Meet the team

  • Andrew Dagless

    Partner

     

    Andrew Dagless

    Partner

    I have been a member of ‘Team Wags’ for longer than I dare recall working with our great client base. I support our entrepreneur clients advising them on the correct legal, financial and tax framework to maximise their efforts.

  • Nilesh Savjani

    Partner

     

    Nilesh Savjani

    Partner

    I have over 25 years' experience helping Entrepreneurial Clients grow their businesses, reducing their tax burden and when appropriate ensure that maximum value is released when it comes to selling their business. I am passionate about business and believe in delivering great customer service and instil this in every member of the Wagstaffs Team.

  • Mark Hubbocks

    Partner

     

    Mark Hubbocks

    Partner

    I specialise in audit, business consultancy and corporate finance for UK and International clients. I am a director and treasurer of INAA, an International Association of Auditors and accountants of which Wagstaffs are members.

    I work extensively with clients on understanding their business and understanding what they want from their business. I am very much “hands on” and always able to find a pragmatic solution to any problem.

  • Stuart Cuzner

    Audit and accounts manager

     

    Stuart Cuzner

    Audit and accounts manager

    I am a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience managing small and medium sized businesses. I specialise in all areas of business including start-ups and am extensively involved in tax planning for owner managed businesses. I have experience in preparing cash-flows and forecasts to assist with funding or lending applications for business expansion.

  • Marcia Deans

    Outsourcing assistant manager

     

    Marcia Deans

    Outsourcing assistant manager

    I am AAT and ACCA qualified and have experience in year-end accounts preparation and corporation tax compliance. I specialise in preparing management accounts and running client’s cash flow and payments and am also an expert user on Sage 50 Accounts. I also have extensive experience in preparing VAT returns for various bases including Flat Rate Scheme.

  • Sharon Sharp

    Secretary

     

    Sharon Sharp

    Secretary

    As part of the administration team I am secretary to Mark Hubbocks as well as assisting the audit and outsourcing teams with administrative support.

  • Steve Peart

    Audit and accounts senior

     

    Steve Peart

    Audit and accounts senior

    I am ACCA qualified accountant and head up audits for our small and medium sized companies. I have good knowledge of solicitors accounts and reporting to the SRA. I enjoy dealing with complex accounting issues.

  • Alec Wheeler

    Audit and accounts assistant

     

    Alec Wheeler

    Audit and accounts assistant

    I am AAT qualified and specialise in the preparation of the accounts and corporation tax returns for small businesses.

  • Claire Drake

    Outsourcing senior

     

    Claire Drake

    Outsourcing senior

    I am AAT qualified with many years’ experience in preparing management accounts. I am an expert user of Sage 50 Accounts for both accounting and designing reports. I also have extensive experience for preparing VAT returns for various bases, including Partial Exemption. I am also very experienced in training clients on Sage.

  • Georgia Laming

    Tax Assistant

     

    Georgia Laming

    Tax Assistant

    I am currently training within the Personal Tax Team. I also deal with payrolls for our clients.

  • Jamie Gulvin

    Audit and accounts assistant manager

     

    Jamie Gulvin

    Audit and accounts assistant manager

    I am a business graduate and ACCA qualified accountant. I specialise in audits of small and medium sized business and dealing with corporate tax compliance work. I also have considerable experience in Group reporting and Reporting to Overseas member companies.

  • Jane Reid

    Secretary

     

    Jane Reid

    Secretary

    I am a long serving member of Wagstaffs having joined the practice in my late teens! I assist both Nilesh Savjani and Stuart Cuzner and his team in a secretarial/administration role.

  • Jemma Gilbert

    Audit and accounts senior

     

    Jemma Gilbert

    Audit and accounts senior

    I work within the audit team at Wagstaffs and am currently studying towards becoming a Chartered Accountant. I specialise in audit and accounts preparation for a wide range of small and medium sized companies and also have experience in corporate and personal tax, as well as working with groups, charities and solicitors.

  • Jennie Simms

    Tax manager

     

    Jennie Simms

    Tax manager

    I am ATT qualified and ensure the smooth running of both the Personal Tax and Payroll teams. I have many years’ experience in personal taxation matters following my initial training with HMRC and specialise in capital gains tax, trusts, inheritance tax and looking after the tax affairs of complex individuals.

  • Kathy Phillips

    Audit and accounts manager

     

    Kathy Phillips

    Audit and accounts manager

    I am AAT qualified and head up the audit team. I have much experience in dealing with substantial commercial businesses and professional firms, finance applications and with company Research & Development claims with HMRC.

  • Linda Karanja

    Outsourcing senior

     

    Linda Karanja

    Outsourcing senior

    I am AAT qualified and prepare management accounts and VAT returns for a range of clients. I have several years’ experience working within an outsourcing department for a top 10 accountancy practice. I take pride in my work and aim to build strong relationships with my clients.

  • Lynn Tear

    Tax senior

     

    Lynn Tear

    Tax senior

    I am AAT qualified with experience in both accounting and personal tax matters. I specialise in the sometimes complex rules surrounding assessable benefits and completion of forms P11d.

  • Erika Brown

    Outsourcing assistant

     

    Erika Brown

    Outsourcing assistant

    I am AAT and ATT qualified with an in depth knowledge of Sage 50 Accounts as well as various other online accounting software packages. I specialise is preparing Management Accounts and VAT returns for a variety of different types of businesses. My responsibilities to them include processing cash flow forecasts and payments, submitting CIS returns and corresponding with third parties on their behalf. I pride myself in building strong relationships with my clients.

