Team

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 Jonathan Staples

Jonathan Staples

Director

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.

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Peter Nicol

Director

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

Lee Sugden Lee Sugden

Lee Sugden

Director

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

Maxine Brown Maxine Brown

Maxine Brown

Director

Maxine is our Tax Director and has over 25 years of practical knowledge in tax, accounts and business matters.

Judi Chadwick Judi Chadwick

Judi Chadwick

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.

Peter Alvarez Peter Alvarez

Peter Alvarez

Tax Adviser

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.

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.

Jane Hawarden Jane Hawarden

Jane Hawarden

Marketing Manager

As Marketing Manager, Jane is responsible for developing the marketing strategy for the firm in line with the company’s objectives.

Lynn Parkes Lynn Parkes

Lynn Parkes

Receptionist

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.

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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

Charlotte Jackson

Business Services

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

Ashley Stephenson Ashley Stephenson

Ashley Stephenson

Business Services

On a daily basis, Ash works with his clients to ensure their accounts are compliant with relevant standards and legislation; understanding the needs of his clients in terms of remuneration and profit extraction and determining what the best course of action is.

Rachel Hunter Rachel Hunter

Rachel Hunter

Business Services

Xero Certified, Rachel deals with clients in various industry sectors such as charities, manufacturing and retail. She also works with sole traders and SMEs.

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.

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.