Michael Brooke FCA

Partner

Newbury

Michael Brooke is an experienced Chartered Accountant who for many years has been helping individuals and owner managed businesses to firstly make more money and secondly retain more of it.

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Peter Brown FCA

Partner

Newbury

Peter Brown manages a portfolio of clients from start ups to established businesses with up to £40 million turnover. He is the firm’s principal audit partner.

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Chris Davies ACA FCCA

Partner

Newbury

Chris Davies qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989. Since that time he has gained invaluable experience working for a number of firms of Chartered Accountants and has been exposed to and resolved many different business and financial problems. Consequently he has acquired an enviable and extensive business knowledge.

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Emily Ness FCCA ACA

Partner

Newbury and Swindon

Emily Ness joined the company directly from university in 2000 and became a partner in 2013 splitting her time between the Newbury and Swindon offices. Emily is an experienced FCCA and ACA with significant audit experience in various industries and sizes of companies and groups.

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Alan Gibson CA MBA

Partner

Hungerford

Alan has a unique blend of both Public Practice and Industry experience , having spent nearly equal time in both. He has extensive experience of executing acquisitions, mergers and exits and a very commercial approach gained from having been both FD and MD of a number of substantial multi nationals and private equity backed companies in differing sectors.

Dean Blunden ACA

Audit Director

Newbury

Dean is involved in providing a wide range of business services to suit our client’s needs. These range from involvement in audit and year end accounts for some of our larger and more complex clients as well as the design and implementation of controls to assist our client’s own accounts functions in preparing time critical management accounts.

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Kerry Hawkins FCCA

Director

Hungerford

Kerry has a wide degree of experience across many roles having joined us as a trainee and working her way up to manager. She now looks after some of our key clients including solicitors, charities and estates.

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Lisa Hobbs FCCA

Director

Newbury

Lisa has gained over 25 years experience working in practice for a number of local firms. She is one of our client managers and looks after her own portfolio of small to medium size businesses and personal tax clients. Her work includes giving advice, overseeing the production of year end accounts, tax planning and preparing personal tax returns.

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Phil Kinzett-Evans LL.B (Hons) ATT

Tax Director

Newbury

With years of experience in all areas of Taxation, Phil’s strength is being able to consider the full picture and focus on the end result.

His background in Law gives him a strong technical understanding of tax legislation which combined with his experience makes him well placed to advise on a real eclectic mix of scenarios.

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Hemant Patel FCCA

Director of Swindon office

Swindon

Since gaining his ACCA membership in 1982 and  setting up his own practice in 1996 Hemant has been providing accountancy and taxation services to small and medium sized businesses and assisting individuals with self-assessment.  Hemant enjoys working with a wide range of businesses helping them with their day to day accounting and taxation issues, including transition to cloud accounting.

Andrew Ponting FCCA

Director of Swindon office

Swindon

Andrew has an extensive experience in Accounting, Audit, Business and Personal Tax, advising and providing solutions for Owner Managed Businesses and Individuals covering a wide range of business sectors.

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Caroline Webster FCA

Audit and Assurance Director

Newbury

Caroline qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992. She is an experienced accountant and auditor who uses her skills and knowledge to ensure that clients’ needs are met.

She works with business owners and stakeholders to find pragmatic approaches to audit issues and makes client service a priority. Caroline acts for a diverse client base including companies in international groups, technology companies and financial services businesses.

In addition she assists charities, including academy trusts, with their accounting and assurance requirements and provides specialised reporting services such as grant audits, service charge accounts and systems audits.

Services Caroline works on:

Company Audit Charities Family businesses
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Jenny Bowden ACCA

Outsourcing Manager

Newbury

Jenny joined Ross Brooke when we acquired another local Accountancy Practice. Jenny has a wide variety of accounts and audit experience, she continues to be involved in these activities including solicitors accounts rules audits but now heads up our outsourcing department working with our owner managed businesses to help them to develop their businesses.

Matt Bateman ACCA

Audit Manager

Newbury

Matt is an experienced audit manager having previously worked for one of the big 4 firms. His work involves complex audits and accounts varying in both size and industry type including groups of companies.

