When choosing their accountants, businesses generally look for recommendations from a trusted source as the ‘client – accountant’ relationship is like a marriage of sorts. It’s built on trust, compatibility and mutual respect from both parties. For Gary Martin, Director at GEM Environmental Building Services, this is where he got lucky. A random conversation with a business contact at a meeting brought him to a happy and stable relationship with his accountants, Haslers that have lasted 10 years, so far. We spoke to Gary to find out about what has made this partnership so successful.
“GEM Environmental Building Services is in the construction industry and it can get very hectic with clients’ demands and the running of the business. I am not tied to my desk as I like to be very hands-on therefore you’ll find me on site making sure we are giving our clients 100 % and that they are always happy with our services.”
“To allow me to do this, I need someone that I can trust in handling tax and other accountancy issues. And this is where Haslers comes in. They take the worry away.”
Gary also finds that Haslers is always available to answer his queries on any matters including bookkeeping and tax returns. He says: “I can call anytime and there will always be someone there who always answers my queries, no matter how small or complex my concerns are.”
GEM Environmental Building Services became a Limited company in 1999, after starting out as a Partnership. Being rated with 4 stars on the touchlondon website, they cater to private and business clients as well as local authorities in and around the London area.