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Louise Hambidge
General Practice Manager
Louise Hambidge

General Practice Manager

As a General Practice Manager, Louise is highly experienced across all practice areas – having completed her training with Milsted Langdon over a decade ago!

She specialises in business accounting for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.

Having worked as an accountant

Gemma Pavey
Business Innovation Manager
Gemma Pavey

Business Innovation Manager

Gemma is a highly skilled and experienced Business Innovation Manager, specialising in providing innovative solutions to businesses across all sectors.  

With a strong background in accountancy and tax advisory services, she is committed to helping clients navigate the

Matt Leat
Matt Leat
General Practice Manager
Matt Leat
Matt Leat

General Practice Manager

Matt is an experienced General Practice Manager who primarily works on auditing for businesses and groups, accounting for foreign-owned subsidiaries and consolidated accounts preparation.

Joining Milsted Langdon in 2019 as an Audit Associate, Matt arrived at the firm after achieving his

Mitch Dean
Mitch Dean
General Practice Manager
Mitch Dean
Mitch Dean

General Practice Manager

Since completing his AAT qualification and joining Milsted Langdon in 2018, Mitch has built an excellent reputation among clients and colleagues for his skill in general practice.

Initially a General Practice Trainee, Mitch completed his ACCA whilst working with us and

Tracey Sparks
Tracey Sparks
Senior Tax Manager
Tracey Sparks
Tracey Sparks

Senior Tax Manager

Tracey is a Chartered Tax Adviser and a specialist in personal tax matters.

An expert in compliance, Tracey has significant experience managing a diverse portfolio of clients, including high net worth individuals with various complex compliance requirements including offshore investments, pension

Rob Chedzoy
Tax Partner
Rob Chedzoy

Tax Partner

Rob is a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), specialising in helping clients to find the most tax-efficient ways to do business.

He began his career as a corporate tax specialist with Andersens, working on large corporate cases in its Bristol and Thames

Ian Lloyd
Audit and General Practice Partner
Ian Lloyd

Audit and General Practice Partner

Ian has a wealth of experience in advising owner-managed businesses across a wide range of sectors. His clients benefit from his close links with Business West and the Confederation of British Industry.

Ian is committed to building strong working relationships with

Roger Isaacs
Forensic Partner
Roger Isaacs

Forensic Partner

Roger is a hugely experienced and highly regarded forensic accountant and expert witness.

He is the National Technical Director of the Network of Independent Forensic Accountants (“NIFA”) and has provided expert evidence on several hundred occasions. Although his evidence is most

Jon Stocker
General Practice Partner
Jon Stocker

General Practice Partner

Jon trained with the Exeter office of a medium sized firm and, in 1993 set up his own practice in Honiton, Devon. Having been a sole trader for over six years he and his clients joined Milsted Langdon in 1999,

Calvin Bull
Calvin Bull
General Practice Manager
Calvin Bull
Calvin Bull

General Practice Manager

Starting in accounting in 2011, Calvin has built up considerable experience across a wide range of sectors and has broad experience working in audit, accounts and personal tax departments within other regional accountancy firms prior to joining Milsted Langdon.

A fellow

Sarah Jenkins
Sarah Jenkins
Audit and General Practice Partner
Sarah Jenkins
Sarah Jenkins

Audit and General Practice Partner

Sarah is a Audit and General Practice Partner at Milsted Langdon.

As COO, Sarah manages all the operational practices throughout the business, with her main objective being to drive change by improving efficiency, developing cohesion between the firm’s service lines across

David Jacobs
Audit and General Practice Partner
David Jacobs

Audit and General Practice Partner

David Jacobs qualified as a Chartered Accountant with one of the large international firms in 1985 before deciding to set up his own independent accountancy practice in Bristol. After ten years in general practice, David joined the local office of

Robert Rawle
General Practice Partner
Robert Rawle

General Practice Partner

Robert Rawle joined the firm in 2018 and has more than 20 years’ experience as a qualified accountant.

Robert looks after an array of clients from many different sectors, although he has a particular specialism in the Media and Creative sector.

After a couple

Guy Armitage-Norton
Audit and General Practice Partner
Guy Armitage-Norton

Audit and General Practice Partner

For over a decade, Guy’s focus has been working with clients to provide practical support, tailored to their specific needs and designed to add real value to their businesses.

Guy is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).

