Hove accountants: Simon Winnard & Co
In 1996, having been a partner in another local firm of accountants, I took what at the time seemed quite a gamble and set up Simon Winnard & Company. With the help of a friendly bank which believed in my business plan and Sheila’s support and hard work, over the years the business has grown to become well established and respected locally as a quality service provider with a sensible pricing structure.
Outside of the business, I am a long-standing season ticket holder of Brighton & Hove Albion FC, having watched them play at all four of their home grounds over the years and hoping for a successful third consecutive season in the Premier League. I also enjoy playing cricket, especially the 20/20 variety, and in spite of dodgy knees and ankles, I still manage to play “friendly” football most weekends.
Sheila has been with Simon Winnard & Company since the very beginning of the business in 1996, coming from a background in finance and commercial mortgage lending. She deals with the administration of the business as well as client bookkeeping and is usually the first person you will meet or speak to when you phone.
Outside work Sheila enjoys dabbling in “arts and crafts”, yoga and watching cricket.
Lawrence has more than ten years’ experience in accounting and taxation. He moved to Brighton in 2012, having trained in a South London based firm. He is qualified with the Association of Accounting Technicians (MATT) and he deals with company, sole trader and partnership accounts, as well as personal and corporate tax matters. His interests include film, music and golf and he supports Chelsea FC, but we can forgive him for that!
Karen joined the firm in May 2014 and is responsible for running our payroll and CIS bureau and she has many years’ experience as a Sage bookkeeper. Her interests outside work include country walks, gardening and reading.
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Ed has been with us since March 2016. He is currently studying for his ACCA qualification and he deals with company and sole trader accounts and personal tax matters. His interests outside work include politics and current affairs and he is a Brighton and Hove Albion season ticket holder.
Christine is qualified with the Association of Accounting Technicians and worked as a freelance book keeper before joining us. She is responsible for book keeping and is experienced in using Xero and is a Quickbooks Online certified Pro-Advisor. Outside the office she loves music, cycling, gardening and reading.