After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1980 with a firm in Middlesbrough, I moved to Baines Goldston and Jackson in Stockton-on-Tees and became a Partner in the firm in 1985. I became a Fellow of the ICAEW in 1991. The firm subsequently merged with another firm in 2004 to become Baines Jewitt.
Over the course of my professional career, I have built up a large and interesting portfolio of clients providing support and advice to family businesses and subsidiaries of European holding companies. I have extensive experience with agricultural, healthcare and professional clients and act as a specialist to the firm in those areas.
As well as being a Partner in Baines Jewitt LLP and Director of Baines Jewitt Solutions Limited. In the past, I have been involved with a number of organisations including a mentor for The Prince’s Trust and Treasurer of Norton Squash Club. I am currently a Trustee of the CU Peat Prize Fund for Chartered Accountant Students.
Married with two children (who are both teachers), I enjoy keeping fit with my main interest being hill walking, particularly in the Lake District.