Nigel Everard FCA
- Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (FCA).
- Audit & Assurance
- Clerk of the Board to Selby Area Internal Drainage Board and the Kyle & Upper Ouse Internal Drainage Board.
Nigel Atkinson FCA
- Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (FCA). BA (Hons) Business Studies
- Agricultural specialist
- Taxation specialist
- School Governor
Mark Grewer FCA
- Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (FCA).
- Head of HGH Corporate Finance helping clients to raise money to expand or buy existing businesses, or to help them sell their own business.
- I enjoy all sports and especially long distance triathlons and cycling.
HGH Managers & Team
Claire Hodsman Client Manager
Claire joined Hunter Gee Holroyd during the merger with Gardiners Chartered Accountants in July 2016.
After studying Business and Finance at university, Claire joined the profession in 2002. Claire qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004 and as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2005, winning prizes in both sets of exams.
Claire looks after a range of clients across various sectors including construction and property management. Claire has particular experience in advising buy to let landlords.
In her time away from the office, Claire enjoys spending time with family, reading, watching films, and shopping.
James Pullein Senior Manager and Head of Cloud Accounting
Having joined us in 2005 straight from college, James progressed through the AAT and ACA qualifications and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2012.
James manages a portfolio of owner managed businesses and has gained experience in all aspects of the practice through working across all three of our offices.
James is also the firms support person for our Accountancy software and the lead for cloud based systems and Xero implementation.
When James is not in the office, he spends his time playing cricket and golf and would love to travel the world mountain biking!
Jessica Jackson Client Manager
Jessica joined us in 2004 after completing her A-levels. She progressed through the Accountancy qualifications AAT and ACA, later qualifying as a Chartered Accountant.
Jess works extensively in new company formations and in raising finance for clients within our Corporate Finance department. She is also our Sage specialist.
In her spare time, Jess enjoys running, shopping and spending time with her family.
Ming Wang Senior Accountant
Ming joined us in 2004 and is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.
She looks after sole traders, partnerships and companies accounts, as well as their tax returns.
Ming graduated from Shanghai International Business University and is fluent in both written and spoken Chinese.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, socialising with friends and family and learning new skills.
Nicola Durham Senior Accountant
Nicky joined Hunter Gee Holroyd in 2002 after successfully completing a BA (Hons) degree in business and management studies.
She is AAT and ATT qualified and is primarily involved in the preparation of accounts, tax and VAT returns.
She is also the self-appointed HGH social events co-ordinator and member of the ‘Fun Committee’, responsible for organising team events outside of the work environment.
When she isn’t at work, Nicky enjoys spending time with her family, going to the gym, and shopping – lots of shopping.
Owen Willis Senior Accountant
Owen joined Hunter Gee Holroyd in July 2016 during the merger with Gardiners Chartered Accountants. Owen has worked in the accountancy profession in York for over 17 years.
Owen’s areas of expertise are payroll, VAT returns, bookkeeping (using Xero Cloud Accounting) and self-assessment tax returns.
During his spare time, Owen likes to play golf, football (he is currently completing his FA level 1 course to become a football coach) and spend time with his 2 children.
Paul Dyson Easingwold Office Manager
Paul joined us in 1995 and after a brief spell in the York office he is now based at our Easingwold Office.
Paul has a wealth of experience but particularly enjoys legitimately reducing his client’s tax bills.
When Paul is not in the office he enjoys cycling and spending time with his family.
Paul Morris Tax Manager
Paul Morris, who is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, has over 14 years of experience in the accountancy profession, following a career as an engineer in the petrochemical industry.
He brings considerable experience in advising clients on Capital Gains Tax, Capital Allowances and Research and Development taxation for business start-ups.
Peter Maxwell Client Manager
Peter joined us in 1991 and has a wealth of experience working with small to medium sized businesses.
Peter manages a business portfolio and enjoys analysing and interpreting financial information and other data to produce relevant financial accounts.
When Peter is not in the office he enjoys spending time with his family and following his local football team.
Robert Hancox Client Manager
Robert qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1998 and has more than 17 years experience of working with small to medium sized businesses.
Robert also works extensively with charities and solicitors supporting them with advice, preparation of accounts, specialist audit and independent examination services.
When Robert is not in the office he enjoys listening to music, swimming and going to the cinema.
Robert Salenius Tax Manager
Robert qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 1991 and has more than 26 years of experience working with small and medium sized businesses and private clients.
Robert enjoys explaining the intricacies of tax law to clients and helping them to reduce their tax bills.
Outside of the office, Robert enjoys reading, music and walking.
