WHAT WE DOThe firm of John Crook & Partners has always functioned on a personal basis with clients who prefer a hands-on, proactive relationship with their Chartered Accountants. Our clients expect the best from us. We make a promise of delivering our financial and accountancy services with both professionalism and approachability.All of the partners have very close and long-standing associations with their clients. To ensure this happens, you will always have contact with a partner who will have detailed knowledge of your affairs. With years of experience behind them, our partners are extremely knowledgeable and prepared for the multitude of changes that affect their clients’ businesses on a daily basis.Wherever possible, we try to meet and carry out work at your place of business or home rather than our offices, according to your preference. Our experience has shown that travelling to a client’s premises with your staff and records to hand is a more effective method of working.As much of our business through the years has come from recommendations from satisfied clients and local corporations, our client base runs far and wide. Travelling a distance from London to a client's premises is not considered to be a handicap. As well as working in London and its suburbs, we regularly work in Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, Middlesex, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Hampshire, Sussex and Berkshire. OUR HISTORYThe partnership was started by John Crook, who in March 1964 set up his practice in London Road, Enfield, Middlesex. After 45 years in practice, John Crook retired in 2009 John was joined in March 1965 by Leslie Sturt and Brian Hunt. The three partners continued to operate from the London Road office until July 1969, when they moved to the larger premises at 255 Green Lanes, Palmers Green, London where their offices are based today. Sadly in January 2004 Leslie Sturt died after a short illness. In 1969 they were joined by Geoffrey Prosser, who was then qualified, although John, Leslie and Brian had known him from the time he originally commenced his training. Geoffrey became a partner in 1972. In 1970 Peter Bridges joined the firm straight from school and entered into a training contract, qualifying in 1975. In the course of his examinations Peter achieved eleventh-equal place in the first part of his final examination. Having been with the firm since 1970, Peter became a partner in 1978. In 1990 Mark Woodgate joined the firm straight from school and, like Peter, entered into a training contract. Mark passed his professional examinations in 1995 and in September 1999 became a partner. In 1999 Ian Hunt joined his father in the firm, having passed his professional exams in 1990. In April 2006 Ian also became a partner.