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Sandie Williams

I was fortunate to have Sandie assigned to my account when I was first introduced to Portland in 2010. Since then we have worked on a hand full of cases together. Sandie is professional, personable and yet very persistent. Apart from being excellent at what she does, what comes across above anything else is that Sandie is totally committed to achieving the desired outcome for her clients. That often means receiving emails from Sandie in the evening and weekends as well as the occasional from holiday! Thanks again for all your hard work.

Mr Captan Managing Director Whitedrake

A wealth of experience

I have over 30 year’s experience of providing support and advice to a wide range of businesses. Very little surprises me, although every day still throws up new challenges and I still get huge satisfaction when clients appreciate my help. Over the last 30 years I have seen the way business is done change significantly, but business success always seems to come back to the basics of being able to manage the finances, in a way that supports the owner’s objectives. A lot of the work that I have carried out involves liaising between the client and their other professional advisors, gathering information and managing the parties involved, taking responsibility for delivering the expected outcome and I take pride in doing what I say I will do, when I said I will do it.  

Who am I

Loyalty and trust are qualities that I value along with being organised and efficient. I am also very determined and competitive, no more so than when I fulfilled a lifetime ambition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. I was ecstatic when I reached the peak after 6 days of strenuous trekking. Even though at times I was physically and mentally exhausted, I was able to draw on my work and personal experience and apply my determination of retaining a positive attitude and never giving up.

Recent Blogs

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