Team

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Daniel Crowther
Kevin Tong
Martin Davies
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Elaine Hussey
James Clifford
Jarrett Hawkins
Katie Davies
Lisa Weaver
Lizzie Roberts
Megan Smith
Rebecca Jenkins
Sam King
Sarah Jenkins
Sally Hodge
Kevin Tong
Kevin Tong, FCCA, ACA
Director
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Kevin Tong
Kevin Tong, FCCA, ACA

Director

Kevin has a wealth of experience providing financial business advice to companies and individual clients, mainly working in the Agricultural, Charity and Education sectors. Kevin aims to see his clients prosper through maximising their tax benefits, strong financial planning and making the most of business opportunities.

Vanda Williams, BSc, ACA, CTA
Director of Tax
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Vanda Williams, BSc, ACA, CTA

Director of Tax

Vanda joined TW over 30 years ago and has acquired a great deal of knowledge during her time heading up the Tax Department. Being an expert on trust and estate matters, Vanda gives respected advice on often complex personal financial affairs or those with investible assets and is a trusted source of advice for many of our long standing clients.

Daniel Crowther
Daniel Crowther, FCCA, ACA, MAAT
CEO
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Daniel Crowther
Daniel Crowther, FCCA, ACA, MAAT

CEO

Dan joined TW in 2001 and his primary role is to deliver an outstanding service to his varied portfolio of commercial clients. This includes being truely pro-active and solving problems before they even become one. Effective tax planning and advice are a huge part of this.

Sam King
Sam King, ACCA MAAT
Head of Xero and X for Education
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Sam King
Sam King, ACCA MAAT

Head of Xero and X for Education

Sam joined the team in 2013 and is our Xero accounting software expert, overseeing training with clients on the Xero system, together with responsibility for internal training. Sam is a full ACCA and AAT member. Sam is always looking for opportunities where new technologies and innovations can assist the practice and our clients.

Hannah Forsbrook
Hannah Zafar BSc (Hons)
Marketing Manager
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Hannah Forsbrook
Hannah Zafar BSc (Hons)

Marketing Manager

Hannah joined the marketing department in 2022. She is responsible for overseeing all the marketing functions for TW and has worked in various industries. She loves coming up with new and exciting campaigns to help TW brand grow. Outside of work she likes to travel and enjoys hiking and playing netball.

Martin Davies
Director
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Martin Davies

Director

Martin has been with the Company for over 25 years, providing effective accounting and tax advice to clients in the corporate sector and taking care of their statutory and compliance requirements. As a Director, he is also a valuable member of the Senior Management Team.

Lizzie Roberts
Lizzie Roberts, CTA, FCCA, MAAT
Head of Tax
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Lizzie Roberts
Lizzie Roberts, CTA, FCCA, MAAT

Head of Tax

Having worked in the accounts department starting as an apprentice over 10 years ago, Lizzie is now specialising within tax after completing the Chartered Tax Adviser qualification. Lizzie works alongside Vanda , assisting clients over a wide range of tax queries and advice.

Lisa Weaver
Lisa Weaver, FCCA
Head of Audit and Assurance
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Lisa Weaver
Lisa Weaver, FCCA

Head of Audit and Assurance

Lisa joined the team as Audits and Accounts Manager in 2012 and has over 20 years of accounting experience. With an in-depth knowledge of the charities, education and other non-profit industries, she is particularly involved in developing our services to meet the needs of clients in these sectors.

Elaine Hussey
Payroll Client Manager
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Elaine Hussey

Payroll Client Manager

Elaine joined the company in 2006 and is responsible, with Sam, for coordinating our clients’ payroll on a weekly, fortnightly and monthly basis, as well as processing their year-end paperwork. With over 20 years of Payroll experience, Elaine has enjoyed building a good rapport with her clients and ensuring that everything is processed on time.

Sarah Jenkins
Sarah Jenkins, BA (Hons), FCCA
Client Manager
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Sarah Jenkins
Sarah Jenkins, BA (Hons), FCCA

Client Manager

Sarah joined TW in 2010 after moving from the banking sector and is ACCA qualified. She uses her agricultural background to look after a number of agricultural clients as well as managing a variety of commercial clients.

James Clifford
James Clifford, FCCA, MSc, MAAT
Ludlow Office Manager
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James Clifford
James Clifford, FCCA, MSc, MAAT

Ludlow Office Manager

Joining TW in 2021, James is an experienced accountant who shares the firm’s forward-thinking, proactive approach.

With broad expertise in accounting, taxation and business advisory services, he enjoys building close client relationships, through his local connections in and around Ludlow.

