After being a chef for what seemed like forever, I decided I needed a change.
I was constantly left feeling unfulfilled and my wife and I were like passing ships with the hours I was working. Even in managerial positions, I was constantly feeling overworked and burdened with tasks that I really didn't want to do.
What I did enjoy though, was paperwork and accounting- the things that most hospitality business owners and managers actively try to avoid (after all, you didn't set out to run an accountancy practice!)
I quickly discovered that my appreciation for paperwork and numbers was far more valuable than I thought- I was able to save the companies that I was working for hundreds of thousands of pounds by digging through numbers and uncovering inefficiencies that I knew how to fix.
So I traded in my knives and apron for spreadsheets and a laptop and I'm now getting so much satisfaction out of helping businesses with my niche and expert knowledge of the hospitality industry.
I founded Evans & Co to present a professional name that reflects the experience that I've gained over the years. However, my 'firm' is me and my wife. I am a husband and father first and foremost.
I have personally experienced how much blood, sweat and tears that goes into building and running a business and I know how tough it can be to filter out all the snake oil when there's just so much out there.
I want to be someone that people can level with. I want to put myself in your shoes, understand your personal pain and struggle, and where all that passion comes from that allows you to push through it all.
I’m not running a big 4 firm with the big shiny desk and a bloke in a posh suit delegating your account to a junior accountant. I’m here to support you in every way I can, with the full comprehension of the extent of your struggles – especially trying to keep everything afloat in the midst of a global pandemic.
As long as you don’t mind that my kids might be running around in the background and that I’m wearing a t-shirt as we talk about how to protect and grow your business – I’m here for you.
The Evans & Co Team
Meet The Team
An adept hospitality management accountant with a Master's in Finance & Investment, Honours degree in Finance and a current CIMA student. Wilford has also been a lecturer in Accounting and Finance as well as a Financial Management Tutor.
Spending time with his family
We're not sure yet, he always seems so happy!