Dean Ackrill FCCA
At Philip Barnes & Co. Dean Ackrill is a chartered accountant with responsibility for introducing new clients, Dean has a strong commercial background and adds value in every sense of the word. Dean worked for 13 years as an accountant, helping SMEs to grow and prosper, before being approached by a telecoms firm to become their financial director at the youthful age of 32.
During his 11 year tenure he managed growth, restructure, process improvement and austerity, with spectacular results and multi-million pound savings. In 2002 the firm was recognised as one of Deloittes Top 50 Fastest Growing Businesses.
Dean is an endlessly helpful, open and trustworthy professional. A family man, when he’s not hard at work he’s to be found cooking curries (and eating them), playing golf or enjoying his family holidays. His favourite quote is:
“Be who you are, and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind”