Lucy Cohen is the Co-Founder of Mazuma and a passionate innovator and disruptor.
She loves small and micro businesses and strives to be ahead of the curve in an industry that has historically been resistant to change.
Mazuma was created drawing on Lucy’s childhood experiences of seeing the stress and anxiety that tax can cause for people. Growing up in a family of self-employed creatives she noticed that they were fantastic at what they did, but not so great with the tax and accounts side of their businesses. Spotting a gap in the market for low cost, subscription-based accountancy services, Mazuma was born.
With over 13 years at Mazuma, and 17 years in total in the accountancy industry, Lucy is widely recognised as an industry expert and regularly called upon to contribute to trade publications and industry discussions. She is a regular columnist for Accounting Web, the leading online publication for accountants. Her debut book, The Millennial Renaissance was released in 2017 and met with acclaim.
Lucy is proud to have been shortlisted for Director of the year (Innovation) by the Wales Institute of Directors in 2019.
In 2020 Lucy was appointed as Specialist Advisor to the Economic Strategy Board for the Swansea Bay City Deal; a £1.3bn investment project into the area.
In her spare time she is involved in the sport of Powerlifting. Lucy has competed in powerlifting internationally for both Wales and Great Britain and nowadays sits on the board of the Welsh Powerlifting Association along with coaching the Welsh Powerlifting team.
Lucy has been a volunteer for the Princes Trust since 2011 where she mentors and coaches start-up businesses.