About Forrester Boyd

Forrester Boyd was formed in 1935 by the merger of Mr SM Forrester, who began practising in Grimsby in 1900 and Mr W Robson Boyd, who set up practice in 1910 and is now one of the largest independent chartered accountancy practices in Lincolnshire and the Humber region. Number 26 South Saint Mary’s Gate was purchased when Forrester Boyd was born and is still home to our Grimsby office team.

As a result of meteoric growth in the first decade, Forrester Boyd expanded into Scunthorpe in 1937 and Louth in 1939. Through strong links with the fishing and food industries we also had an office on the docks until an incendiary raid on the pontoon by Hitler’s Luftwaffe in 1934 destroyed it.

Through the 1970’s and 1980’s we expanded our offices and today have 9 partners, over 160 staff and offer a range of specialist services alongside our core accountancy service including, tax planning, payroll and corporate finance.

After many years of looking for the right opportunity to provide a better service to our coastal Lincolnshire clients, Forrester Boyd established a presence in Skegness and purchased Michael May Accountants in May 2012.

In April 2013, Forrester Boyd’s position strengthened in East Yorkshire after merging with a well-known accountancy firm in Beverley, Robsons. From previously operating from offices in Hessle a new venture was created and is now trading as Forrester Boyd Robson.

Forrester Boyd Robson is a trading name of Forrester Boyd Robson Limited, a company incorporated in England & Wales with company number 08370127 and registered office at Kingfisher Court, Plaxton Bridge Road, Woodmansey, Beverly HU17 0RT.

Now based in five offices across Lincolnshire and the Humber region, our teams are perfectly placed to work closely with you. Our focus on people, both clients and employees is at the core of our success, which won us the Large Practice of the Year at the national Practice Excellence awards. The judges were impressed by the way that we embrace technology, in the interest of making it as easy as possible to work with us. Since then we have developed our online accounting offering in conjunction with industry leaders Quickbooks Online, Xero and Sage, as well as rolling out our client portal for more efficient and safer exchange of electronic documents.

Praxity Global Alliance

Praxity is the world’s biggest alliance of independent accountancy and consulting firms and its 6th largest accounting association*. A not-for-profit association, Praxity facilitates the sharing of expertise among its participant firms around the world. Each participant firm hand-picks expert advisers from more than 51,000 people in over 110 countries. These expert advisers work together seamlessly in multidisciplinary teams across international borders to meet every client need. Praxity participant firms have a combined turnover of US$5.8 billion. Collectively, they have achieved 11 years of continuous growth.


Praxity is organised as an international not-for-profit entity under Belgium law (a so-called IVZW or AISBL), with its registered office in Belgium. Praxity has its administrative office in Epsom, UK, which is operated under Praxity – Global Alliance Limited (company number: 07873027), a not-for-profit company registered in England and Wales, limited by guarantee, with its registered office at Suite 2, Beechwood, 57 Church Street, Epsom, Surrey KT17 4PX. Praxity does not practice the profession of public accountancy or provide audit, tax, consulting or other professional services. Services are delivered by the participant firms, which are independent separate legal entities. Praxity is not a ‘network’ within the meaning of the IESBA Code of Ethics.

*International Accounting Bulletin World Table 2018