From being a Prize Winning Trainee and later qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, Jim Greenwood decided it was time to branch out. This is the story of how it all began for J H Greenwood & Company…….
Where it all began…
Mark McLeman joins!
Mark joined the firm in 1991 and trained firstly as a Chartered Tax Adviser before going on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. Having started off in Tax this still has a huge bearing on his day to day work and the advice which he gives to his clients. Over the last 23 years Mark has gained considerable experience in a variety of different industries particularly Agriculture and the Construction Industry.
As J.H. Greenwood & Company expanded it was fortunate that the next adjacent section of the property became available hence allowing the firm to occupy the whole of the building by 1999. In the meantime, part of the area of grounds surrounding Ava Lodge had been sold to a local building developer allowing seven houses to be erected in the grounds.
Gareth Greenwood joins
Gareth joined the firm in 2003 having graduated from University with a BA (Hons). Having sat his Association of Taxation Technicians exams in 2006 Gareth went on to qualify as a Chartered Tax Adviser in January 2011. Gareth is a Director of the firm and specialises in dealing with all aspects of tax issues facing Owner Managed Businesses as well as farmers and advising on individual’s personal tax matters.
Gillian O’Dea joins!
Gillian joined the firm in August 2012 having relocated to the area from London. Having achieved a BA (Hons) degree at university Gillian qualified as a Chartered Accountant, with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, in 2008 in Edinburgh. Gillian has a wide range of experience across many industries having fulfilled roles within general practice since qualification. Although very much a general practice associate Gillian specialises in audit and accounts. Strong links with ICAS have led to Gillian recently being voted onto the Lothian, Borders and Central Area Committee.
35th year celebrations
"It seems like only yesterday since we started" said founder Jim Greenwood. "Now we have a client base ranging from Inverness in the North to London in the South and as far West as the Scottish Isles; however we do of course have a large concentration of clients in North Northumberland, the Scottish Borders and the Lothians" Situated at Ava Lodge, one of Berwicks most fascinating buildings, the firm has grown hugely over the last 35 years now having 4 directors and almost 20 employees.