Bath-based Top 40 accountants Bishop Fleming are celebrating the 250th year of an historical city landmark by sponsoring the exhibition: ‘A View from the Crescent’.

It was on 19 May 1767 that the first stone of the Royal Crescent was laid; 250 years later visitors still flock to see this impressive building which features regularly in films and TV programmes.

Bishop Fleming, which in 2019 will be celebrating its own centennial, is proud to be sponsoring the Royal Crescent’s exhibition, which looks back at the City’s love affair with the building and the part it has played in inspiring some of Britain’s literary and artistic greats.

At No. 1 Royal Crescent visitors can see paintings, prints and photographs to show how artists have responded to the beauty of the building and its setting. The exhibition runs from 24 June to 19 November.

Andrew Sandiford, a partner in Bishop Fleming’s Bath office, commented: “The Royal Crescent is an internationally renowned landmark that attracts visitors from around the world, and my firm is delighted to be playing its part in its 250-year celebrations. Like the Royal Crescent, Bishop Fleming’s professional services are built on firm and long-standing foundations, rich in strength and integrity.”

Caroline Kay, Chief Executive of Bath Preservation Trust, said: “We are delighted to have Bishop Fleming on board, supporting the exhibition and helping us celebrate the 250th anniversary of this iconic building. Partnerships with the City’s business community strengthen our ability – as a charity – to engage with local residents and visitors alike, helping them interpret the rich history and culture of our World Heritage City.”

Mr. Sandiford remarked: “The firm shares the vision of the Bath Preservation Trust in ensuring our great City remains an important and influential centre, based on an abundance of historic beauty that helps to form the foundation for a wealth of forward-looking businesses and people generating a culture of innovation and enterprise in the City.”

Bishop Fleming’s own origins can be traced back to 1919 when Frank Bishop, working at the Ministry of Munitions, met the man who’d give the firm the second half of its name, Fleming. After the war Frank Bishop struck on his own, creating a firm base to become one of the region’s leading accounting firms with a £20m turnover and a Times 100 company.

Exhibition: A View from the Crescent

Dates:  24 June until 19 November 2017

Location: No. 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, BA1 2LR

Free with admission to the museum: Adult £10; Child £4; Family £22

Be Social: #RoyalCrescent250 @No1Museum

Pictured from left to right are: Andrew Sandiford (Partner, Bishop Fleming), Amy Frost (Curator, Beckford’s Tower &; Trust Collections Manager), Caroline Kay (Chief Executive of Bath Preservation Trust), Christine Tuckerman (Partner, Bishop Fleming), Thomas Sheppard (Chairman of Bath Preservation Trust).

The logo for Kreston International Investors in clients logo British accountancy awards finalist 2016 logo ICAEW logo Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies 2018 logo Cyber Essentials web footer