Rob Tindle: North East Chartered Accountant & Business Advisor
What is my story?
Since training in the 1980s with a 'big eight' firm in Newcastle I worked as a partner in a medium size practice prior to launching Tindle's in 2000, a start-up firm in Teesside. After 13 years of hard work with Angela Foster, my business partner of over six years, we have grown the firm to a current total of 16 employees, including five qualified Chartered Accountants. The firm enjoys close relationships with its clients and has a pioneering ethos to train, nurture and retain Chartered Accountants.
I also possess the unique experience of not only advising business clients but actually developing and operating my own enterprise; the Ramada Encore, a hotel situated on the Quayside in Gateshead that opened in 2012. An interesting experience at the sharp end of dealing with banks... and auditors!
What are my training values?
I have always been grateful for the opportunity I was afforded by training as a Chartered Accountant and my passion is to continue to provide that opportunity to the next generation of professionals.
I do believe that through the various graduate and non-graduate routes training can be a cost effective way for the profession to grow in the future.
If firms don’t train and retain locally then the expertise, which is so crucial to economic growth, will erode over time; a problem already being felt by many practices in the Northern Region.
What are my ICAEW credentials?
I have enjoyed a long association with the ICAEW in a number of roles, all of which I believe have given me substantial insight into the operations of the Institute, locally and nationally, and an understanding of the challenges professionals face. My roles include:
- Chairman of the Local General Practitioners Group (GPG) for almost 20 years;
- Member of Teesside Society of Chartered Accountants (TSCA) committee for almost 20 years, including being Chairman in 1999;
- Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (NSCA) Treasurer for the last two and a half years;
- Member of the ICAEW Audit Registration Committee (ARC) for six years until 2012;
- Chairman of CU Peat Prize Trust since 2006, a fund established by Charles Peat, founder of KPMG, to promote the training of Chartered Accountants.
- Current member of the ICAEW Review Committee