Sharon Cox Client Manager
Member of Association of Accounting Technicians and Member of Association of Tax Technicians.
Sharon joined us in 1989 as an Accounts Trainee and has now been a client manager in our farming department for more than 10 years.
She works in both our Easingwold and York offices and looks after a range of clients from small sole trader businesses to large partnerships and limited companies.
In her spare time Sharon enjoys going to the gym, listening to music and shopping.
David Avery Client Manager
David joined Hunter Gee Holroyd from a Manchester-based accountancy firm in July 2019.
He studied Economics and Politics at the University of York, graduating in 2002. Since then he has worked in various roles in the accounting profession and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant.
David has extensive experience looking after SMEs, particularly those in the property sector.
Out of the office David enjoys playing basketball, reading and going to the cinema.
Tracey Atkinson Senior Accountant
Tracey joined Hunter Gee Holroyd in 2013 and is based in the Filey Office. She is a Member of The Association of Accounting Technicians.
Tracey has worked in an accountancy practice since leaving school. She then had 10 years out (for good behaviour!) working as a School Business Manager. Since moving to North Yorkshire Tracey has returned to accountancy!
In her spare time Tracey enjoys researching family history, yoga, spending time with family and friends, exploring the great North Yorkshire Moors, and drinking red wine responsibly!
Edward Butterfield Semi-Senior Accountant
Ed joined Hunter Gee Holroyd in September 2014.
He became MAAT qualified in September 2017 whilst working at Hunter Gee Holroyd and is now studying for his Chartered Accountants qualification.
When Ed is not in the office, he spends his time playing football and socialising with his family and friends.
Tim Turner Filey Office Manager
Tim joined Hunter Gee Holroyd in May 2018 and is based at our Filey office.
Tim has over forty years experience within accountancy practice in particular with sole traders, partnerships, small/medium sized companies and self assessment tax returns.
In his time away from the office Tim enjoys walking, travelling and spending time with his family.
Charlotte Smith Semi-Senior Accountant
Charlotte joined Hunter Gee Holroyd in April 2016. She completed her AAT qualifications at East Riding College, Beverley and is currently working towards her Chartered Accountants Qualification.
Charlotte is a Xero Certified Advisor.
In her spare time Charlotte enjoys playing hockey, tennis and spending time with her family.
Frances Braithwaite Filey Office Reception
Frances has worked for Hunter Gee Holroyd since 1993. She has seen many changes in the Filey office!
Frances enjoys going to the gym and keeping fit. She also loves camping.
Frances has a big family who have all left home, so in her spare time enjoys family get-togethers. There's never a dull moment!
Ping Robson Semi-Senior Accountant
Ping joined the Filey office in October 2017.
She has an MSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Teesside, is part ACCA qualified and is currently working towards her ACCA qualification.
In her spare time Ping enjoys hiking in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, photography and reading.
James Shaw Semi-Senior Accountant
James joined us from the accountancy sector. He completed his AAT qualifications and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2020.
James is responsible for preparing accounts for sole traders, partnerships and companies.
James enjoys playing football for his local team and attending live music events.
Joe Walton Semi-Senior Accountant
Joe joined Hunter Gee Holroyd in August 2017 with two and a half years’ experience in the accountancy sector.
In July 2016, Joe completed his AAT qualifications at Yorkshire Coast College and is currently working towards his ACA Professional qualifications.
Joe has experience in accounts preparation, VAT and Payroll with particular experience in the transportation and consultancy sectors.
Outside of the office Joe loves listening to music, volunteering at music festivals, playing badminton and mountain biking. Not all at the same time!
Kelsey Cook Semi-Senior Accountant
Kelsey joined the firm from college in September 2014. After completing AS Level Accountancy, Kelsey decided an apprenticeship would be the ideal route into an Accountancy Career. Kelsey has completed her AAT qualifications whilst working at Hunter Gee Holroyd and is now working towards her Chartered Accountants Qualification.
In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys spending time with friends and family, shopping and takes an interest in Fashion!
Nicola Ward Semi-Senior Accountant
Nicola joined Hunter Gee Holroyd in February 2019, with six years' experience in the accountancy profession.
In June 2015, Nicola completed her AAT qualifications.
In her spare time, Nicola enjoys watching Sheffield Steelers Ice hockey, attending car shows and spending time with family.
Callum Roberts Accounts Technician
Callum joined Hunter Gee Holroyd in February 2018.
He has completed his AAT Level 2 and is currently studying for his level 3. He has worked in the accountancy profession since leaving sixth form in 2016.
When not at work Callum enjoys watching rugby league.
