In this section of the website, we introduce you to one of our firms. Up next is A J Bennewith & Co, run by Executive Director Tony Bennewith and Director Chrissie Bacon, and of course, their team. Read their answers to our questions to get to know them and the firm.

What do you like about working for your firm?

“We have a varied client list from small personal clients to larger international charities. The services are varied and interesting offering each client a personal response to their needs. I enjoy working with the clients to add value to their daily work and getting to know them better on a personal level.”

What are in your words the strengths of your firm?

“We tailor the work carried out for each client to their needs. The clients will have contact with one of two people during the year and will build a relationship with those people. There is always someone on hand to help and provide a personal service.”

Chrissie A J Bennewith & Co

“The most valuable lesson I have learned at our firm is to listen to the client.”

Chrissie Bacon, Director

What is the most valuable lesson you have learned at your firm?

“The most valuable lesson I have learned at our firm is to listen to the client. To ensure that we are meeting their needs and to offer any additional support that they require.”

What is the most rewarding experience you have had at your firm so far?

“The most rewarding experience that I have been part of so far in our firm was receiving additional personal thanks for going beyond expectations and to see the additional benefits for the client at that time.”

What result you achieved for a client are you most proud of?

“We advised a charity client on restructuring to enable them to make VAT and income tax savings in an allowable way. The result was a saving of £250,000 to be spent on their cause of helping young people in the UK.”

“A firm of the future should lead by example.”

Chrissie Bacon, Director

What is your favourite statement that you regularly use when advising your clients?

“We take the headache out of compliance.”

Which conditions do you think a ‘firm of the future’ should meet?

“A firm of the future should lead by example.”

How do you see the future of your firm from your perspective?

“To continue to support generations of clients.”

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