Partners

Trevor Cook

Trevor Cook

Trevor Cook joined Baines Goldston in 1981 after qualifying with another local firm. He became a partner of Baines in 1985 and has subsequently built up a large and interesting portfolio. He has extensive experience with a number of health care and professional clients and acts as specialist to the firm in these areas.

Married with two children, Trevor lives in Norton and despite protestations from his fellow partners still plays squash on a regular basis.



Michael Bigley

Michael Bigley

Mike joined the firm in 1980 after completing his degree in accounting at Sheffield University. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1983 and became a Fellow of the Institute in 1993.

A partner since 1988, Mike has a wide portfolio of clients covering many sectors of business but is also the IT specialist within the firm and a registered consultant with Business Link. He and his team have worked with a number of businesses to help upgrade their IT systems and enhance the quality and flow of management information.

Mike is “xero” certified and is currently rolling this online software package out to relevant clients over the next 12 months.

Give Mike a call on 01642 632032 if you have any IT or computer system issues you want to discuss.



Jed Lester

Jed Lester

Jed joined and commenced his training with the Firm in 1980, before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1984 and becoming a Partner in 1989. He became a Fellow of the ICAEW in 1994.

Over the course of his professional career, now exceeding 30 years, Jed has maintained and developed a diverse client portfolio, providing advice and support to many family businesses of varying shapes and sizes. Throughout that time, he has also had a leaning towards, and day to day involvement with, numerous charities and not-for-profit organisations, including churches, members’ clubs/societies and registered social housing providers. In this latter regard, Jed is currently the Chairman of North Star Housing Group, including Endeavour and Teasdale Housing Associations. 

Leisure-time interests include various sports (albeit mainly as a spectator these days) and supporting two lovely daughters through college and university!



Donald Adams

Donald Adams

Don joined Jewitts, known then as Jewitt, Sparrow and Swinbank, as a trainee chartered accountant on a four-year training contract in June 1989, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1993. Working predominantly under Howard Murray for the next ten years, Don gained valuable and wide-ranging experience in all aspects of accountancy and taxation work for individuals and owner-managed businesses.

Don was made a partner at Jewitts on 1st October 2002 and now looks after his own, growing, portfolio of local clients.

Don became a Fellow of the Institute on 1st December 2003.



Anne Cowley

Anne Cowley

Anne joined the firm in August 1989 after graduating from Huddersfield Polytechnic with a degree in accountancy studies. She qualified as a chartered accountant in December 1993 and was made a partner in the firm on 1 April 2003.

After working in the accountancy profession for over twenty years, Anne has extensive experience in looking after all aspects of clients affairs. Her expanding portfolio ranges from individuals and sole traders through to established limited companies. Whilst her portfolio is varied in terms of the business sectors her clients operate in, her particular areas of expertise are in the construction industry and related trades, farming and professional practices. Anne also has experience in working on due diligence assignments.



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