Our Team

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Meet Our Team

Our teams work closely together to ensure the best service to our clients. We have two departments, one for Small Businesses and the other for Contractors and Freelancers. The leaders in each department are experts in their own right with many years’ experience in helping clients and their teams.

Read more about our talented people.

Peter Bromiley ACA



I have been Director of AMS Accountancy Ltd since 2001.

I provide support and advice to our clients in areas such as setting up businesses in the most relevant and tax efficient structure; and giving tax advice and tax planning in respect of business taxes, VAT and personal taxes. I am also available to advise and give an opinion on many other issues that can arise for small businesses and individuals.

I also ensure that we train and support our staff, giving them technical support and advice to enable them to develop their accounting skills.

Over the past 5 years or so, I have written articles that appear in the local press for small businesses and now I also appear in a number of short useful videos on our YouTube channel.

Chris Hatter

Practice Manager


I joined AMS Accountancy Ltd in 2007 as an office junior.  12 years on, I am responsible for managing the majority of our staff and workflow of the business. I am also increasingly involved in the strategic planning and decision making processes of our business.

I meet prospective clients, oversee staff in the preparation of annual accounts, personal income tax and VAT returns. I also provide general business and individual tax/planning advice to our clients.

I enjoy helping clients understand how they can run their business in the most tax efficient way possible and take great pride in supporting our staff to achieve their full potential.


Small Businesses

Laura Dearing FCCA

Senior Accountant


I work closely with our larger clients providing advice and support on complex tax and accounting issues. I advise them and their bookkeepers on record keeping and good business practice. I am Kashflow and Xero Certified and support clients using cloud based accounting software.

Kathryn Froud MAAT



I am AAT qualified and currently working towards ACCA qualification. I prepare accounts for our Small Business clients, alongside preparing quarterly VAT returns, Personal Tax Returns and assisting clients and staff members with queries. I also review accounts that have been prepared for our Contractor clients.

Nathan Pound AATQB



My role at AMS is the preparation of Income Tax Returns including: working closely with our Tax Return Only and Self-employed clients including rental property profits, complex share transactions and foreign residency/income. I am AAT Level 3 qualified, working towards completing AAT Level 4 in 2019.

Carol Conway

Part qualified ACCA

Accountant and payroll manager


I am an ACCA student member with only a few exams to complete. I run the payroll and pensions for the Small Business clients including CIS submissions for Building Contractors. This includes filing annual Confirmation Statements for clients.

Shilpa Sikaria ACA (India)



I am a qualified Chartered Accountant from India and I have completed my ATT in UK. My responsibilities include preparation of annual accounts for Small Business and our Contractor clients, preparing quarterly VAT returns and preparation of Personal income tax returns.

Tom Leiper-Durrant



I specialise in the preparation of company accounts and tax returns for owner managed businesses. I have experience of preparing company secretarial filings and have assisted with implementing EIS and EMI schemes for company restructures. I am studying towards my ACCA qualification having worked in accountancy practices since 2014.

Jack Pryor

Junior Accountant


This is my first job since studying AAT Accountancy Level 3 and Business Studies at college. I prepare Contractor accounts and also some Self-Assessment Tax Returns. I am currently studying my for my AAT Qualification and will then move to higher qualifications.

Ruth Eldridge



I joined AMS in December 2018 and have worked in practice since 2012. I currently prepare accounts, VAT returns, and tax returns for our small businesses, including Limited Companies and Sole Traders. I discuss basic tax planning issues with clients and advise on various queries that clients approach us with.

Contractors & Freelancers

Matt Chapman

Technical Manager


I specialise in supporting our Contractors. I work with them from set-up, where I advise them on the most efficient structure for their Limited Companies – and then, year on year, provide advice on their businesses, particularly tax planning.

Michelle Neal

Contractors Operations Manager


I oversee the running of the Contractors department and ensure deadlines are met. I ensure that our clients receive their monthly reports in a quick turnaround after checking, enabling them to pay their taxes on time. I also discuss queries with clients and HMRC.

Lorraine Crocker

Data Processor


My main work entails entering bank transactions and expenses on to our accounting system, filing Confirmation Statements, dealing with VAT Assessments and Surcharges received from HMRC. I am also the first stop for incoming and outgoing emails arriving on our Admin address.

Amy Willoughby

Client Services


I work in the Contractors department, assisting Matt Chapman with setting up new clients – forming Limited Companies, registering clients for PAYE, VAT, Self- Assessment and setting them up on our in-house system. I also work on marketing and social media – reporting on marketing analytics.


Barbara French MCIPD

Head of Marketing


I work with colleagues – chasing ideas for marketing to potential clients. We do not advertise as such but give out free practical information that can be very useful to small businesses. Our articles and videos have helped many clients and non-clients.

Get in touch today for a free consultation.

We are very happy to meet you to discuss your business or even your idea for a business. We will advise you on the most tax efficient structure if you are setting up and we can review your business if you are already trading.