Stephen Collins

Partner, Peterborough

Stephen Collins

Stephen has been with the firm for nearly 40 years and was head of the Peterborough office until 2019. He utilises his detailed and varied experience to provide a unique perspective on all aspects of business and personal finance.

Stephen uses his expertise in the fields of accountancy and tax to understand his clients’ personal and business goals, and works closely with them to achieve these, helping to clarify what makes the business tick, and identify how best to increase profits and personal wealth.

With his in-depth knowledge and experience of accountancy and tax, Stephen can help to increase profits, lower tax bills and, in the process, increase a client’s wealth.

He is involved with a large and diverse range of clients and is always available at the end of a phone or face-to-face to help his clients and, more specifically, answer their questions.

Stephen is co-author of the firm’s Succession Project. This was a report commissioned by the firm to understand how modern generations are approaching the issue of passing wealth from one generation to the next.

Additionally, Stephen lectures on property and tax issues at public seminars and conferences.

Key experience

  • Preparing corporate restructuring for a development and investment property business and acting as a sounding board for the owners.
  • Advising on the break-up of two family trusts and an associated company.
  • Tax and succession planning.
  • Providing forensic accounting reports.
  • Providing matrimonial dispute advice.


Stephen is married and has four children. He and his family live in Stamford, Lincolnshire but also escape to their cottage in Wales to enjoy the countryside, walk the dog and occasionally take an active part on a sheep farm owned by some friends. He is an active gardener.

Stephen has a keen interest in football, rugby and cricket and is a full member at Lords. Stephen was interested in shooting but decided a couple of years ago to retire from this sport. In his younger years, Stephen qualified to teach mentally and physically handicapped people to swim.