A CHESTER based accountants celebrated its 30th anniversary in style last week.
Ellis & Co Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, was established by Robert Ellis in 1989 when he set out build a firm that would ‘support its clients’.
Thirty years on Ellis & Co is one of the leading accountants and advisers in Chester and Wrexham.
The firm marked its 30th year in business with a celebratory event at Chester’s Restaurant1539, with clients and local business contacts in attendance.
Ellis & Co also has a strong relationship with the University of Chester supporting a number of events throughout the year, from judging at The Accelerate programme, presenting an annual cheque to the highest performing accountant student and welcoming a work placement student into the office for five weeks a year.
“Robert Ellis is one of the best professionals around who understands Cheshire and North Wales businesses and its community in depth,” said the University of Chester’s Professor Phil Harris, who attended on the evening.
“He cares, gives good sage advice and wise counsel to all those who want it both for the immediate and long-term.
“I have had the pleasure of working with him as one of the key judges on the High Sheriff of Cheshire Awards, member of the Family Business Research Group and Chamber and his contribution is always the best and measured.
“Robert and his company’s work is some of the very best,” he added.
Robert, who is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, has been the driving force behind the firm’s success, standing by his original business plan to make Ellis & Co ‘more than just accountants’.
In 2006, Robert opened a second office, this time across the border in North Wales in the town of Wrexham.
The office, located on the Redwither Industrial Estate, allowed Robert to widen his ‘patch’ offering services to Welsh clients and contacts.
Robert is a strong believer in supporting local businesses, his reasoning for joining the West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce in March 2008.
Reinforcing its reputation Ellis & Co was asked to be a Strategic Member of the Chamber in 2016; John Farrell (accounts senior at Ellis & Co) is a member of the Focus Group and Robert serves as a Board Director, Treasurer and sits on the Executive Group.
“Ellis & Co is a very valued member of the Chamber,” said Debbie Bryce, chief executive officer at the West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce.
“The support that Robert gives to the Chamber is incredible.
“Reaching the 30 year milestone is exceptional in this day and age, and it should be celebrated.
“Congratulations to Robert and all the team.”
Robert Ellis, director of Ellis & Co added: “I am very proud to be celebrating our 30th anniversary.
“I would like to thank our clients, our contacts and my wonderful team for their continued support.”
For further information about Ellis & Co visit www.ellis-uk.com