‘Mr Books’ will account for smaller businesses
Tuesday 5th March 2013, 11:00AM GMT.
A NEW-STYLE accountancy firm with a traditional name launched at the end of last year.
Books and Company is a play on the old habit in the accountancy world of calling the practice by the name of the principal, followed by ‘& Co’.
In this case, ‘Mr Books’ is chartered accountant John Merrien.
Having worked for big and medium-sized firms, Mr Merrien, pictured, spent the last 18 months or so working freelance on projects before deciding to fill a gap he perceived opening up in the local accountancy market.
But why enter such a competitive marketplace?
‘My aim is to look to small businesses who underpin the island’s economy – more than 1,700 of them at the last count, all employing fewer than 10 people,’ said Mr Merrien.
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