Cooking up a Storm

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Husband and wife team The Cook Partnership in Tring are celebrating 20 years in the town – and are thrilled to still be there!

Established by David Cook in August 1999, the chartered accountancy firm has gone from strength to strength since it opened the doors of its very first office.

‘My wife Pam and I both worked in London and when we moved to Ivinghoe in 1998 I realised I couldn’t bear the commute any more,’ says David. So the following year he set up on his own.

‘To begin with I just had a few clients and worked from an office above my garage,’ he says.

Over the next few years the business grew steadily and in 2005 David moved to the Akeman Business Park, where the company stayed for more than seven years.

‘During that time we had three children and Pam decided to stop working in London and join the firm,’ David says.

In 2013, now with four members of staff, they moved to their current office on the Icknield Industrial Estate in Tring.

‘We’re so happy to have been working in and around Tring for 20 years,’ says David. ‘We love the close-knit community and camaraderie of the town.’

They also sponsor events such as the Tringe comedy festival and the Tring Fun Run. ‘It’s a lovely town and it’s important to give back.

‘And even though Pam and I have been living and working together for more than 20 years, we’re still friends!’