A firm of accountants with offices throughout West Norfolk was so impressed with its first model of a car from a Lynn Citroën dealership that it ended up acquiring a fleet of six vehicles.
Steve Pye and Co, chartered certified accountants with offices in Lynn, Hunstanton, Burnham Market and Spalding, was introduced to the Citroën DS3 in 2012 with the purchase of an ex-demo.
That set the wheels in motion for the subsequent contract hire of more of the same type of vehicle. “Keen to portray a ‘we are different’ image, the fleet of DS3s reflect the individuality and success of our business,” said Steve Pye.
And Jon Pearce, fleet and commercial vehicle specialist for Duff Morgan Citroën on North Lynn Industrial Estate, which provided the vehicles, explained: “Steve was very happy with the car which I first sold to him and he then ordered a second car, but this time a new one on a contract hire basis. A month later he ordered another followed by a further three.
“We have a good relationship with Steve and he has become a valued customer. What attracted him to the DS3 was its styling and performance and the fact that it was eye-catching to promote his business.”
Steve Pye set up his business 27 years ago and was later joined by fellow directors Christine Pye and Mel Stollery. The accountancy business provides financial and consultancy services for all sizes of portfolios, specialising in advanced tax planning and high net worth individuals.
Initially the business mainly covered Lynn and Hunstanton areas and an office was opened in Spalding 2011 with further expansion into Burnham Market in 2012 following the takeover of Bruce and Co.
The firm’s rapid growth in the last four years has been due to forward thinking in a tough economy and understanding their clients’ needs, said Steve. “We now provide a complete financial package for business and personal finances. Our aim is to minimise tax burdens and maximise personal wealth.”