Peter Hargroves, a former international cyclist, opened his first store in 1981 and is a major well-known supplier of the finest brands of cycles, components and accessories in the south of England. He now has 6 stores, including a second newly-opened outlet in Southampton, and a successful online store with three distribution warehouses, supplying the whole of the UK and Europe.
Peter Hargroves says, “I have built up an extremely successful company over more than 30 years and Richard Showan at Rothmans’ Eastleigh office has been my accountant for 25 years.
Throughout that time, Richard has watched us grow and played a key role in supporting our expansion. From the very start, we struck up an excellent relationship and I regard him as a friend as well as my accountant.
Richard advises on both the business and on my personal financial matters and has always been extremely active in helping us to operate in the most tax-efficient manner possible.
As well as making himself available at all times, Richard acts as a useful sounding-board for my plans on taking the business forward. I am able to give him quickly mapped-out ideas on a scrap of paper explaining what I need and he will immediately translate it into all the financial points I should take into consideration, using language that is easy to understand.
The whole team is very responsive, from the polite and efficient receptionist, to the other accountants who will always help if required. Rothmans are highly professional and helpful and I regard them as an integral part of our business.”