Managers

Alison Bailey

Alison Bailey

Alison is a very experienced member of staff who works mainly with Jed Lester but also helps with other partners' case loads from time to time.

Alison also looks after a mixed portfolio which includes a number of dental clients and small charity Independent Examinations. She has built up very strong working relationships with clients over the years.

Alison is married with three boys. She spends much of her spare time taking them to (and watching) football, cross country and athletics meetings both locally and nationally.



Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw

Chris joined the firm straight from university in 1991, and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1995.

He works with a large range of clients including charities, and those in the motor, farming and service industries, and also deals with audit work on various government and European Union grant funding claims.

He is married, and enjoys hockey and walking in the Lake District.



Karen Taylor

Karen Taylor

Karen joined the firm from University in 1988 and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1991. She mainly assists Jed Lester by dealing with a wide range of clients, providing audit, taxation, accounting and other advisory services. Karen also has gained particular experience in the Charity Sector.

Karen is married, lives in Hartlepool and is a keen fan of her home town football team.



Hilary Bevan

Hilary Bevan

Our VAT Director, Hilary, is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a Chartered Tax Adviser, and an Associate of the Institute of Indirect Taxation.

Hilary joined the firm in 1998 and supports a wide portfolio of clients from farmers to manufacturing companies.

Hilary advises on all aspects of VAT including land and property transactions, charities, international transactions, partial exemption, record keeping, and the Flat Rate Scheme.

Hilary is also the Treasurer of the VAT Practitioners Group (VPG) and a member of its North of England Chapter. The VPG membership is comprised of specialists from the VAT profession, leading law firms, industry, major retailers and commerce, who meet regularly to share VAT knowledge.

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