Colin Richardson (Director)
Colin founded the firm in 1985 after working as a consultant to one of the UK’s leading international accountancy firm’s and still maintains an active role today. His career has spanned several countries including extensive periods in Kenya (consultant with the hospitality industry and overseas investment) and Austria (acquisitions, disposals and corporate investment).
Colin Richardson Accountants still have clients in Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Kenya, India, Spain and South Africa.
Colin Richardson Accountants can boast that very few of our clients ever move onto pastures new…some of our clients have been with us since the firm commenced trading and a large percentage of the current client base have been with us since their own commencement in business.
Colin prides himself on offering an approach that is refreshing and provides the client the opportunity to just ‘pop in’ and chat with us about all things accountancy and taxation through our walk-in tax shop facility. Of course it is not just Colin, he is joined by his much appreciated, experienced and highly motivated professional team:
Scott Chapman (Director)
Scott is the practice manager and as well as overseeing general office matters also heads the firm’s successful Walk In Tax Shop service where clients, new and existing, may informally visit the firm and discuss any matters with which they are concerned.
Scott also oversees the payroll bureau, providing clients with an efficient service that helps take the administrative burden, stress and worry out of employing staff.
Scott also has his own portfolio of unincorporated clients.
Scott has been with the firm since April 2000.
Jayne is your first contact for the Walk In Tax Shop providing a friendly and attentive personal service. Feel free to call Jayne at any time to arrange an appointment with any of the firm’s tax advisors.
As well as overseeing the administrative aspects of running a busy accountancy practice, Jayne is also assistant to our payroll bureau that services our client’s payroll requirements.
Jayne has been with Colin Richardson Accountants since October 2000.
Paul is the longest standing member of Colin’s team, being a valued member since 1993.
Throughout his time with the firm Paul’s role has been that of senior accountant, preparing files for audit, advising on technical issues as well as managing a wide ranging portfolio of both incorporated and unincorporated clients.
Steve Rushmere MAAT
Steve has been with us since September 2013 and has been involved mainly with Company Accounts and Corporation Tax as well as VAT and Self Assessment. Steve has a proven track record from his previous employment and his skill and knowledge have been applied to good effect for us. Steve holds a full AAT qualification.
Steven joined us in August 2014 and has been involved by assisting with Accounts and Self Assessment preparation. Steven has also taken on board VAT preparation on a quarterly basis for clients. Steven has progressed with AAT studies and is now entering his final level of studies for the qualification.
Dean joined us in June 2015. Dean will be assisting with ledger work for a significant client as well as assisting with Accounts, Self Assessment and VAT preparation. Dean has commenced his AAT Studies and is making good progress.
Toni has brought a great deal of experience and knowledge to our dedicated payroll department. Toni operates the payroll bureau dealing with all payroll matters and CIS Returns. Toni is well versed in all matters regarding payroll, CIS and since in the introduction of Auto Enrolment has been instrumental in ensuring clients meet their staging date and Auto Enrolment obligations.