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Client Focus – Mark Martin

Welcome to our first edition of Client Focus. We are very pleased to introduce Mark Martin, owner of M. Martin Forestry, a forestry contractor working across North & Mid Wales, and Shropshire.

In this interview, we find out how working together has benefitted his business and, as well as being a loyal customer, Mark and his family have become good friends.

Mark Martin, our very first customer, approached us back in 2009 looking for some business support. At the time, KC Accountancy Services was still in its infancy and business owner Kim Cleminson-Jones was operating a small bookkeeping practice. She was able to help Mark prepare his accounts for his then Accountant, as well as provide general finance and administrative support.

In 2016, after qualifying as a Licensed Accountant and becoming a full member of AAT, Kim extended the portfolio of services at KC Accountancy. As the practice began to grow, so did the range of services and Mark approached us again, this time to take on the full scope of his business accountancy needs. We now provide an all-round business and finance package to support his business.

Hello Mark! To start off with, in three words, can you describe your life as a business owner?

Best move ever!

Mark, you began working in the forestry industry at a young age. As an entrepreneur, what is it that motivates and drives you?

What motivates me each day is trying to do the best job I can for each and every client.

In business, what has been your biggest success and what have you found most challenging?

My biggest success has been keeping clients happy and also at times, this is the thing that has been most challenging!

How did you start working with KC Accountancy Services, was there a reason they stood out from other accountants?    

If I’m honest, I’m not very good with paperwork and Kim quite literally came to save me, helping to organise my bookkeeping and prepare my accounts. KC Accountancy is always there when I need them and that is a massive help in business.

Over the years we have worked together, the forestry industry has undergone many changes, specifically in recent years regarding regulations around sustainability and the environment. Can you tell us what advice you might give other entrepreneurs who are starting out?         

Apart from having experts on hand to call on for advice when you need, particularly as regulations change, what I think it’s really important advice to remember is not to take on more than you can handle because you will just let people down.

Finally, what are your future plans and how you see KC Accountancy Services supporting you to achieve your goals?

My long-term goals are to build up a business up for my children. I’m sure KC Accountancy will be an important part of this journey and I’ve no doubt that they will be there to help me on the way.

Thank you, Mark!

MARK MARTIN
MARTIN FORESTRY & FENCING
TEL:  07855 974352

 

A few words from Kim…

“I have supported Mark through some excellent highs in his business and some of the most stressful times. I am proud to call Mark and his family friends as well as loyal clients; this working relationship is exactly the ethos behind KC Accountancy Services.  I value every single client I am lucky enough to work with and support. They are so much more than clients in as much as I have been honoured to be a part of some of their most important life events.

Being invited to attend Mark’s wedding and watching him and his lovely wife, Saran grow their family to 4, following the birth of their boys, Llion & Gwil has been such a privilege. I am so grateful for their support and loyalty in return over the years.”

At KC Accountancy, we pride ourselves on our friendly, personable service. We get to know both the business and the individual involved, so we can really tailor our services to meet the needs of your business.

If you would like more information about our services, or if you are a current client and would like to be featured in a future edition of Client Focus, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team:

info@kcaccountancyservices.co.uk

Tel: 01691 674792

 

To view the full interview in PDF, please click here.

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