Edmund Carr

Founded in 1953, we are a well established firm of Chartered Accountants in Chelmsford offering a comprehensive range of business advice and accountancy services to individuals and businesses throughout the South East and beyond.

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Ray Crace

1 July 2014 marks my 15th Anniversary of joining Edmund Carr as a Partner.

My time here has passed much too quickly since leaving a local mid-tier International firm.  I thank all those clients who followed me over, many of whom are still with me now, along with new clients who have joined since 1999.

You can see my business profile in the Our Partners area of the website and this article is to focus on other aspects outside the work arena.

I live in a rural village not too far from Chelmsford with my 4 beautiful girls; my lovely and supportive wife Jo, our two black Labradors Ella & Masie; and the new love of my life.  Some of my spare time is spent training Masie (who is Ella’s great niece) as she is only seven months old.

At this time of year I play as much golf as time allows with home and office being close to the club where I am a member, Channels.  Cycling around the local country lanes is also another past time, mainly trying to keep some level of fitness, which is difficult at my age!

In case you are wondering, the new love of my life is a recently acquired 1970 red TR6 Pi.  I bought her for a bit of summer fun and am hoping she might appreciate in value but Jo thinks it is part of my mid-life crisis. 

I am writing this article during the 2014 World Cup which has been poor from an England point of view.  It won’t be long until the start of a new Premiership season when I will support my team, West Ham United, which will probably be just as depressing as watching England.  I recently retired as goalkeeper of the Edmund Carr 5-a-side team but will continue to be involved in a Managerial capacity.  The Edmund Carr team has performed fantastically over the last few years.

Here’s looking forward to a summer of dog training, golf, cycling and motoring….. and not forgetting all the clients and staff of the Practice who we continue to support during testing business times.