I’m a Trustee of Embark Multi Academy Trust and we chose Smith Cooper earlier this year to provide an Independent Financial Audit for our first year as a Trust.

James Delve led this piece of work from Smith Cooper and delivered the report, answered questions and imparted a great deal of knowledge and experience to help us improve our processes in readiness for more Schools joining the Trust and a subsequent clean Audit again next year. I know James spent a lot of time with our Financial Officer compiling the Annual Report & Financial Statements alongside the Audit Finding and his time and efforts are well worth the effort as both documents are clearly thoroughly prepared and detailed in their nature.

I found James to be very open, honest and his time spent with the Trustees and Members on Monday was extremely useful for us moving forward.

Ian Paxton

Embark Multi Academy Trust

Couldn't recommend Martin Gadsby and Smith Cooper more. Fantastic, professional, efficient service and pro-active management.

Paul Wood

Broadview Financial Services

Smith Cooper Corporate Finance provided us with exceptional professional service. I was particularly impressed with the attention to detail and the 24/7 access to the team we required. Their proactive advice surrounding the complexities of our deal was second-to-none. We wouldn’t have been able to achieve this deal without their help and we would recommend them to other entrepreneurs.

Paul Turner

Director of Corstorphine + Wright

We appointed Smith Cooper to assist us in what was a complex cross-border sale to an Australian Family Office. The financial advice and tax support they provided was invaluable throughout the process and was delivered in a highly professional and pragmatic manner. As we continue the ambitious growth plans for Gill we look forward to a continuing relationship with Smith Cooper.

Jamie Tunnicliffe

Gill Marine

I have worked with Dean Nelson and his team for many years. Their professionalism and manner of giving advice is superb. Matters are always dealt with to a very high standard, and I have no hesitation in referring both individuals and businesses in distress to them as I know they will receive a high level of care and support.

Rachel McCahill


Working with the Smith Cooper team on our business merger last year was an outstanding success. Their understanding of our businesses and inevitably complex circumstances was second to none and the quality of advice and depth of insight ensured a highly satisfactory outcome for both parties in the transaction. A very professional outfit which I would without hesitation recommend to other ambitious businesses.

Mike Hallam

Hallam Internet

Smith Cooper are an excellent finance and audit partner for us. They combine professionalism and scale with real understanding and care for our business. Their commitments when pitching for the work have all been met and they act as a real partner to our business, supporting us all of the way in our continued growth and development. They have been an integral part of our success over recent years and I recommend them without hesitation

John Yarham


Martin always shows a thorough understanding of the complexities and needs we have and expresses a genuine care for our business throughout all aspects of his work. We continually receive a responsive and meticulous service from him and from the rest of the Smith Cooper team.

Ben Brookes

Brookes & Sowerby Ltd

What sets Smith Cooper apart from the rest is their personalised approach and their ability to make us feel like their most important client. They are approachable, helpful and most importantly knowledgeable. Sarah, Laura and the team at Smith Cooper have provided us with an exceptional level of support, drawing on their own expertise and their extensive network to provide pragmatic and workable solutions to any issues that arise. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Smith Cooper and having recently reappointed them to work with our trust I am looking forward to extending our working relationship for a number of years to come.

Daniel Moore

The South Nottingham Catholic Academy Trust