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Darren Austin

Synergee Limited

“I left school at 16, not knowing what I wanted to do, and was offered a job in accountancy. I thought I’d stick with it until something else came along and that was 1981! I realised that I quite liked the job and was good at it, so I did the training and ended up as a Chartered Accountant. I then worked for some larger practices in the City before moving to Tunbridge Wells to open an office with someone I had met whilst studying. I moved on and became a director of another firm, before one of my colleagues and I had similar ideas and decided to go our own way. So, 11 years ago, we bought our client base from that company and set up Synergee. It’s been great and we’ve not looked back. What I love about it is it puts me in the same position as a lot of my clients, because when I’m sitting down with them talking about their issues, I understand what they are going through as I have been through similar. The technical side of what I do means I can bring better solutions because I’ve sat where they are, I know what it means to have to raise finance, present to the bank, to find out how a business works, how it functions and how to market it. Running my business has given me a great insight into how a business operates, it’s a fast-changing world at the moment and that change is accelerating. Both my colleague Matt and I love looking at ways we can do things differently, it’s all about trying to get the best for our clients, using the latest technology available. Scarily, I get excited about that!”


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Synergee is a firm of experienced chartered accountants, registered auditors and business advisers in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. We provide support, advisory and planning services that allow businesses and individuals to set, achieve and enjoy realising their financial goals.

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