Philip Cooper - Client Manager

Main Practice Area: General practice - accounts preparation, personal tax, corporate tax, VAT, remuneration planning and company secretarial. 

Career rundown: I started out at Abbey National in 1982 before moving to George McKenzie & Co in 1982 to 1985. For six years I then moved on to Deloitte before starting with Richard Place Dobson (then Christopher Dobson & Co) in 1992.

What would you be if you weren't an accountant? Motor racing driver or racing team member.

Your favourite band: Queen

Your favourite holiday destination: Greek Islands

What did you want to be "when you grew up"? Happy and content with life.

Your favourite author: James Herbert

What's your lifetime ambition? To set another one each time I achieve it.

What makes you laugh? Usually pain, at somebody else's expense!

What do you like to do in your spare time? Get out on my motorcycle, touring around Europe.

Your greatest achievement: Swimming club Mens Senior Club Champion in the 1970s.

One thing that you learned at school that has helped you in your professional life: Persistence is key.