Having qualified with Hale & Co (as it then was) in 1978, I have spent my entire professional career in private practice. I have experience of working in one of the audit departments at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) in London and I am now the principal audit director in Craufurd Hale Audit Services Limited, as well as being the Managing Partner of Hale & Company LLP.
Throughout my career I have been interested in providing help and advice for businesses and individuals alike and get satisfaction from “a job well done”. Even though we now have a Private Client tax department, I am still involved in tax planning and compliance issues in some cases and I deal with accounts and am experienced in dealing with payroll software too. In the past, I have had previous experience of auditing a major Building Society, an insurance company and even part of the GPO, but I am keenly aware of the need for value for money in audits of all sizes.
I have particular experience in property matters because I manage commercial property portfolios for some clients. I was a member of the committee of the local Thames Valley Society of Chartered Accountants and was its President during my time there.
I am a trustee of the Maidenhead Heritage Centre.
I have undertaken occasional assignments in the regulated area of financial services and am pleased to say that I gained the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning in 2012 and so I am one of the firm’s Independent Financial Advisers.
Since 1 July 2009 I have been the senior director of our audit company, Craufurd Hale Audit Services Ltd.