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Danielle Hazeldine

Starting her accountancy career straight after studying her A Levels, Danielle joined a local accountancy firm and started studying for the AAT qualification and then the Chartered Accountancy qualification, in which she qualified in 2018 and is currently a member of the ICAEW. Danielle has experience across a wide range of industries in accountancy and […]

Laura Pae

Laura is a partner in our Chester office. Having achieved a BA in Accounting and Business she then went on to qualify as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2008. Laura manages a mixed portfolio of clients, across a wide range of business sectors. She has a keen interest in owner-managed businesses, providing support and advice […]

Alison Buckley

Alison is Managing Partner in our Manchester office and advises on all areas of audit, accounts, taxation and general financial matters across a variety of sectors. She has over 20 years’ experience advising owner managed businesses and developing growth strategies, recognising their special requirements for both tax planning and general financial advice. Alison joined the […]

Mike Buxton

Mike has gained extensive knowledge of audit, accounting and taxation matters during his career. He has a large and diverse portfolio of clients that he assists with their financial and business strategy requirements. Since qualifying in 2005 Mike has focused on larger Limited companies and advising professional practices, gaining a wide knowledge and application of […]

Louise Casey

Having graduated with a degree in Business and Marketing, Louise worked in the marketing department for an international banking company before joining Mitchell Charlesworth in 2012, gaining her ACA qualification and progressing to Head of Audit. Louise also leads our Social Housing team, and works with a variety of owner managed businesses, large corporate entities, […]

Rob Davies

Rob has provided business solutions for owner managed businesses in respect of a multitude of business and taxation issues for over 20 years. He specialises in finance raising and grant funding for businesses and is able to advise on the most appropriate funding available and assist with the administration. He has extensive experience of producing […]

John Davies

John started his career in accountancy in 2001, initially working in industry before moving into practice in 2003. He completed his AAT and ACCA qualifications and became a fellow (FCCA) in 2015. John joined the firm in 2019 and has been an audit and accounts manager in our Widnes office and became a partner in […]

Amy Dolan

Amy joined Mitchell Charlesworth in 2011 and completed the AAT and ACA qualifications, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 2017. She has been a manager within the audit and accounts department based at our Widnes office and became a partner in 2023. Amy specialises in owner management businesses, across a wide range of business sections, […]

Paul Durrance

Paul has over 20 years’ experience and specialises in supporting the healthcare profession alongside managing a varied commercial portfolio, as well as offering advice to new business start ups in developing effective growth strategies. Paul joined the firm in 1993 and became Partner in 2014. He has previously been involved in the Young Enterprise Scheme […]

Philip Griffiths

Philip is our Audit Compliance Partner, he is responsible for the quality of audit work throughout the Practice and has over 30 years’ experience. He specialises in the Charity, Not For Profit and Social Enterprise sectors and a significant element of his client base is in these areas. Philip also heads up our Academies team, […]

Richard Johnson

Richard, Managing Partner in the firm’s Liverpool office, has over 20 years’ experience in acting for a variety of owner managed SME’s and corporate groups. He specialises in delivering services to the hospitality and leisure sector and works closely with the corporate finance team in delivery of services including refinancing, acquisition advice and the preparation […]

Jamielee Johnston

Having graduated with a degree in Maths & Finance from the University of Liverpool, Jamielee then moved to Aberdeen where she trained as a Chartered Accountant with a local firm. Jamielee qualified with The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS) in 2012 and has since moved back to the North West; joining Mitchell Charlesworth […]

Alex Makinson

Alex has more than twenty years’ experience in audit, accounting, corporate and personal tax planning including profit extraction, business succession planning, corporate restructuring and growth support. He has a keen interest in owner-managed businesses and advises organisations across a variety of sectors, ranging from professional and medical services right through to the manufacturing and transport […]

Adam McGowan

Adam has over 20 years’ experience in practice, and has advised a significant number of SME clients and large corporate groups during this time. Adam has extensive tax and accounting knowledge, and provides business advice to his clients to help them grow and achieve their full potential in addition to providing the necessary audit, accounting […]

Ramon McKenna

Ramon qualified as a certified accountant in 2008, joining Mitchell Charlesworth in March 2016. Ramon was made Associate and then became a partner in 2023. He has over 20 years of experience of working with a wide range of clients, gaining an extensive knowledge of small and medium size companies including group accounts and specialising […]

Lorraine Whittaker

Lorraine has over 30 years’ experience in advising small businesses and developing growth strategies, recognising their special requirements for both tax planning and general management. She also specialises in issues affecting clients involved in the sports and entertainment industry. Lorraine advises and supports clients on making the switch to cloud accounting software and is a member of the […]

Jonathan Lucas

Jon has over 10 years’ experience in advising small, medium, and large sized businesses, specialising in the audit of public and private companies in a range of sectors. Jon joined the firm in 2019 as a Manager in the Manchester Audit and Accounts Department, and is a member of the ICAEW. Outside of work Jon […]

Michael Griffiths

Michael joined Mitchell Charlesworth in 1999 gaining experience of advising small to medium sized businesses. Michael now manages a varied portfolio of clients including those within the charitable sector. In his spare time Michael is a keen cyclist and a passionate supporter of the Widnes Vikings.

Sarah Guppy

Sarah returned to the practice in 2022 after having spent three years working in industry. After initially beginning her accountancy training with one of the Big Four, Sarah joined Mitchell Charlesworth in 2013 and qualified in 2015. She is a manager in our Liverpool office. Sarah has extensive knowledge of accounting and taxation matters and […]

Cheryl Herbert

Cheryl has over 25 years experience in dealing with a varied client portfolio of owner managed businesses dealing with all aspects of accountancy and personal tax. Cheryl joined the firm in 1996 and enjoys her role as Manager. She is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Sarah Reeves

After completing her A levels in 2008, Sarah started working at a local firm to undertake AAT training followed by Chartered Accountancy (ACA) exams. She joined Mitchell Charlesworth shortly before qualifying in 2014 and is now a member of the ICAEW. Sarah has experience across a wide range of industries in audit and accountancy, particularly […]

Emerald Thomas

After completing her A levels in 2005, Emerald joined a firm of accountants in Shrewsbury to undertake an apprenticeship studying for the AAT qualification, followed by the Chartered Certified Accountancy (ACCA) professional qualification, for which she qualified in 2011 and is currently a member. Emerald has experience of looking after and advising a wide range […]

Stephen Laffan

Stephen has spent his entire 35 year career within the accounting and finance industry and has gathered a significant amount of knowledge and wide range of experience in most of the areas within the accounting umbrella. The majority of his experience has been within audit, accounts production and tax, both business and personal. Stephen deals […]

Andy Foulkes

Andy started his accountancy career in 2010 working at a specialist contractor accountants. He completed his AAT and ACCA qualifications and qualified as an accountant in 2019 before joining Mitchell Charlesworth’s Widnes office in November 2020. Andy provides business support and accounts services to a mixed portfolio of businesses across a wide range of sectors, […]