5 Minutes With...

Simon Evans, Partner at Lewis Evans

Posted by Liverpool and Sefton Chambers of Commerce

Tue 03rd, Apr

Introduce yourself – who you are, where you sit in the business and what does the business do?

Simon Evans, Partner at Lewis Evans.  We are a chartered accountancy firm based in West Kirby on the Wirral with many fantastic clients across the Liverpool City Region.

Where do you see Lewis Evans in 5 years time?

I’d like to see us continue to grow and expand organically with the same ethos we have now.  A lot of our growth has been through word of mouth based on our levels of service in accountancy, tax, audit and other areas and we are extremely grateful for that and aim to continue to produce for our clients in a friendly and pro-active way.  We expect to have opened a second office by then as well. One of our strengths is our people, with their knowledge, experience and approach.  

How and why did the business start?

My wife, Rosie, and I always had an urge to do our own thing and to take our larger firm experience into something smaller and more client focused.    

What advice would you give your teenage self?

How long have you got?!  I suppose to relax and enjoy it more and perhaps also to get a decent haircut!

Who is your role model in business?

I’ve never been one for ego driven big business leaders but I am often amazed by our clients and their entrepreneurial spirit or commitment in the face of adversity.  We work with charities locally and nationally as well and there are plenty of role models to be found in that sector.     

Why choose Liverpool City Region?

Because it’s the best place to live and work in the UK!  I worked in London for many years and we have clients there which means I can visit and keep in touch which is great but I’m always more than happy to get the train home.

What would you like to see improve or develop in your sector?

Sometimes our sector can be slow to adapt to change and as things are moving so quickly it is a challenging time for some accountants I think.  The industry has always had a reputation for being boring so it would be great to see people’s perceptions change as well but I think that is probably unlikely! 

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