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“who”

Making Lives Better is at the heart of what we do; whether for our clients, ourselves or our community.

our team

Zoya Ali

Trainee Bookkeeper
How do I make lives better: I make lives better by learning from colleagues to develop my knowledge when it comes to my work and take stress away from clients by dealing with their bookkeeping
Something you like: Baking on Saturday nights
Something you are aiming for: To become qualified in bookkeeping
Something you hate: Any type of insects, especially spiders
Something you love: Online shopping
Something secret / surprising about you: I taught myself gymnastics at a young age, I even taught myself to do a side ariel (cartwheel with no hands touching the ground) at 9 years old
Daniel Breen

Daniel Breen

Tax Senior
How do I make lives better: By working closely with clients, I ensure they are getting the most out of their business by careful tax planning throughout the year. I take the burden off of them by ensuring they stay compliant with the tax return filing and payment deadlines.
Something you like: A good podcast! Diary of a CEO and Huberman Lab are my current favourites but any recommendations are always welcome.
Something you are aiming for: To visit as many places around the world as possible.
Something you hate: Getting rained off the golf course. Not that it happens much in Scotland…
Something you love: Sport and fitness - golf, football, hillwalking, gym, the list goes on.
Something secret / surprising about you: I have 2 cats - Max and Willow
Greg Burnett

Greg Burnett

Trainee Accountant
How do I make lives better: I am always looking to learn new things from my colleagues to become more efficient in preparing accounts which lessons the burden on our clients and allows them more time to focus on their business.
Something you like: Going on holiday/ travelling to new places
Something you are aiming for: Visit Antarctica
Something you hate: Jellyfish
Something you love: Sport - playing or watching pretty much anything!
Something secret / surprising about you: I'm allergic to wasps
Connor Casey

Connor Casey

Accountant
How do I make lives better: I maintain high standards when preparing a set of accounts and am always on the look out for ways to use technology to increase efficiency.
Something you like: Formula 1
Something you are aiming for: To become chartered with ACCA
Something you hate: When the Uber driver cancels at the last minute
Something you love: My rescue greyhound Bramble
Something secret / surprising about you: I have an identical twin
Stuart-Clark

Stuart Clark

Managing Director
How do I make lives better: I help business owners to define and then achieve their goals, free up their time, grow their business and take home more of what they earn.
Something you like: A nice pair of trainers
Something you are aiming for: To grow our business and make the lives better for everyone in our team
Something you hate: People talking in the cinema
Something you love: Going to the cinema
Something secret / surprising about you: I was once photographed in Hello (after playing rugby with Prince William)
Jaclyn Keenan

Jaclyn Keenan

Office/Payroll Manager
How do I make lives better: I make lives better by taking the burden of payroll and pensions from clients so that they can concentrate more on their business. I also support the team with admin tasks to allow them to work more on client chargeable time
Something you like: The gym
Something you are aiming for: To be more knowledgeable in payroll
Something you hate: When people film themselves in the gym
Something you love: My cats
Something secret / surprising about you: I am a qualified nail technician & dance teacher
Kelsey Lafferty

Kelsey Lafferty

Bookkeeping Manager
How do I make lives better: I take the stress away from clients by completing their daily bookkeeping and quarterly VAT returns. All they must do is send me invoices/receipts and I take care of the rest. Allowing them more time for other business tasks and an easy review of their figures when they need them. I am also here for any client queries relating to Xero and offer Xero training to help.
Something you like: Sundays
Something you are aiming for: To have my own home
Something you hate: Deviating from a plan
Something you love: Christmas time with family
Something secret / surprising about you: I have an unhealthy obsession with pretty stationary

Adnan Mannan

Trainee Accountant
How do I make lives better: I support my colleagues allowing them to concentrate on MLB for our clients. Whilst gaining knowledge along the way, so I can help clients receive the best possible service, whether it be a one-off job, quarterly work or yearly submissions
Something you like: I like travelling and hope to see more of the world
Something you are aiming for: To become ACCA qualified over the coming years
Something you hate: Traffic and bad drivers
Something you love: Football and late-night drives
Something secret / surprising about you: Growing up my dream job was to become a pilot (or play for Manchester United!)
Jocelyn Mather

Jocelyn Mather

Senior Accountant
How do I make lives better: Being the person people can pick up the phone and call with a query or to chat things through regardless of how big or small the issue is & explaining things clearly without unnecessary jargon.
Something you like: Reading
Something you are aiming for: To get out for a walk in the forest in my lunch breaks as much as possible- it always makes me feel better about myself.
Something you hate: Coriander leaves - disgusting.
Something you love: Going on holiday with my husband & kids.
Something secret / surprising about you: Hate odd numbers - helpful when I work with them all day.
Robyn Mclauchlan

