Wilkinson & Co (Otley) Ltd started life as the Leeds Branch of R Metcalfe & Co, an Ossett based Accountancy practice.
Robert Metcalfe wished to expand the business to Leeds and offered David Wilkinson the position of Office Manager and Susan, David’s wife, the position of Secretary. In 1975 premises were leased on Roundhay Road in Leeds and David and Susan began to build up the client list. In 1977 David took up Robert’s offer to become a partner in the Leeds business.
Sadly, in 1979 Robert Metcalfe died, after a short illness, of a brain tumour at the age of 36. David became the sole proprietor. Moving the business to Otley had been suggested and this eventually happened in October 1979. A short time afterwards the business was renamed Wilkinson & Co and Susan became a partner.
Two of David and Susan’s sons joined the company Damien in 1983 and Daniel in 1988. Damien left in 1999 to take up a practice of his own.
In October 2002 Daniel Wilkinson and a colleague, Paul Hutchinson bought the partnership from David & Susan. At this time the business name changed to become Wilkinson & Co (Otley) Ltd. However Paul only stayed in the business for a short time before moving back to the Scunthorpe area leaving Daniel as the sole Director.
Sadly, in April 2020 Daniel Wilkinson died after a short illness, at the age of 51. His wife, Karen, became the sole director and Wilkinson & Co (Otley) Ltd continue to trade with existing staff members.
Wilkinson & Co (Otley) Ltd have a varied list of clients consisting of Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited companies. We have clients in Leeds, Bradford, Halifax and Harrogate as well as throughout the Wharfedale area. We are also proud that we still act for some of the original clients, who have now been with us for over 40 years.