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Meet the team

Directors

Keith Knight FCCA

Keith trained and qualified with a local firm of accountants before forming the practice in 1996. He has been at the centre of recruiting a great quality team over the years, whilst looking after his client base and introducing them to...

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Mathew Weaver FCCA

Mat joined Alextra in 2014 as the firm’s Senior Accountancy and Audit Manager and was appointed as a Director in 2015. During this time Mat achieved success by delivering additional tailored accounting solutions to a number of established and new...

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Matthew Price BA(Hons) FCA FCCA

Matthew joined Alextra in 2004 and became a Director in 2007. With over 20 years of experience as an accountant, Matthew has gathered a broad spectrum of knowledge to help and guide businesses from a wide range of sectors. With a...

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Shawn Gallimore FCCA

Shawn Gallimore joined the business as Senior Manager in August 2011 and was responsible for managing a portfolio of clients and the development of new business for the practice. Shawn was promoted to Director in June 2014 and continues to...

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Ian Biddington FCCA

Ian became ACCA qualified in 2002 whilst training with a firm in Stoke on Trent and has since become FCCA registered. Ian has worked with a variety of clients in industries, such as food, manufacturing, retail, leisure and engineering. Ian's experiences...

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Steven Pepper DipPFS CertsCII (MP & ER)

Steven joined the group in 2018 to head up the Wealth Management division. He works closely with people helping them to plan for their future, whether this be for retirement, legacy planning or indeed ensuring protection is in place for...

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Managers

Amy Strachan MAAT

Amy is a qualified AAT accountant with 12 years’ experience in practice. She manages a portfolio of clients and has established many good working relationships with them over the years. She enjoys interacting with clients on a daily basis and...

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Anthony Roche BA (Hons) FCCA

Anthony started his career in the accountancy profession in 2001, following the completion of his business studies degree. He then trained with a local firm to obtain his ACCA qualification. Anthony has a broad range of experience with clients from different...

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Caroline Matthews FCCA

Caroline studied Accounting and Finance at the University of Kent at Canterbury before working for several years in public practice in East Kent where she qualified. Whilst there she worked on a wide range of client from plumbers to solicitors,...

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Clair Wain MAAT ATT

Clair has worked in an accounts practise for over 20 years and has been with the firm for the past 15 years. She has gained both MAAT and ATT qualifications. Clair is involved in the review and preparation of Audit’s, Accounts...

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Daniel Large ACCA MAAT

Dan joined Alextra at the start of 2018 as Accounts Senior. Dan started in Accountancy in 2012 after finishing his A-Levels. He worked for accountancy practices in the Shropshire and Cheshire area whilst completing his AAT and went on to his...

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David Leese FCA

David joined the team in December 2019 following the merger with The Davison Partnership. David qualified as a Chartered Accountant with A Cropp Hawkins & Co in 1983 and become a partner in 1985 before eventually moving on to become...

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James Pritchard FCCA

James joined Alextra in 2019 as a Client Portfolio Manager as part of the business’s growth plan. He enjoys working closely with clients and as part of a focused team. James started as a trainee accountant in 2005, qualifying firstly with...

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Jo Edwards

Jo has worked in payroll for over 30 years. She started her career working for a local pottery firm & then went to work for a recruitment agency in their accounts & payroll department. Here she gained experience in...

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Liam Clay

Liam started in accountancy in 2012, working for accountancy practices in the Staffordshire area whilst completing his AAT. Liam has experience from working in industry, having worked as a Finance Manager for a Construction Group of Companies with a turnover...

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Lydia Tutt DipPFS Certs CII BSC (hons)

After Lydia gained her degree at Leeds University in 2002 she took a job in NatWest and has been in banking until 2020 when she joined Alextra. It was with NatWest that she studied for her Investment CII qualifications and started...

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Michelle McTiernan

Michelle McTiernan is our Payroll Manager. Michelle studied and successfully attained, with distinction, a Diploma in Payroll Management from the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. After becoming qualified Michelle joined Alextra Accountants in 2006. Michelle is proud of the level of service she...

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Mike Dixon BA(Hons) FCCA

Mike Dixon started studying at Manchester Metropolitan University where he graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Business Management. After graduating at university, Mike joined the practice in 2004. Mike studied for the ACCA examinations and became fully qualified in August...

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Paul Millard MAAT

Paul has worked at our Stoke practice since 2011, starting out as an apprentice completing his AAT qualification. His experience ranges from sole trade, partnership accounts and tax to Limited companies of varying sizes, within his remit, he also completes annual...

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Robyn O’Reilly

Robyn started studying A Level Accounting and AAT at Newcastle under Lyme college in 2007 and started working in practice in 2008. Robyn joined Alextra Accountants in 2015 and manages a portfolio of clients as a Client Manager. Robyn has over 10...

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Sharon Morris FCCA

Sharon started work in 1989 as a trainee accountant at a firm in Newcastle-under-Lyme.  She studied for ACCA and since then has become FCCA registered, Over the years Sharon have worked in various roles including the tax department and the small...

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Sheila Muskin

Sheila Muskin joined the business in 1997 upon the practice’s formation. She has 35 years experience in accountancy and has worked in professional practices for the whole of her career. Sheila has gained her knowledge and vast experience through the dedicated work...

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Thomas Purkiss ACA

Thomas Purkiss joined the business as an Accounts Trainee in June 2014 after completing a degree in Accounting and Finance at the University of Salford. Since then he has been working towards his ACA qualification to become a chartered accountant...

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Tracey Yau FCCA

Tracey joined Alextra in 2020 as a client manager. She has worked in accountancy since leaving school after studying A-Level accountancy, going on to study for AAT and then ACCA, becoming fully qualified at the age of 25. With many years of...

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PAs

Farrah Oliver

After completing her A Levels, Farrah decided university was not for her and started working in various administrative roles in the Cheshire area. Farrah has over 8 years of secretarial and admin experience, including the management of a small portfolio of...

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Hazel Walker

Hazel has predominantly worked in the public sector, spending 10 years with Lancashire Constabulary. She worked in the Emergency Control Room for 5 years; where she answered 999 calls, and prioritised and dispatched officers to incidents. Hazel spent her remaining 5...

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