After achieving a degree in Consumer Law in 2002, I spent two years living and working in Australia and New Zealand, when I developed my passion for business. On returning to the UK, I embarked on my accountancy studies and joined Anderson Barrowcliff as a trainee accountant in 2005. Whilst studying for my professional exams, I also achieved a first-class honours degree in Applied Accountancy and won the coveted ‘New Accountant of the Year’ award at the North East Accountancy Awards 2009.
I continued my development with a spell working at Ernst and Young, before returning to Anderson Barrowcliff to develop the firm’s corporate finance offering, being made partner in April 2016.
With a background in general practice and tax, I currently manage a small portfolio of fast-growing businesses, specialising in looking after the affairs of medical professionals, including doctors, consultants and specialist medical organisations. My main role at Anderson Barrowcliff is within the corporate finance team, assitsing clients with business mergers, acquisitions and disposals as well as raising finance, financial modelling and grant applications.
I am very hands on with my clients and believe in partner led, personal service. I’d like to think I am very down to earth, approachable, enthusiastic and friendly.
Away from the office, I have a young ; my wife Jessica and two daughters, Penelope and Ottilie. My mastermind subject is Walt Disney World, Florida! Having been many times, my love for spread sheets helps with the meticulous planning required for each trip! I’m an avid cricket supporter and can often be found at Headingly watching Yorkshire or England. Despite being incredibly mediocre at it, I love playing golf and am a member at Saltburn golf club. I’m also a bit of a DIY nut and like to get my hands dirty putting up and rendering blockwork walls in the garden. The outdoor kitchen I built is one of my biggest achievements!
I volunteer at the local scout group and have been involved as a trustee of many charities over the years.