I love work, I love the brand, I love everything about the company and our people.
Back in 1997, I had dreams of setting up my own business. I had worked for a local firm for several years and had a young family and a vision to deliver a great service and offer them much more when it came to the services available.
I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995 and gained my practising certificate on Monday 24 March 1997. That same day I started David Allen Chartered Accountants from my garage in Dalston. I invested all of my energy into growing the business and raising my young family.
Combining my skills; practicality, sensible approach and the desire for success has worked well with my ever-expanding level of knowledge. Seeing clients prosper and knowing that progress has come about because of my help, is the best part about working with them.
I’m very proud of the way the business has evolved from being a Chartered Accountants to now having a multi-discipline service offering, from IT to debt recovery. I’m also very proud of the team we have nurtured, with many having studied for new qualifications and grown along with us over the years.
Something people may not know about me is that I completed a traditional multi-skill engineering apprenticeship with the Milk Marketing Board and Dairy Crest Foods and have completed an honours degree in Electronic Engineering. So accountancy wasn’t the route I had planned to go down initially, but my hands on apprenticeship certainly taught me a great work ethic.
My future vision is to continue to improve the business and I love to see each department here blossom through their hard work at David Allen. I still work very closely with clients but also use my experience to ensure the team continue to deliver the David Allen ethos of practical knowledge, and great client service.