UPDATE: 24th March 2020 - Our offices are closed

we are operating from home and still available to help you and your business

 

 

Please use partner mobile contact details below

 

In order to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff and clients, and following government advice, we have taken the decision to close our offices.

 

We are still here to support you in these difficult times via email and our mobile phone lines, please see the contact details below with information on how to get in touch with us at this time.

 

 

COVID-19 Business contact details for partners:

 

 

 

 

 

MELANIE RICHARDSON

MANAGING PARTNER

 

EMAIL: melanier@swindellsaccounting.co.uk

 

MOBILE: 07813 909982

 

 

 

PETER GALE

SENIOR PARTNER

 

EMAIL: peterg@swindellsaccounting.co.uk

 

MOBILE: 07795 607733

 

 

 

 

ROBIN STEVENSON

TAX PARTNER

 

EMAIL: robins@swindellsaccounting.co.uk

 

MOBILE: 07817 217857

 

 

 

ROBERT WILLISON

BUSINESS SERVICES PARTNER

 

EMAIL: robertw@swindellsaccounting.co.uk

 

MOBILE: 07795 607740

 

 

 

 

IAN JENKINS

SMALL BUSINESS & REGULATORY PARTNER

 

EMAIL: ianj@swindellsaccounting.co.uk

 

MOBILE: 07795 607738

 

 

For more information see our latest post here with information, helplines and resources for businesses and self-employed

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