Bradford-based printers Tri-Print Limited has had a long and satisfactory relationship with its accountants for more than 30 years.
When the late Patrick Condon and his wife Kathleen founded the business in 1977, they chose Bradford firm Charles D Buckle & Co as Tri-Print’s accountants.
The firm subsequently merged with another Bradford accountancy practice, Watson Wood, in 2000, to form Watson Buckle, Tri-Print’s contact partner Ian Gill and his team have continued to provide ongoing support with quarterly and annual accounts preparation as well as providing expert advice whenever it is needed.
Tri-Print, which has a particular specialism in printed point of sale and display products using various processes, is very much a family business. Kathleen is still active in the company, working alongside daughter Margaret Suddards and her husband Philip, who lead a team of around a dozen staff.
Margaret says: “If there is anything finance-related which we need advice on, we will get in touch with Watson Buckle. There’s always someone who can help, whether our query is about tax issues, pensions, company cars or about where to go to raise finance if we’re investing in new machinery. They always come back to us quickly too.
“We’re lucky to have such a good relationship with Watson Buckle. We’ve never changed accountants or used anyone else – there’s never been a reason to.”