Starting your own business can be an exciting but scary prospect. All the ins and outs of registering your business, getting the right finance and possibly even being responsible for a workforce for the first time may at first seem like quite a mountain to climb.

Our expert team are here to support you – from helping you to get a foothold, to growing and expanding your business vision.

We have helped countless individuals fulfil their dreams to become successful business owners.

We can lead you through the maze of officialdom and help you from the initial business idea through to running a successful business.

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Meet the start-up experts

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Prashant Malde
NHS Pension Management Solution
Accounting Services & Software
Audit & Assurance
Company Secretarial
Corporate Finance
Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support
Personal Tax and Wealth Planning
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Prashant Malde
NHS Pension Management Solution
Accounting Services & Software
Audit & Assurance
Company Secretarial
Corporate Finance
Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support
Personal Tax and Wealth Planning
Chris Gent


Chris provides clear, tailored advice to each client on the preparation and completion of statutory accounts, corporate tax compliance and matters relating to corporate finance. As a trusted advisor and consultant to owner-managed businesses, his expertise and insight into the running of small and medium-sized businesses is highly valued.

Chris is passionate about bringing together the right people at the right time, to support each client to achieve their business objectives. He would be happy to assist you in expanding your contact base in London.

Chris is a Partner at Wilder Coe, having joined the firm in 2004. He previously spent three years at Lewis Golden & Co, where he qualified in 2003.

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Professional Areas of Expertise
  • Company Audit
  • Statutory Accounts Production
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Due Diligence
  • Business Planning
  • Consultancy
  • Networking

Sectors of Expertise

  • Software
  • Fashion
  • Hospitality


  • FCA
  • BA Economics
Ian Saunders


Ian is expertly positioned to advise clients on all matters pertaining to Company Secretarial services and Company Formation. His ability to communicate the types of structure that are available to you, coupled with his professional understanding of which structure would benefit your business best makes his support a highly sought after commodity.

Ian advises companies of all sizes on compliance under the Companies Acts and UK governance; the drafting of resolutions and specialist share capital and Articles clauses, as well as providing insights on general aspects concerning company law. He also acts as the nominated company secretary for public companies and has experience of filling this role for AIM listed vehicles.

Ian has managed the Wilder Coe Statutory department since 1997 and became Partner in 2010. In addition, Ian served as a Director of Artaius Ltd, the specialist outsourcing, formation and company secretarial arm of the Wilder Coe group before its merger back into the Wilder Coe business.

Professional Memberships

  • Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Company Secretarial
  • Company Formation
  • Overseas Incorporations
  • Companies Act Guidance
  • The UK Governance Code
  • Company Law and its practical applications


  • ICSA

Robert Bradman


Robert qualified in Scotland as a Chartered Accountant in 1998 and joined Wilder Coe in 2004 after having spent four years in New York working for a firm of Certified Public Accountants.

Robert was appointed an Audit Partner in 2010 and since 2014 has combined this role with heading up our Accounting Support department.

Robert provides both advisory and compliance services to his corporate clients, working closely with them on a range of areas including advising on business structure and providing financial analysis. Robert provides audit, accountancy and corporate tax compliance services to his clients, ensuring they comply with their statutory and legal obligations.

By providing important initial accounting and tax assistance to start up organisations, Robert affords you the maximum opportunity to succeed and grow your business over the longer term. Larger, more established clients also benefit from the tailored and in depth advice that Robert provides, helping businesses to meet both long and short term objectives.

Professional Memberships

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Statutory audit and financial statements preparation
  • Corporate taxation
  • Financial Services Authority audits
  • Solicitors Accounts Rules work
  • Financial projections preparation

Sectors of Expertise

  • Property investment
  • Property development
  • Trade associations
  • IT consulting
  • Solicitors Practices


  • Chartered Accountant (Scotland)
  • BA Accounting and Finance
Tim Cook


Tim’s passion lies in helping his clients maximise their wealth through successful tax planning for the future. Whether you are seeking a solution on the most efficient way to implement your inheritance plans or would simply like some plain-English advice on your tax liabilities, Tim is expertly placed to offer you a highly professional and personalised service.

Having previously worked for HMRC, Tim is able to use his insights to assist with HMRC investigations and ensure that you are informed at all times, and can offer you clear and simple advice throughout the process.

His technical areas of expertise include, tax planning, pensions, emigration and trusts. Tim works with entrepreneurs, and families from a wide range of backgrounds, based both in the UK and overseas.

Tim joined Wilder Coe in 1996 and was made Tax Partner in 2001.

Professional Memberships

  • Affiliate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Tax Planning
  • Pension Planning
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Trusts
  • HM Revenue and Customs Investigations
  • International Tax
  • Capital Gains Tax

Sectors of Expertise

  • Entrepreneurs
  • High Net-Worth Individuals
Bal Dhesi

HR Manager

Bal recognises that effective people management is key to any successful organisation.  With a number of years’ experience gained in the field of HR, Bal provides a bespoke and tailored service to her clients whilst delivering practical yet simple people orientated solutions.

Bal is pragmatic, positive and an astute HR professional whose skills lie in understanding the business goals and then aligning those goals to people.  Bal has gained HR experience within organisations/companies of various sizes and across a number of different industries, and she thrives on exceeding her clients expectations.

Bal joined Wilder Coe in 2011 as a HR Manager and works between both the London and Stevenage office.

Professional Qualification

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD)
Payroll Manager
Kasia Field

Payroll Manager

Kasia started out in the world of payroll over 10 years ago and genuinely loves all things payroll. Nothing is ever too much trouble for her and she is always prepared to go the extra mile for her clients. She is a very motivated individual who prides herself on building strong relationships with clients.

She has gained her payroll experience at various industries including recruitment, construction & engineering, aviation, hospitality, film and music. She has had opportunities to run differently sized payrolls and has been fully responsible for many projects including implementing new payroll software as well as preparing clients for RTI and Auto Enrolment.

Kasia joined Wilder Coe Ltd in September 2013 as Payroll Controller and has since moved up to Payroll Manager in 2016. She is based in our Stevenage office.

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Sage 50 Payroll
  • Star
  • Moneysoft
  • Tempest

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