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 Mayhew

Role: Assist in preparation of accounts for year end accounts and self-assessments.

Qualifications: I have a level 3 diploma in accounting. I am currently working towards my AAT level 4 professional diploma in accounting qualification and have over 2 years of accounting experience while working for the firm.

Outside interests: I am a leader in training for Brownies and often get involved in various projects and trips, as well as a few camping trips. I enjoy a bit of stargazing and looking at the moon and some of the planets though my telescope. Haven’t quite got the hang of looking at deep space stuff yet!

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.