Until recently, John was a founding partner in one of the leading accountancy practices in North Wales.
He first started his working life in farming, but decided on a career in accountancy, and trained with London-based chartered accountants, Dixon Wilson. John left to join Price Waterhouse in the Cayman Islands, working mainly within the reinsurance industry, before returning to North Wales to pursue family farming interests. In 1990, he acquired a small accountancy practice which has grown year on year ever since.
Gardners Accountants (which was recently acquired by Baldwins, one of the UK’s fastest-growing business advisory groups) has a long track record of innovative support for business start-ups and development, where John built a strong reputation working closely with clients to help develop their businesses. He was regularly involved with clients in business expansion plans and the acquisition and disposal of businesses and over recent years was involved in corporate transactions worth in excess of £32 million.
It is over 33 years since John first started in accountancy and yet the pleasure gained from seeing clients develop their businesses into successful organisations and knowing that he has had the opportunity to play a part in their success, he says, remains as exciting and absorbing as ever.