Colin left college to join an accountancy practice in Winchester, Hampshire where he gained an excellent & varied grounding in accounts preparation, and travelled throughout the UK visiting audit clients. After seven years in practice he joined a specialist computer manufacturer in Basingstoke, Hampshire as the company accountant, and then became the Company Secretary for a specialist engineering company in Alton, Hampshire.
In these roles he was responsible for the full finance function (company strategy, planning, budgets, financial analysis, contingency planning, cashflow forecasts, & financial reports) & identifying the key performance indicators, company secretarial, computer systems, fixed asset management, premises management, car fleet, leasing, personnel & payroll, purchasing & inventory control, costing & contract costing.
After ten years in manufacturing he joined a company providing life insurance via the internet. As the Finance Director of a financial services company he prepared monthly reports for the Board, assisted in raising venture capital and in attracting a buyer, successful due diligence, was involved with risk management, and dealing with internal & external auditors.
Colin brought this experience to B20 Limited.
Colin has a wide experience of accounting software; Sage , TAS, Pegasus, MYOB, Quickbooks, Tetra, and manufacturing packages.Colin is a fellow of the ACCA and of the AAT.
After working with Caroline building the Hampshire and Surrey practice Colin is now expanding B20 into Wiltshire where his family come from and enjoys the countryside he drives through to visit the clients as well as walking across the fields or by the Kennet & Avon canal. He has always enjoyed sports cars and may well visit in his new Morgan.