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The history of Brett Pittwood dates back to 1991 when Michael Brett and Brian Pittwood left much larger firms to set up their own respective practices.
They came together with the incorporation of the company in 1998 with a view to establishing a plain speaking and affordable accountancy and taxation service for owner managed businesses (OMBs) and private individuals. The true general practice accountant seems to be something of a dying breed now that larger firms are encouraging early specialisation for their trainees but we still feel that it is valuable to develop skills across the board.
Many firms talk of servicing the needs of the “OMB’s” (Owner Managed Businesses) but fewer provide affordable services in this market place. Perhaps the market itself has been ill defined as there is still apparently a prevailing belief within larger organisations (accountancy and others) that OMB’s are typically companies with tens of millions of pounds in terms of turnover, and employee numbers running into several hundreds. Brett Pittwood is happy to deal with such companies at the larger end of our spectrum of clients but we are also involved with very many much smaller businesses owned and run by ordinary people.
The firm is now owned and run by two directors who came through the firm’s ranks, training and gaining experience within the framework of the high standards to which Brett Pittwood still adheres today. Mark Robinson and Phil Polden have brought with them a fresh impetus that has enabled the firm to move with the times and develop further its modern approach to assisting clients with the business issues they face in the 2020s.