With a keen interest in technology, efficiency, and personal service, Neil exemplifies Danbro’s culture and vision for the future. Neil’s been in accounting for almost a quarter of a century. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant back in 2005, becoming a member of ACCA two years later. He joined the Danbro Group shortly after. Following 11 successful years – during which time he qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor – Neil became the MD of Danbro Accounting Ltd in 2019.
In his personal life, Neil’s hobbies include cooking and spending time with his wife, Kirsteen, and their three children. He’s also a (long-suffering) supporter of Everton FC…
Shortly after taking the role, we caught up with him to find out how he’d settled in. We asked him about his aspirations for the company’s future, and what it’s like to be one of the longest-standing members of the Danbro Family.
So, Neil, how’re you finding your new role as Accounting MD?
What’s a typical day like for you now?
“Currently our focus is on business and personal growth. I try to spend as much time as possible on the areas that cover this.”
As Accounting MD, what are your main aims for the business? And, how do you envisage Danbro Accounting’s development as a company?
“It feels amazing to see some of our people grow from young apprentices into managers, learning valuable skills and knowledge along the way. They can then pass that on to our new recruits; it’s like our own eco system!”
How would you describe your approach to leadership? Have you found that your outlook has changed the further your career has developed?
“In the last few years I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the leader I want to be. And I realised I can’t be anyone other than myself. I need to let my qualities shine and also be vulnerable to the areas I’m working on at the moment.”
What’s the most rewarding thing about working for Danbro?
“We’re always encouraging our people to think outside the box. We want them to challenge the norm and being dynamic is a big part of this.”
Which aspects of Danbro Accounting – and our services – are you most proud of?
What’s been the company’s biggest achievement during your time here?
What’s been your – and your department’s – greatest challenge, and what did you learn from it?
Is there anything you would improve about Danbro Accounting?
Finally, can you give me three words to describe Danbro Accounting?
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Sam Wright is Danbro’s Marketing Manager. He produces regular content and feature articles on our digital and non-digital channels – and social platforms – for the Danbro Group and its subsidiaries, as well as having responsibility for the Company’s internal and external communications.
His background is in Journalism and Creative Writing, having previously contributed to publications such as The Daily Post, The Lancashire Evening Post, and The Blackpool Gazette.
He is a keen swimmer and avid Manchester United fan (but don’t hold that against him), and he lives in Lancashire with his wife, Sarah.