  • Nina Dunlop

    Payroll senior

     

    Nina Dunlop

    Payroll senior

    I am responsible for Payroll Administration for a large number of clients with a variety of number of employees. I prepare both weekly and monthly payrolls and comply with the new Real Time Information system that HMRC have recently implemented.

  • Brie Rogers

    Audit and accounts senior

     

    Brie Rogers

    Audit and accounts senior

    I am AAT and ATT qualified and currently studying to become a Chartered Tax Advisor. Not only do I prepare annual accounts and corporation tax returns for my clients but also advise company directors and sole traders on their personal tax returns.

  • Carly Davis

    Outsourcing manager

     

    Carly Davis

    Outsourcing manager

    I am AAT qualified with extensive experience in overseeing monthly management accounts for a large range of clients. I specialise in Management Accounts and VAT Returns, and am an expert user in Sage 50 Accounts. I also am very experienced in setting up new company accounts formats and setting up VAT registrations.

  • Zoe Underwood

    Payroll senior

     

    Zoe Underwood

    Payroll senior

    I have worked in payroll since leaving school and as a result of this experience, I am an expert in all aspects of payroll. In addition to the processing of both weekly and monthly payrolls, I have a track record of successfully implementing the auto enrolment pension scheme for a number of clients.

  • Ali Day

    Secretary

     

    Ali Day

    Secretary

    I have been with Wagstaffs since 2001 and I am responsible for keeping Andrew in order as his Secretary. I am also Secretary and Administrator to the Tax Department and Payroll Team.

  • Leanne Wilson

    Audit and accounts assistant

     

    Leanne Wilson

    Audit and accounts assistant

    I am currently working towards becoming a qualified accountant. I specialise in the preparation of small business accounts and Tax Returns and have growing knowledge in personal tax.

  • Paige Legood

    Audit and accounts assistant

     

    Paige Legood

    Audit and accounts assistant

    I am currently working towards becoming a qualified accountant. I specialise in the preparation of small business accounts and Tax Returns and have growing knowledge in personal tax.

  • Iona Ivemy

    Outsourcing assistant

     

    Iona Ivemy

    Outsourcing assistant

    I am an AAT qualified management accountant, experienced in the preparation of financial statements for small businesses. I work within the outsourcing department, my daily duties include preparation of monthly management accounts, VAT returns, Bookkeeping and aiding clients in understanding their reporting requirements.

  • Callum Blois

    Audit and accounts assistant

     

    Callum Blois

    Audit and accounts assistant

    I am AAT qualified and looking at working towards becoming ACA qualified. I mostly deal with statutory accounts preparation for small and medium sized businesses. I also have experience preparing personal tax returns for a number of clients.

  • Emily Haig

    Outsourcing assistant

     

    Emily Haig

    Outsourcing assistant

    I work within the outsourcing department where I prepare monthly and quarterly management accounts, VAT Returns for clients on various schemes.

    I am AAT qualified and have previous book keeping experience.

  • James Fox

    Audit and accounts manager

     

    James Fox

    Audit and accounts manager

    I have a degree in economics and hold the ACCA practicing certificate with audit qualification. In addition to advising our owner managed businesses I also manage a mixed portfolio of clients including wealthy individuals.

    I pride myself on providing a bespoke service to clients by helping them with both their audit and accounting needs, together with their tax compliance requirements and, importantly, tax planning.

  • Hayley Reynolds

    Audit and accounts senior

     

    Hayley Reynolds

    Audit and accounts senior

    I am AAT qualified and I am working towards becoming a Chartered Certified Accountant. I currently specialise in small businesses and the preparation of their accounts and corporation tax compliance work. I am also involved in the preparation of clients personal tax returns.

  • Joseph O’Keefe

    Audit and accounts senior

     

    Joseph O’Keefe

    Audit and accounts senior

    I work in the audit team at Wags and look after accounts and taxation matters for our clients also. Throughout my career, I have developed a keen interest in working with clients in the legal sector and compliance with their specific industry regulation. I have been a full AAT member since 2010 and look forward to completing ACA studies in the near future.

  • Nayna Nariapara

    Outsourcing senior

     

    Nayna Nariapara

    Outsourcing senior

    I work within the outsourcing department where I prepare monthly and quarterly management accounts, VAT Returns for clients on various schemes and client books.

    I have been AAT Qualified for over 18 years and have had many years’ working experience in industry.

  • Kelly Yearwood

    Office administrator

     

    Kelly Yearwood

    Office administrator

    My main duties are the accounts, payroll and credit control for the practice. I am also involved in the day to day running of the office.

  • Abby Booth

    Receptionist

     

    Abby Booth

    Receptionist

    My role is to look after reception and greet clients upon their arrival. I also help out with the administration for the main office.

  • Paul Collins

    Audit and accounts assistant manager

     

    Paul Collins

    Audit and accounts assistant manager

    I am a business economics graduate and Chartered Certified Accountant with extensive experience in audit, accounts preparation and tax planning for SMEs. I am also experienced in reviewing client’s business systems and providing a hands-on approach to their improvement and optimisation.

  • Jamie Spender

    Audit and accounts senior

     

    Jamie Spender

    Audit and accounts senior

    I am an ACCA qualified accountant mainly dealing with audits and corporation tax compliance. I have experience in accounts preparation for Charities and Pension Schemes, as well as experience in dealing with tax issues for groups of companies.

  • Jennifer Broome

    Outsourcing assistant

     

    Jennifer Broome

    Outsourcing assistant

    I am AAT qualified and have many years’ experience working in accountancy practices, preparing accounts and tax for both sole trader and limited company clients as well as bookkeeping, payroll and CIS preparation.

  • Jo Crosier

    Receptionist

     

    Jo Crosier

    Receptionist

    My role as afternoon receptionist includes answering the telephone and greeting clients on arrival.