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Trained and qualified with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in Birmingham in the West Midlands prior to working offshore in Jersey in the Channel Islands with Coopers & Lybrand. Returned to the UK in 1988 to join Clive Owen as an audit senior advancing to Partner in 1993. Became the firm’s Managing Partner in 2015.
B Com(Acc), FCA, DChA
Experience and expertise
Deal with a wide range of owner managed businesses helping to solve both business and taxation problems in many sectors ranging from Solicitors, to Engineering and charities.
Membership: ICAEW – Responsible Individual
Trusteeship: St Teresa’s Hospice
Corporate social responsibility
Being a trustee at St Teresa’s Hospice takes up most of my time in this area.
Helping the firm grow from just 15 people when I joined with 1 office to now be 3 offices with over 100 staff.
Did you always want to be an accountant?
I did think about becoming an astronaut but I don’t like heights! So accountancy became the obvious alternative.
Hobbies and interests
Cricket, rugby and football – honestly, I do want all of the local clubs to do well because it’s good for the North East and does give a feel good factor.
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