2020 marks 35 years of Smith Cooper! Here, James Bagley, Managing Partner at Smith Cooper reflects on our milestone.

“The Smith Cooper journey began back in 1985 as just one company providing accounts, audit and tax services to local clients.

Following years of steady growth, the opening of several new offices and the introduction of new group companies, we’ve become a UK Top 40 Accounting firm by size and the fastest growing (measured by % growth) within the top 50, which is solely testament to the quality of our clients and colleagues.

Diversifying to meet changing client needs

As well as offering typical compliance services including audit, accounts, business recovery and tax, we have invested heavily in the development of our specialist services and dedicated advisory teams who ensure that our clients continue to receive an unparalleled and holistic service, which maintain the values we’ve employed since day one – to add value, be easy to do business with, deliver on our promises and be honest and professional in all we do.

In the last 10 years in particular, we introduced the Smith Cooper group companies, which continue to evolve to cater to changing client needs. Our group companies now encompass Sage sales and support (Smith Cooper System Partners), IT support (Infuse Technology) and bespoke wealth management services, (Smith Cooper Independent Financial Services) which have been crucial in our continued success over the last decade.

Our team, our success.

At Smith Cooper, our people really are our most important asset.

The Smith Cooper family has grown steadily over the years, and now comprises over 230 dedicated members of staff, working from four key locations. We have welcomed people at all stages of their career, from school leavers and graduates to experienced professionals, and we are enjoying watching our staff flourish into tenacious, compassionate, and proficient experts.

I am proud of who we are, what we represent and the success we continue to achieve, and I look forward to the next 35 years!

To all our clients, contacts, and colleagues – we thank you for helping us become the team we are today.”

Take a look at some of our highlights from the past 35 years on the timeline below.

35 Years Timeline