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Meet The Team

We are a dedicated team which strives to provide success to our clients in regards to all their accountancy needs. Our team is very close-knit and ensures that a unified support is provided to you whenever you need it. With expertise covering all aspects of accountancy, taxation and business advisory services, we are well placed to take a holistic view to planning for the future as well dealing with specific matters.

Peter McNulty

Partner

Peter left university with a degree in Law and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a middle tier firm in the heart of London. He was tempted back to his roots in 1994 and became a partner in July 1997. His initial background was audit based but since joining Hammond McNulty he has widened his scope to include unincorporated entities and now regularly provides advice to small and medium sized owner managed businesses.

Married with two sons, he is a keen sportsman and has been proud to represent Congleton on the rugby field but now concentrates on coaching mini rugby and improving his golf.

Expertise

  • Accounting & Audit
  • Business Growth
  • Corporate Finance
  • Taxation

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Marie Ann Shenton FCCA

Partner

Marie qualified with a small firm based in Cheshire before leaving to join a larger multi office firm in November 1997 and became partner in 1998.  Marie has over twenty three years experience in general practice with responsibility for handling a mixed portfolio of clients including solicitors, doctors, housing associations, limited companies, sole traders and partnerships.  In more recent years, Marie has headed up the forensic department and has considerable experience in litigation support matters as well as working with a number of major clients in an advisory role.  Marie joined Hammond McNulty in July 2000 and is looking to use her varied experience for the benefit of existing and new clients.

Outside the office, Marie is married with a daughter.  She enjoys running and socialising with friends.

Expertise

  • Business Growth
  • Business startup
  • Corporate Finance
  • Taxation

T: 01260 279622

Colin Higginson FCCA, FMAAT

Partner

Colin qualified in 1999 after having joined the accounts team in 1990 and was attracted by the investment the company placed in IT. Colin initially worked on a diverse portfolio of client’s, gaining experience in accounts, audit and both business and personal tax.

With Colin’s enthusiasm towards computerising clients accounting systems, he worked towards improving his Sage knowledge and expertise and was soon leading this side of the business, implementing the accounts package and training the clients on how to get the best out of it for their business. He still advises clients using Sage and helps clients to get the best out of their accounting systems in order to develop their business.

Outside of work, Colin is married with two daughters and plays pool in a local league, of which he is treasurer. He is also a passionate follower of Crewe Alexandra FC and is a governor at the local primary school.

Expertise

  • Accounting & Audit
  • Business Growth
  • Corporate Finance
  • Taxation

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Amanda Grint FCCA, FMAAT

Partner

Amanda trained in a previous accountancy practice for 3 years following completion of her A  levels.  Amanda has been an active member of the accounts and audit team since 1995 and qualified at Hammond McNulty in March 2000.  Amanda then became a partner in January 2007.

She has since gained a wide range of experience with both personal and corporate clients and manages her own mixed portfolio.  She also specialises in solicitors audits.  Amanda is looking to further promote the practice and maintain and build on the excellent level of service provided to new and existing clients.

Amanda is married with one daughter and enjoys keeping fit, socialising and travel.

Expertise

  • Accounting & Audit
  • Book-keeping and VAT
  • Business startup
  • Taxation

T: 01260 279622

Danielle Sullivan BA (Hons), FCCA, CTA

Partner

Danielle joined the firm in 2002, becoming a qualified accountant in 2006 and then became a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 2011.

Danielle became a welcome addition to the partnership team in 2018.

Danielle brings a depth of experience to our firm. She enjoys problem solving for owner managed businesses helping clients achieve their goals in the process. Taxation has been a particular area of interest and expertise for Danielle and tackling complex matters will be part of her remit going forward.

Danielle is married with one son and enjoys socialising and travelling.

Expertise

  • Accounting & Audit
  • Business Growth
  • Corporate Finance
  • Taxation

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Lisa Bailey

Company Secretarial

Lisa started her career straight from school aged 16 when she joined Astra Zeneca.  She joined Hammond McNulty in 2001. Lisa enjoys learning new things, being organised and methodical within her work.

