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About Us

Our Commitment to you

We are a mid-tier firm of accountants and business advisors in Ireland, with varying specialties and backgrounds.

Our business approach and sector expertise is primarily designed to support Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, or organisations of equivalent scale, with existing or planned international operations.

We have developed strong international relationships with legal and accounting firms in the UK and on mainland Europe.We can provide assistance on the regulatory requirements in most European jurisdictions.

At GBW, we are proud of the long term, personal relationships we have developed with our clients.

Our approach is honest and true.

Our advice is a measure of us.

Our doors are always open.

Business Sectors we work with

  • Fintec and Innovation
  • Energy & environmental
  • Contractors in Professional Services
  • Medical and Dental
  • Legal & Auctioneering
  • Leisure & Tourism
  • Licence Trade
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance and Pensions
  • Engineering and manufacture
  • Transport
  • General Retail & Distribution

Meet the Team


Consulting Partner

James has over 20 years experience as a practitioner and business advisor to SME's.

James has extensive experience in Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring, and has acted as liquidator in both creditor and member voluntary liquidations.

He is also an experienced practitioner in Taxation and business advice for businesses in the area of the licensed trade, professional services and medical practitioners.

He is also a leading practitioner in the merger,acquisition and disposal of business having acted as advisor to many clients in this field.

James can be contacted at


Audit Partner

Alan is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, holds a B. Comm. from UCC and is a director of GBW Cork. He heads up GBW’s SME department.

Alan works primarily with small to medium owner managed companies across a wide number of sectors. He has over 25 years’ experience working in business advisory services. He advises clients through all stages of a business life cycle from start-up, growth, maturity and renewal.

Alan can be contacted at


Audit Manager

Richard’s main area of focus is auditing and he is responsible for managing the firms larger audits which include clients in Fintech, Travel and Tourism and Engineering.

He is also experienced in providing taxation and accounting services to a wide variety of clients including solicitors and medical professionals.

Richard is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and holds a B.Comm

Richard can be contacted at


Tax Manager

Brendan Coleman is responsible for managing the firms Tax Department and has over 25 years’ experience working in practice, specialising in personal and corporate tax compliance for a broad client base including sole traders, high net worth individuals as well as small and medium size corporate enterprises.

Brendan also advises on matters across other tax heads including CGT/CAT, VAT and Employment Taxes in addition to overseeing the operation of our client payroll service.

Brendan is a Certified Tax Advisor (CTax) and a member of ATI.

Brendan can be contacted at



Jarlath qualified as a Certified Public Accountant and BSc (Hons) and works with clients in a wide range of industry spectrums. Along with providing accounting and auditing services,she is responsible for VAT, Payroll and Company formations and with providing company secretarial services to corporate clients in the practice.

She combines a focus on ensuring compliance with filing requirements with a personal and proactive approach.

Jarlath can be contacted at


Audit Senior

Clare’s main area of expertise is in accounting and auditing services to a wide variety of clients in SME sector.

She is a specialist in providing taxation services, payroll services and company secretarial services to Contractors and “one man” service companies.

Clare qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2011 and holds a BA (Hons) in Accounting.

Clare can be contacted at