Michael Brooke FCA

Director

Abingdon

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

Director

Newbury

He started his career at a big four firm in the City where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, and went on to spend 14 years in industry, latterly as a Finance Director in an international listed group.

He joined Ross Brooke as a partner in 1994 and acts for a variety of owner managed businesses, as well as the UK subsidiaries of multi-nationals and several collective investment schemes. Sectors include IT and telecoms, construction, energy, retail & marketing, property and manufacturing.

With experience of large and small organizations gained on both sides of the table he offers practical advice with breadth of vision.

He enjoys travel, the arts, skiing, cycling and regularly drags himself to the gym to keep fit.

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Chris Davies ACA FCCA

Director

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

Director

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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Mike Robins FCCA CTA

Director

Hungerford

Mike joined us in 2017 when his practice, Michael Robins Limited, merged into Ross Brooke. Having built his own successful business from a startup, mostly based on recommendations, he brought with him several hundred business and personal clients.

Mike qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant 1999 but then went straight on to pass the entrance exams for the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 2000.  As a Chartered Tax Adviser it is the tax skills and knowledge that Mike thrives on to help his clients. He deals with owner managed business, both big and small across many industries. Mike has many years of expertise, making him an asset to the Ross Brooke team and he is well placed to look after the long term future of the Hungerford office.

Alan Gibson CA MBA

Director

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.

Peter Treadgold FCA

Director

Newbury

Peter qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a Big 4 firm and he has also worked for both a national firm and a medium-sized regional practice.

Peter joined Ross Brooke in late 2017 to lead and develop the firm’s services to clients in the bloodstock and equestrian industries in which sector he is an acknowledged leading practitioner. With his wide range of experience in this and other industry sectors Peter particularly enjoys acting for owner-managed and family businesses. He is an experienced accountant and auditor using his significant commercial knowledge in helping his clients achieve their personal and financial objectives for their businesses.

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.

Dean Blunden FCA

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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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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Caroline Webster FCA

Audit and Assurance Director

Abingdon

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.

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Hemant Patel FCCA

Director

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.