What do you do?
I work with a portfolio of growing, ambitious and entrepreneurial businesses, providing all levels of support from management accounts, statutory accounts to strategic FD level support assisting with insights to help the decision-making process. I love the challenge of understanding the problems my clients face and working out how we can best help you to achieve your goals and aspirations. I like to think we are an extension of your finance team providing a valuable support mechanism to help you focus on what you do best – growing your business. I work with a wide range of businesses across a range of sectors and I enjoy the breadth of experience that brings to my skillset. My particular sector specialisms focus on technology, retail and fashion, food & beverage.
Why do you do it?
I initially wanted to go into the legal profession but had a passion for working with different businesses. I studied Business and Corporate Strategy at University and knew that the Accountancy profession would help me achieve my aspirations. I absolutely love the variety of clients that I work with and yes I enjoy the numbers but what I enjoy most is building client relationships and understanding the issues my clients face in running their business – being able to help them interpret the financials and understand their goals is what gives me a buzz. After working in local and national firms for over fifteen years, moving to Cooper Parry was a natural decision, the firm lets me excel in what I enjoy doing most and we’re amazing at it but I most enjoy being part of such an amazing culture and being part of an award-winning team.
What kind of projects have you been involved in?
I’m involved in a Client Experience project to ensure we deliver excellent client service at all levels – it’s the little things that make the most difference and which sets us apart from others and it’s an area that I am really passionate about. Over the last year, I have been involved in defining our CP Futures proposition to work more closely with growing businesses, it’s an area that I have always been passionate about and to see it come to life is fulfilling.
What’s on top of your bucket list?
I have always loved cars ever since I was a boy, spending hours watching Knight Rider (I loved the KITT car). It’s then no surprise that cars are at the top of my bucket list. I would love to own a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ in black (6.5L V12, 800 bhp, 0-60 in 2.8 seconds!) followed by the McLaren P1 GTR. I would love to go and watch the Monaco Grand Prix and Le Mans 24 Hours.
Slowing it down a bit and letting the adrenaline pass, I would love to travel around India (my ancestral home) particularly on India’s longest train journey, starting in the far North East of India on a Saturday arriving at the southern tip of India the following Wednesday. The 82-hour journey covers more than 2,600 miles, with 56 stops… that’s one scenic way to see India!
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