Kathryn Davies
Kathryn Davies
Bookkeeper Manager
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Kathryn Davies
Kathryn Davies

Bookkeeper Manager

Katy joined us in August 2022 and has worked in a variety of roles within the finance industry over the last 5 years, specialising in bookkeeping with a lot of work in the hospitality / tourism industry. She is looking forward to learning how TW’s systems streamline workflow & reduce paper waste. Outside of work she loves horse riding and can often be found teaching at her local riding school & volunteering with the pony club, as well as occasionally competing in Dressage.

Sam Edwards
Sam Edwards
Payroll Assistant
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Sam Edwards
Sam Edwards

Payroll Assistant

Sam has a passion for helping clients with their payroll issues and supports the wider team at Thorne Widgery. Joining in 2020, he is proud to be part of a successful and forward-thinking company and enjoys getting stuck in with the payroll department to keep everything running smoothly.

Rebecca Jenkins, FCCA, MAAT
Audit Manager
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Rebecca Jenkins, FCCA, MAAT

Audit Manager

Rebecca joined TW in 2010 as an HGTA accounts apprentice, and has since gained her AAT and ACCA qualifications to become a fully qualified accountant. Her role within TW involves managing audits of Charities, Companies and Academies and assisting, Lisa, Head of Audit.

Megan Smith
Megan Smith
Tax Manager
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Megan Smith
Megan Smith

Tax Manager

Megan has over 25 years experience in tax accountancy, moving to TW from Baker Tilly in 2014. She deals with the tax aspects of a varied client portfolio.

Jarrett Hawkins
Jarrett Hawkins, ACCA
Accounts Manager
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Jarrett Hawkins
Jarrett Hawkins, ACCA

Accounts Manager

Jarrett joined TW in 2011 and has since completed his ACCA and AAT qualifications. His role within the company involves working alongside Martin Davies to manage his corporate portfolio.

Wendy Pullen, MAAT
Accounts Senior
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Wendy Pullen, MAAT

Accounts Senior

Wendy joined TW in 2014 after 25 years at Baker Tilly and has invaluable experience in preparing accounts for sole traders, partnerships, small limited companies and charity accounts. Wendy works extensively with the agricultural team preparing accounts for clients whose businesses include poultry, dairy, arable and fruit.

Katie Davies, BSc (Hons), AAT
Bookkeeper
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Katie Davies, BSc (Hons), AAT

Bookkeeper

After previously spending 10 years in the leisure and retail industry, Katie brings her wealth of customer service experience to her role of managing the bookkeeping team, and VAT jobs. At TW she’s relishing working with a wide range of businesses.

Janet Brimfield
Head of Reception
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Janet Brimfield

Head of Reception

With her vast experience in customer care Janet’s the perfect candidate to ensure the smooth running of reception. She co-ordinates a fantastic team that work well to ensure all at TW have the background support they need.

Francesa Watkins
Francesa Watkins FCCA
Account Manager
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Francesa Watkins
Francesa Watkins FCCA

Account Manager

Francesa first worked at TW between 2011-2018 and returned to the company in 2022, we are so excited to have her back as an accounts manager! She has lots of experience in Audit, the charity and academy sector and accounting for small businesses. Outside of work Francesa loves spending time with her young family and they are currently renovation a house!

Hannah Webster
Hannah Webster
Audit Manager
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Hannah Webster
Hannah Webster

Audit Manager

Hannah joined TW in 2013 as a HWGTA apprentice gaining her ACCA qualification in 2020. As Audit Manager and an integral part of the team, she supports Lisa in managing the department and is heavily involved in academy accounts and audit work. Her role also includes preparing client accounts and VAT returns as well as supporting the audit team. Hannah is also involved in all aspects of corporate and not for profit work and the development of less experienced members of the team.

Kylie Toms, BSc
Business Coordinator
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Kylie Toms, BSc

Business Coordinator

Kylie is known for her strong organisational skills and outgoing personality and is a key figure throughout the entire company. She is the internal ignition expert and ensures all new clients have a smooth introduction to TW. She also plays a huge role in the admin, production and payroll teams.

Evan Cooper
Evan Cooper
Innovation Project Manager
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Evan Cooper
Evan Cooper

Innovation Project Manager

Evan is an Innovation Project Manager and Sam’s right-hand man in the innovation team. His role revolves around using technology to make client’s processes more efficient. He manages the implementations, training, and support for Xero of Education (XfE) and also delivers consultancy to other accountancy firms on how best to use software to run their practice.

Kirsty Dance
Kirsty Dance BSc (Hons), FCCA
Accounts Senior
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Kirsty Dance
Kirsty Dance BSc (Hons), FCCA

Accounts Senior

Kirsty has 18 years of experience working with a wide range of clients and dealing with their accounts, VAT and tax affairs. Having moved from a smaller company she is looking forward to working in a bigger team and getting to know TW’s clients. In her spare time she loves walking and horse riding.

