I feel a post retirement letter would be a great idea to thank you for your solid support and help whilst running my small business from start to retirement.
After working in the construction industry for 38 years giving faithful service to many different contractors, I was made redundant for the first time in my life at the age of 53. I decided not to look for further employment but to continue in the construction industry on a self employed basis, hopefully to the retirement age of 65.
On the recommendation of a friend who ran his own small business I arranged a meeting with you, we talked over my plans for the future, and you introduced me to a very helpful bank manager, and within a very short time my business was up and running. I successfully traded for 12 years without a hitch and finally sold my business on when retiring at age 65.
Your company looked after my annual accounts and personal tax affairs, and you or a member of your staff were always available when I needed some sound advice and encouragement throughout those 12 years.
On reflection your expertise in accounting and financial matters together with my sound knowledge of my trade and the construction industry in general made a success of my business, and I am pleased that you remain a good friend today.