Philip Hoyle has worked in accountancy for over 30 years. He qualified as an accountant in 1988 and became a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 1993.
He has spent most of his working life in general accountancy practice looking after the tax and accounting affairs of a very wide variety of hundreds of small business clients. Including a mix of “bricks & mortar” businesses such as factories, shops, cafes, guest houses, garages, and “professionals” such as contractors & consultants, dentists, graphic designers, management consultants and financial advisers.
He also had a few years “in industry” on the Board of Directors of an award winning local design & manufacturing company engaged in the international oil and gas industry. As Company Secretary and Company Accountant, he was responsible for the finances of a fast growing multi-million pound company, controlling cash flow, setting up financial reporting systems and managing a small team of accounting staff.
Along the way, he has been the treasurer & secretary of the local group of the Institute of Advanced Motorists and also the secretary of the Lancashire & Cumbria district society of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Although he can turn his hand to most aspects of small business tax and accounting, his real passion lies with management accounting, preparation of forecasts, business planning and new business start-ups as he enjoys making a difference and helping small businesses to grow and reach their full potential.