Aaron King MAAT
Accounts Technician
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Aaron King MAAT

Accounts Technician

After 4 years of being a pastry chef, Aaron has joined us at TW as an accounts trainee. He has previously completed A Levels in Computing, Mathematics and Business Studies making him an ideal recruit with our focus on technology and innovation.

Stephanie Farr
Stephanie Farr, MATT, AAT
Bookkeeper
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Stephanie Farr
Stephanie Farr, MATT, AAT

Bookkeeper

Stephanie joined TW in 2020, bringing with her years of experience supporting the agricultural sector with her bookkeeping skills and knowledge. She enjoys working as part of the team and now works with a wide range of industries. Stephanie is ATT and AAT qualified, ensuring she can provide a range of services to businesses and individuals.

Connor Easdale
Connor Easdale MAAT
Cloud Integrations Specialist
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Connor Easdale
Connor Easdale MAAT

Cloud Integrations Specialist

Joining us in 2022, Connor is an AAT qualified accountant (soon to be ACCA qualified) with a passion for innovation and the cloud.

He assists clients as they make the move to Xero, transferring data and ensuring systems are in place for handover.

Connor’s goal is to help clients make full use of Xero and the integrating apps making it an even more powerful business tool.

Lisa Heeps
Administrator and Client Induction Manager
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Lisa Heeps

Administrator and Client Induction Manager

With 28 years experience in all departments within an accountancy practice, Lisa is able to support the Client Managers and our clients working with Janet and the admin team.

Michael Young
Michael Young
Developer
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Michael Young
Michael Young

Developer

Michael joined us in May 2018. As our developer he specialises in our innovative work and is very experienced with a number of software’s including Javascript, PHP and Swift to name a few.

Rebecca Mason, ACA, MAAT
Senior Accountant
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Rebecca Mason, ACA, MAAT

Senior Accountant

Rebecca joined TW in late 2017 after completing her ACA qualification, having worked in practice for 7 years across a wide variety of clients gaining experience in accounts, audit, VAT and tax. She is looking forward to continuing to develop her skills and career whilst assisting Lizzie and Dan preparing and reviewing client accounts.

George Tindale
George Tindale, MAAT
Accounts Technician
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George Tindale
George Tindale, MAAT

Accounts Technician

George joined us in July 2018 after completing A Levels in Statistics, Physical Education and Modern History, George found working with numbers most appealing so he is now working with us in our Agricultural team. After researching many different accountants he found that we were the best fit for him as we take on many apprentices who train and develop with us. He has now completed his AAT and is studying towards the prestigious ACA qualification.

Alex Lancett MAAT
Accounts and Tax Trainee
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Alex Lancett MAAT

Accounts and Tax Trainee

Working in the accounting team, Alex has previous experience supporting a business analyst at publisher Newsquest prior to beginning his training in August 2019. With A levels in Business Studies, Psychology and Statistics, Alex has a lot to bring to the role and is working with clients on a range of matters.

Anneka Wilks
Anneka Wilks
Bookkeeper
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Anneka Wilks
Anneka Wilks

Bookkeeper

Anneka has previously worked with a wide range of businesses, having trained, and worked as a Chartered Surveyor supporting commercial clients. She now works within our bookkeeping team, delivering an excellent service helping our clients remain compliant.

Joel Bentley
Joel Bentley
Accounts and Tax Trainee
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Joel Bentley
Joel Bentley

Accounts and Tax Trainee

Joel joined TW after finishing college and will start working towards this AAT qualification shortly. He is excited about learning from the Taxation department in TW and to develop new skills. Outside of work Joel plays tennis and has a passion for Mountain and Motor bikes.

Harvey Lewis
Harvey Lewis
Cloud Integrations Specialist
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Harvey Lewis
Harvey Lewis

Cloud Integrations Specialist

Harvey is a Xero specialist who has recently joined the Innovation team! His role involves applying his accounting knowledge, he has learned over the years, to data migrations, system advisory and support queries. Harvey completed his AAT in conjunction with HWGTA Apprenticeship and finished his ACCA in January 2023. He will be a key member to the team!

Taranjit (Taz) Kalket
Taranjit (Taz) Singh Kalket, BA (Hons), ACCA, MAAT
Audit Senior
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Taranjit (Taz) Kalket
Taranjit (Taz) Singh Kalket, BA (Hons), ACCA, MAAT

Audit Senior

Taz joined Thorne Widgery in July 2019 having previously worked at another practice in Herefordshire alongside his studies at university, where he achieved a first-class degree in Accounting and Finance. During his time in practice, he has worked mainly with sole traders, but has expanded his expertise working at TW in various sectors, Taz completed his studies for the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) qualification in April 2022 and is now Audit Senior.

