a 3 minute insight from a sole practitioner who only works one day a week in his successful 16-person accountancy practice.

Simon worked with Paul closely for several years and achieved a meteoric change in his firm. Simon's team now brilliantly look after GreenStones clients and allow Simon to only work one day a week (on average) in the firm. A young family, hollidays (13 weeks a year), and other business interests consume the rest of Simons time. Here's Simon's thoughts on working with Paul and Remarkable Practice...

​Simon Chaplin, Managing Director
Greenstones Accountants

Simon Chaplin    , Managing Director - Greenstones Accountants
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Even when you're committed to improving results in an accountancy firm, it takes real bottle to stick your neck out in a multi-office multi-partner firm.

Nick Price arguably put more than his neck on the block to work with Remarkable Practice but here's what he has to say about the experience.

The thing about this sequence of meetings with Paul and the follow-up calls, is that after only 3 months, the landscape looks much clearer for us all. It is almost as if, for the first time we have had our heads lifted up, and can see the the opportunities for change which previously had been buried."

"Paul's approach invites us to develop focused action/systemisation as the weekly game progresses. I didn't have to say much to the team. We have found that some of the answers were already within us. As a result, since they have willingly bought in, progress has been remarkable. Implementation has become a pleasure, rather than just an intention."

"There's a load of work and changes to embrace still, and not all of it pretty, but the clarity of what needs to be done, as a direct result of his asssitance, both demands and quickly receives positive and clinical action - Do it NOW!"

​Nick Price, ​EuraAduit
Harrogate

Simon Chaplin    , Managing Director - Greenstones Accountants
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When serious, pressing, strategic issues come to bear on an accountancy practice it can be useful for the senior people to take a 'time-out'.


A couple of days after we ran a strategic away day for the then 3 directors at Cedar & Co we received a lovely letter, unprompted.


Here are a couple of comments from the letter:

"I know we meet up quarterly for our board meetings and look at things in those meetings and indeed map things out and get things done., but for me, this meeting was different as there were more issues to get out on the table and sort out - this we absolutely achieved and wouldn't have done without your input."

Neil King, Cedar & Co
Derby

Simon Chaplin    , Managing Director - Greenstones Accountants
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Working out the best course for your firm and then staying on course can feel daunting.

Rob Walsh runs a highly successful accountancy firm in Wiltshire, Clear Vision Accountancy Group. Rob and his team have built a remarkable reputation in the dental sector and have recently started doing the same in the veterinary sector.

Here's Rob talking about some of the specific wins from a recent board meeting and sales and marketing meeting attended by Paul from Remarkable Practice. He then talks about the merits of using an outside adviser or non-exec and how it helps confirm he's on the right course and helps ensure he stays on course too.

Rob Walsh, Managing Director
Clear Vision Accountancy Group

Simon Chaplin    , Managing Director - Greenstones Accountants
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Investing time and money and effort in changing your firm can feel a bit daunting.

Getting an outsider involved can feel risky, uncomfortable and hesitant. Will it be too painful? Will it pay off in the long run?

Here's Elinor Perry's thoughts on working with Paul in a non-exec advisory role for her firm and how it's had a long term impact on their results. Elinor works with a great team of accountants and support people from recently expanded and refurbished offices in Leamington Spa.

Elinor Perry, Managing Director
Pentlands Accountants

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