Mark Cole is Senior Partner at Bright Grahame Murray. He has an extensive range of client experience across a number of sectors, but with particular expertise in the requirements of high net worth individuals/families as well a number of very high profile entertainers including their related corporate entities, with interests including media and publishing, professional partnerships, farming, property, aviation, as well as charities and other not for profit organisations.
After University and spending his early professional career with two major international firms of Chartered Accountants where he attained senior positions, Mark joined Bright Grahame Murray in 1990, becoming a Partner soon afterwards.
As a member of the Audit, Tax, Information Technology and Forensic and Expert Witness faculties at The Institute of Chartered Accountants, Mark specialises in the issues affecting high net worth individuals as well as entrepreneurial owner-managed businesses. He prides himself on being able to empathise with his clients and, having a close "hands-on" involvement with them as well as going the "extra mile", is able to gain an in depth understanding of their businesses and aspirations, providing value-added and practical solutions to the many issues they face such as fund-raising and cash management, strategic planning, tax efficient remuneration, employee incentivisation as well as exit strategy and estate planning.
Having been the firm's Managing Partner for a number of years, Mark became the firm’s Senior Partner in April 2012 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.
Mark is also Chief Executive of BGM Helmores Limited, a related firm of Chartered Accountants.
Outside work, as well as being a Freeman of the City of London and a member of The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, Mark divides his leisure time between town and country. Apart from absolutely everything Irish, Mark enjoys a wide range of music, theatre, literature and especially sport. He is a long standing active member of London Irish Amateur and Munster rugby clubs.