Meet The Team

Simon Lea

Role: Partner in charge of audit and Corporate tax functions within the practice. Also specialise in advising small and family controlled companies on tax and compliance matters.

Specialisms: Plant Hire, Travel Visa Consultants, Stockbrokers, Solicitors & Notaries.

Qualifications: Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) with over 35 years general practice experience.

Outside interests: Cricket, Football (Stoke City FC/Burgess Hill Town FC), Golf (mid to high handicapper on any given day!!), Tennis, Being a taxi service for my two sons!

Paul Sheppard

Role: Partner who specialises in small business entities. Advising owner managed businesses on all aspects of accounting, management and tax, business start-up advice and strategic planning.

Specialisms: Manufacturing, Retailers, Marketing and Advertising industries.

Qualifications: Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) with over 20 year’s accountancy experience.

Outside interests: Watching premiership football (newly promoted Brighton and Hove FC!), a very fair weather golfer (1 month a year..) and spending time with the family when I have the free time

Christopher Rebbetts

Role: Assisting larger client’s with their strategic priorities and dealing with the practice’s financial management functions. Also looking after company law matters and corporate tax planning.

Specialisms: Private Health, Contracting, Insurance Brokers.

Qualifications: Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (F.C.A.) with over 42 years of general practice experience.

Outside interests: Travelling, Cycling, Theatre (Musicals in particular) Family (getting bigger all the time!).

Louise Skelhorn

Role: Client manager looking after small limited companies, sole traders and partnerships. Also Audit Manager.

Area Specialisms: Consultancy, recruitment, IT & companies providing web services, Sage and other accounting packages

Qualifications: Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) with over 9 years general practice experience.

Outside interests: Watching & playing rugby, Cooking (and eating!), Brewing (and drinking) Craft Beers

Michelle Nightingale

Role: Personal Tax manager, in charge of the preparation of personal self assessment returns. Also assist with the preparation of accounts and rental statements.

Qualifications: Affiliate of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Outside interests: I play in a local Netball league and I enjoy dancing. I have taken classes in tap, ballet, ballroom and latin and I competed in line dance competitions for several years. I held both European and World Line dance titles. I also like crafting and sewing.

Chloe’ O’Brien

Role: My role as an account’s clerk is to assist and support with a variety of general accounting tasks. My duties involve all elements of the work flow from accounts, tax and bookkeeping.

Qualifications: Currently Studying AAT level 3.

Outside interests: I love to take my 2-year- old son swimming – although we spend more of our time on the water slides rather than the actual swimming part!

Christine Tanner

Role: Receptionist and Secretary to the partners and staff.

Qualifications: Over 30 years’ experience working in professional office environments.

Outside interests: Walking in the countryside, Gardening and feeding the wildlife that visit my garden, Reading a good book.