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The Eight Wonders Of Essendon

A list inspired by Cowes Week ...



It's Monday morning, and I have just returned from the start of Cowes Week having been a guest of Solent Events. When I mentioned it to an acquaintance, his reply was "why do we need a week to celebrate the concrete cows of Milton Keynes?"

Inspired by Cowes Week, I created a list called the Eight Wonders Of Essendon!

Inspired by Cowes Week, I created a list called the Eight Wonders Of Essendon!

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Good question! But I then had to go on to explain that the Cowes Week I was talking about is one of the oldest and most respected sailing regattas in the World and nothing to do with "Cows that you cannot milk".

"Cowes Week is one of the eight wonders of the Isle of Wight!"

So, while I was trying to recall the other seven wonders of the Isle Of Wight (and no, my boat isn't one of them), it inspired me to list the Eight Wonders Of Essendon. Well, I started with six:

  • Essendon Accounts & Tax - for all bookkeeping, payroll, accounts and tax services

  • Essendon Tax Consultancy - headed up by our resident tax expert Helen Beaumont, on hand to advise on tax planning issues including property issues

  • Essendon Financial Planning - for mortgages, pensions and investments

  • Essendon Business Advisory - for those who need help in making their business more profitable

  • Essendon Wills, Trusts and Probate - for those who wish to plan for succession

  • Essendon Network - spear headed by our infamous monthly breakfast meeting at Towcester Racecourse which enables trusted partners and clients to meet regularly for support

In addition to these first six wonders, there are two other very important wonders, namely:

  • Essendon clients - a group of fabulous individuals and businesses who provide us with the variety to make our jobs fulfilling

  • Essendon team members - a group of wonderful individuals who I am genuinely honoured to have working with me

Both have contributed to the development and growth of Essendon over the last three years, and it's now come to the point that I need to think about additional team resources.

"Do you know of anyone who would be interested in joining the Essendon journey?"

I would be very delighted to chat to them and I am open to suggestions. Did you know that every accountant in my team, including myself, had a different career before joining me?

When Jake joined me eighteen months ago, he probably had no idea that I was going to pay for him to spend most of this coming October out in Africa helping to build a house for orphaned children and undertaking food drops for those in need.

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