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Stuart Swinbank FCA

Telephone: 01325 382828

Email: For further details click here.

Position: Director

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Management and Chemical Sciences from UMIST, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

Experience/specialisms: I have experience of working closely with a number of owner-managed businesses including a number of doctor practices. I provide an all round service from bookkeeping and management reporting to planning and financial decision making. Prior to Sanders Swinbank I worked as a manager for 2 firms of Chartered Accountants based in Darlington and Middlesbrough.

Outside work: I am married to Jill and together with our three rapidly growing sons live on and manage the family farm in County Durham where we keep a small flock of sheep and four boisterous sheepdogs.

David Sanders FCA

Telephone: 01325 382828

Email: For further details click here.

Position: Director

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Mathematics from Durham University, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

Experience/specialisms: I have significant experience of working closely with Owner Managed Businesses, especially limited companies. I specialise in corporate advisory work and business development work. Prior to Sanders Swinbank, I worked as a partner in the Darlington office of an international firm of chartered accountants, having qualified with another national firm and spending 2 years vital experience in Zambia with an international practice.

Outside work: I am married to Maggie and like to keep fit through gym work and fell walking and enjoy watching rugby (both codes) from my armchair having given up playing Rugby Union a few years ago.

Emma Hetherington ACCA

Telephone: 01325 382828

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Position: Client Manager

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Business Studies at the University of Northumbria Associate of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants

Experience/specialisms: I deal with a varied portfolio of clients; providing accounts, audit, tax and bookkeeping services. I specialise in the accountancy, audit and taxation matters for medical practitioners, owner managed companies and not for profit organisations. I also provide ongoing support to my clients with their bookkeeping, mainly with Sage packages.

Outside work: I am married to Michael and I have a young son and daughter, therefore life outside work is rather hectic as you can imagine. However I do enjoy spending time going on family trips and socialising with friends.

Jen Cooper AAT

Telephone: 01325 382828

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Position: Client Manager

Qualifications: Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians

Experience/specialisms: I have previous experience of working in government offices and another local firm of Chartered Accountants. I manage a varied portfolio of clients providing bookkeeping, accounts, audit, and tax services together with ongoing support to owner managed businesses and working mens clubs.

Outside work: I enjoy reading, socialising and armchair sports watching. I am currently studying to become a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians.

Katie Milner ACCA

Telephone: 01325 382828

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Position: Client Manager

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance from the University of Teesside, Associate of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants

Experience/specialisms: I manage a variety of clients and provide accounts, tax and ongoing advice and support to a range of businesses.

Outside work: I am a keen horse rider and spend most weekends competing my horse at Novice British Eventing, I am also a member of Darlington riding club and have represented the riding club at both area and national level. On top of this I am an active member and Treasurer of Stockton Young Farmers Club.

Sandra Chowns-Smith AAT

Telephone: 01325 382828

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Position: Client Manager

Qualifications: Member of AAT

Experience/specialisms: I trained with Grant Thornton, then moved into industry and also worked for a marketing company to gain experience. I have been back working in practice since 1994 and really enjoy the variety and meeting clients.

Outside work: I am a taxi service for 2 teenagers, but any spare time I enjoy socialising with family and friends including being a pub quiz team member. I love to watch a lot of sport and enjoy walking our family dog.

Lisa McCready AAT

Telephone: 01325 382828

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Position: Client Manager

Qualifications: Member of The Association of Accounting Technicians

Experience/specialisms: I have been working at Sanders Swinbank for over three years now and provide accounts, tax and payroll services to a number of clients, mainly made up of farmers and small limited companies.

Outside work: I enjoy reading, socialising with friends and listening to various types of music (and singing along very badly much to other peoples dismay!)