John
Beevers

Head of Professional Services

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WHO I HELP

Owner-managed businesses and professional practices

HOW I HELP

Business and strategic advisory work. Internally my focus is on ensuring we have the right people, processes and technology to be able to work effectively, efficiently and deliver high quality service and advice.

“WE NEED TO BE AUTHENTIC ADVISORS.”

John Beevers is the Head of our Professional Services Group.

Based in our Leeds office John’s role is focussed on ensuring we have the strongest committed leadership team possible across all professional service lines and locations, we’re developing our people, we’re living our core Group values and we’re delivering for our clients. Providing an awesome service but also being proactive in our advice, opening up other service lines to ensure we’re adding as much value to our clients as we possibly can.

PRIVILEGED POSITION

“I believe that we need to be authentic advisors. That means we have a strong foundation of trust in all/ every client relationship. We’re in a privileged position because we encourage our team to put a lot of time into building rapport and getting to know clients personally and in turn we’re rewarded because our clients stay with us for a long time, they see us as their trusted advisor and use as a sounding board for any important business decisions. We’ve the benefit of having seen most things before so we have a wealth of experience to guide clients through their business journeys, listening to their aspirations and taking a real interest in their businesses.”

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

“If we’re going to deliver great proactive advice and be a sounding board for clients, then we need to know their goals, big, small, achievable or not, we need to get to know them as people. Ask questions, challenge and accept challenge, don’t sit on the fence. They want us to have an opinion I want my clients to be comfortable enough to ask, ‘John what would you do if you were in this situation’. Getting to know clients and their aspirations allows us to deliver real business advice. At AAB clients are our passion and we live that every day.”

THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR TEAM

“I’m someone who likes to change, who enjoys the opportunities that it can bring for our team. Our continued growth enables us to deliver a greater depth of services to our clients now, which in turn creates much wider opportunities to help people to develop their careers.”

THERE’S MORE TO ACCOUNTANTS

“The word accountant really belies all that we do. It doesn’t, I don’t think, really explain the diverse skillset we have at our disposal or the wide-ranging capabilities we have as a firm. When people think accountant, they probably imagine someone who just crunches numbers behind a desk all day. That’s not us, it’s really all about people; exercising judgement, passing on the benefit of our technical expertise and years of experience”.

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