Paul Short

Partner BA(Hons)FCA CF

T: 01376 326266
F: 01376 552221


Paul is a local man, having been born in Bishops Stortford, brought up in Dunmow and educated at King Edward VI School, Chelmsford. After Graduating from Manchester University with an honours degree in Classics, he trained as a Chartered Accountant in the office of a national firm. He qualified in 1982 and worked for an Essex based practice. Paul joined Lambert Chapman as a Partner in 1997.

Paul specialises in helping start up businesses and is widely acknowledged as an expert in the agricultural sector. Paul’s grandfather was a farmer, a governor at Writtle College and an Essex County Councillor, where he served on committees dealing with agricultural issues.

Paul is on the UK Register of Expert Witnesses and is consulted or instructed on business and share valuations, company and partnership disputes, loss claims and matrimonial settlements. In 2006 Paul was awarded the Institute of Chartered Accountants diploma in Corporate Finance in recognition of his long standing corporate finance work for clients.

Paul is well known in the local business community as a member of the Chamber of Trade, having held the post of Treasurer. Paul served as the first Finance Director of Business Link (North West) Essex and Chairman of the Board. Other posts held include Governor at Braintree College. Paul also assists Braintree & Uttlesford Districts Enterprise Agency with the counselling of clients.

You can find out more about Paul in his ‘Meet the Partner’ Personal Q&A >>

Please call Paul on 01376 326266 or email him if you would like the opportunity of a complimentary meeting to discuss your financial strategies and how Paul’s team might help you. We recommend that you ask your local banker, solicitor or other professional contact about ourselves, as we feel comfortable that they will give us a favourable reference.



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