Dedicated expertise

Between them, our team of accountants and finance professionals have a wide range of hard-won practical knowledge and decades of experience. And, just as importantly, the Horsfield & Smith team like dealing with people, too. Get to know them below and get in touch if you’d like to know more.

Jonathan Staples - Director Jonathan Staples - Director

Jonathan Staples


Having joined the Practice in 1994 Jonathan has over 30 years’ experience within the Profession and has a great understanding of owner-managed businesses in many sectors.

Peter Nichol - Director Peter Nichol - Director

Peter Nicol


Peter specialises in audit, solicitor’s practices, business valuations, business profitability and improvement.

Lee Sugden Lee Sugden

Lee Sugden


Lee started with the firm in 2001 as an apprentice, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2011 and becoming a Director in 2016.

Peter Alvarez - tax director Peter Alvarez - tax director

Peter Alvarez

Tax Director

Peter specialises in personal and corporate taxation. As well as basic compliance work, Peter is regularly involved in tax planning for clients, with experience in IHT, share schemes, rental property, research and development and pension schemes.

Judi Chadwick - audit manager Judi Chadwick - audit manager

Judi Chadwick

Audit Manager

Judi deals with our larger clients regarding reporting and compliance, with niche clients being FCA regulated. She also deals with charities and pension schemes and enjoys helping clients with any problems they may have.

Mark Tooby Mark Tooby

Mark Tooby

Manager and Xero Adviser

Mark joined the firm in 2017 and is our Business Services Manager. Working alongside the outsourcing team, Mark enjoys helping clients build their business by outsourcing day to day bookkeeping and payroll.

Lynn Parkes Lynn Parkes

Lynn Parkes


Lynn has 35 years’ experience as a receptionist and is a good communicator. She has built up a fantastic relationship with all our clients and staff, with her passion being to make clients and visitors feel at ease when attending the office.

ClareSharples ClareSharples

Clare Sharples

Business Services and Tax

On a daily basis, Clare gets involved with accounts preparation for sole traders, partnerships and companies, dealing with company audits and accounting and taxation affairs of those mainly in the medical profession.

Charlotte Jackson

Charlotte Jackson

Business Services

On a daily basis, Charlotte gets involved in accounts, mostly assisting with working papers and adjustments.

Alicia Whittle Alicia Whittle

Alicia Whittle

Business Services

On a daily basis Alicia gets involved with bookkeeping and VAT Returns for small businesses and partnerships, preparing accounts for businesses and charities, and company audits.

Ryan Denner Ryan Denner

Ryan Denner

Business Services

Ryan has a wealth of experience using Xero cloud accounting software and is part of the cloud accountancy team at Horsfield & Smith.

Lisa Valins

Lisa Valins

Business Services

Lisa deals with audits of pension schemes, academies, solicitor’s account audits (SAR), charities and large companies.


Lisa Peet

Business Services

Lisa has been with the firm since 2006 and is an Accountant in our Business Services Department.

Thomas Mitchell

Thomas Mitchell

Business Services

Tom has recently joined the firm as a Graduate Trainee Accountant, assisting the Directors and Senior Accountants.

Pauline Booth

Personal Assistant, Business Services

Pauline is a Personal Assistant to the Directors – she is the point of contact for client queries and also ensures the smooth running of the office.


Emma Brierley

Tax Adviser

On a daily basis, Emma deals with all aspects of personal and company taxation, as well as the preparation and submission of P11Ds and various HMRC queries and compliance.

What we can do for you

Find out more about the full range of business and tax advisory services Horsfield & Smith offers to businesses and individuals across Greater Manchester and the North West of England and see how we can help you achieve your goals for growth.