Meet the Senior team

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Neil has over 40 years experience of providing accountancy services to both regionally and nationally based clients. He has gained a wealth of experience across many different service lines and sectors, with a particular focus on advising the SME market.

Neil is the Managing Director of Rushtons, having joined as a trainee in 1976. He has overseen the firm’s progress that has led to a second office opening in Blackpool and an enhanced range of accounting, tax and business services.

Neil is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, a member of the Academy of Experts and an approved Expert Financial Witness of NIFA. He has also written various articles for the UK 200 group’s Specialist Litigation Support panel.

Email: neilc@rushtonsaccountants.com
Telephone: 01772 693111

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Michael has over 40 years experience of providing accountancy and tax services, predominately to clients based in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast. Michael works with a wide range of clients from large corporate to small family owned companies. He has also led a specialist trust tax team in Preston for many years that is now part of Rushtons.

Michael leads the Blackpool team, an experienced team of qualified professionals that are able to offer our full range of services to clients. Based at a modern, bespoke office we hope to welcome new clients across Blackpool and the Fylde Coast.

Michael is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a founding member of the Expert Witness Institute.

Email: michaelm@rushtonsaccountants.com
Telephone: 01253 345444

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Angela has over 28 years of experience providing tax advice to clients, across personal tax, corporation tax, VAT, capital gains tax, inheritance tax and trust tax. She also has a portfolio of accounts clients, providing her with an all-round, thorough understanding of clients’ tax issues.

Angela works with individuals and businesses spanning a number of sectors on tax matters. She has experience of assisting personal and corporate clients during HMRC Employer Compliance Reviews, VAT Inspections and Tax Enquiries, as well as helping non-resident clients deal with their UK tax obligations.

Angela joined the firm as a trainee in 1987, and was appointed as a Partner in July 2002. She has spent a substantial portion of her career working in tax services and now leads the Tax Department. She ensures her team are up to date on all the latest tax legislation and practices. Rushtons are now able to provide some of the most specialised tax advice across the North West.

She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of the Tax Faculty.

Email AngelaT@rushtonsaccountants.com
Telephone: 01772 693111

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Chris joined Rushtons in 2009 and is now responsible for a portfolio of owner-managed businesses across Lancashire with their accountancy, tax and business advice. He also leads the Winckley Payroll team, helping various clients implement their auto-enrolment set up.

Chris has a passion for working with start up business and providing advice to the SME market. In particular he is able to assist with accounting software advice, such as our easy to use online accounting software Rushtons Kashflow.

Chris is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and has a first class honours degree in Accounting & Finance from Newcastle University.

Email: chrisc@rushtonsaccountants.com
Telephone: 01772 693111

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Adam joined Rushtons in 2016, after nearly 5 years experience at a Big 4 accounting firm. Drawing on this experience Adam is now part of the Audit & Accounts team and the specialist Forensic Accounting team.

Adam has gained experience working in the transaction services sector, providing accounting advice on both buyside and sellside of various deals. Rushtons' Forensic Accounting team is able to provide cost effective, robust company valuations for all situations.

Adam is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) and has a degree in Economics from the University of Durham.

Email: adamc@rushtonsaccountants.com
Telephone: 01772 693111

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Caroline joined Rushtons’ Forensic Accounting team in November 2017 and is responsible for the day to day management of forensic accounting work, and for expanding this area of business.

Caroline, who trained with a Big 4 accountancy firm, is an experienced forensic accountant, having spent almost 18 years in a niche forensic accounting practice prior to joining Rushtons. She is adept at reviewing and evaluating the economic loss element of a claim or dispute, thereby assisting clients, be it insurers, lawyers, corporates or individuals in the settlement process, with flexible reporting, usually by way of a written report (either in an advisory format or formal CPR-format expert witness reports). She is experienced in analysing and evaluating the financial elements of businesses, across a broad range of industries.

Caroline is experienced in the preparation of expert accounting evidence for mediation and trial (on behalf of defendants, claimants and in the role of single joint expert). Caroline has both prepared reports under the direction of other experts, and authored reports in her own name.

Caroline is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (FCA) and a Member of the Academy of Experts (MAE).

