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  • Do you want to save £££ in VAT and tax?
  • Do you want someone to take away the hassle and complexity of VAT and de-minimus?
  • Do you want to work with an accountant that understands how an optician’s business operates?

If you have answered YES to the questions above then we would suggest that you telephone Desirie Lea on 0151 348 8400 or email to see how we can help you.

Morris & Co have over 25 years of experience working for Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians and Locum Optometrists. We are the largest firm of specialist accountants in the North West who act for opticians.

We act for opticians and optometrists throughout England, Scotland and Wales. As specialist ophthalmic accountants we aim to provide you with proactive VAT, accounting and business advice. We work closely with our clients and understand the challenges that opticians face. Our particular expertise is in VAT, tax planning and accounting matters. This has helped opticians similar to you save money and increase the bottom line.
We hope to give you the extra time to do what you do best – run your business.

Why use us

What we can do for you

  • Preparation of VAT returns and negotiations with Customs and Excise on "full cost apportionment" or other special methods
  • Partial exemption calculations for VAT
  • Incorporating your practice (Becoming an Ophthalmic Body Corporate) and advice on transferring from sole trade or partnership to limited company
  • Monthly or quarterly management accounts
  • Practice review and business planning
  • Benchmarking your practice against our database of opticians
  • Bookkeeping advice
  • Installation of, training on, and configuration of accounting software for opticians using Sage
  • Payroll Bureau service and support
  • Inheritance Tax planning
  • Advice on asset purchase including financing arrangements
  • Business plans and financial forecasts
  • Financial services, pension planning
  • Practice management system advice
  • Tax Return completion and specialist tax advice

Morris & Co have a dedicated team specialising in VAT and ophthalmic accounts and are able to provide advice and guidance on all aspects of financial accounting, taxation including partial exemption & business matters.

For a FREE no obligation chat about your circumstances Contact Desirie Lea on 0151 348 8400 or email


  • "Over a number of years Morris & Co have provided me with sound financial and business advice. Their in depth knowledge of my particular sector has proved invaluable and they explain my accounts in a way that is easy to understand. All my questions are answered promptly and efficiently and I really appreciate their level of expertise."
    David Evans, R T Booth & Co Ltd
  • "When appointing an accountant it was very important to me to select someone who was not only knowledgeable but friendly and approachable. I have always received proactive, professional advice and I know that the specialist advice I require to run my business is only ever a phone call away. A VAT full cost and apportionment calculation was recently undertaken for my company. As a result of this, my percentages have reduced, thereby saving me additional money."
    Ian McGarvey, Ian McGarvey Opticians Ltd
  • "Having had dealings with Desirie Lea of Morris and Co from the very inception of my company, I have always been impressed with how approachable everyone has been, from the partners to the receptionists. I had spoken to several accountants before instructing Desirie to take charge of my accounts, and from the first phonecall, Desirie impressed me with her forthright manner and her perceptive analysis of various scenarios I put to her. She is always on the ball and is a pleasure to deal with."
    Lloyd Griffiths, Lloyd Griffiths Limited
  • "Desirie and her team have been acting on my behalf since 2002 and I am delighted with the service they provide. As specialists in the ophthalmic sector, they are able to take away the stress of dealing with the partial exemption calculations for VAT purposes, which is a real bonus. I have regular meetings with them at my premises to discuss strategic issues and plan for the future. Management accounts are prepared on a quarterly basis for my company which includes a detailed analysis/commentary of my trading results. I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Morris and Co to my fellow professionals."
    Anne O'Loan, Niluain Ltd

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