In this section of the website, we introduce you to one of our firms. Up next is Foster Mann, run by Director Joseph Mann and his team. Read his answers to get to know him and the firm.
What do you like about working for your firm?
“We are a young, enthusiastic and very efficient team which is hungry to grow and be successful. We allow the team to control the work they do and encourage a culture of learning and teamwork, leading to amazing results and a great working atmosphere.”
What are in your words the strengths of your firm?
“The strength of our team is the desire to learn and improve as individuals and as a team. This drives our efficiency but also the service we can offer our clients. This enables us to respond quickly and accurately to client requests and queries.”
“We allow the team to control the work they do and encourage a culture of learning and teamwork which leads to amazing results and a great working atmosphere”Joseph Mann, Director
What is the most valuable lesson you have learned at your firm?
“The most valuable lesson I have learnt since running Foster Mann UK is to work to each team members strengths, rather than dictating what work people do. This keeps motivation and enthusiasm high whilst also leading to better results.”
What is the most rewarding experience you have had at your firm so far?
“The most rewarding experience I have had so far was visiting a client in London to hand over a cheque to him for £1m as he sold his part of the business when retiring.”
What result you achieved for a client are you most proud of?
“The best result I have achieved for a client is helping to take one of our businesses from £2m turnover to £10.5m in 3 years. We provided management accounts to show them the areas to grow their business, followed up with consultancy and business development sessions tracking their KPI’s to ensure they met the planned growth.”
“We are a young, enthusiastic and very efficient team which is hungry to grow and be successful”Joseph Mann, Director
What is your favourite statement that you regularly use when advising your clients?
“We help our clients by answering the questions that they do not even know to ask. This is our definition of being pro-active.”
Which conditions do you think a ‘firm of the future’ should meet?
“Up to date management information, young enthusiastic team, readiness to grow and willingness to learn and grow with the other firms.”
How do you see the future of your firm from your perspective?
“We see the future of our firm as more the same as we have done in the last two years. Keep building a young team who motivate each other and get everyone to buy into a culture of growth, happiness and achievement.”