Atkinson & Co was established in 1987 when chartered accountant, Neil Atkinson, took his first business risk - deciding he could create a successful accountancy practice on his own, with the support of one client.
Throughout this time the business has evolved, with Neil acquiring more than just accountancy experience along the way. The client bank has grown through practice acquisition in the early days, but mainly by referrals, and the company can now boast 10 members of staff.
Based in Tillicoultry, near Stirling, in Central Scotland, Atkinson and Co are ideally situated to service clients from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Dunfermline and Stirling, although the company offers their accounting services to clients from all over Scotland and throughout the UK.
The principals of the firm are Neil Atkinson and Jacqui Mellor-Jones. Both Neil and Jacqui have a wealth of experience in advising businesses and individuals on a wide range of issues.
Neil Atkinson - Chartered Accountant
Neil qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982 having trained with an international firm of CA's. After a period of time in industry, he returned to practice and founded Atkinson & Co in November 1987. Neil has experienced the full joys of running a professional accountancy practice and can relate to both the good and bad experiences in business on a personal level. Neil considers his role within the firm to be the provision of sound business advice and the formatting of policies for individual clients, in order to minimise their tax burdens.
Jacqui Mellor-Jones - Chartered Accountant
Jacqui came into accountancy after completing a commission in the Royal Air Force, where she attained the rank of Flight Lieutenant. She qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers and Lybrand, one of the then big 6 firms, gaining experience in both their small business and general practice departments, before transferring to their Stuttgart office for 3 years. After a maternity break she joined Atkinson and Co in 2006, becoming a director in 2008. Jacqui has a particular interest in tax and a strong belief in the value and importance of excellent client service, to which she is committed.