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Tony Wright, Partner Tony Wright, Partner

Tony Wright, Partner

Specialism: audit, corporate finance

With over 15 years’ experience in accountancy, and having been a partner since 2006, Tony’s worked on numerous acquisitions, mergers and disposals, making him quite the due diligence expert. Tony regularly produces business plans for medium- and long-term strategic business growth and advises clients on raising financing. He’s a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and Audit and Assurance Faculty.

Random fact: Tony enjoys watching sport, spending time in the garden, and cooking.
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Phil Beard, Partner Phil Beard, Partner

Phil Beard, Partner

Specialism: tax, tax and more tax

Phil’s career started with the Inland Revenue, and he’s been a taxation expert ever since. With over 30 years’ experience, other practices use him as a consultant. Phil’s covered everything from company reconstructions, disposals and acquisitions, to Inheritance and Capital Gains Tax planning. He’s Treasurer and former Chairman of The Chartered Institute of Taxation for Mid Anglia, is on the Working Together committee (a partnership between HMRC and several professional bodies), and has written articles/lectured on taxation. For tax questions, Phil’s your man!

Random fact: Phil part-owns a horse and is a Manchester City fan.
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Peter Barlow, Audit Manager Peter Barlow, Audit Manager

Peter Barlow, Audit Manager

Specialism: audit

Peter’s our Chartered Certified Accountant who works with small, medium and owner-managed businesses to help them achieve their company and personal goals, while making sure their statutory requirements are met.

Random fact: Peter’s a keen baker and loves experimenting with chillies.
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James Arnold, Audit Senior James Arnold, Audit Senior

James Arnold, Audit Senior

Specialism: audit

James is home-grown; he joined us as a trainee and is now a fully qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He’s always out and about seeing clients and helping them with their management accounts, VAT returns and year-end accounts.

Random fact: James is football mad and has recently started playing the game again himself.
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Raj Dhokia, Audit Senior Raj Dhokia, Audit Senior

Raj Dhokia, Audit Senior

Specialism: audit, corporate finance

Raj’s career has ranged from accounting and management roles, to professional accountancy practice. His scope is wide; he’s worked on SMEs and PLCs, providing services including group accounting and audit. He has a particular knack for working on solicitors' firms.

Random fact: Raj breeds budgerigars as a hobby.
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Neil Bullman, Accounts Senior Neil Bullman, Accounts Senior

Neil Bullman, Accounts Senior

Specialism: sole traders, partnerships and small limited companies

Neil’s degree in Business Finance and Economics makes him a great all-rounder; his experience spans audit, VAT, tax and general accountancy. Most of his time is spent doing year-end accounts and VAT returns from our Chatteris branch.

Random fact: Neil has a pet shark called George.
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Emma Queen, Tax Manager Emma Queen, Tax Manager

Emma Queen, Tax Manager

Specialism: corporate tax

With her ‘Big 4’ background, Emma’s an asset we are very proud of; she offers high-quality, technical taxation advice to our clients combined with excellent professionalism. She’s a Chartered Accountant and Tax Advisor, plus she acts as a trustee and treasurer for the Caresco charity in Sawtry.

Random fact: Emma has what she calls an unhealthy obsession with interior design magazines.
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Ross Sutherland, Accounts Manager Ross Sutherland, Accounts Manager

Ross Sutherland, Accounts Manager

Specialism: management accounts

Ross – who qualified with the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts – balances managing our Chatteris office with taking on client-facing work including management accounts, year ends, VAT assistance, accounting software troubleshooting and business financial forecasting.

Random fact: Ross is a keen golfer with a handicap of 10.
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Mark Macdonald, Payroll Manager Mark Macdonald, Payroll Manager

Mark Macdonald, Payroll Manager

Specialism: payroll

Mark has more than 25 years’ experience and is professionally qualified with a Diploma in Payroll and Pensions Management. He enjoys the challenge of payroll in ensuring that employees are paid accurately and on time.

Random fact: Mark regularly officiates swimming galas at the local pool in St Ives.
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John Shand, Tax Manager John Shand, Tax Manager

John Shand, Tax Manager

Specialism: mainstream tax

John’s been a Tax Manager for longer than he cares to remember. He mainly advises individuals and businesses on mainstream taxes and has more recently been involved with property VAT.

Random fact: John’s a whizz in the garden and kitchen and rustles up a mean curry.
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Claire Jackson, Tax Manager Claire Jackson, Tax Manager

Claire Jackson, Tax Manager

Specialism: personal tax

Claire’s been with Thomas Quinn since early 2017 but her tax career started back in 2003. She specialises in personal taxation and is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians.

Random fact: Claire loves nothing more than curling up with a good book, a slice of cake and a cuppa.
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Courtney Searle, Audit Junior & Accounts Trainee Courtney Searle, Audit Junior & Accounts Trainee

Courtney Searle, Audit Junior & Accounts Trainee

Specialism: audit and accounts

Courtney joined the Thomas Quinn team as a trainee accountant in August 2016 and is currently studying towards her Association of Chartered Accountants qualification. Her day-to-day role involves accounts preparation, management accounts and assisting the audit team.

Random fact: Courtney would travel up to 100 miles to play crazy golf.
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Brian Markland, Office Manager Brian Markland, Office Manager

Brian Markland, Office Manager

Specialism: sole traders, partnerships and small limited companies

Brian was self-employed with his own practice in Chatteris from 1986 to 2008, before the firm amalgamated with Thomas Quinn. He’s been extensively involved with PAYE, VAT, accounts preparation and general client matters over the years, and now visits clients as required and handles office admin.

Random fact: Brian loves going to live football matches and supports Tottenham Hotspur
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Maria Alger, Bookkeeper Maria Alger, Bookkeeper

Maria Alger, Bookkeeper

Specialism: bookkeeping

Maria joined the Thomas Quinn ranks in May 2017. She’s responsible for bookkeeping and the preparation of VAT returns, plus she’s a Xero-certified adviser. She’s also studying with the Association of Accounting Technicians.

Random fact: Maria enjoys ballroom dancing and can speak Spanish.
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Laura Blows, Tax manager Laura Blows, Tax manager

Laura Blows, Tax manager

Specialism: personal tax

Laura is the newest member of our team having joined in June 2017. She is a chartered certified accountant and chartered tax adviser, which means she can analyse the full financial picture of a business and its owners, to give them the best tax advice possible. She’s particularly interested in the taxation of individuals, but can actually help with any tax question you care to throw at her.

Random fact: Laura’s a Lego fan and can usually be found building her latest set.
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