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John M Taylor & Co | Accountants Paisley/Taxation/Vat Returns/Business Start Ups/Sage/Payroll/Bookkeeping

John M Taylor & Co History

1925

John M Taylor established himself as a sole practitioner in Glasgow, drawing some of his early clients from connections in Argyll and Lanarkshire. We still deal with a few of these family businesses today into 3rd generation ownership.

At a later date he set up office in Bath Street with another sole practitioner John Watson.

1940’s

Bill Thomson joined the firm and after war service became a partner.

1950’s

The practice moved premises to 86 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, expanded its client based and employee numbers.

During this time Bob Copleton joined the firm as a CA apprentice and became a partner in 1961.

1961

Sadly on the day Bob Copleton became a partner John M Taylor died.

1960’s

During this period the two partners continued to develop the practice, developing some significant clients and helping to establish some very successful businesses.

1969

Jim Hamilton joined the firm as a CA apprentice and qualified in 1974.

1971

John Watson who had continued to share offices with our firm took seriously unwell and died later that year. We assumed his practice very smoothly, many of his clients already well known to us over the years. That provided a very interesting client base the most important group of clients being in the Midlands. We serviced all of those clients until they sold up or retired, leaving us with several businesses run by one family for whom we still act.

1976

Jim Hamilton becomes a partner in the firm. We move offices to 126 Wellington Street, Glasgow for more space as we develop our practice and range of services.

1980’s

We introduce computerised payroll services to our clients, which we have developed ever since, retaining some of the original users of the services through until current day.

We move office to 256 West George Street, Glasgow for more space.

1986

Acquired the practice of a sole practitioner who operated in Bishopbriggs. Successfully integrated that business with our own and continue to act for those clients of that practice who remain in business.

1987

By this time Bill Thompson has partially retired but sadly died rather suddenly. He was a great raconteur and a mean bridge player as well as being a thoroughly professional accountant.

Ian Barr joined the firm after leaving University as a CA student and qualified in 1991.

1990

Forced to consider another office move due to redevelopment at West George Street. This time we chose Paisley for access and to avoid ever increasing difficulties of parking and access to Glasgow by car, given that most of our clients would be travelling a distance to visit us in other offices.

1990’s

Computerisation really beginning to have an impact on the way we develop our work and office systems. Recruited majority of our present staff through this period.

Increased our employee numbers, trained a number of qualified CA’s and ACCA’s who have moved on to successful careers elsewhere.

2000

Acquired the practice of a sole practitioner who operated in Paisley. Successfully integrated that business with our own and continue to act for those clients of that practice who remain in business.

2002

Bob Copleton retired as a partner in the firm.

Ian Barr became a partner in the firm.

Acquired the practice of a sole practitioner who operated in Paisley. Successfully integrated that business with our own and continues to act for those clients of that practice who remain in business.

2002 – date

Client numbers expanding, business levels expanding year on year, employee numbers now 23 including several qualified accountants and qualified tax manager.

Our range of services has expanded over the year as well as the normal accounts and tax compliance work, we focus heavily on management accounts and support services, business planning, tax planning both current and long term, advice and support to start up and to expanding businesses. We have retained our Audit Registration throughout the firm’ history and will continue to do so.

In all of the acquisitions the firm has made we have been able to readily integrate the new clients with our existing clients, retain most of them and have developed long term relationships with them. Some of our bigger clients today have come from these acquisitions.

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