Karen Holloway
Partner
Karen Holloway

Partner

Karen has worked at Milsted Langdon since 1998, when she joined the practice as a General Practice Audit Trainee. After gaining her ACCA qualification, she was promoted to General Practice Audit manager looking after the compliance and tax affairs for

Simon Rowe
Simon Rowe
Partner and Chairman
Simon Rowe
Simon Rowe

Partner and Chairman

Simon has been a Partner at Milsted Langdon since 2008 and the breadth and depth of his expertise covers many areas, from business recovery, restructuring and insolvency advice, to intervention and legacy services.

Simon originally trained as an insolvency practitioner

Michael Bagg
Tax Partner
Michael Bagg

Tax Partner

Michael is a Tax Partner who specialises in personal tax planning, particularly in regard to inheritance tax and trusts and estate planning. He started his career at a small accountancy firm in Ilminster in 1997 as a trainee, where he qualified as

Nigel Fry
Audit and General Practice Partner
Nigel Fry

Audit and General Practice Partner

Nigel is a General Practice Accountant who qualified with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) in Bristol. His main focus was dealing with owner managed businesses in their growing businesses division but he also undertook secondments to the audit department in

Tim Close
Partner
Tim Close

Partner

Tim Close, former chair of Milsted Langdon, is a licensed insolvency practitioner and is responsible for the compliance of the firm. He co-ordinates the firm’s services for under-performing businesses and for formal insolvency appointments. He trained and qualified with Price

Rob Cadwallader
Audit and General Practice Partner
Rob Cadwallader

Audit and General Practice Partner

Rob’s aim is to understand his clients’ goals and help them achieve their dreams.

When it comes to owner-managed businesses, he understands the importance of looking at both the personal and the business implications of decisions; as the most tax efficient

Rachel Hotham
Restructuring and Insolvency Partner
Rachel Hotham

Restructuring and Insolvency Partner

Rachel has extensive experience in working with corporate clients, and their stakeholders, and with individuals facing financial challenges.

She advises clients on rescue and turnaround strategies as well as providing comprehensive advice during formal insolvency procedures, providing sensitive support and practical

Rebecca Gillard
Rebecca Gillard
Compliance Assistant Manager
Rebecca Gillard
Rebecca Gillard

Compliance Assistant Manager

Rebecca joined Milsted Langdon in April 2018 and brought with her a wealth of experience working for professional services firms.

In her role as Compliance Assistant Manager, Rebecca delivers professional support to the team to provide regulatory and legal compliance. She

Simon Denton
Tax Partner
Simon Denton

Tax Partner

Simon is a tax practitioner, experienced in corporation tax, business and capital taxes. After training as a general practice accountant with a small firm in Exeter, Simon specialised in tax with Coopers and Lybrand in 1996. After obtaining his Chartered

Richard Warwick
Restructuring and Insolvency Partner
Richard Warwick

Restructuring and Insolvency Partner

Richard is an experienced insolvency specialist who has spent more than a decade assisting businesses and individuals who are dealing with a wide range of complex issues.

He joined Milsted Langdon in February 2017 having previously assisted a Thames Valley regional firm.

Whilst at

Jon Edge
General Practice Partner
Jon Edge

General Practice Partner

Jon is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants who has worked in the profession for many years, assisting a wide range of businesses.

Jon has gained a wealth of experience since qualifying and has developed a particular focus

Mark Smith
Chief Technology Officer
Mark Smith

Chief Technology Officer

In this strategic role, Mark concentrates on helping the firm to continue developing internal processes and systems in a constantly evolving environment.

Mark is MCITP: Enterprise Administrator, MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) and CCA (Citrix Certified Administrator) qualified, and he continues

Helen Gregory
Forensic Director
Helen Gregory

Forensic Director

Helen trained as a Chartered Accountant in audit and was promoted to manager in 1997. As part of her audit experience, she saw a wide range of clients including unit and investment trusts, retail, manufacturing and services companies.

Helen has specialised

Julian Borley
VAT Director
Julian Borley

VAT Director

Julian began his professional career working at HM Customs & Excise, now known as HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), within their VAT enquiries team.

After three years he moved to Ernst & Young’s London office. Over the two decades that followed

Darren Takle
General Practice Manager
Darren Takle

General Practice Manager

After joining the firm in 1999 as a trainee accountant, Darren undertook his professional training and is now a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Darren was promoted to General Practice Manager in May 2008 and since then

Mark Birchenough
Mark Birchenough
Senior General Practice Manager
Mark Birchenough
Mark Birchenough

Senior General Practice Manager

With more than 30 years of experience in the fields of audit and accountancy, Mark works with a wide range of sectors delivering advice and support to businesses and organisations.

