Our client

What started out as a longstanding friendship between Michael Cooke and Hugh Walsh, became a highly successful working relationship when Michael bought his business and personal financial needs across to Walshs about 18 months ago.

The opportunity

With his various companies growing strongly over the past 20 years, Michael recently realised it was time to turn to the team at Walshs and ask them to take over the taxation needs of his businesses, as well as his personal finances.

In no time, the team had worked tirelessly to ensure great results across the board in the first financial year, as well offering strategic suggestions to help Michael as he built a road map into the future.

It wasn’t long, however, before Michael’s companies, like most businesses, were struck by the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 and the economic fallout it caused. While navigating an extremely difficult time, Michael was thrilled by how quickly the team at Walshs were to respond to the situation, offering flexible meeting arrangements during the lockdown and working closely with Michael to successfully apply for various government relief and job support packages.

The solution

In just 18 months, and during a worldwide economic downturn, Michael has found Walshs to be quick to adapt and highly flexible in changing conditions and their expert advice and assistance has proved invaluable during a difficult time.


“I have been very grateful for Walshs help and strategic assistance during the disruption caused by COVID-19 recently. Their nimble response and ability to quickly provide relevant and up to date advice and practical, hands on service during changeable and difficult times has been invaluable.” 

Michael Cooke