Adams Kara Taylor: Successful structural and civil engineering partnership
Robin Adams is a co-founder and director of Adams Kara Taylor – a structural and civil engineering partnership which combines innovative design with engineering science to produce elegant, bespoke solutions. The company was targeted for acquisition by the WYG Group in 2007. Here, Robin explains why Robinsons were an invaluable asset to his company during the acquisition process.
“AKT had been using Richard Brattle of Robinsons as our accountant since 1994, and he was the perfect fit for our organisation. The company has always been a very forward-thinking engineering partnership – we embrace new technologies and developments – and Richard shares our enthusiasm for innovative thinking.
Robinsons handled our management accounts and our whole Financial Director function seamlessly. They provided a proactive, straight-forward service; we always knew exactly what they were billing us and when, they responded to queries quickly and efficiently, and they were always on time.
But the real test for them was when we were targeted for acquisition in 2007. Richard was an invaluable asset to us during the process, providing us with sound commercial advice and helping with negotiations to ensure we got the best possible deal for all concerned. Thanks to his financial expertise, I’m delighted to say that the merger has been a great success.
Of course, as part of the WYG Group we now have to use their accountants—but we were so happy with the service that Robinsons provide that I and the other Directors of AKT still use them as our personal accountants. We know that we get solid, sound advice from Richard and his team – we can all rest assured that our finances are in good hands!”