Joining the firm in April 2021, Mark works hard to build

Tanya Contreras
Forensic Manager
Tanya Contreras

Forensic Manager

Tanya joined Milsted Langdon from university in 2001, training and qualifying with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the firm’s audit and accounts department. She is now an FCCA (Fellow of the ACCA).

She went on to become an

Christine Thomas
Christine Thomas
Tax Manager
Christine Thomas
Christine Thomas

Tax Manager

Christine worked for the tax department at NatWest for eight years before joining Milsted Langdon in 1999. During the 20+ years she has been at the firm, Christine has worked her way up to Tax Manager.

Christine helps her clients with

Alistair Haynes
Finance Manager
Alistair Haynes

Finance Manager

Alistair has worked in the finance department for over 13 years. Before joining, he completed a MSc degree in Mathematics and Physics, and qualified through the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

He focuses on management accounts and financial reporting.

Simon Taylor
Senior General Practice Manager
Simon Taylor

Senior General Practice Manager

Simon began his accountancy career in 1988 as a trainee at a regional practice in Exeter. He joined Milsted Langdon in 1995 as an audit senior and has been in a managerial role for almost 20 years.

He has spent the

Ben Branson
Tax Partner
Ben Branson

Tax Partner

Ben is an experienced Chartered Tax Adviser that predominantly provides tax advice and compliance for private clients, partnerships, estates and onshore and offshore trusts.

With more than a decade spent within the profession working within practices across the South West and

Nilesh Mashru
General Practice Manager
Nilesh Mashru

General Practice Manager

Nilesh is an ACCA qualified accountant who joined Milsted Langdon’s general practice team in 2018. Over his career history he has dealt with a wide range of matters including bookkeeping, payroll, VAT returns, audit, accounts, corporation tax returns and personal

Ruth Gilbert
Restructuring and Insolvency Director and Appointment Taker
Ruth Gilbert

Restructuring and Insolvency Director and Appointment Taker

Ruth has specialised in insolvency work since 2000, when she joined a boutique insolvency practice, and is experienced in managing corporate and personal insolvency cases – including liquidations, bankruptcies, administrations, voluntary arrangements and insolvency compliance.

As Restructuring and Insolvency Director and

Steve Contreras
Senior General Practice Manager
Steve Contreras

Senior General Practice Manager

Steve joined Milsted Langdon in 1993 after gaining experience at other accountancy practices, including a national firm, in Taunton. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).

He works with a wide range of small and medium-sized

Emily Mitchell
Emily Mitchell
General Practice Manager
Emily Mitchell
Emily Mitchell

General Practice Manager

Emily has been providing a wide range of services to businesses, individuals and charities since joining the profession in 2015.

She predominantly supports sole traders, partnerships, limited companies and charities with their audit and accounting requirements. She has particular expertise in

Kirsty Rapo
Kirsty Rapo
General Practice Manager
Kirsty Rapo
Kirsty Rapo

General Practice Manager

Kirsty is an experienced accountancy professional in the General Practice team at Milsted Langdon. Passionate about client service, she came to the Yeovil office in November 2023 to support a range of business clients.

Beginning her career in 2009 at a

Dale Gardner
Tax Director
Dale Gardner

Tax Director

Dale, who joined the Milsted Langdon team in 2004, has over 30 years’ experience in accountancy and tax. He began his career as a newly qualified graduate, with a degree in Accountancy and Finance, in 1984, at Spicer & Pegler,

Natalie Kerr
Senior General Practice Manager
Natalie Kerr

Senior General Practice Manager

Natalie is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants with more than a decade’s worth of experience in the profession. Able to assist with a wide range of matters, Natalie has supported businesses ranging from sole traders up

James Hardy
James Hardy
Forensic Analyst
James Hardy
James Hardy

Forensic Analyst

James works in our Forensic Accounting Department where he is responsible for investigating, quantifying, and supporting clients and businesses with valuations, financial disputes, commercial litigation, crime, breaches of contracts and fraud.

Before joining Milsted Langdon, James project-managed criminal and regulatory investigations

Juliet Bacon
General Practice Manager
Juliet Bacon

General Practice Manager

Juliet is an experienced tax and accountancy professional, who joined Milsted Langdon in April 2015. Her priority is to gain a detailed understanding of clients’ needs and requirements so that she can assist them in the most constructive way.

She began

Tim Rowe
Senior Tax Manager
Tim Rowe

Senior Tax Manager

Tim joined Milsted Langdon in 1997 and is a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA).

