What is your role?
Since joining the firm in 1993 I have built up extensive experience of auditing owner managed businesses across a broad range of sectors, with a focus on manufacturing, engineering, car dealership, haulage and property sectors. I also have specialist experience with Solicitors' Accounts Rules, Pension Scheme Accounts, as well as Charities. I split my time between the Grantham and Loughborough offices. Over the years I have served on internal and external technical committees for audit and accountancy matters.
What else are you involved with?
I help with the training of our students at Duncan & Toplis and enjoy playing a part in assisting them achieve their potential. I’m also a member of the NLB Network for Local Businesses in North West Leicestershire, which meets regularly to help local business people connect and develop their businesses.
What keeps you busy outside of work?
I live near Nottingham and in my spare time enjoy watching motorsport and football, being a keen supporter of Nottingham Forest FC, as well as taking regular holidays to Cornwall in an effort to improve my surfing skills! I’ve recently taken up golf, but this is very much a work in progress right now.
What is the most valuable piece of advice you have been given during your career?
Aim to take the best traits when learning from the people that you work with, and leave behind their worst.
What is your favourite...
Holiday destination? St Ives in Cornwall
Sports team? Nottingham Forest
Board game? Uno. Okay, it's a card game rather than a board game, but it shows that numbers can (sometimes) be fun!