Having decided partnership in a national accountancy firm wasn’t for him, on 5 July 2004, Warren Munson took control of his own destiny and decided to fulfil his dream of owning his own business.
Sitting in a tiny office with just a desk, laptop and phone, he officially launched Inspire. Its mission – the same as it is today – to be an independent business and tax advisory firm dedicated to supporting business owners on their journey.
By the summer of 2005, Inspire had six employees and had out-grown its small office space at Arena Business Centre in Ferndown, so moved to larger premises at nearby Langham Business Centre, which served the growing team well for another two years.
Inspire grew quickly as an advisory-led firm, winning work from top-class clients and continuing to recruit talented individuals, to serve its clients. In early 2007, now with 10 members of staff, Warren took the big decision to invest in new offices, this time in Commercial Road in Poole – where the Inspire offices are today.
Chris Downing, now Tax Director, joined Inspire.
Director, Andrew Singleton joined in 2010.
The next few years saw Inspire continue its journey to become one of the leading independent accountancy firms in the south, providing tax and business advisory services to a diverse range of ambitious business owners.
Inspire celebrates its 10th anniversary. The firm’s working with a diverse range of entrepreneurs and businesses, delivering a wide range of advisory and compliance services.
Inspire hosts its first Entrepreneurs Conference – attended by the region’s business leaders and entrepreneurs. The Conference became a firm favourite in the south coast’s annual business calendar for the next few years, welcome hundreds of delegates with first-class speakers, presenters and guests.
For two consecutive years (2016 and 2017), Inspire wins the British Accountancy Awards Independent Firm of the Year for South West and Wales.
Bev Cattano who joined the team in 2012, is promoted to Associate Director – Operations.
Warren wins Business Leader of the Year at the Dorset Business Awards.
As part of Entrepreneurs Conference, Inspire hosted an Entrepreneurs Dinner with AFC Bournemouth Manager, Eddie Howe, raising over £20,000 for Julia’s House Children’s Hospice.
The Inspire team wins Team of the Year at the Dorset Business Awards.
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Inspire becomes the delivery partner for Evolve, the exclusive membership community for entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Inspire is crowned Medium Firm of the Year at the national Accounting Excellence Awards
Now, in 2020, having won a string of national awards and accolades, Inspire has a team of talented individuals, many of who joined either as school-leavers or in the early stages of their accountancy careers and have gained experience and qualifications as part of the team. Inspire is passionate about nurturing home-grown talent and the importance of offering a space for team members to grow and develop into rounded business advisers.
Warren, Chris and Andrew, together with a leadership team, continue to run a very successful firm, firmly rooted in passionate about being different and providing the very best advice, service and experience for our clients.