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Our history

Bryant House, Strood, Rochester, Kent

Chartered Accountants and Tax Consultants in Rochester and the Medway Towns.

The roots of the practice go back to 1992 when Mark Friend, a chartered accountant since 1989, set up in practice as M A Friend, Chartered Accountants. Through his belief in providing a quality and personal service the firm grew rapidly. 

In 2002 the firm reached a level where new premises were required and the firm moved to its current location at Bryant House, a beautiful 17th century grade two listed building , in Strood near historic Rochester. 

The practice continued to grow by focusing on local family run SME businesses and a service based on close and regular contact with our clients and a high quality broad range of services. We are not just accountants and tax advisers we act in partnership with our clients to help them grow their businesses. 

In 2003 Andrew Grant joined the practice as an accounts manager. Both Mark and Andrew believe strongly in the need to be more than just accountants to their clients and in 2005 Mark Friend and Andrew Grant formed Friend & Grant Limited. Both Mark and Andrew are backed by a dedicated team willing to travel and serve clients’ requests at a moment’s notice.