Laura Allington (Left)
I started my career with a medium sized local
in 1982. After a number of happy years there, I made
the move, as an accounts senior, to a top seven
national firm, where I qualified as a Chartered
Certified Accountant in 1995.
After my eldest daughter was born, I decided
to move back to my original employers in January 1997, where I stayed
until setting up my own practice in 2002.
Since then, I haven’t looked back
and my client base has steadily grown, purely through word of mouth,
which I believe to be the best form of recommendation. I look after
a variety of clients, from IT Consultants and building contractors,
to retail businesses.
Valerie Carroll (Right)
I left school in 1981 and started work for the
Inland Revenue. In 1988 I climbed over the fence and worked at a
medium sized firm of Chartered Accountants in the tax department
as a tax senior.
During 1995 I started with Lloyds Private Banking as a tax senior
working on individual tax cases of high net worth clients all over
the UK as well as the Channel Islands. This work included tax work
for certain clients using other countries tax legislation. I already
had a self-employed client base accumulating from 1991 which progressed
simply through personal recommendation and I took the step of working
totally for myself in 1997 after my second child was born.
In 2001 I decided to undertake some accountancy training and obtain
a qualification. I passed the Association of Accounting Technician
course in 2002 hence the MAAT status. I became a fellow member in August 2008