Ian Grimley

Ian Grimley - Essex Abel Ltd

Year joined: 1991

Role: Director, Senior Client Advisor

A member of:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA)

Ian can be contacted using:


Professional background

Ian is a senior client advisor who manages a wide portfolio of clients across various sectors, whether these be sole traders, partnerships or limited companies, he has over 20 years of experience within the profession and prides himself in providing a good quality, professional and friendly service to all clients whether they are starting out in business for the first time or have established and growing businesses.

Areas of expertise

Ian specialises in helping owner managed businesses in all aspects of their business, whether this be ensuring they operate tax efficiently or acting as a sounding board to help them manage their business and day to day operations.


Ian’s interests include football and golf; however, his hobbies have recently taken a back seat following the births of his two daughters who are both keeping Dad very busy.

Previously with a top 6 firm of accountants

As Chartered Accountants both my business partner and I have high expectations of what we expect from our business and tax advisors…

…It is important to us that our advisors are able to support us through the various stages of our business ventures. Ian (Grimley) and his colleagues are very approachable and their services have always been provided in a timely, professional and friendly manner. They are flexible in their approach to the service they provide and are happy to explore alternative schemes in relation to issues that may occur during the life of a business.

I have always found Essex Abel to be good value for money and I have frequently recommended their services to other business people and will continue to do so

Professional and efficient Accountancy Services and Business Advice

Ian Grimley and his team at Essex Abel have provided accountancy services and business advice to Foursight Publications in a professional and efficient manner for over a decade.

From being a start-up publisher and, latterly, in hi-tech manufacturing and importing, we have always been competing with well-established and much larger organisations. This means thinking time from a ‘hands-on’ director is always at a premium. Ian understands this and has been available at short notice to provide support and tax-efficient investment recommendations as and when it is needed. Essex Abel has enabled me to spend more time growing my business and less time worrying about behind-the-scenes finances.

I have no hesitancy in recommending them to other small businesses.