He has wide-ranging experience in providing practical support to owner-managed businesses, with particular expertise in tax solutions for individual and corporate clients and advising on corporate and other

Paul Rattew
Corporate Tax Manager
Paul Rattew

Corporate Tax Manager

Prior to joining Milsted Langdon in September 2019, Paul worked in-house for five years at a large London based private healthcare company.

Within the group, he was responsible for Corporation Tax compliance, as well as the tax compliance for its LLPs

Nigel Blackmore
Business Consultant and Business Development Manager
Nigel Blackmore

Business Consultant and Business Development Manager

Before joining Milsted Langdon in 2018, Nigel worked at Lloyds Bank for 40 years. During this time, he became an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. His roles included Leadership of both internal Teams and Branches, as well as

Martin Johnson
General Practice Director
Martin Johnson

General Practice Director

Martin has experience in advising owner managed businesses and partnerships, with a specialism in the Agricultural and Rural Affairs sector.

Having lived on a farm for several years, Martin understands the unique requirements of the sector and is able to work

Lyndsay Hardwick
Business Innovation Director
Lyndsay Hardwick

Business Innovation Director

Lyndsay joined Milsted Langdon’s Taunton office in 2000. She qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) in 2004, is a fellow member of the ACCA and has a BSc degree in Applied Accounting.

Lyndsay engages with clients to understand their digital

Ross Jones
Marketing Director
Ross Jones

Marketing Director

Ross is a CIM qualified Marketing Director. He leads the marketing team and is responsible for developing and delivering all aspects of marketing for the firm including brand strategy, business development, communications, PR and digital.

Ross also sits on the firm’s

Nathan Sussex
Nathan Sussex
General Practice Manager
Nathan Sussex
Nathan Sussex

General Practice Manager

With experience overseeing the compliance and advisory needs of a wide range of small and medium-sized owner-managed firms, Nathan is passionate about developing close relationships with clients.

He uses management information and software systems to make first-hand differences for the businesses

Karen Williams
Karen Williams
General Practice Director
Karen Williams
Karen Williams

General Practice Director

With a remarkable career spanning more than 30 years in accountancy, Karen brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and specialist skills to her role.

Karen began her accountancy training at a firm in Dorset and then worked for two esteemed Yeovil

Helen Pulman
General Practice and VAT Manager
Helen Pulman

General Practice and VAT Manager

Helen, who joined Milsted Langdon in 2019, has over 20 years’ experience in accountancy and tax.

Helen specialises in VAT, most commonly advising clients on land and property transactions, EU and international movement of goods and services, and well as individuals

Tracey Tidy
General Practice Manager
Tracey Tidy

General Practice Manager

Tracey joined Milsted Langdon in 2002 as a trainee straight out of college and has worked her way up to the position of General Practice Manager.

A Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Tracey is an expert in the

Matt Barnes
Senior Forensic Manager
Matt Barnes

Senior Forensic Manager

Zoe Chandler
Zoe Chandler
Tax Manager
Zoe Chandler
Zoe Chandler

Tax Manager

Zoe is a highly qualified Tax Manager with expertise in a range of areas, including Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Stamp Duty Land Tax and Capital Allowances.

Her expertise is especially useful to clients in the agricultural sector, landed estates, private

Peter Manning
General Practice Manager
Peter Manning

General Practice Manager

Peter joined Milsted Langdon’s Taunton office in 2001 as a trainee accountant and after qualifying in 2008 has worked his way up to the position of General Practice Manager. Peter spent a few years seconded to the firms Bristol office, where he continues to

Ryan Walters
Ryan Walters
Senior General Practice Manager
Ryan Walters
Ryan Walters

Senior General Practice Manager

For more than a decade Ryan has been supporting owner-managed businesses and charities of all shapes and sizes across the South West with their audit, tax and accounting requirements.

His clients range from small sole traders right up to businesses with

Daniel Trace
Daniel Trace
Tax Manager
Daniel Trace
Daniel Trace

Tax Manager

Daniel has a strong background in corporate tax, which he has developed since joining the Milsted Langdon tax team in September 2011.

Initially supporting clients with their personal tax matters, assisting them with compliance and advisory work, Daniel made the move

Lynsey Rowley
General Practice Manager
Lynsey Rowley

General Practice Manager

Lynsey, who joined Milsted Langdon in 1997, works with a range of clients on issues including compliance, tax advice and planning.

She has particular expertise in preparing company accounts, charity accounts and audits.

