I started working for Allen Sykes in 1996 where I have trained to become a qualified Chartered Accountant and in 2009 I became a Partner.
I am based in the Bishop Auckland office and I have a wide variety of clients which range from those I purely just prepare a tax return for through to my larger multi-million pound companies I prepare the accounts and tax computations for. I enjoy having regular contact with my clients, at their premises if they prefer, as I find this helps me to understand their business and then give them the best help and advice I can. I also enjoy working with new businesses to help them get started on the right foot.
Away from the office, I am involved in several family businesses and every March I spend some of my holidays helping on the farm with the lambing. In what other spare time I have I enjoy catching up with friends, skiing and travelling.