premises that used to be a tea shop.
The Playhouse in Felixstowe along with Felix Chambers are redeveloped so Ensor, Son & Goult take the opportunity to move to 92a Hamilton Road, providing more space as the firm continues to expand.
The Ipswich Elm Street premises are extended to overlook Princes Street but only five years later additional office space has to be taken in Queen Street, Ipswich.
Requiring more space, Bury office moves to 86 Whiting Street into premises that used to be a tea shop.
Following Garfield Goult’s death in 1974, the firm’s name is shortened to Ensors.
The Ipswich offices are combined under one roof in Saxon House, Franciscan Way – a part of town that was ‘out of bounds’ for professionals who still gravitated towards Museum Street and Elm Street.
The Ipswich office moves to Cardinal House in St Nicholas Street, site of the town’s former Hippodrome Theatre.
Felixstowe office moves to 1 Gainsborough Road, taking over premises occupied by Haward & Ramsay (who merged with Jackamans).
Ensors merge with Radfords Chartered Accountants, a West Suffolk firm with offices in Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill and Stowmarket.
Ensors buy Blyth House, Saxmundham from Suffolk Coastal District Council and redevelop to provide suitable office facilities.
Merge with The Kinnaird Partnership, Cambridge, and Robert Williams & Company, Huntingdon.
Ensors take on serviced offices at 5 St John’s Lane, London, EC1, as the need for a London presence became ever more important.
Cambridge office moves to offices on St John’s Innovation Park, providing easier access, more car parking and a better working environment.
Ensors celebrate their 125th anniversary with a reunion of some of it’s current and past Partners.
Cambridge office moves to premises at Vision Park in Histon that offer a more modern working environment and greater usable space, thus allowing for the team’s expansion.
Ipswich office moves to Connexions, 159 Princes Street, providing a larger usable space to accommodate further expansion and a more modern, open plan environment for improved client and staff experience.
Huntingdon office moves into brand new premises in Alconbury in early 2023, while Ensors rebrands to reflect our contemporary practice, values and vision. Our new appearance is designed to raise our profile throughout the region and to connect with our core client base.

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