Lisa is married with two children and enjoys spending time with her family and socialising with friends.

Expertise

  • Company Secretarial

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Sandra Beresford

Practice Manager & Client Service Manager

Sandra became a member of the team back in 1982. Sandra manages Hammond McNulty’s internal accounting functions but still retains a small client portfolio. Sandra enjoys problem solving and tax planning.

Sandra is married with a grown up son and enjoys travelling, sightseeing and going to concerts (mostly bands from the 1980’s!) and comedy nights.

Expertise

  • Accounting & Audit

T: 01260 279622

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Adam Biddle BA (Hons), FCCA

Client Service Manager

Adam studied accountancy and financial management at the University of Sheffield where he obtained a first-degree honour and went on to qualify as a certified accountant with a local practice in 2011.

Adam has experience in a wide range of areas, such as audit, accounts preparation, VAT, Tax advice and improving client’s IT systems such as implementing cloud-based software’s, whereby he is a Xero certified advisor and has been Sage accredited.

Adam joined the practice in 2017 to further widen these skills and to focus on providing advice to small and medium sized businesses.

Adam is married with two daughters and enjoys a range of sports with his main passion being football.

Expertise

  • Accounting & Audit
  • Accounting Software Solutions
  • Book-keeping and VAT

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Julie Conway

Accounts Assistant

Julie originally joined the Hammond McNulty team in Nov 1983, left in Dec 1990 to start a family and re-joined in March 2000. Julie is part of the accounts team helping with the preparation of accounts, VAT Returns and bookkeeping.

Julie is married with two sons and enjoys socialising and supporting local bands and live music venues.

Expertise

  • Book-keeping and VAT

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

David Crimes

Trainee Accountant

After completing his A-Levels in maths, business studies and computer science, David joined the firm on an apprenticeship scheme and is currently working towards his AAT qualification and a career in accountancy.

In his spare time, David likes to keep fit at the gym, socialise with friends, go shopping and explore new places while walking his dogs.

EXPERTISE

  • Accounting
  • Book-keeping and VAT

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Julie Doig FCCA

Client Service Manager

Julie has worked in Accountancy since 2002, joining Hammond McNulty in 2017.

She undertook the ACCA qualification, becoming fully qualified in 2008.

As a Client Manager, Julie enjoys working closely with clients to fully understand their business and offer tailored advice and support.

Married with a family, Julie enjoys the great outdoors whenever she can, recently upgrading from canvas to a campervan. She loves good food, and enjoys cooking and baking as much as possible.

Expertise

  • Accounting
  • Book-keeping and VAT
  • Taxation

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Denise Downs

Accounts Assistant

Denise joined the Hammond McNulty team in 2017. Denise is AAT qualified and specialises in  Book-keeping & VAT Returns.

Denise enjoys travelling & dancing and spending time with her grandchildren.

Expertise

  • Book-keeping and VAT

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Aimee Evans ACCA, FMAAT

Client Service Manager

Aimee started working for Hammond McNulty in 2009 going on to complete her ACCA exams in 2015 to become a qualified accountant. As a client service manager she enjoys maintaining a diverse portfolio of client’s working with them in and out of the office, up and down the county.

When she’s not at work she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and young son as well as visiting the cinema, socialising with friends and playing badminton.

Expertise

  • Accounting & Audit
  • Book-keeping and VAT
  • Taxation

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Sean Farrell

Profit and Growth Consultant

Sean is a successful, experienced and highly motivated business specialist focused on delivering exceptional turnover and profit growth. He links costed business activity to focused planning to achieve high market share, year on year growth and sustainable long-term profits and sales. Sean has many years’ experience in this field working with large Multinationals through to new start ups across a wide range of industries and service providers.

When he is not working he spends his time training his dogs to competition level which he still maintains is the hardest thing he has ever attempted.

Expertise

Business Growth

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Jenny Fermor

Client Service Manager

Jenny left university with a degree in Mathematics and went on to train with a local accountancy practice gaining 15 years’ experience before joining Hammond McNulty in 2017.

