With over 30 years’ hands-on experience in a range of businesses including Retail, Logistics, Property, Music and Entertainment and Private Education, our roots are firmly based in the West Midlands with our Head Office in Halesowen. Leading the team is Chartered Accountant Graham Cook who is no ordinary Accountant. Having run his own businesses he draws upon his practical experience, building a solid framework for growth. Business planning is critical to any successful organisation and Graham leads his team to deliver outstanding customer service when you need it most.
Why choose us?
No nonsense practical accountancy
GM&Co is built on a foundation of not just looking at the numbers but also understanding how your business works to give a holistic solution. We look at your business through your eyes, understanding cash flow is king and profits are the gateway to growth.
Every business is different with a unique set of challenges. Whether you are experiencing financial difficulties or looking for new ways to grow your business, GM&Co will provide an ethical, yet practical way to support your business. Negotiating with HMRC, tax problems can be one of the most challenging and daunting hurdles for any business. We can offer an emergency service for any business seeking advice and practical reactive support . PLUS – we always call you back!!!
Experienced and qualified
Safe in the knowledge that the advice we give is always backed by our knowledge as Chartered Accountants and Chartered Management Accountants. We pride ourselves in keeping up-to-date with the latest regulations and industry legislation.
Graham Cook FCA FCMA - Senior Partner
With over 30 years’ specialist industry experience in the music and entertainment business plus expertise gained in retail and property, Graham’s broad spectrum of business knowledge and commercial awareness sets him apart from many of his counterparts. He’s lectured extensively to other Accountants across the UK demonstrating the respect he has within the industry. As a keen golfer and former professional musician Graham is particularly passionate about his involvement with clients in these fields. Graham’s ‘motto’ is “people deal with people not the name above the door” and subsequently the culture at GM&Co is one full of personal and individual interaction with each and every client, unlike many accountancy firms who prefer the distant and infrequent contact approach. Graham’s personal approach means he is down to earth without all the jargon and can see things from his client’s point of view. Graham will always find time for a cuppa with clients… he’s a legend within GM&Co.
Mark Twinberrow FMAAT - Partner
Black Country born and bred, Mark became a Partner at GM & Co in January 2017 after 25 years' with the firm. An experienced all-round accountant and taxation specialist, Mark deploys his considerable skills to minimise clients tax bills and ensure they comply with all aspects of company law and Statutory Accounts Filing. In addition to managing our key account clients, Mark manages the practice on a day-to-day basis. Mark is a BIG Wolverhampton Wanderers FC fan... well until they lose a game!
Mike Kain FCCA - Account Manager
Mike is a highly experienced member of the GM&Co team with a broad range of accountancy knowledge and skills, plus a professional accountancy qualification. Both thorough and meticulous, Mike has a keen eye for everything to do with numbers and as a fellow Aston Villa supporter is a close ally to Graham when it comes to Monday morning football debates. Mike is a keen sportsman and father of a young family which always keeps him busy! He loves eating out and has a passion for travel.
David Collins - Account Manager
His 37 years' of experience in the profession brings an eye and nose for the minutest detail and thoroughness is Dave’s trademark. David prides himself on providing an outstanding level of service to clients evidenced by the strong and loyal relationships he has built with them over the years. David is GM & Co's specialist construction industry scheme expert looking after a range of both main and sub contractors ensuring they stay tax compliant as well as dealing with HMRC investigations in this particular field. Being a Liverpool supporter, Dave’s tenure at GM&Co is part of the recommended rehabilitation process for individuals with such worrying traits!
Claire Gordon - Accounts Assistant
Claire has over 4 years’ experience in accounts and is AAT qualified. She supports clients in all aspects of book keeping using computerised accounts (Sage One, Freeagent, Quickbooks). Plus she is a whizz at VAT, Full accounts, corporation tax, personal tax, management accounts. She loves walking with Eddie the dog and cooking, and her 4 children certainly keep her busy!
Hazel Allen - Payroll Manager
Hazel has been with GM&Co for over six years and looks after all of the company’s payroll customers with her wealth of skills and knowledge. Having over 45 years’ experience in running her own business…. what Hazel doesn’t know about business is not worth knowing. Hazel also carries out the processing and handling of all of the Auto Enrolment aspects of payroll matters. Hazel's grandchildren are her other occupation along with a love of gardening and knitting. She’s a lady who likes to keep busy!
Lisa Cooper - Accounts Assistant
Lisa Cooper (“tea maker extraordinaire”) mixes being a mum with looking after GM & Co’s extensive and diverse client list. Lisa is directly involved with the bookkeeping and payroll services provided to clients and takes a pride in her high level of customer service. Always a friendly voice as the first point of contact at the GM&Co Office, Lisa is a valued asset. Lisa enjoys baking, shows and of course….. shopping!
Fay Twinberrow - Administrator/Bookkeeping
With a background in healthcare, Fay now brings those skills to bear across GM&Co’s diverse client base. She also delivers administrative support and steps up to assist with bookkeeping at busy times having recently achieving a bookkeeping qualification. This is all combined with being a mum to Molly AND waiting hand and foot on her husband, GM & Co partner, Mr Mark Twinberrow both at home and work!