The Group of Seven


Named after a group of Canadian landscape artists practising in the 1920s-30s, The Group of Seven is a design and content agency with bases in Okehampton and Bristol. It has a team that includes an in-house editor, animators and designers providing clients with the full package from websites to printed collateral, illustration, social media and more.

Owner, Jason Ewing, was in search of a more proactive accountancy firm than his existing provider. He didn’t realise it at the time but his search was about to come to an end on, of all things, a run!


Jason met Simpkins Edwards’ partner, and keen runner himself Jean-Paul Quertier, on a run in Okehampton. After chatting to Jean-Paul and coming in to discuss his needs in greater depth, he soon realized that the solution to his requirement was right on his doorstep.

Now, Jason uses Simpkins Edwards to undertake a range of activities from end-of-year accounts to payroll. The firm even recently helped the company through the process of setting up the auto-enrolment pension scheme, for which they were fast-tracked by the Government.

“I really appreciate how proactive Jean-Paul and his colleagues are about keeping on top of what needs to be done and when,” said Jason.

“Things like tax and dividends used to be so tiresome to deal with but now the team at Simpkins Edwards takes away the hassle and I can trust them to be on the ball at all times. It’s great because it means I can concentrate on doing what I need to do, which is managing my team and driving my business forward.”
Jason Ewing, Owner, Group of Seven