Jenny has experience in the preparation of accounts, VAT, tax and bookkeeping and enjoys problem solving. Jenny is also proficient in handling numerous accounting software packages such as SAGE and Xero.

Jenny is married with two children and enjoys spending time with the family, socialising, travelling and going to the theatre.

Expertise

  • Accounting

Tel: 01260 279622

Alicia Frith ACCA, MAAT

Client Service Manager

Alicia started working in accountancy at a previous firm for 4 years following the completion of a BTEC in Business. She then joined Hammond McNulty in 2012, becoming a fully qualified accountant in 2016. Alicia enjoys problem solving and helping clients on a daily basis with advice and support to help their businesses grow.

Out of work Alicia is married with one daughter and enjoys travelling, socialising and keeping fit.

Expertise

  • Accounting & Audit
  • Book-keeping and VAT
  • Taxation

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Helen Hand

Payroll Manager

Helen started out in the banking sector after completing her A levels. Having worked there for 10 years Helen took a career break to bring up two children. Helen re-trained gaining book keeping and accounts qualifications before re-entering the workplace in payroll 1998. Helen joined Hammond McNulty in 2003 and manages the busy payroll bureau.

Helen is married with 2 daughters, a grandson and keeps chickens. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, walking her dog and baking using the freshest of eggs.

Expertise

  • Company Secretarial
  • Payroll & Human Resources

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Julia Heath

Accountant

Julia started her career at 16 with a local accounting practice, learning the principles of accounting whilst studying for her AAT qualifications.  After 9 years in practice, Julia moved to a Finance Manager role in the IT Industry, gaining valuable knowledge and understanding of the requirements of managing a business on a day to day basis and the importance of customer satisfaction, cashflow and staff management.

Freelance work followed, allowing Julia to work around her family, and that ultimately led to an association with Hammond McNulty in 2007.  Since then she has enjoyed working with a variety of clients in differing industries.

Julia is married with two daughters.  She loves to entertain family and friends and enjoys a combination of fine food and travel.

Expertise

  • Accounting
  • Book-keeping and VAT

Tel: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Rob Jacob BSc. (Hons)

Client Service Manager & IT

Rob left university with a degree in Physics before joining his father’s Congleton accountancy practice in 2005. Rob joined the team when the practice was taken over by Hammond McNulty in 2010. Rob is currently part qualified and is working towards the ACCA qualification.

Rob is experienced in looking after small business accountancy and taxation affairs and is specialised in charity accounts. Harnessing his love of technology & scientific approach to problem solving Rob took on the role of IT manager in 2016 and enjoys helping staff and clients with any computer software or hardware issues they have.

Outside of work Rob has many varied interests including playing rugby for Congleton, free diving, climbing, CrossFit and he likes to relax in front of Netflix or enjoy a good computer game.

Expertise

  • Accounting & Audit
  • Accounting Software Solutions
  • Book-keeping and VAT
  • IT Solutions

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

David Janes FMAAT

Client Service Manager

David left school at 16 joining a local accountancy practice as an apprentice where he gained his AAT qualification. Since joining Hammond McNulty in 2003 David has gained a wide variety of experience dealing with sole trader, partnerships and owner managed businesses which has helped him to develop as a Client Service Manager. David enjoys the day to day contact with clients ensuring complete understanding of their business. He also has experience with many accountancy software packages such as Sage, Quickbooks and Xero.

Outside of work David is married with one daughter, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching a variety of sports and listening to music

Expertise

  • Accounting & Audit
  • Business Growth
  • Taxation
  • VAT

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Suzanne Janes FCA, BA

Client Service Manager

Suzanne left University with a business studies degree and then qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a local accountancy practice in September 2000. Suzanne joined Hammond McNulty in 2006 and has a wide variety of experience dealing with sole traders, partnerships and small owner managed corporate entities in her role as a Client Service Manager.

Suzanne is married with one daughter and enjoys keeping fit and spending time with her family.

