Lee Watson

Tax Partner

Darlington, Middlesbrough

Call 01325 349700


Career history

I qualified with a medium sized firm in Sunderland in 2006 and went onto work for international and national firms in the North East in managerial roles.

I joined Clive Owen in 2014 and I was promoted to director in 2017.


BSc (Hons), ATT, CTA

Experience and expertise

I have extensive experience in a variety of taxes and work closely with owner managed businesses to help them reduce their exposure to taxes now and plan for the future.

Professional memberships/directorships

Membership – CIOT and ATT

Career highlights

Passing every professional exam first time. Being promoted to director at Clive Owen.
Being part of a team that won a very prestigious award at the North East Accountancy Awards two years running.

Did you always want to be an accountant?

When I was 8 I wanted to be a train driver! I ‘fell’ into the tax profession – After working for a grocery store for ten years (I started out delivering the Football Pink aged 11), they offered me the managers role when I graduated. When I declined that offer, they said that their accountants were looking for someone to train in tax

Hobbies and interests

Spending time with the family, football, visiting new places and occasionally  a spot of fishing!


CALL US 01325 349700

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