Adrian Hills | Partner
The people side of the job is by far the most interesting. Whether it be clients, staff or other professionals, personal interaction is one of the things that makes my job so rewarding.
Tel: 01392 494904
Adrian was brought up in Oxford and trained there with a national firm of Chartered Accountants. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989 and quickly rose through the ranks to become client manager for the senior partner. This role provided a huge range of experience dealing with small businesses, audits, charities, and management buyouts as well as some more unusual clients.
In 1994 he moved to Devon to become a partner of a small accountancy practice based in Crediton. This practice quickly grew and expanded to an office in Exeter as well as taking on further partners. In 2006 Adrian joined David Kirk and the practice of Kirk Hills was formed.
Adrian sees his key skill as being able to understand owner-managed businesses. His parents operated a business in which Adrian was brought up in. Being a partner in Kirk Hills means that he runs his own business which gives him particular insight into the day to day problems that such businesses face. He also understands how to grow a business and develop its potential. However, what all businesses are interested in is reducing their taxation liability – an area where Adrian has over 30 years experience.
Adrian and his wife Angela have three children, all of whom have now completed university. He enjoys all sports, still playing cricket and golf regularly. He is prominent in a number of his village organisations and enjoys travelling when time allows.