Email carolineb@rushtonsaccountants.com
Telephone: 01772 693111

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Natalie has over 10 years of experience providing accountancy and tax services to clients predominately across Preston and Blackpool. She is experienced in working closely with clients to provide high quality, accurate management and statutory accounts, whilst ensuring their corporation tax and filing requirements are met. Natalie can also assist with any Companies House registration documents or updates that you may need to make.

Natalie is a senior accountant in our Preston team and has a portfolio of clients across a range of sectors. Having had a broad experience across various accounting and tax services she provides a friendly, professional point of contact for her clients.

Natalie is a Fellow of The Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).

Email: nataliem@rushtonsaccountants.com
Telephone: 01772 693111

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Pete has worked for Rushtons for over 14 years, providing accountancy and tax services to clients predominately across Preston and Blackpool. He is experienced in working closely with clients to provide high quality, accurate management and statutory accounts. Pete can also help with various technical queries about your accounting software.

Pete is a senior accountant in our Preston team and has a portfolio of clients across a range of sectors. Having had a broad experience across various accounting and tax services he provides a friendly, professional point of contact for his clients.

Email: peterw@rushtonsaccountants.com
Telephone: 01772 693111

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Liam has worked for Rushtons for 5 years , and has recently qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA). He has gained experienced across a wide range of our clients and regularly provides advice on day to day accounting and bookkeeping queries.

In particular, Liam is leading the firms Cloud Accounting services to help clients choose an appropriate software package, in light of the upcoming Making Tax Digital requirements. He has experience across all the major software providers making him particularly knowledgeable in this area. Liam is certified in Quickbooks, Xero and FreeAgent and has extensive experience of Kashflow, Sage and Sage Accounting.

Email: liamp@rushtonsaccountants.com

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Tanya has worked in practice for over 15 years. Before moving into the tax department Tanya assisted sole traders and partnership in the preparation and completion of their financial accounts and VAT returns.

Tanya’s main area of focus is now helping clients meet their personal tax reporting and compliance responsibilities and also assists businesses and corporate clients with their P11D reporting obligations. Having had a broad experience across various accounting and tax services she provides a friendly, professional point of contact for her clients.

Tanya is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

Email: tanyac@rushtonsaccountants.com
Telephone: 01253 345444

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Ian has worked at Rushtons since 2001 starting as a Trainee. He has gained practical experience in many aspects of accountancy practice including accounts preparation, audit, corporation tax, VAT and payroll.

His main area of focus is helping clients meet their personal tax reporting and compliance responsibilities. He also assists businesses and corporate clients with their P11D reporting obligations, PAYE Settlement Agreements and Salary Sacrifice Arrangements. He is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

Email: ianf@rushtonsaccountants.com
Telephone: 01772 693111

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Tim works in Rushtons Trust Tax team, providing some of the most specialised and experienced trust advice in the North West. He has been an accountant for nearly 30 years, principally working on the preparation of accounts for Trusts, Charitable Trusts and Small Self Administered Pension Funds.

Tim also assists his portfolio of clients with their tax returns and capital gains tax computations, as well as VAT returns, Inheritance tax returns and estate accounts for period of administration.

Email: timr@rushtonsaccountants.com
Telephone: 01772 693111

Josie has recently joined Rushtons, providing a wide range of secretarial support services. She is now the Office Manager and ensures the smooth running of operations at both our Preston and Blackpool offices.

Josie is also Neil Calvert’s personal assistant and can be contacted for any queries in relation to Neil’s meetings.

Email: josieh@rushtonsaccountants.com
Telephone: 01772 693111

As a founder member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners with 40 years’ Tax experience , she remains available on occasions where her experience and knowledge are required by us.

Irene is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation as a Chartered Tax Adviser.

Email: irenea@rushtonsaccountants.com

Brian has over 40 years experience working in private practice and industry. Since 1992 he has been in practice on the Fylde Coast advising a variety of businesses from large manufacturing concerns to small owner managed firms on accountancy and taxation matters. He has assisted new businesses starting up and guided them through their early years.

Since retiring as a director of Rushtons, Brian has remained as a consultant to the firm and has continued to act as a trustee of certain clients.

Brian is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Email: briant@rushtonsaccountants.com

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