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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.

Directors

Stephen Rose – Director

After working for Deloitte Haskins & Sells in their Birmingham, Memphis and Cambridge offices Stephen formed the practice in 1985 in his spare room so knows all about start ups. He is the ultimate general practitioner, well versed in tax, accounts, audit, payroll and company secretarial services and loves to learn of new businesses and what we can do to help them.

Qualifications: Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

If I wasn’t here I would be? I would be trying to keep active by running, skiing or playing golf.

Direct dial telephone: 01223 200501

Chris Beaumont – Director

An Economics graduate from Warwick University, Chris trained in London before joining Deloitte at their Cambridge office in 1985. Moving across the city to Lakin Rose in 1994, Chris has built up a diverse portfolio of OMB clients, many of whom are very successful in what they do, and private clients with complex tax affairs.

Qualifications: Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

If I wasn’t here I would be? Losing money on the Stock Market.

Direct dial telephone: 01223 200505

Carla Barnes – Director

After qualifying in 1993 and working at various accounting practices in Leicester and Cambridge Carla joined Lakin Rose in 2006 as a director. Carla looks after some of our well known high-tech clients, and has a focus on non residential landlords as well as a variety of local businesses.

Qualifications: Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

If I wasn’t here I would be? During the winter months – somewhere hot, during the summer months – Walking and playing on the beach at Wells-Next-The-Sea, North Norfolk.

Direct dial telephone: 01223 200516

Chris Dougherty – Director

Chris looks after many of our hi-tech and bio-tech businesses as well as a wide range of owner-managed businesses and our charity and not-for-profit clients.

Chris provides audit, assurance and compliance services to a range of SME clients, including management and annual accounts, tax planning and returns, grant audits and research & development tax credit claims.

Chris qualified with a London firm and relocated to Cambridge in 1994, becoming a director with Lakin Rose in 2005.

Qualifications: Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

If I wasn’t here I would be? Skiing, cycling or walking (depending on the season) and then relaxing with a pint or two of real ale.

Direct dial telephone: 01223 200503

Jonathan Fretwell – Director

Jonathan joined Lakin Rose as a trainee accountant in 1998 and has progressed to becoming a director in 2010. Jonathan mainly looks after our large portfolio of property management clients.

Qualifications: Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

If I wasn’t here I would be? Climbing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Direct dial telephone: 01223 200512

Emily Orton – Director

After far too many years studying mathematics in Cambridge, Emily joined Lakin Rose as a graduate trainee in 2008. She has specialised in tax, completing the Chartered Tax Adviser qualification in 2013, and enjoys working with a varied portfolio of clients from a range of individuals, owner-managed businesses and trusts.

Qualifications: Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation Chartered Tax Adviser.

If I wasn’t here I would be? Singing in a choir or playing the ‘cello.

Direct dial telephone: 01223 200523

Account Managers

Andrew Robinson

Andrew joined Lakin Rose in 2004, first studying towards an AAT qualification and then later an ACCA qualification. He completed his ACCA exams in 2008 and became a member of the ACCA in January 2009. Andrew is involved with most accountancy services required by organisations and individuals including accounts, audit and tax.

Qualifications: Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

If I wasn’t here I would be? Watching or playing sport.

Direct dial telephone: 01223 200506

Wendy Cooke

After a career in social work, advice work and grant-making, Wendy recognised that she had a passion for working with numbers as well as people, and made the move into accountancy in 2006.

Her experience is largely in the preparation of annual accounts for companies, sole-traders and partnerships, together with corporate and personal tax. She assists a number of non-resident clients with UK personal tax issues and provides general advice and assistance across a range of topics.

Qualifications: Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT); Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

If I wasn’t here I would be? Swimming and learning the saxophone.

Direct dial telephone: 01223 200508

Rebecca Flitton

Rebecca joined Lakin Rose in the summer of 2000, having just left Sixth Form College and started as a trainee within the company. She studied towards her AAT and then continued on to qualifying for ACCA. During this time she has gained experience in a number of areas such as tax, accounts, audit, management accounts, VAT and payroll and has a great knowledge of our client base and their needs.

Qualifications: Association of Accounting Technician, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

If I wasn’t here I would be? Enjoying a holiday or walking my dog!

Direct dial telephone: 01223 200518

Martin Coston – Head of Business Services

Martin heads up our Business Services team and works closely with many of our small and start-up businesses and their directors. Martin has been with Lakin Rose since 2009, initially completing his AAT qualification in 2011 and subsequently his ACCA qualification in 2014.

Qualifications: Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

If I wasn’t here I would be? Exploring a new part of the world or during the summer months, watching test cricket.

Direct dial telephone: 01223 200513

Natalie Peacock – Head of Audit and Large Businesses

Natalie joined Lakin Rose in 2015, following a number of years within the accountancy profession. After leaving sixth form, Natalie studied through her AAT and ACA qualifications and later went on to specialise in tax and studied to become a Chartered Tax Adviser.

Natalie has a variety of clients, offering services including accounts, audit and tax.

Qualifications: Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians; Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

If I wasn’t here I would be? If I wasn’t here I would love to be at the seaside with the family.

Direct dial telephone: 01223 200517

Liezel Hanley

Liezel joined Lakin Rose in 2016 as a Virtual Finance Manager and has experience in a number of areas, both in industry and practice. After graduating from Open University with a degree in Business Studies (Accounting) she continued her studies towards ACCA and now works as an account manager.

Qualifications: BA Business Studies (Accounting), ACCA Qualified

If I wasn’t here I would be? Either on a beach or a mountain… but it must be hot hot hot and sunny!

