The Leicester chartered accountants Mark J Rees is celebrating its 80th year in business during 2018.
Established in 1938 by Mark Jacob Rees, the firm now numbers more than 50 staff and advises businesses, individuals and families across Leicestershire and beyond through its wide range of financial and other services.
After achieving accountancy qualifications, Mark Rees set up on his own in an office above a shop on Granby Street. As he attracted new clients, took on staff and welcomed new partners, the growing business relocated to larger premises before settling in its current home and former school, Granville Hall.
The practice and its sister firms, MJR Wealth Management and MJR Computer Solutions, are all based at the landmark building on Granville Road.
Now with eight partners, all of whom came through the ranks, Mark J Rees is thriving as it provides advice, audit, IT, tax and other services to a wide range of people and businesses across Leicestershire, Rutland and further afield.
Stewart Collier, partner, said: “The business world and the wider world have evolved so much in the past 80 years, it is indeed cause for celebration that Mark J Rees is celebrating this landmark birthday.
“Beginning our 80th year in business is testament to the original vision of Mark Rees and to the generations of colleagues who have contributed to the growth of the practice on behalf of clients, old and new. The current generation is as ambitious as ever to continue to grow and evolve Mark J Rees whilst maintaining a reputation of integrity and honesty, the foundations on which the practice was built.
“We are looking forward to a year of celebration as we continue to provide the personal and expert service our clients rely upon as others have done over eight decades.”