Meet the team
Experience/specialisms: Steve has worked for many years with family and owner managed busineses. He specialises in tax minimisation, business development and succession issues. Steve deals with a broad range of businesses specialising in the medical profession.
In addition, Steve advises a number of wealthy individuals on tax planning and inheritance tax issues.
Qualifications: Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Acountants in England and Wales. Member of the Institute of Taxation.
Hobbies: Watching football, and spending time with family and friends.
Client Manager, Payroll Manager
Experience/specialisms: 15years experience working within private practice & 18years experience working in the finance /accounts departments within various industries.
Specialising in Sage computerised accounts & payroll, advising clients within the Construction Industry and assisting clients with tax credit claims, sage bookkeeping and payroll training.
Our clients often comment on Chris’s ability to explain things in plain language.
Qualifications: Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians & Certified Accounting Technicians. Also a student member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.
Hobbies: Travel, Reading & cookery.
Experience/specialisms: Debra has over 15 years of experience working with owners of small to medium size family run businesses. She has a particular interest in taxation and works closely with clients to provide a broad range of advice, including advice regarding tax minimisation for both individuals and companies, VAT treatment and Capital Gains Tax planning.
Debra has a good working knowledge of Sage and Quickbooks accounting Software systems and often assists clients with bookkeeping queries.
Her specialisms include Corporate Tax Planning, Capital allowance planning and Medical Practitioners.
Qualifications: Fellow of Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Hobbies: Play Flute (OK) and Oboe (badly). Enjoys cooking and music.
Experience/specialisms: Adrian has over 10 years experience of dealing with a wide range of clients. The clients he deals with include limited companies, sole traders, schools and charities.
Qualifications: Adrian is a Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians having qualified in 1996. He is also a part qualified member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and previously gained a BSc from City University.
Hobbies: Adrian's interests include an active interest in sport and he plays golf and badminton, he also enjoys walking and spending time with his nieces and nephews.
Experience/specialisms: David represents the pinnacle of the Firm's relentless pursuit of a youth policy.
Having been born while the news of Queen Victoria's death was still fresh in the memory, he really falls in the Austin Chambers mould, but a somewhat earlier version - Adam Adamant. A nineteenth century personage re-enlivened for use in the twenty-first.
Adoption of the computer has gradually come about, but for reasons best known to himself he continues to indent the computer keys with his quill pen.
Old fashioned maybe, but with the call centres having obliterated the meaning of real service, clients can be assured that when speaking to David,the work "Service" still has pride of place in his repertoire. Strictly speaking David should be a pensions expert, however other than being a recipient, he leaves the tax dissemination to others within the Firm.
Qualifications: Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Hobbies: History and Humour, if you hadn't guessed.
Experience/specialisms: Linda deals with a number of client's payrolls, processing salary details on a monthly, weekly or quarterly basis as required. Linda has a friendly and approachable manner and has an excellent relationship with clients.
She is also involved in accounts preparation and both Corporate and Income Tax computations. Linda has gained a great deal of experience in preparing final accounts from clients records. Linda has assisted a number of clients in preparing accounts from incomplete records.
Qualifications: More than 20 years of experience.
Hobbies: Grandchildren, gardening, travelling.
Experience/specialisms: Ann has always enjoyed working with figures. Started her career in bankingand progressed to Accounting Practice she moved into Private Practise 10 years ago after many years as a self employed bookkeeper.
Ann specialises in accounts production and undertakes audits for our larger clients.
Qualifications: Member of Association of Accounting Technicians.
Hobbies: Needlework, gardening, reading. Listening and dancing to traditional Jazz
Experience/specialisms: Victor has been in accountancy for the last 20 years, 16 of which has been on the other side of the fence in business and commerce. He has experience in Change Management and System Implementation, Re-engineering strategies in Manufacturing, Import & Export, Business Plans, and as an accountant has had to deal with many a lethal bouncer from fierce Bank Managers. He has also batted on many a sticky wicket, but remains not out.
Qualifications: Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA).
Hobbies: Cricket and an improving Golfer.
Experience/specialisms: Has worked in a secretarial role for many years and has been with Nichols & Co for three and a half years. Debbie has a cheerful and friendly manner and is the first point of contact to many of our clients.
Experience/specialisms: Has worked in a secretarial role for many years and has been with Nichols & Co for five years. Debbie deals efficiently and cheerfully with all the clients on a daily basis.
Experience/specialisms: Grant has over 35 years experience of dealing with a wide range of clients either by working for professional offices or directly for commercial companies.
Grant has covered all areas of bookkeeping/accounts production initially on manual systems and over the last 10 years using up to date versions of most leading brands of computerised accounts packages.
Grant has also provided management services/support/taxation services to clients trading as sole traders, partnerships and small limited companies.
Qualifications: Qualified by Experience
Hobbies: Travel, Walking, Reading, DIY, Keep fit, Cinema/Theatre/Art
(aka God's Gift)
Experience/specialisms: Joined the company straight from university where he achieved a degree in accountancy. Simon has an entrepreneurial background being the co-owner of a restaurant in Petts Wood, so likes to think he doesn’t specialise in 'cooking the books'!
Experience/specialisms: Perry deals with nearly every problem or issue he was taught well to do, which includes a range of tax returns, company formations and others. His experience is undeniably as plentiful as his age but still manages to maintain a youthful, yet serious attitude towards his profession and clients.
Qualifications: Fellow of the Association of Really Really Good Accountants.
Hobbies: Basket ball, being handsome, boxing training, making music and putting things in alphabetical order.
Experience/specialisms: Danny has over five years experience working within private practice, dealing with a wide range of clients, carrying out accounts production, audits and bookkeeping tasks.
Qualifications: Currently working towards gaining Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants qualification.
Hobbies: Danny's hobbies include playing for amateur football and basketball teams, as well as regularly taking part in organised cycling events, including the London to Brighton Bike Ride.
Experience/specialisms: Sam has 3 years experience primarily in audit but also in accounts preparations and company tax before moving to Nichols & Co, dealing with a broad range of companies.
Qualifications: Trained lawyer with the University of Adelaide, Australia. Exam qualified with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Hobbies: West Ham United Football Club, tennis, backgammon, crime novels and English sporting disasters.
Experience/specialisms: Will has five years experience working within private practice both before and after his degree, carrying out accounts production and bookkeeping tasks.
Qualifications: BA Accounting, part qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and currently working towards gaining the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants qualification.
Hobbies: Liverpool FC, football, music and gigs, playing guitar, golf and snooker.