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Stephen Coley



Corporate Services

I joined Ellacotts in 2016, as a Director in the Corporate Services department, having spent over 40 years with a national firm of accountants.  I have extensive experience of providing auditing, accounting and business advisory services to a wide range of businesses, principally dealing with owner managed businesses.

I particularly enjoy gaining an understanding of the businesses I deal with and the ambitions of the people that run them, which helps me advise them.  Some of my clients have been with me for most of my working career, and have presented me with a number of interesting challenges over that time.  Attending a meeting at the Bank of England and presenting audit findings to a former Chairman of the FA spring to mind.

Away from the office I am a keen sports fan (unfortunately, my playing days are now behind me) and an avid supporter of Arsenal. I am married to a qualified accountant and am pleased to say that none of our three grown up daughters have shown any inclination to follow their parents into the accountancy profession. However, they all keep me on my toes.

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