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Paul Duffin

Senior Partner, Derby

Direct line: 01332 332 021

My expertise

Business Advisory ServicesAccounting and ComplianceAudit and AssuranceTransport and Logistics


I am Senior Partner of Smith Cooper and based in the Derby office, specialising in advising small to medium sized family businesses. 

What can I do for your organisation?

I try to make the world of accounting and tax understandable to the self made businessman - I like plain English!

Experience counts

I was born and brought up in Derby and studied at Manchester University where I obtained an honours degree in Economics. I qualified as an accountant in 1980 having trained with Cooper Parry and then took up an exciting opportunity to work in industry – in the motor sector, where I spent three very enjoyable years.

In 1984, I was offered a managerial position with the Cooper Parry firm I trained with, which subsequently became Smith Cooper and the following year I was made Partner.

I work with family businesses, predominantly in the construction, transport and motor industries, providing pragmatic accountancy and tax advice.

Deeper knowledge

Having worked in industry, I am aware of the concerns and priorities facing business owners and so can ensure that they receive timely and relevant advice in a straightforward way.

Personally speaking

I could be described as the 'token male' as my wife and I have 6 daughters. I like to keep fit and enjoy skiing, playing golf, tennis and running.