Lets put some pictures to the names, as we don’t just want to be seen as your accountant, but also as a key member of your management team.
Our team has a varied skill-set and work around you and the needs of your business to put the ‘off the shelf’ service that many offer, back on the shelf and instead devise a tailored way of working that suits you and your business.
He is a fully qualified MAAT and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from cross government activities.
These range from project support of new government initiatives and development of service level agreements between government agencies to client relationship management of a number of regional budgets and reconciliation of monthly management accounts.
Andrew heads up our Payroll and IT so keeps us on the straight and narrow.
Andrew is a keen sportsman whether this be football with the lads enjoying the team ethos this brings, a steady run or golfing across the many courses in the region.
Emma is currently studying towards her Accounting Technician qualification having joined the firm in 2018 and having gained a degree in a very different area and having worked in a local pub before taking the plunge brings a wealth of skills to the practice.
Emma too helps the firm with its social media so all compliments can be directed to Graeme and complaints to Emma.
Having initially trained within a similar small practice for over five years before moving on to roles within PricewaterhouseCoopers and senior roles with public sector Graeme formed the practice in 2012.
Graeme is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, is on the North East Counties Members Panel of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has vast experience of having working alongside some of the largest companies in the world whilst also assisting start-ups.
It was these very different experiences that led Graeme to identify a gap in the market whereby people wanted to deal with people in language they understood when it came to accountancy. They wanted a pro-active modern approach that would in monetary terms improve their lives and this was the foundation with which Graeme built the existing practice.
Graeme too is a keen footballer along with a very occasional golfer but with him having two daughters means any spare time is few and far between.
Laura too is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has experience across both private and public sector in senior roles.
It was these role that left her to the role she occupies today where she is able to use these experiences across these two vastly different backgrounds to deliver a very personal service to all of our clients.
Laura is our Head of VAT and CIS so is the fountain of all knowledge when it comes to these areas.
Laura also has a young family and loves her holidays.
Lisa is a fully qualified Accounting Technician and takes the lead in the office for managing the bookkeeping side of things and providing the necessary advise and support around this that clients love.
Lisa joined the firm in 2018 and the proud founder of the staff Love Island WhatsApp group whereby Saskia, Kieran and Emma are the only other people to have agreed to join.
Sam graduated with a 1st Class BA (Hons) in Business and Financial Management, and studied in America for a year.
Sam too is a fully qualified chartered certified accountants with ACCA and is the firms head of accounts and taxation.
He joined the firm in 2013 and in his spare time enjoys playing golf.
Ewa has been brought in as a Software Analyst and Data Engineer to assist us and our clients in better using the software we use and promote whilst ensuring the best possible data is extracted at the same time from the resources we have; and could get access to.
Currently she is strengthening our resources both in terms of marketing and software so that we can further support businesses in their fight against COVID-19.
Ewa may have sneaked in under the radar having started on the day we started working remotely a few weeks back.