Ian Cole-Wilkins

Group CEO

Ian has been the Indigo Group CEO for just over four years and is based in the Penarth office. He is responsible for delivering the five-year plan and for market growth. Ian began his career at HMRC but quickly realised he was more suited to life on the other side of the fence. He progressed his career with a large independent tax led accountancy firm, then left this job to pursue non-executive roles, form the FRS business, and take equity stakes in other businesses. Indigo purchased FRS two years after its formation to form the Indigo Group. Ian loves the pace and the work ethic at Indigo. Outside of work, Ian has a young family, so spends lots of his down-time at children’s attractions and parks. Ian enjoys cooking, especially outside in his wood oven, watching rugby, enjoying a pint, the odd bet, and going on boys’ trips.

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Liza Gratton

Finance Director

Liza is the Group Finance Director and a Chartered Accountant with more than 12 years of post-qualification experience in an accountancy practice. She first joined the Indigo Group in 2013 temporarily and is based in the Teddington office. Liza lives in Wiltshire with her husband and two energetic football loving boys. As a family, they love to create memories touring the UK with their caravan. Her favourite hobby is dancing, which has been a lifelong passion, and she is regularly found dancing in a Kylie tribute. It’s not uncommon for her to still be covered in glitter in the office on a Monday morning!

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Rhys Jenkins

Group Operations Director

Rhys has been Group Operations Director for the Indigo Group since January 2018 and is based in the Penarth office. Rhys was Accounts Manager for FRS Solutions when the company formed in October 2014, right up until August 2017. He was then promoted to Group Operations Director. Previously Rhys was Duty Manager at Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council for 12 years. Rhys enjoys the fast-paced and challenging environment at Indigo Group.

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Mandy Payne

Operations Director

Mandy has been the Indigo Operations Director since April 2017 and is based in the Teddington office. Before her role at Indigo, Mandy was Operations Director at a CIS Tax Rebate Specialist for six years. Before this, she spent six years as Financial Controller at a recruitment company, specialising in bespoke medical and teaching. Mandy enjoys working at Indigo because no day is the same. It’s a fast-paced environment with a strong team who are focused on achieving results. Outside of work, Mandy is usually busy with her family and enjoys relaxing holidays, a good book and a G&T!

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    James Smith

    Group Sales Director, Teddington

    James has been the Group Sales Director at the Indigo Group for eight years and he is based in the Teddington office. After finishing university, James worked at a DIY company before moving onto a short stint within construction recruitment. He was given an opportunity at Indigo in 2010, and the rest is history. James loves working with the team across the whole group and speaking and meeting with the diverse clientele. Outside of work, James enjoys football, going out and the odd gym session.

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