Henry Cooper FMAAT

Henry is an AAT Licensed Accountant and established BirchCooper Accounting Services in 2001. From small beginnings, working at home, it is now a high street practice specialising in providing small businesses and start-ups with a full range of accountancy services.

He was the President of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) in 2012/2013, a global membership body for accounting professionals, with over 130,000 members in over 90 countries. AAT’s financial expertise has led to the establishment of Informi, a new website supporting small businesses.

Prior to establishing his own business, Henry worked in accounting roles for Royal Mail, the Fremantle Trust, and Quanta Consultancy Services, supporting their UK and European divisions.

What I wish I’d known on day one

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, especially when you’re running your own business. Imagine you could go back in time to that first day – what would you do differently? Whether it’s work-life balance or the day-to-day technicalities of business finance, getting it right first time round is nigh-on impossible. In this seminar, Henry Cooper reflects on what he wishes he’d known when he started out.