Joseph Banks
Joseph Banks
Accounts & Audit Trainee
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Joseph Banks
Joseph Banks

Accounts & Audit Trainee

Joseph came to TW with a passion to learn more about the accountancy profession in 2020. He loves working with our friendly team as he studies towards his AAT qualification. Joseph supports the wider accounts team and is working hard to learn more about clients and the support they require.

Charlie Price
Charlie Price
Business Administrator and PA to Daniel Crowther
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Charlie Price
Charlie Price

Business Administrator and PA to Daniel Crowther

Charlie Price is a part of our busy administration team. Since joining us she has been expanding her knowledge of how everything works at TW and learning how to deliver the best service to clients, alongside her studies for a Level 3 business apprenticeship.

Archie Bandfield
Archie Bandfield BSc (Hons)
Accounts & Audit Trainee
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Archie Bandfield
Archie Bandfield BSc (Hons)

Accounts & Audit Trainee

After completing his BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance Archie decided he wanted to become an accountant and has started to work towards his ACA qualification.  He is looking forward to working with a wide variety of clients and learning how to help them with a range of accountancy issues. Outside of work he loves to play rugby and football.

Maxine Shailes
Maxine Shailes MAAT AAT
Bookkeeper
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Maxine Shailes
Maxine Shailes MAAT AAT

Bookkeeper

Maxine has numerous years of experience as a bookkeeper and is AAT qualified so will be able to provide a range of services to businesses and individuals. Outside of work she loves running, movies and computer gaming.

Jan Stephens
Administration Assistant
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Jan Stephens

Administration Assistant

Jan works closely with the Tax Department for all their administration requirements and manages all the tax books in progress. As Events Co-Ordinator she always ensures everything is ready to a high standard for all TW seminars and conferences.

Abbie Price
Abbie Price, MAAT, ACCA
Accounts Technician
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Abbie Price
Abbie Price, MAAT, ACCA

Accounts Technician

Abbie is a key member of the Ludlow office and she completed her ACCA at the start of 2023. Abbie really enjoys working with a variety of clients and brings a lot of experience to the team.

Bryndley Jones
Bryndley Jones
Accounts Trainee
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Bryndley Jones
Bryndley Jones

Accounts Trainee

Bryndley joined TW as an apprentice in June 2023 having done work experience with us. He is now training to get his AAT qualification and is looking forward to working with a broad range of clients. Outside of work he enjoys socialising with friends and going to the gym.

Noah Feasey-Perkins
Noah Feasey-Perkins
Cloud Integration Specialist Trainee
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Noah Feasey-Perkins
Noah Feasey-Perkins

Cloud Integration Specialist Trainee

Noah will be starting college in September to start working towards passing his AAT. Outside of work he enjoys climbing, camping, learning to play the guitar, relearning Spanish!

Noah is looking forward to learning about automation and data processing and has already been a huge help to the team with this.

Sam Powers
Sam Powers
Accounts Trainee
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Sam Powers
Sam Powers

Accounts Trainee

Sam joined us in August 2023 and is working towards his ACA qualification and studied Economics at Cardiff university. He became interested in accountancy after studying an introductory accounting module.

Sam is looking forward to working with a range of farming and rural business clients. Outside of work he loves being outside! Whether it be running, walking or hiking he likes being outdoors.

Ellie Phelps
Ellie Phelps
Accounts Technician
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Ellie Phelps
Ellie Phelps

Accounts Technician

Ellie joined us in June 2023 in the Ludlow office and is looking forward to gaining experience by working with a wide variety of clients while working towards her ACA qualification. Outside of work she loves walking and playing volleyball.

Will Green
Will Green
Accounts Trainee
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Will Green
Will Green

Accounts Trainee

Will joined our Audit and Accounts team straight out of college and is currently studying for the AAT qualification. He loves learning new things and looks forward to helping business’s progress.

Millie Davies
Millie Davies
Audit Trainee
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Millie Davies
Millie Davies

Audit Trainee

Millie is the latest member to join the audit team and she is looking forward learning about different businesses and charitable organisations. She is working towards passing her AAT and enjoys going out onsite for different audits with the friendly team. Outside of work she plays netball and is Captain of Abergavenny Youth Netball Team.

Emily Payne
Emily Payne
Accounts Trainee
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Emily Payne
Emily Payne

Accounts Trainee

Emily has joined the Ludlow brand after completing her Maths, Business and Psychology A Levels and AS Level in Further Math. She is studying for her AAT and is looking forward to learning new skills and developing a career in accountancy. Outside of work she has an interest in cars, driving and loves running.