About Us

About Competex

Competex was founded by Charles Fowler as a specialist accountancy practice in 2000 to assist interim managers and consultants who were affected by the IR35 legislation. 20 years later, the business has evolved, to serve a range of small businesses across many sectors.

Originally based in an office in Charles’s home, the business now operates at the Old Bakery in Blackborough Road, Reigate. Competex supports in excess of 400 clients, handling the financial affairs of all start-up and existing small businesses, wherever they are based.​ Competex’s accountants are experts in their field, all holding professional accounting qualifications and all based in the UK.

Competex opened its payroll umbrella company, Competex Pro Limited, in 2017. Competex Pro is particularly suited to interim managers, consultants and senior professionals that are working independently for clients in the public sector, the charity/not-for-profit sector, or, from April 2021, the private sector, that are governed by the ‘Off-Payroll working’ rules (IR35).

In 2018, Competex opened up its tax practice, headed up by Prabh Singh (ACCA). Prabh and his team offer tax planning advice to clients across a range of areas, with a particular specialism in property tax. In 2018, Charles and Prabh set up Property Tax Advisors Limited, to offer specialist tax advice to property owners and businesses.