Meet The Team
Rob Orr - Managing Director
Robbie joined the firm in 1988 initially as partners’ assistant to Norman Brooking and is now a director of Brooking Ruse. Since qualifying in 1993, Robbie has managed an ever increasing and varied portfolio of clients with a bias towards small and medium sized limited companies.
Robbie believes, wherever possible, in establishing a close working relationship with clients to understand their business and the personalities behind it. Not everyone has the same goals.
More recently, Robbie (on behalf of Brooking Ruse) has been an active part of a local consortium working with EDF on the Hinkley Point C construction project.
Les Cox - Director
Les is a general practice accountant who manages a varied portfolio of clients including sole traders, partnerships and limited companies, from our offices in Portishead and Weston-super-Mare. Les has developed a hands on approach with all of his clients and prides himself on providing a friendly professional service. Les originally joined Brooking Ruse in 1989 as a trainee accountant. After five years Les left to gain experience elsewhere as a senior accountant and subsequently qualified as a Certified Accountant and now has Chartered status as well.
In June 2002 he returned to Brooking Ruse to take up a senior role and now manages our Portishead office whilst continuing to develop a growing portfolio of clients.
Michael joined the firm in 1991 and from a trainee accountant and has progressed to become a qualified Chartered Accountant. Michael is very much a general practitioner dealing with all types of small and medium sized unincorporated and incorporated clients, including established family businesses and start-ups. As well as supervising the production of year end accounts, Michael advises clients on the implementation and maintenance of their accountancy systems and a wide range of related tax matters.
Michael has a wide portfolio of clients based mainly in the South-West area but reaching London in the East and Cornwall in the West. Michael assists Les Cox in managing our Portishead office.
Ian joined the firm in 1996 and has worked in the profession for over 25 years. The experience Ian has gained during that period is invaluable to both Brooking Ruse and our clients. Ian manages a varied portfolio of clients and is involved with the day to day management of the practice which enables him to closely relate to the problems of running a business. Ian is part of the firm’s audit team.
Ian would be very pleased to discuss any of the services provided by our firm with you.
Liz joined Brooking Ruse in December 2006 after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. She has a wide range of clients including sole traders, partnerships, limited companies, charities and solicitors. Liz is also part of the firm’s audit team.
Following the acquisition of a practice in Winscombe in 2014, Liz has undertook the management of this office and has worked hard to increase Brooking Ruse's presence within the area and to attract new clients.