Graham is Azets' Manchester Office Managing Partner and is also Head of Audit for the North West Region.. He joined the firm in 2002 from EY and was made a Partner of the business, known as CLB Coopers at the time, in 2010. CLB Coopers became part of the top 10 UK firm Azets in 2016.
As an Audit Partner and trusted commercial business advisor, Graham has worked alongside a variety of businesses, ranging from family-run SMEs and mid-market businesses through to larger international groups of companies. He manages client relationships with a direct hands on approach and his experience spans a wide range of sectors including construction, logistics & distribution and legal services firms.
Throughout his career Graham has worked closely with his clients to understand the corporate and personal objectives of the business, its owners and key stakeholders. Having empathy with these strategic aims means he is well placed to provide guidance and assurance on a wide range of commercial and financial matters. He adds value to all of his clients’ businesses with his in-depth technical expertise, personable style and broad commercial knowledge.
Graham's experience as a relationship partner and team leader links him to all areas of the firm's service offerings; not just audit & accounting but also corporate finance, taxation and general advisory. He has an extensive network both externally as well as internally which enables him to co-ordinate a joined-up service for his clients on compliance matters, group re-organisations, cash flow management, exit strategies, management buy-outs and acquisitions.
Graham is a family man who enjoys relaxing with his wife and two children. He spends his spare time walking, cycling or being involved in the organisation of his own (and his children's) football matches.
Azets is an international accounting, tax, audit, advisory and business services company with over 160 offices and 6,500 employees. It is one of the fastest growing accountancy firms in the UK, with 90+ locations. The network of offices delivers a range of accountancy services, business advice and software solutions delivered from local Partners supported by a national team of specialists, with a focus on offering a personal service, both digitally and at your door.