Last year Visionary Accountants, St Albans secured the leasehold at 2 Adelaide Street, overlooking St Peter’s Street, in the centre of St Albans. After an extensive refurbishment Mel Hilbrown, Executive Director at St Albans Enterprise Agency (STANTA), officially opened the new offices on behalf of the Visionary Accountants team in January 2017
According to local historical information, the building at the corner of Adelaide Street and St Peter’s Street dates back to the 16thCentury and was the Queen Adelaide pub for many years. The pub closed in the 1950’s and the building now houses various businesses along with Visionary Accountants. The modified 16thcentury structure is still visible through the exposed wooden beams in the Visionary offices. The working space has been sympathetically refurbished to highlight and preserve the historic beams and features whilst providing a comfortable and modern space for Visionary Accountants’ clients.
Chris Wallace, Managing Director of Visionary Accountants, St Albans said:
‘We’re delighted to move into such an historic building in the heart of St Albans city centre. We were determined to create a functional blend of old and new that can service our clients’ needs in the ever-changing digital age, whilst respecting and preserving the rich heritage that St Albans has to offer. It’s great for the team to be based in town and our clients really appreciate the ease of the central location.
We’ve always tried to place ourselves amongst the thriving St Albans community. We exhibit at the Herts Expo, support the St Albans Chamber of Commerce and sponsor St Albans City Football Club. We also sponsor STANTA as we want to encourage the great work they offer local start-up businesses. We organise regular free seminars and breakfast networking events which have always proved popular with local business owners. At Visionary, we operate an open-door policy as we strive to be as accessible as possible.
Visionary Accountants has been established in St Albans since 2008 providing affordable, quality bookkeeping, payroll, tax and accountancy services to small and medium-sized local businesses. With a focus on client care and effective planning they are an essential part of your business’ team.
Mel Hilbrown, Executive Director at St Albans Enterprise Agency (STANTA), officially opened the new offices with Chris Wallace, Managing Director of Visionary Accountants - January 2017.