Croyde Motors

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Michelle Thackray – My grandad started the business as a little petrol station in the village as then we’ve gone through the generations.

Michelle Thackray – We’re a franchise Seat and Skoda after-sales dealer. So, we sell new cars and then we’ve got the full-service backup and obviously Seat’s gone form strength to strength and we followed with them.

Michelle Thackray – Simpkins Edwards obviously we’ve been dealing with now for over 30 years, so they’ve been dealing with the business succession for us very efficiently – not only thinking about the present-day business but obviously more into the future as well.

Jilly Watson – Over the years, we’ve been the business grow. We’re very proud to be associated with Croyde Motors.

Jilly Watson – I think there is specific advice that we can help with and we have helped with, with regard to succession planning and lifetime inheritance tax planning.

Michelle Thackray – Simpkins Edwards are very proactive in reminding me on a monthly basis.

Michelle Thackray – They sort out all our tax returns including our personal tax returns. So, we have total trust and faith in Jilly and her team and I think what makes Simpkins Edwards stand out from the crowd is the efficiency, the continuity of the staff and the fact they’re always on the end of the phone if we’ve got an issue arise or an idea for the future of the business.

Jilly Watson – I think it’s imperative that we get out and meet clients. After all, behind every business it’s people and it’s people’s livelihoods that we’re about because the more we talk to them, the more we’ll know and the more we can help.

Michelle Thackray – I would confidently recommend Simpkins Edwards to customers. In fact, we’ve had people buying cars that have been setting up business and asked for advice and we’ve directed them to Jilly and her team at Barnstaple.

Michelle Thackray – Simpkins Edwards have played a huge part in our growth over the years and hopefully be there for many years to come.