It’s a proud day for Martin Evans, 2nd generation owner of Evans & Partners.
Martin has received a letter from the ICAEW President, Paul Aplin, congratulating him on reaching the landmark of 50 years’ membership.
Mr Aplin said ‘On behalf of the Council I would like to extend my congratulations to you. All of us at ICAEW are extremely appreciative of your membership over this period’.
Evans & Partners was established in 1943 by Stanley Evans, Martin’s father, from his front room in Whitehall Road, Bristol. During the 2nd World War years, Stanley developed his accountancy practice to help local businesses organise their finances.
Martin joined the firm in 1969 after qualifying with Thomson McLintock (now KPMG) and Evans & Partners expanded rapidly taking on many more staff.
Olly Evans, Martin’s son joined the firm in 1990, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and gaining wider experience with KPMG, Ernst & Young and Cap Gemini before returning to the family firm to take over from Martin.
Today, Martin has mostly retired from the practice, but do business owners ever really retire? He is still a fount of knowledge and a welcome support for his son, Olly who has taken over the ownership reins.
In 2018, Evans & Partners were equally proud to have been in practice for 75 years, probably the oldest independent accountancy practice in Bristol.
Martin and Olly have never let the grass grow under their feet. Constantly innovating, both father and son have pushed the boundaries of accounting. Today, Evans & Partners is a Xero Platinum Partner and one of the most innovative cloud-accounting practices in the UK.