Expertise

  • Accounting & Audit

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Alison Leese

Administrator

Alison Joined the firm in 2007, previously working in the manufacturing industry and gaining a wealth of experience in Administration and PA roles.

Alison is married with one son and enjoys travelling, gardening, keeping fit and socialising with friends.

Expertise

  • Company Secretarial

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Sarah Lenton

Payroll

Sarah has worked in accountancy since 1986, with over 25 years’ experience in payroll alone.  Starting as accounts clerk, in a small local business, Sarah was lucky enough to try all aspects of an Accountancy Practice, from Audit/Accounting to Personal Assistant/ Administrator to finally settling on payroll as her forte.

She’s a proud mother of two, who enjoys family time as much as ‘social’ time.  Her favourite things to do are walking her 5 year old rescue labrador, cooking, and chilling.  So a dog walk,  a pint in the local, followed by a roast dinner is her idea of a perfect day.

Expertise

  • Payroll & Human Resources

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Victoria Maguire

Trainee Accountant

Victoria left University with a degree in English Literature and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. After leaving her role as a primary school teacher, Victoria joined Hammond McNulty in 2018 to pursue a career in accountancy. She’s currently studying for her AAT qualifications and enjoys putting what she’s learnt into practice alongside learning from her colleagues. In particular, Victoria likes to learn about the various cloud-based accountancy packages available.

Outside of work, Victoria likes to spend time with family and friends and can often be found attending the gym or walking in the countryside.

Expertise

  • Accounting
  • Book-keeping and VAT

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Jayne Mothershaw

Receptionist

Jayne joined the Hammond McNulty team in 2011 after working for a local Building Society since leaving school.

Jayne is married with a daughter and grandson and enjoys live music, travelling, and spending time with friends and family.

EXPERTISE

  • Reception and Administration

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Andrea Needham

Personal Tax Assistant

Joined Hammond McNulty in 2014 after working for a local accountancy practice for 32 years.  Andrea gained her AAT qualification in 2003.  Andrea enjoys preparing self-assessment tax returns.

Andrea is married with three grown up children and a cavalier king Charles spaniel called Charlie.  She enjoys travelling the world, visiting family in New Zealand and mainly cruising, together with holidaying with friends.  She also enjoys eating out with family and friends.

EXPERTISE

  • Taxation

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Sue Rozitis CTA, ATTI

Personal Tax Assistant

Sue joined the firm in 1991, becoming first a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians in 1997 (gaining a distinction in the Taxation papers) and then a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 1999. Sue manages the taxation department.

Sue is married with two sons and two grandchildren and enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, travelling and researching her family history.

Expertise

  • Taxation

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Marie Robert-Blunn

Receptionist

Marie joined the practice in 2015 bringing  a wealth of experience in Administration and Reception duties having been an Office manager / Practice Manager with two local businesses.

Marie is married with two daughters and three granddaughters.

Marie’s hobbies include lots of walking with her pet dog. Marie completed The Anglesey Coastal Path 140 miles in 2018. Marie enjoys swimming, playing her Ukulele in a performance group, the cinema and days out with family and friends.

EXPERTISE

  • Reception and Administration

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Kay Skellern

Credit Control

Native to Congleton, Kay joined the practice in 1985, working full time providing administration support across the practice initially from reception.  After starting a family in 2004 she consolidated her skills to managing the practice time recording process and sales ledger control.

In her spare time Kay enjoys playing badminton and doing Yoga.  She is interested in baking and cooking and likes spending time with her extended family who often have to sample her creations.

EXPERTISE

  • Credit Control
  • Administration

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

Lisa Unsworth FCCA

Client Service Manager

Lisa qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2005 with a medium sized accountancy practice in Chester. Lisa joined Hammond McNulty in 2009 and specialises in dealing with a variety of tax affairs including sole trade and limited company businesses as Client Service Manager.

Lisa enjoys films, cooking, travelling and spending time with her daughter.

Expertise

  • Accounting
  • Taxation

T: 01260 279622

F: 01260 299046

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