Wilder Coe celebrates reaching “50, not out.”

Wilder Coe reaches 50

Wilder Coe celebrates reaching “50, not out.”

Robert Coe and Ian Wilder opened the doors to Wilder Coe, Chartered Accountants Monday, 23 October 1972. To mark 50 years in business, Wilder Coe welcomed clients old and new on Wednesday, 12 July, to continue its year of celebrations with a summer drinks reception.   

Having kicked off the festivities back in October 2022 with a 50th-anniversary half-marathon fundraiser and a “50th birthday bash” in our London office for our team, we wanted to acknowledge and appreciate clients and contacts who have stood by our side over the past five decades.  

Against the backdrop of one of the last remaining ancient Livery halls within the City of London walls, the ‘sumptuous’ Stationers Hall also celebrated a significant milestone of 350 years this year.   

Cricket is a great obsession for Chairman  Jitendra Pattani. As the firm celebrates this significant golden anniversary milestone, he acknowledged his passion for the sport and the company he captained for five years. 

“For Wilder Coe to reach 50 not out so far in our innings is a significant milestone, but we have plenty of runs left […] I am confident the century will be achievable; we will not lose sight of the client-centric approach which has served us so well in reaching the first 50.” 

Bee-Lean Chew and Robert Bradman took over the reins of Managing Partner jointly in January 2023. Together, their address celebrated the longevity of bonds and new business relationships in their infancy.   

“After beginning a partnership with ETL Global in 2020, it is an honour to have CEO Dr Christian Gorny and Jane Evans fly over from Germany to celebrate with us, alongside our ETL UK colleagues Sara and Peter Brassington.” 

“We are grateful for the trust each of our clients continues to put in the firm, and we look forward to maintaining our family values and working together for many more years to come.” 

Retired founding partner, Robert Coe, attended the event alongside many senior team members and former colleagues, each of whom has played an integral part in Wilder Coe’s success over the past fifty years.  

 To thank Robert Coe for his ongoing support, wise counsel, and continued guidance in the business he created fifty years ago, he was gifted an engraved crystal decanter by Bee and invited to mark this special anniversary with a ceremonious cake cutting. 

Amongst the magnificent history of the venue and its hidden oasis, drinks and canapes were flying whilst guests were blown away by mingling contemporary street magician, Ifty and, Ivo the caricaturist.   

It is a privilege to have formed strong bonds with many individuals and business owners. Many guests appreciated meeting the team again after many years on virtual calls!  

Jitendra remarks, “The next phase is about consolidating the strong relationships we have built and developing new ones without losing sight of the family atmosphere we have created with our clients and team members.”  

Achieving this golden milestone yields the perfect opportunity for Wilder Coe to concentrate on the future. We are focusing on growing the next generation of professionals whilst expanding services to help more clients on their financial journey.  

Do you want to speak with our advisors about your business objectives or personal fiscal goals? Contact us to arrange a free consultation. 

Natasha Webb