11th January 1999
... was the day that I opened the doors of my home office (below) to the public for the first time.
Whilst I had previously attended to client matters on a private basis, this was the day that I took the plunge. After building up my experience over the previous 15 years, this was the moment when I decided to try my hand at not just being an accountant!
Over the past 20 years I have discovered that it is so much more. Over the journey I have been a guide to clients, a mentor, someone to talk to about anything and everything other than accounting.
I have met many wonderful and inspirational human beings, I have worked with different professionals, not just in the accounting field but in the various business sectors. I have also formed great relationships with trusted business advisors.
Some clients have been lifelong clients of mine, some have become close and personal friends.
Each day I have learnt something new. Whether it is changes in the law, changes in people’s circumstances and the consequences of this, different people who you meet and throw a different slant on things to what I have been used to.
So where to from here? Will I be writing a similar blog in twenty years’ time? Whilst no one knows the answer to this, what I do know is what a wonderful privilege and honour it has been to meet all of you over the journey.
And to my team, a big thank you for shaping the firm as it stands today.
(This may even be cause for a party!)