Accountancy, Book Keeping and Payroll Services in Plymouth, Devon.

Malcolm Harrison

Malcolm Harrison meeting HM Queen Elizabeth 2nd at Buckingham Palace, March 2015

Malcolm Harrison meeting HM Queen Elizabeth 2nd at Buckingham Palace, March 2015

Malcolm G Harrison, FRSA, AICB, CB.Dip, PM.Dip, Dip.Ed.,

Malcolm comes from a Barbican family, his father was born in Pin Lane and the family business “Harrison and Sons, Ship Chandlers” occupied premises on Southside Street for 100 years! Malcolm was educated at Widey Technical school and St Luke’s College Exeter, upon graduating he spent 10 very successful years as a junior school teacher both in Hertfordshire and later in Devon; incidentally some of his former pupils are now our clients.

After 10 years of teaching, Malcolm chose to retrain in accountancy. He joined the British Railways Board and rose to become the Procurements Manager for Great Western Trains Ltd, managing a budget in excess of £30million. It was while working for British Rail in 1995 Malcolm was awarded a Travelling Fellowship from the Winston Churchill memorial trust. Malcolm at that time was the Materials Manager at Laira Maintenance Depot where he was responsible for the training and education of over 20 storekeepers. He was developing an NVQ qualification for Railway storekeepers across the whole British Rail network. Malcolm’s fellowship was in the Category of Training and Industry and he visited Railway and other public transport providers in Hong Kong, Australia and the United States of America.

After leaving the railway industry Malcolm returned the accountancy profession working with another accountant before forming MH Associates in the summer of 2000, returning to the family roots on the Barbican. He has built the business from a handful of clients in the early days to a busy thriving practice, representing a wide range of clients in different and unique professions. Malcolm has a caring personality, throughout his life he has been a very active member in various trade union movements, in 2013 he was presented with a gold medallion from the TSSA (Transport Salaried Staffs Association) in reacognition for his meritorious service.

In 2009 Malcolm became a Fellow of Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce; (FRSA) and he is currently the Honorary Treasurer of the SW Region. Malcolm is an Assocoate member of the Insitute of Certified Book Keepers. He has achieved many things and has an innovative mind which he tries to use for the benefit of his friends and clients.