A team photo of Phillip Bates & Co Accountants in a board room, everybody is smiling.

Bates duo celebrate 55 years of service

Two long-serving employees at a leading North West accountancy firm are celebrating a combined 55 years of service.

Client service manager Paul McFarlane and tax manager Trish Brew have clocked up 30 and 25 years respectively at Cheshire-based Phillip Bates & Co.

Paul joined the firm from Neston High School at 16 as an office junior, while Trish had previously worked for HM Revenue & Customs in Liverpool.

In total, the firm’s 11-strong team, whose offices are in Neston, have a combined service of 265 years.

Phil Bates, Principal at Phillip Bates & Co, said: “We are very fortunate to have such a hard-working and loyal team, all of whom have been with us for a considerable period of time.

“Clients tell us that they like the continuity we are able to offer them. Our people really get to know their clients’ businesses. We pride ourselves on not only providing the best possible levels of service, but also on the strength of our client relationships.

“Paul and Trish have played hugely important roles in enabling me to grow the firm during the past 30 years.”

Phillip Bates & Co provides SMEs in Cheshire, Merseyside, Wirral, North Wales and elsewhere with a wide range of accountancy, taxation and financial services.

The firm’s sister company, Phillip Bates & Co Financial Services, provides clients with a comprehensive range of financial planning services.

They are one of the few in the region to have the status of chartered accountants and chartered financial planners.

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