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Rachel Ryan ACA

Accounts Portfolio Manager

Newbury

Rachel joined the team at Ross Brooke from another local practice, bringing a wide variety of accounts, audit and management experience having had over 10 years’ experience in practice.
She is one of our client managers and looks after a portfolio of clients covering a wide range of industries and professions.

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Sarah Lee ACCA

Accounts Senior

Newbury

Sarah is a specialist in Management Information Systems for owner managed businesses including the preparation of management accounts, complex VAT returns and overseeing prepared accounts.

Services Sarah works on:

Family businesses Business and Personal Tax

Helen Williams FCCA

Accounts Manager

Newbury

Helen has over 30 years experience across practice, industry and the education sector.

In practice and industry she has worked in small and global sized organisations. She is one of our client managers and looks after her own portfolio of small to medium size businesses and personal tax clients. Her work includes overseeing the production of year end accounts, tax planning and preparing personal tax returns.

Aimee Clarke FCCA

Outsourcing Senior

Newbury

Aimee has wide ranging accountancy experience gained from working in practices, both top 20 firms and smaller practices including her own her own bookkeeping business. Her previous roles involved assisting local owner managed businesses and charities: providing accounts preparation, audit and outsourcing services, and she now uses this invaluable knowledge in our Outsourcing Department, supporting the team with the preparation of VAT returns, bookkeeping and management accounts.

Siu-Hung Croft

Accounts Manager

Newbury

Siu-Hung has gained a wide range of experience both in London and local practices over a 30 year career.
She currently manage her own portfolio of small business looking after both their accountancy and taxation affairs and is keen to meet any similar businesses seeking help.

 

Karen Smith

Company Secretarial Manager

Newbury

Karen is one of our longest serving members of staff and has worked across most departments in her time with the firm. Consequently she has many years of experience and is currently using these skills to help clients with company formations, company secretarial work and Companies House compliance.

Services Karen works on:

Company Secretarial Family businesses

Tracey Neal

Tax Senior

Newbury

Tracey is our longest serving member of staff with over 30 years service with the firm. Tracey is a personal tax specialist with a phenomenal knowledge of the firm’s clients. She advises private individuals on income tax and capital gains tax matters.

Services Tracey works on:

Business and Personal Tax

Adam Copeland

Tax Senior

Newbury

Adam has a wealth of tax knowledge gained throughout the years he has spent working with accountancy practices in Cambridge, London and Berkshire. He has a strong background in personal taxes, having worked with a range of clients including sole traders to high earning executives. He also has significant experience working with company directors.

Services Adam works on:

Business and Personal Tax

Tom Annat

Tax Senior

Newbury

Tom started his career with an accountancy firm based in the South West and provided personal tax services to sole traders and partnerships. From here Tom moved to one of the big 4 firms undertaking compliance and advisory services for high net worth individuals and sole traders.

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Services Tom works on:

Business and Personal Tax

Lynda Devine

Tax Consultant

Newbury

Lynda started her career with HMRC dealing with PAYE and the self-employed.

From here Lynda moved to one of the big 6 firms undertaking compliance and advisory services for high net worth individuals, sole traders and Partnerships. More recently she has worked for a local firm of accountants before joining Ross Brooke Ltd.

She has a wealth of tax knowledge gained throughout the years, in particular with contractors and sub-contractors.

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Darren Lovelock FCCA

Accounts Portfolio Manager

Hungerford

Darren joined the company after the most recent merger. He has over 30 years’ experience in practice and currently oversees a portfolio of clients including limited companies, partnerships and sole traders assisting them with year end accounts, tax returns and offering tax advice.

Services Darren works on:

Family businesses Business and Personal Tax

Tracey Flett

Accounts Senior

Hungerford

Tracey joined the firm in 2015 after a merger with another local accountancy practice. She has 30 years’ experience in practice dealing with the tax and VAT affairs of companies, sole traders and partnerships.

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Services Tracey works on:

Business and Personal Tax Family businesses
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Nicola Dainton-White

Tax and Accounts Manager

Swindon

Nicki is one of our senior tax personnel. She specialises in income tax and capital gains tax matters, in particular advising our clients with property portfolios.

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Emma Simmonds

Payroll Manager

Swindon

Emma is our Payroll Manager. She came to us with excellent credentials having previously worked in the payroll department of a major international organisation overseeing the payroll of over 1,000 individuals on a monthly basis.

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Services Emma works on:

Payroll