In Conversation with Graham Cole

Having joined Wenn Townsend in 1991 Graham has seen the firm through many changes and events over the years, always being a thoughtful observer before offering his well-thought out advice whatever the situation. Graham works closely with a number of the firms charitable and religious clients, and this reflects Graham’s compassionate nature, it is clear Graham truly cares about his clients and helping them to grow and prosper. To help get to know more about Graham and his career to date we asked him a few questions.

  1. What do you enjoy most about your job?
    Being involved with clients, staff and colleagues who are pleasant to deal with. Happily, there are many of those. Also, feeling that I am helping clients with their financial affairs and making a positive contribution is enjoyable. Another enjoyable aspect is the variety of work to do. There is usually something new every day.
  2. What has been the defining moment in your career to date?
    There are two of those, one was qualifying as a Chartered Accountant back in 1990 and subsequently becoming a Fellow of the ICAEW. Secondly, becoming a partner at Wenn Townsend in 1997. This has defined my career as being to look after a wide range of clients, with their differing needs.
  3. Who would be the dream client?
    The dream client would communicate their activities on a regular and timely basis, so I can comment and contribute on a regular basis. They would also happily refer Wenn Townsend to others.
  4. How would you want your colleagues or clients to describe you?
    I would want colleagues and clients to describe me as approachable, hardworking, knowledgeable, reliable and taking an interest in their affairs.
  5. What do you most want to achieve in your career?
    There are many things but generally it would be to look after clients, colleagues and staff well and to have contributed positively to Wenn Townsend.
Source: Mon, 02 Aug 2021 14:00:57 +0100