OUR SERVICE

RESPONSIVE I FRIENDLY I SKILLED

We pride ourselves on our responsive and attentive service. It’s what makes us stand out and we intend to keep it that way.

SKILLED

We invest significantly in our staff, they are highly skilled, professional and above all committed to their clients

FRIENDLY

We’re professional people with equal emphasis on each word. We’re relaxed and here to help and support you and your business

COMMITTED

If we can’t take a call or respond to an email immediately we promise that we will by the end of the day so that you can continue your job

"Timely, quality of service at a fair price"

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Our People

SKILLED | FRIENDLY | COMITTED

We are our people.

We invest significantly in our training so that we can provide our clients with the best service

Partners

Melanie Richardson

Managing Partner

Melanie is responsible for the day to day running of the firm as well as looking after a wide range of clients.  She heads up the corporate finance department, dealing with acquisition and disposal of companies, business group restructuring and corporate tax planning.  She is a board director at the Sussex Chamber of Commerce.

Email:
Telephone: 01825 745 920

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Ian Jenkins

Small business and regulatory partner

Together with Phil Moorey, Ian heads up the small business unit which runs regular seminars and forums in the local area, aimed at supporting both established business and start-ups.  Ian looks after and audits regulated businesses such as solicitors practices and is also the firm’s not for profit specialist.

Email:
Telephone: 01323 875455

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Peter Gale

Senior partner

Peter has been at Swindells for 50 years, starting as an articled clerk in 1966.  He is a Trusts and Estates Practitioner and in some cases has been acting for the same family over three generations.  He has a wealth of knowledge covering all types of business.

Email:
Telephone: 01825 745925

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Philip Moorey

Small business partner

Phil joined Swindells as an articled clerk in the early 1970s and has a wealth of knowledge to draw upon.  He heads up the small business unit along with Ian Jenkins and together they offer over 60 years of business experience.  Phil has probably dealt with every issue a small business might have to face.

Email:
Telephone: 01323 875457

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Robert Willison

Business services partner

Robert looks after business clients, providing audit and accounts services, advises on strategy and business planning, and runs the firm’s outsourcing function, offering payroll, bookkeeping support and management accounting.  He is a specialist in the valuation of businesses and is also responsible for managing the firm’s cloud accounting function.

Email:
Telephone: 01825 745935

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Robin Stevenson

Tax partner

Robin is a Chartered Tax adviser and a Registered Trusts and Estates Practitioner.  He helps families and individuals look after their financial and business affairs by maintaining tax efficient structures and allowing assets to be passed down from one generation to the next.  Robin also looks after business clients, especially in agriculture and farming.

Email:
Telephone: 01825 745945

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Staff

Grenville Livens

Accounts associate

Born and raised in the Wirral, Grenville joined the firm in 2001 as an accounts manager and became an associate in 2011.  He has a wide variety of experience in looking after the smaller owner managed businesses whilst looking after most of the firm’s property and construction clients.

Email:
Telephone: 01825 745934

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Brian Knights

Personal Tax Associate

Brian originally trained as an accountant, starting his articles some 35 years ago. After qualifying as a Chartered Tax Adviser, he joined Swindells in 2003 and now specialises in personal tax.

Email:
Telephone: 01825 763366

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Jemma Weston

Audit associate

Jemma manages the audit and accounts team, singlehandedly making sure that everyone is in the right place at the right time.   An experienced auditor, she has expertise gathered from over 15 years of auditing both large and small businesses. She is the treasurer and a director of Wayfinder Woman.

Email:
Telephone: 01825 745949

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Joe Fackler

Consultant

Having been a partner at Swindells for over a decade, Joe decided to semi retire in June 2015.  He is still involved in the firm and in Seaford, but now divides his time looking after clients and going on holiday

Email:
Telephone: 01323 875447

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Katie Squire

Digital Accounts Manager

Katie is the supervisor of bookkeeping and cloud accounting, dealing with client queries on VAT, bookkeeping and training on new software.  She also helps with accounts preparation, company tax and auditing.  Outside of the office, Katie is a keen supporter of Chelsea Football Club and enjoys baking.

Email:
Telephone: 01825 745942

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Kerena Allen

Tax associate

Kerena is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Adviser who has had experience with pretty much most aspects of UK tax.  Dealing with company and personal tax for business owners, she also specialises in corporate finance work, restructuring groups of companies, tax efficient remuneration planning, property tax and HMRC enquiries.

Email:
Telephone: 01825 745939

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Kevin Breeds

Payroll manager

Kevin has worked for Swindells for over 25 years and is based in our Seaford office.  Having run the bookkeeping function for some time, he now manages the payrolls for a large number of our clients.  Efficient, knowledgeable and helpful, he is always on the end of the phone or email.

Email:
Telephone: 01323 875456

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Martin Clay

Practice manager

Martin started at Swindells as a trainee accountant and so understands the needs of the firm’s clients.  Now Martin is responsible for making sure that the firm runs smoothly and also manages the IT function.  He ensured that the firm was back up and running just 48 hours after our Uckfield office was destroyed by fire.

Email:
Telephone: 01825 745947

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Rosie Carr

Finance and administration manager

Rosie manages the day to day running of the office and looks after the firm’s own accounts and payroll – she is invaluable in making sure that everything runs smoothly and always has everything under control.

Email:
Telephone: 01825 745921

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Sally Webber

Audit Supervisor

Sally joined Swindells in 2008 as a trainee accountant, studying first for her AAT and then her Chartered Accountancy exams. She is now our audit supervisor, leading and managing audit teams and liaising with clients.

Email:
Telephone: 01825 745954

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Sue Coupe

Marketing Coordinator

Sue manages and organises the firm’s seminars and events.  She deals with our advertising and marketing functions and can usually be seen handing out information at events.  She also works hard to look after the Fitzgerald Charity in Seaford.  

Email:
Telephone: 01323 875468

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Clients

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Our clients range from large international businesses to Start Ups and Private Individuals.

They are all part of the Swindells’ family

Sussex Beds
E&S Heating & Ventilation
ITM Monitoring
Labtech International
Friday Media Group
Elsan
East Sussex Community Voice
Paragon
GFE South
Stuart Mack
The John Preddy Group
Safeguard

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Associate Organisations

Our Partners

We work with a range of partners & organisations to ensure that you get the best and most efficient service possible, when & where it’s convenient for you.

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