Blunsdon House Hotel
A unique four star family run hotel based on the edge of the Cotswolds, which started as a B&B at Peter Clifford’s farmhouse in 1958. Morris Owen helped Peter with his farming accounts, and the firm has continued to work with the Clifford family through the 60 or so years since then as the hotel climbed through the ratings to become the first four star hotel in Wiltshire.
John Clifford, Chairman of Blunsdon House, points out that through all the expansion and development, Morris Owen has provided a crucially important thread of continuity. He comments:
‘Building up this hotel has been a team effort, and Morris Owen have been with us all the way as part of that team’
John Clifford, Chairman, Blunsdon House Hotel
‘One of the things Morris Owen help us with is the preparation of management accounts, Alan ensures that we focus on the numbers and on the results the business is driving. By doing this it ensures that we take time out of running the business and we make decisions that will make a difference in the future.
‘At the end of the day we are in a creative business. Alan grounds our flights of fancy in financial reality and so makes the business more profitable’
David Daw, Managing Director, Event
‘Back in 2004, I was looking for a more local firm of auditors and tax advisers to support us. I had known Alan (Barlow) of Morris Owen for many years and he was able to demonstrate that Morris Owen could provide the services and the help we required at that time. Eighteen years later, Morris Owen, are still our accountants and we continue to enjoy a great working relationship with them.’
‘After all that time we continue to work with Alan, but also with other partners of the firm, namely Ian Sumbler and Dave Marshall, who have successively taken over the reins for the responsibility for our company statutory audit, as regulation requires. The wider team plan and turn around our audit effectively and efficiently without unnecessary complication, allowing us to meet our tight group reporting deadlines.’
Simon Murawicki, Operations Manager, HTK Europe
European subsidiary of a large multi-national manufacturing and distribution group
SR Motor Group
‘SR Motor Group have worked with Morris Owen for around four years – working with Sam who is manager of the Outsourced Accounts department to look after our management accounting and Rob, who is the partner who looks after our accountancy and tax affairs.
‘With the complexity of dealing in second hand cars, Sam is part of our team giving me the comfort that we are dealing with our accounting and complex vat reporting correctly and I know that Rob is there whenever we need help with how to continue to move our business forward.’
Ray Nenshi, Director, SR Motor Group
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