Harrogate-based Synergy Automotive Car Leasing was founded in 2006 by Paul Parkinson, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the automotive industry. His company is now one of the leading automotive and finance credit brokers in the UK, with much of its success driven by five star customer recommendations and referrals.

Describing how his business relationship with Thomas Coombs chartered accountants began, Paul said: “Christopher Darwin came to see me and helped me draw up an initial business plan back in 2006 so it’s true to say that he has been there from the very start.

“I think it speaks volumes that over the years, many of our business partners have come and gone but our professional relationship with Christopher is the longest and has stood the test of time.

“As our company has grown from one to fifty employees, Thomas Coombs’ service has evolved to meet our changing needs.

“They now provide us with a full range of services including accounting, tax advice, payroll and business planning.

“Christopher and the team have always provided easy to understand, sound advice and support and I particularly appreciate that they are very responsive when we’ve need their urgent input, for example when we changed our banking provider.

“They are flexible in the way they are willing to work with us and I trust their advice implicitly.

“If I had to choose three words to describe their service I would say they are reliable, trustworthy and professional.

“In my view, a lot of business advisors these days come across as ‘flash Harrys’ – they make lots of promises saying ‘we can do this and that’ but they don’t deliver.

“I think that’s why our relationship with Thomas Coombs has lasted so long – they are reflective in the dealings with us and provide solid, professional support that matches our business needs – in short, they’re a safe pair of hands.

“On that basis I would have no hesitation in recommending Christopher Darwin and his excellent team at Thomas Coombs.”

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