Who are Murray Associates?
How we’ve established ourselves as a multi award winning accountants and business growth specialist…
In 1997, Murray Associates was formed by Gloria Murray. She DIDN'T go through the normal route of leaving school to study Accountancy at University and then straight into an accountancy practice. She studied Psychology and then had a variety of careers before finally becoming a Hairdresser.
She was always fascinated by business and ended up in the financial management of the salon she worked for. As she wanted to help the salon (and because she could never get a straight answer from the company's accountant) she started studying through ACCA and sitting exams.
Finally she realised it wasn't her questions to the accountant that were lacking, but that he had no practical business knowledge. Although he was a fully qualified accountant he sat in an office all day crunching numbers and didn't know the first thing about the realities of running a small business. So she left hairdressing to study full-time and set up Murray Associates.
Gloria established Murray Associates to help people like you achieve fantastic results in your business, so you can work less hours, make more money and ensure the taxman gets only what you legitimately owe.
Heading up an accountancy firm, Gloria continually came across struggling business owners with one thing in common; they were selling themselves short.
As a business owner and accountant, Gloria realised she had valuable business experience, as well as the readiness to tackle financial areas that business consultants often shy away from.
Offering exceptional financial services, as well as business advice, Murray Associates soon got recognised;
winning the 2014-15 2020 Innovation Award and the Accounting Web: Practice Excellence Programme Top 3 Award for small firms in 2013. She is also featured in the book "The World's Most Inspiring Accountants" which was published in April 2016.
"I’ve spent the last 20 years specialising in developing business growth programmes for small businesses, running workshops and doing those essential 1-to-1's to help ambitious business owners. Our clients saw such incredible results, they started calling me ‘The Queen of Profit’