Christine Nicholson wants accountants and business owners to get acquainted with what she refers to as the ‘C’ word. “Lets face it- if you think about the accountant-client relationship, it’s really intimate”, said Nicholson.
The ‘C’ she refers to stands for “curiosity”. Accountants, she says, can’t begin to understand business owners without being curious. “If you want to provide more than compliance services, then you have to take an interest in your client. It’s the best way to add value to their business.”
Named UK Business Mentor of the Year by in 2020, and founder of Nicholson Hall Advisory, she’s has helped business owners for over 30 years. “I’m technically an accountant but I got certified in CIMA because I absolutely didn’t want to be in practice- I wanted to be getting my hands dirty.“