Lynsey is a Fellow member of the Association of

Matt Bryant
Matt Bryant
General Practice Manager
Matt Bryant
Matt Bryant

General Practice Manager

Matt primarily supports small and medium-sized companies with the completion of audits. He also assists with the preparation of financial statements and Corporation Tax returns for smaller non-audit companies.

During his career, Matt has also looked after affairs of smaller companies,

Peter Daniel
Consultant
Peter Daniel

Consultant

Peter is a Forensic Accountant and Accountancy Expert Witness. Peter qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990 when he began to specialize in forensic accounting. Peter is a Fellow of the ICAEW, a Certified Fraud Examiner and is an associate

Louise Peake
General Practice Manager
Louise Peake

General Practice Manager

Specialisms

  • Tax
  • Accounts preparation
  • VAT returns
  • Audit

Louise earned her degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Exeter in 2018 and went on to become AAT qualified in 2019 and ACCA qualified in 2021.

Starting her career at Milsted Langdon as a trainee after

Simon Lean
Simon Lean
IT Manager
Simon Lean
Simon Lean

IT Manager

Simon is an experienced technology specialist ensuring our IT systems allow people to thrive in their roles.

He has over twenty years of experience managing and maintaining computer systems and assisting with the implementation of reliable IT strategies, including private and

Christine Gullock
Tax planning and compliance
Christine Gullock

Tax planning and compliance

Christine has been specialising in personal tax for over 35 years, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and Association of Tax Technicians (ATT). Since joining Milsted Langdon in 2006, Christine has focused on assisting high

Emma Godfrey
General Practice
Emma Godfrey

General Practice

Since joining Milsted Langdon in 2016, Emma has been advising a variety of clients ranging from small and medium sized businesses to larger limited companies.

Emma qualified through the Association of Accounting Technicians in May 2019, and has experience in accounts

Hollie Lock
Hollie Lock
Payroll Manager
Hollie Lock
Hollie Lock

Payroll Manager

Hollie Lock has been in the payroll profession for more than 15 years. She started in an accounts processing role, managing both accounts and a small payroll.

This gradually grew over time, until Hollie became a full-time Payroll and Benefits Manager.

Dulith Wanigasekera
Dulith Wanigasekera
General Practice Manager
Dulith Wanigasekera
Dulith Wanigasekera

General Practice Manager

Supporting a wide range of clients with audits and accounts, Dulith has considerable experience helping businesses and organisations to understand their numbers and assisting decision-makers to create successful strategies.

Dulith predominantly facilitates audit requirements and supports the needs of small and

Thomas Corcoran
Thomas Corcoran
General Practice Manager
Thomas Corcoran
Thomas Corcoran

General Practice Manager

Thomas is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Accountants with nearly 10 years of post-qualification experience.

Thomas is involved with technical and compliance matters around audit and accounts to provide solutions that are both practical and fit the ambitions of

Kim Farmerey
Kim Farmerey
Senior Tax Manager
Kim Farmerey
Kim Farmerey

Senior Tax Manager

Kim is a Chartered Tax Adviser with a broad spectrum of clients including sole traders, individuals with rental businesses, HNWI, partners, and trusts.

She joined Milsted Langdon in May 2023 after working for the past 20 years for practices of varying

Matthew Turner
General Practice Manager
Matthew Turner

General Practice Manager

Matthew joined Milsted Langdon in 2022, following seven years at a small local firm. He achieved his ACA qualification and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) membership in 2020.

He works with a wide range of business clients,

Steve Lacey
Assistant Payroll Manager
Steve Lacey

Assistant Payroll Manager

Steve began his accountancy career in 1982, before setting up a payroll and bookkeeping business eight years later. This was followed by a period in industry and at another practice, before joining Milsted Langdon in 2007.

Steve is a member of

Simon Wheatley
Simon Wheatley
Payroll Supervisor
Simon Wheatley
Simon Wheatley

Payroll Supervisor

Simon has been with the firm for over 5 years where he started as Payroll Administrator and has now progressed to Payroll Supervisor. He supports the wider Payroll function within Milsted Langdon to ensure payrolls are accurately processed in accordance

Ed Mole
Ed Mole
Assistant Payroll Manager
Ed Mole
Ed Mole

Assistant Payroll Manager

Ed Mole supports the wider Payroll function within Milsted Langdon, providing administration assistance and exceptional client care to the users of our payroll services.

Alongside his work communicating with and helping clients since joining the firm, Ed has completed his AAT

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