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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Steven Pepper DipPFS CertsCII (MP & ER)

Steven joined the group in 2018 to head up the Wealth Management division. He works closely with clients helping them to plan for their future. Steven started his career in the Financial Planning profession in October 2000 and has gained a...

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Managers

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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Claire Old BA(Hons) ACCA

Claire studied accounting and finance and graduated in 2012 with a first class degree. Claire then went on to attain her ACCA qualification and became a member of the Association of Chartered Accountants in 2015. Since qualifying, Claire has gained...

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Ian Biddington FCCA

I became ACCA qualified in 2002 whilst training with a firm in Stoke on Trent and have 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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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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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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Shiela 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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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 Whalley

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

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Sarah Wright

Having originally trained as a medical secretary and gained her Medical Secretaries Diploma in London, Sarah relocated to the South Cheshire area in 1985. Sarah has over 30 years of secretarial and admin experience at Director level, working in the NHS...

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