Mark James and Ricky Taylor both joined us in August 2005, originally walking through the doors of the business as part of a Chartered Accountancy training scheme.
Mark and Ricky initially worked alongside each other preparing financial accounts and submitting VAT returns for many of the wide variety of clients that the firm looks after, from breweries to jewellers and everything in between.
During this time they both qualified to become Chartered Accountants with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), learning ‘on-the-job’ with David and the rest of the team.
Mark now works closely with a wide range of limited companies helping their businesses to grow. He specialises in helping clients with the compliance relating to limited companies, including tax planning and implementing effective systems and processes to produce accurate management information. Mark’s motivation is simple, he loves helping clients succeed, and he’ll do anything he can to be instrumental in supporting a business in achieving its goals.
After becoming a Chartered Accountant, Ricky found that his passion was in assisting businesses with their personal and Corporation Tax and so he went on to pass his Chartered Tax Adviser exams. This was a huge commitment from Ricky, so much so he was often seen sat in the office at midnight with his head in books. Ricky now works within the Tax team, applying his knowledge to help local businesses to save money by identifying tax planning opportunities for them.
Both Mark and Ricky have become an integral part of the David Allen firm and the businesses they support over the past 10 years. They work tirelessly to be more than your average accountant, going out of their way to understand the goals and challenges that each business they work with encounters, providing proactive advice that adds real value. Whether it’s during the working day, the evening, or on a weekend, their commitment to going the extra mile and providing a personal service is something that we’re all proud of. We have grown in both size and number as a result of the dedication to the work they deliver.
David Allen, Managing Partner, commented ‘We are so proud of Mark and Ricky and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with them both over the past 10 years. Seeing how they have developed in their roles and helped many others to develop too is fantastic and embodies who we are as a business.
I am committed to the development and growth of our team and Mark and Ricky are great examples of how, together with our people, we grow and develop and create long-lasting, valuable relationships as we go. I am looking forward to continuing to work with both Mark and Ricky as we move into the future and feel excited for what the next 10 years holds for us all!’.