Born in Poole in Dorset, I moved to Taunton when I was young and attended a local village primary school. My education in accountancy started at college when I completed my A levels and continued when I joined Milsted Langdon in September 2007.
At Milsted Langdon I studied with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and then continue on to complete the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification, becoming a chartered accountant in 2014.
Following my qualification as a chartered accountant, I have progressed through the company and became an accounts manager in May 2017.
What I do at work:
I am based in the Taunton Office of the practice, mainly covering the Somerset area; however I also have strong links with the firm’s Bath office and the Wiltshire area.
My portfolio covers a number of differing clients from sole traders and individuals to differing size limited companies. This includes a wide range of industries, but predominantly in the agricultural sector.
I was part of the creation of the agricultural and rural affairs team at Milsted Langdon and look mainly at the how I can best help farms on a regular basis with their annual accounts work. This, I feel, gives me a better insight into the unique workings of a farm and enables me to tailor my work to best suit the needs of farmers.
As part of my role in the company I have strong links with banks, agents and consultants in the agricultural sector, which enables me to provide my clients with the links they need at any time.
With the formation of the agricultural and rural affairs team we are aiming to build our profile in the South West.
My spare time:
In my spare time I am part of the board of directors at the Yeovil Show and help as part of the organisation’s Committee for their annual agricultural event. I also compete in a number of sports during the year, with a number of clubs across the South West.
Each year I also spend time out of work to help family friends on an Exmoor farm with their lambing. They have over 700 sheep which lamb over a three week period in March.
My girlfriend’s family are dairy farmers situated on the Quantock hills in Somerset. I therefore end up spending most weekends up on the farm helping out with a number of tasks, from helping with the young livestock to milking the cows.