The Team


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John is a Chartered Certified Accountant and is the major shareholder and founder of the firm. He has extensive experience of accounting and taxation with particular emphasis on charity accounting, VAT and tax planning.


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Vanessa is the Practice Director as well as being a shareholder of the firm, assists John in all aspects of the management of the company.

Vanessa has particular responsibility for the oversight of all secretarial and administration functions of the firm as well as the smooth running of the office. Vanessa brings to the firm experience in Human Resources, Employment Law, IT matters and Health and Safety issues and is always pleased to advise clients in these areas.


We are supported by Chartered Certified Accountant managers. Alongside these we have qualified Accounting Technicians, Tax Technicians and trainees either studying for their ACCA or AAT examinations as well as a secretarial and PA support team.
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Colin joined our team in January 2017. Colin is a Chartered Accountant and worked for a prestigious local firm of Accountants for many years. Colin has extensive experience in the Charity and Church accounting world and will be overseeing our not for profit department in the world of Charity accounting as well as bringing his own taxation expertise to the firm.

Karin acts as PA to John and Vanessa. She has extensive experience working within the accounting world and assists John and Vanessa in the smooth running of the firm.
Marilyn Palliser
Marilyn is the firm’s secretary she looks after John and Vanessa. Marilyn joined us back in 2005. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and helping her local church and parishioners.

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Liam is our Payroll and IT Manager. He is AAT qualified for over 10 years and manages our payroll bureau and assists clients with their software queries and also provides training on accounts packages for clients. He has good knowledge in the charitable sector of accounting, along with very good knowledge in company accounts and tax. Liam joined us back in 2002. He is Manchester United supporter and plays for a local football team, stoolball team and snooker team!

Jacob Tyler
Jacob joined us in 2010 as an accounts trainee, he has completed and passed his AAT and is now studying for his ACCA qualification. He has a good knowledge of charity accounting and audits and a good solid IT knowledge. He assists clients in their monthly book keeping and management accounting reporting. He is another Manchester United fan and has a keen interest in cycling.

Matthew Hemmings
Matthew joined the team back in July 2016. He has a proven track record in the accounting world having worked for commercial firms as well as in Practice. Matthew provides support and experience to our Trainees as well as producing Management accounts and Financial Statements for Limited Companies.

Tina Coleman
Tina joined us in April 2015 as an accounts and admin assistant. She assists with payroll and she also deals with client’s monthly bookkeeping records and management accounts. Tina is currently studying for her AAT qualification. Tina was previously a manager of a local building society branch, so brings with her a finance background and is a member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

Michael Mitchell
Michael joined us in June 2015 as an accounts trainee. He has just finished completing his A Levels and is continuing to study for his AAT qualification.

Andrew Batchelor
Andrew joined us in September 2016 as Accounts Trainee. Andrew is embarking upon a course of study with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants having recently received his successful A level results.

Alina Gawel
Alina joined us in June 2015 as an accounts trainee. She is currently studying for her AAT qualification.