Clare Walker Payroll Manager
Clare joined us in 2008 and heads our payroll support team, managing a number of small to medium sized businesses. She provides help and advice on payroll and is also a Sage payroll specialist.
Clare is a member of CIPP (The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals)
In addition to this, Clare also provides assistance with Bookkeeping and VAT for a number of our clients.
Away from work, Clare likes to relax in the kitchen and is a keen baker, specialising in cakes!
Julie Wilkins Practice Administrator
Julie joined Hunter Gee Holroyd in October 2018 as practice administrator bringing many years of accounts experience within large to medium size businesses in varied Industries.
When out of the office Julie enjoys cycling, spin classes, learning to play the piano and eating out with friends.
Katie Walters Receptionist
Katie joined the Hunter Gee Holroyd team in February 2019.
She is NVQ 3 Business Administration qualified and previously worked in the construction industry for twelve and a half years.
Katie has two young children and enjoys dining out, shopping and spending time with her friends and family.
Charlie Pearson Cloud Bookkeeper/Accounts Junior
Charlie joined Hunter Gee Holroyd in February 2019 with previous experience in the accountancy sector.
She has completed her AAT Level 4 and is currently working towards her Chartered Accountants Qualification. Charlie is a Xero Certified Advisor.
In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, walking her dogs and socialising with friends and family.
Clair Watmore Marketing Manager
Clair joined Hunter Gee Holroyd as Marketing Manager in January 2019.
Clair brings over a decade of experience in the professional and financial services sectors. She has a background in digital and service sector marketing and is responsible for developing and delivering the marketing plan and business development.
In her spare time Clair enjoys going to the gym and running, listening to live music and reading. She also enjoys socialising with friends and family.
Sally Ward Book keeping and Payroll
Sally joined Hunter Gee Holroyd in March 2013 after a career in banking.
Sally works in the Easingwold office. She deals with payroll, book keeping and secretarial duties.
Sally is a Member of CIPP (The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals).
In her spare time, Sally enjoys playing tennis, making a fool of herself at zumba classes, listening to all types of music & spending time with her family.
Sarah Richardson Payroll, Bookkeeping and VAT assistant.
Sarah joined the payroll team at Hunter Gee Holroyd in June 2016 from a local building society.
Sarah says her specialism in the office is making brews (!), but her skillset also extends to payroll, bookkeeping and VAT support.
In her spare time Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially her young family. She also enjoys horse riding and competing, Greyhound Racing, running and keeping fit.
HGH Wealth Management
Nick Lawson Wealth Management Director
BSc (Hons) Chemistry, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analysis, Dip PFS – Regulated Financial Planning.
Nick joined the Financial Services Team at HGH Wealth in October 2011 having already gained 11 years’ experience in the Financial Services sector providing specialist investment solutions to private and business clients with a variety of planning and wealth management needs.
Nick is a fully qualified investment professional and committed to the provision of holistic, independent financial advice services to all our clients as well as to his own further personal development as a Chartered Financial Planner.
Prior to joining us, Nick has worked throughout the country but was born and bred in York and returned to his roots to settle with his young family – the focus of his time outside the office.
Nick also enjoys looking after his marine aquarium and playing golf.
Susan Ruddick Senior Paraplanner
With more than 20 years’ experience working in the Financial Services Industry as both an administrator and adviser, Susan’s role within the firm currently focuses on the support and development of our Wealth Management Services to existing and new clients of Hunter Gee Holroyd and on the promotion of our services to the wider business and private client community in York and North Yorkshire.
Susan also works closely with our firms Professional Wealth Management partners and advisers to ensure bespoke investment solutions are designed and managed for all our clients.
When Susan is not in the office she enjoys spending time with her family, walking, dancing and Scuba Diving.
Sharon Ward Trainee Paraplanner
Sharon joined the financial services team as an administrator in December 2003. Following exam success and training, she has progressed to the role of trainee paraplanner.
Working alongside Susan, Sharon will be working closely with our firm’s professional partners and advisers to ensure that bespoke financial planning solutions are designed and managed for all our clients.
Sharon delivers seamless client service to our clients and arranges the regular reviews.
Outside of the office, Sharon enjoys being a Brownie Guider, listening to music, reading and following Castleford Tigers rugby league team.
Sarah Herlihy Financial Services Administrator
Sarah joined HGH Wealth Management in March 2018 with 5 years'
experience in the Financial Services Industry.
Sarah's responsibilities include welcoming clients who contact or visit HGH Wealth Management. She also provides administrative support to help deliver a consistent, high quality service to clients.
In her spare time Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking her dog, and watching her home football team - Sheffield United