Buying or selling a business in Southampton & Salisbury?
Introducing Paul and Maria…
Paul has had a long career helping business owners as a chartered certified accountant (FCCA), Chartered tax adviser (CTA) and registered auditor.
Paul’s first role was in the City with Josolyne Layton-Bennett (now part of Ernst and Young) working in the audit department for six years.
However there is no place like home and Paul returned to Ringwood in the new forest as he wanted to work in the real world of industry. He built his experience in various roles, including financial analysis and sales before settling back into his professional career, firstly in Dorset and before becoming a partner in a Southampton accountancy practice as partner in 1988.
Paul has since established 2 further accountancy practices (in Ringwood and Bournemouth) and a recruitment company in Bournemouth.
All of this experience puts him in an ideal position to understand the issues of owning and running a business.
For over 30 years Paul has advised owner managed businesses on start-ups, acquisitions and business sales. As Regional Partner for Southampton and Salisbury, Business Partnership provides Paul to with the exciting opportunity of combining his experience with his enjoyment of sales and marketing.
Paul’s aim is to guide client’s clients through their business sale – “Selling a business can be a complicated and a stressful activity and we work with our clients to make this as painless as possible by providing an efficient and professional service.”
When not working Paul enjoys fly fishing and sea fishing and has an active interest in property development with his wife Maria.
Maria’s experience of business started with National Westminster Bank in London. Various roles within the West End, including as a personal relationship manager with responsibility for high net worth customers.
After moving to Southampton Maria set up her own business providing marketing and business support to small businesses, alongside studying for a First Class honours degree in business and psychology.
As a Regional Partner for Southampton and Salisbury, Maria enjoys the opportunity of guiding clients to achieve their aim of a smooth and satisfactory business sale.
Alongside Business Partnership Maria manages a successful property portfolio with her husband Paul.