Direct dial telephone: 01223 200511

Tom Beaumont

Tom first joined Lakin Rose on a part time basis in May 2012, gaining significant experience in the preparation and review of service charge accounts for our property management clients. Tom joined in a full time capacity after graduating from the University of Lincoln in 2014. Tom completed his ACCA studies in June 2018. Within the office, Tom gained experience in a number of areas while training, and has now progressed to be a manager in our audit and large business department, where he works closely with some of our larger clients.

Qualifications: ACCA qualification

If I wasn’t here I would be? Following the England cricket team around the world. (On my father’s money?)

Direct dial telephone: 01223 200522

Trishna Shah – Tax Senior

Trishna joined Lakin Rose after working in both Accountancy and Tax since 2009. For the last 3 years, she has specialised in personal tax, with a particular interest in clients with residence and domicile issues.

Qualifications: Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), Member of the Association of Tax Technicians (ATT)

If I wasn’t here I would be? Travelling around India with my two children

Direct dial telephone: 01223 200509

Melissa Coulter

Melissa joined Lakin Rose in 2016 as a Trainee Accountant after graduating from Northumbria University and is currently studying towards the ACA Qualification.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Law and ACA qualified.

If I wasn’t here I would be? On holiday somewhere hot or spending time with my family.

Direct dial telephone: 01223 200519

Trainees

Josh Dexter

Josh is the Assistant Manager of the Service Charge Accounts Department at Lakin Rose.

Josh joined Lakin Rose in August 2012 straight after completing his A-Levels at secondary school. He primarily looks after our large portfolio of property management clients, specialising in the residential service charge accounting sector. Some of the services Josh provides include the preparation and review of service charge accounts, the preparation of statutory accounts for management and freehold limited companies, as well as the preparation of Trust and Estate tax returns for property management companies.

Qualifications: Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT). Currently studying the ACCA Professional Level papers towards gaining his full ACCA qualification.

If I wasn’t here I would be? Playing some form of sport, whether it be out on the golf course or on the courts.

Direct dial telephone: 01223 200515

James Playle

James graduated from UEA in 2018 with a degree in Economics. As a trainee at Lakin Rose, James will be working on a number of different accounts to enhance his studies. This includes assisting the managers in the ALB department in the preparation of statutory accounts and undertaking audit work for our diverse range of clients.

Qualifications: Currently studying towards my ICAEW qualification

If I wasn’t here I would be watching Leicester City.

My direct dial is 01223 200528

Amy Brewer

Amy has just graduated from the University of East Anglia with a Bsc in Economics with Accountancy. During her time at Lakin Rose, Amy will work with a variety of clients honing her accountancy skills.

“If I wasn’t here where would I be?” Travelling around the world one county after another.

My direct dial is 01223 200507

Fiona Taylor

Fiona works as a junior on the business services department, working towards her AAT qualification.

Qualifications: Fiona has just finished her A-levels at Hills Road sixth Form.

Direct dial number: 01223 200510

Ben Wilkinson

Ben recently left Hills Road Sixth Form College and assists in the preparation of personal tax returns amongst other duties in the office.

If I wasn’t here where would I be?: Drinking earl grey tea, spending time with my family and driving in the welsh countryside!

Direct dial: 01223 200520

Virtual Finance Team

Emily Wadsworth

I joined Lakin Rose in 2018 after recently qualifying. I have previously worked in solicitors firms and also an accountancy firm in Cambridge where I was a part of the Virtual Finance Office. At Lakin Rose I am the VF Manager and I look after a portfolio of clients.

Qualifications: AAT and ACCA

If I wasn’t here I would be? Enjoying a warm holiday abroad or planning my wedding for 2020!

My direct dial is 01223 200530

Payroll

Hugh Thorburn – Payroll Manager

Hugh joined Lakin Rose in 2016. He managed another payroll bureau before this one, and prior to that he spent several years looking after large payrolls for an international food retailing company. Hugh also has experience of general accounting and of pensions from when he was a trustee for a final salary pension scheme.

Qualifications: Economics degree from St Andrews University.

If I wasn’t here I would be? Walking dogs for myself or for the family and doing assigned tasks in the garden.

Direct dial telephone: 01223 200502

Mikey Gutsell – Payroll Assistant

I Initially joined Lakin Rose in 2018 on a short-term basis I have now joined the Payroll department permanently.

I have almost 5 years of payroll experience and worked with clients of all sizes, some as big as 1500 employees. I have experience in all aspects of the payroll process and always striving to improve.

Qualifications: Have plans to undertake the CIPP Foundation Degree In Payroll Management.

If I wasn’t here: I would be at a retreat in the country working on my novel.

Direct dial telephone: 01223 235707

Others…

Russell Sims – Office Manager

Russell joined Lloyds Bank from school and was a Bank Manager at several branches in Cambridgeshire before leaving in 2009 to become a Practice Manager at a Doctors surgery. Russell joined the Lakin Rose team in 2015.

Russell’s role is to look after the running of the office so that everyone else can concentrate on looking after our clients.

Qualifications: Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Certificate in Mortgage advice and Practice.

If I wasn’t here I would be? Either at the magnificent stadium that is Ochilview, supporting Stenhousemuir or at Southwold with a nice pint of Adnams.

Direct dial telephone: 01223 200504

Sally Maclachlan – Practice Development Manager

Sally is here to grow the practice within the Cambridgeshire area via a variety of marketing initiatives. Working mainly in business to business marketing, Sally has over 15 years experience and is particularly interested in marketing communications.

Qualifications: B Comm in Marketing and Human Resources.

If I wasn’t here I would be? Somewhere hot.

Direct dial telephone: 01223 200514

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