Rob Pearce is a tax director in Bishop Fleming’s West Midlands office. Growing up in a family of farmers, Rob soon found his niche after undertaking work placements with a small firm in South-Gloucestershire dealing predominately with rural businesses, before being offered a graduate job after university, enabling him to complete his chartered accountancy exams.

Rob joined Bishop Fleming in 2014 and says it is a great place to work for aspirational professionals. It has been listed in The Sunday Times top 100 companies to work for, for four consecutive years.

He said: “While I was very passionate about farming, I was pretty impractical and was better suited to using my head as opposed to my hands.

“Accountancy enabled me to find something else that I was very passionate about, but this time to also make a difference in what I did.”

The 34-year-old is now a specialist in several areas of tax, including property, R&D incentives, innovation and wealth planning.

According to Rob, building long-term relationships with clients and contacts built on honesty, trust, transparency and holistic thinking is key to his job.

Rob said: “I enjoy working with a great bunch of like-minded colleagues to deliver added service to our clients, as well as working with a diverse range of clients.

“I would like to think that clients come to me because I am pretty straight talking, pragmatic and specialist in what I do.

“At Bishop Fleming, keeping employees happy and engaged enables us to translate that level of service to our clients.”

The firm has seven offices across the South West and Midlands, delivering accounting, tax, corporate restructuring and advisory services to businesses, academies and charities and private wealth advice to individuals.

It is celebrating its centenary year this year, and to mark the milestone, colleagues from across the nation are joining together in bid to raise £100,000 for charity.