Adrian-Stevens

Adrian Stevens

Director

Adrian is an experienced audit and business assurance partner with over 20 years in general practice, advising clients in a wide range of industries, including traditional and web based retail, print and media, manufacturing and sports and leisure.

He has significant depth and breadth of experience in advising entrepreneurial businesses and provides technology consultancy services, IT strategy and transformation, business intelligence and information management services.

 

Related services     Audit | Business Systems | Pension Schemes | Taxation

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David Webb

Director

David has gained a breadth of knowledge in many areas of business and has been a partner since the age of 28.

He provides specialist business and strategic advice to a wide range of owner managed commercial, manufacturing and professional services businesses and recognises the implications of decisions made across the whole of a business rather than just one aspect.

David’s client portfolio includes all business structures, sole traders, partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Companies and he likes to work closely with the businesses to listen, understand and make a valuable contribution to his clients.

 

Related services     Audit | Business systems | Solicitors | Taxation

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Neil Taylor

Director

Neil is an experienced business compliance and advisory director with over 20 years experience in general practice.  Neil’s clients encompass a wide range of industry sectors and, in addition to technology start-ups which is his specialism, he has particular expertise in the leisure, advertising/media, manufacturing and IT sectors and extensive experience of businesses trading internationally. At all times Neil seeks to understand the dynamics of businesses and to direct his experience and commerciality to actively supporting and focusing client growth and development.

Neil heads up Edwards Technology, our research and development team which looks after the needs of the firm’s numerous technology clients. He and his team have helped deliver over £10m in research and development tax credit refunds for clients over the past 5 years and in recognition of his wealth of experience and expertise in the area, Neil was in 2014 invited to sit on HMRC’s R&D consultative committee which meets on a regular basis to discuss proposed changes, policy and guidance in relation to R&D tax credits

 

Related services     Audit | Research & development | Taxation

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Paul-Tonks

Paul Tonks

Director

Paul is a Chartered Accountant and Registered Auditor. He joined Edwards in 2007 and headed up the audit department for a number of years before being appointed director in 2012.

Paul trained and qualified with a top 10 firm in the East Midlands and his background is principally compliance based, providing audit and tax services for all sizes of corporate clients ranging from owner-managed SMEs to large AIM listed plcs and international groups.

During his 15 years in the profession, Paul has developed a number of specialist advisory services including corporate finance transactions, due diligence and business valuation and has more recently played an active role in the development of the Edwards Technology team who provide specialist advice to new start-ups on R&D tax credits and patent box.

 

Related services     Audit | Research and Development | Taxation

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Andrew Hughes

Audit Manager

Andrew is a qualified chartered accountant and has over 10 years’ general practice experience in audit, accounts and corporate taxation. He manages a large portfolio of corporate clients in a variety of industries including sports and leisure, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, construction, aerospace and automotive. Since joining Edwards in 2007, Andrew has become a key member of our audit team and in 2013 he was promoted to senior audit manager meaning that in addition to the day to day management of his client portfolio, he also now takes a lead role in the quality control of audit outputs and has become Edwards key contact point for managing the ongoing transition to the newly implemented UK GAAP.

 

Related services     Audit | Taxation | Research & Development

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Priya Chadha

Audit Manager

 

Priya is a qualified chartered accountant with 10 years’ experience in general practice within audit, accounts and corporate taxation with significant experience in pension scheme audits as well as industries including manufacturing, aerospace, recruitment and financial services.

Since 2013 she has been a key part of the Edwards audit department as a senior manager, managing clients ranging from owner managed SME’s to PLC audits as well as carrying out a corporate taxation function.  Priya prides herself in being open and approachable whilst providing a comprehensive and professional service.

 

Related services   Audit | Pension schemes

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Mark Rowley

Manager - Business Advisory

 

Mark is an experienced Senior Accounts Manager with over 25 years’ experience in general practice, advising clients in a wide range of industries including professional practices, information technology and sole trader/partnership businesses.

Mark deals with the personal tax matters of all his clients as well as the accounts and is therefore well placed to identify tax planning opportunities, he sees helping clients grow their business and manage their tax affairs as paramount.  He also has significant experience in solicitor’s accounts rules.

 

Related services   Business Advisory | Taxation | Solicitors

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Ricky Butler

Manager - Business Advisory

Ricky has worked at Edwards for over 20 years gaining a wealth of experience across a wide range of compliance and advisory disciplines and industry sectors.  In addition to core accounts and tax compliance services, Ricky has vast experience working closely with company directors in an advisory capacity. Examples of ad hoc advisory work that Ricky has undertaken for clients includes the production of tailored management information, preparation of financial forecasts and assistance with grant and bank funding applications.

Ricky excels in his ability to apply his multi-disciplinary approach to sectors requiring specialist knowledge and has in the past 5 years provided advice and support to high profile local charities, further education colleges and council regeneration entities.

 

Related services   Business Advisory | Business Turnaround | Taxation

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Kirsty Grimes

Manager - Business Advisory

Kirsty joined Edwards in 2005 and specialises in advising owner-managed and growing businesses across a broad range of industry sectors.  She manages the compliance needs of her clients and provides day to day support for the financial function.

Kirsty is a keen advocate of cloud based accounting solutions for both start-up businesses and established enterprises.  She sees cloud based accounting software as the ideal tool to help her support her clients by providing timely and accurate advice to make effective investment decisions.

 

Related services   Business Advisory | Taxation | Cloud

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Liam McQuaid

Business Advisory - Cloud Services

Liam joined Edwards in 2001 and is part of the business advisory team.  He provides client support for annual and management accounts for SME’s

Liam is a keen advocate of cloud based accounting solutions for both start-up businesses and established enterprises.  He sees cloud based accounting software as the ideal tool to help support our clients by providing timely and accurate advice to make effective investment decisions. Clients and potential clients contact Liam with any questions on the best use of cloud based technology to improve their business reporting.

 

Related Services   Business AdvisoryCloud | Business Systems

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Sonia Aston

Payroll Manager

Sonia is the primary point of contact for payroll clients at Edwards and prides herself in the effective and timely service Edwards provides to its clients, she has headed up the department for the last 3 years.

Aside from helping clients calculate and record employee pay, working out PAYE and issue of payslips, Sonia takes specific responsibility for compliance of new regulations around payroll, including those around auto enrolment and making sure our clients meet HMRC standards for real time information (RTI).

 

Related services   Payroll

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Debbie-Hutton

Debbie Hutton

Company Secretarial

Debbie has worked at Edwards for over 20 years and has significant administrative and secretarial experience.

Debbie focuses her time on ensuring that clients comply with their annual filings and that all ad hoc filings in relation to changes in the management, shareholding or operation of the company are done according to best practice and procedure.

 

Related services   Company Secretarial

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Adrian-Stevens
Adrian Stevens
David-Webb
David Webb
Neil Taylor
Paul-Tonks
Paul Tonks
Andrew-Hughes
Andrew Hughes
Priya Chadha
Mark Rowley
Ricky Butler
Kirsty Grimes
Liam McQuaid
Sonia Aston
Debbie-Hutton
Debbie Hutton