Robyn Mclauchlan

Senior Accountant
How do I make lives better: I make lives better by always being there for clients when they need any help and advice. I aim to reduce any stress/confusion clients may have around their numbers and/or tax. In addition, I also help our trainees daily with any queries they have when carrying out work.
Something you like: Spending time with my family
Something you are aiming for: To reduce the time spent on my phone
Something you hate: Mushrooms
Something you love: My dog, Bailey
Something secret / surprising about you: I get up most mornings before work to go to the gym. If I wasn’t an accountant, I would probably be a personal trainer.
Rosslyn McMaster

Rosslyn McMaster

Director
How do I make lives better: I provide solutions to business owners to help free up their time and plan the next steps to achieve their goals
Something you like: Champagne
Something you are aiming for: More champagne
Something you hate: Traffic
Something you love: Holidays
Something secret / surprising about you: I have a double jointed left thumb
Ann McNally

Ann McNally

Operations Director
How do I make lives better: I make lives better by helping clients meet their compliance deadlines. I also ensure clients understand the information they are being presented with so they are able to make informed decisions to help them reach their business and personal goals.
Something you like: Long Island Ice Tea cocktails
Something you are aiming for: To read more novels
Something you hate: Snakes
Something you love: Clubbercise - only exercise class I have ever stuck with!
Something secret / surprising about you: I skipped high school one day to travel to Glasgow to see Bon Jovi play a free gig at Tower Records.
Ian McMonagle

Ian McMonagle

Tax Director
How do I make lives better: I deal with the complexities of tax for others and try to explain tax in every day language and, hopefully, give assurance to our clients that their tax is correct.
Something you like: Reading history books.
Something you are aiming for: To become fluent in Spanish.
Something you hate: Slow middle-lane drivers on the motorway.
Something you love: Holidays
Something secret / surprising about you: I'm a black belt at judo.

Bailey Morgan

Trainee Accountant
How do I make lives better: I prepare sets of accounts for clients to make their year-end numbers easier to understand
Something you like: A good White Russian
Something you are aiming for: To move into my own place
Something you hate: Spiders
Something you love: Video editing and streaming
Something secret / surprising about you: I currently have 7 dogs

Rebecca Pearson

Accountant
How do I make lives better: I focus of keeping up a high standard of work when preparing book-keeping and accounts for clients, and I aim to have the answers to client questions before they ask them
Something you like: Curling up in front of the PS5 at the end of the day
Something you are aiming for: Finishing my qualifications
Something you hate: Being late! If you’re not five minutes early, you’re late in my book!
Something you love: Going for long walks with my fiancé and my dog, Freyja
Something secret / surprising about you: I’m currently learning Dutch on Duolingo
Kyle Rutherford

Kyle Rutherford

Trainee Accountant
How do I make lives better: I aim to make our clients' lives as easy as possible when it comes to their business. Providing as much support and assistance as I can to ensure that any unnecessary stresses are avoided.
Something you like: 3 o'clock kick-offs or lights out on a Sunday - preferably with a pint of Tennent's finest!
Something you are aiming for: To get back to the gym - as much as I enjoy the dad-bod, its time for it to go.
Something you hate: People on public transport on FaceTime without headphones in!
Something you love: Food! (Shocker) I come from a background in hospitality and really enjoy trying out new restaurants and sampling foods from cultures I haven't yet experienced.
Something secret / surprising about you: I am a very big fan of musical theatre, which seems to surprise a lot of people!
James Sutherland

James Sutherland

Accountant
How do I make lives better: I provide support and help to clients with different aspects of their business whether that be understanding their numbers or simply general peace of mind that I am available for any queries that they have.
Something you like: Football
Something you are aiming for: To become chartered with ACCA in 2023
Something you hate: Crumbs on worktops
Something you love: Golf
Something secret / surprising about you: I went to Uni for 4 years in America
Andrea Tomaselli

Andrea Tomaselli

Accountant
How do I make lives better: I strive to assist our clients in a timely and friendly manner. I listen to their issues and provide support when they need it.
Something you like: Going for long walks with Nancy, our Basset Hound
Something you are aiming for: I would love to learn French as I have family there
Something you hate: I hate going to the dentist
Something you love: I love travelling
Something secret / surprising about you: Once a week, I go dancing with my wife