Accounting stalwart dies aged 96

Mark Jacob Rees, founder of Leicester-based chartered accountants, Mark J
Rees, has died at the age of 96.

According to reports in the Leicester press, Rees designed the basis of the
firm’s current logo at the age of ten, when he scratched it on to the surface of
his mother’s metal sewing tin.

Rees was a well-liked member of the local business community and also played
a prominent role in the Jewish community both locally and nationally.

Besides from publishing a book in 1939 (A Critique of the Jews), starting a
local Jewish newsletter, which is still in circulation, was an after-dinner
speaker and debater, and in 1945 had the chance to stand for parliament.

He retired to Leeds later in life and is survived by his widow, two
daughters, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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