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Meet the Team

Susan West ACA - Principal

Susan West ACA - Principal

Experience/specialisms: Sue earned her qualification in Deloitte's Birmingham Office, and stayed on after qualifying. Once the children reached school age Sue started WEST - Chartered Accountants from home in 1989. From there she has built the practice to several hundred clients on a foundation of technical excellence and first rate customer service.

With a degree in Maths, when it comes to the numbers, Sue is very rarely wrong!

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) 1st Class in Maths at University of East Anglia. Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Hobbies: Crosswords, jigsaws, house renovation, canal-boating, children and grand-children.

Ian West

Ian West

Experience/specialisms: Ian also qualified as ACA with Deloitte's in Birmingham before going on to ply his trade in industry after qualifying. His time at Rolls Royce Aero Engines in Derby, Central TV in Birmingham, in Birmingham's Jewellery Trade and in the Exhibition industry has given him a breadth of knowledge and commercial acumen which has proven vital to many of our clients. He subsequently resigned from his Institute over a point of principle but still adheres to and upholds their high standards.

Ian's mix of skills and experience allows him to assist clients with all aspects of business planning and development.

Qualifications:BSc (hons) Economics & Politics at Bristol plus half colours in Football. Was an Associate and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales until his resignation

Hobbies: Sport of (almost) all kinds, canals, family history, real ale.

Jane West - Payroll, bookkeeping and VAT

Experience/specialisms: Jane is Sue and Ian's daughter, she is responsible for the practice's payroll department as well as managing our clients bookkeeping and preparing and submitting VAT returns. In 2014 Jane passed her final exam and is now AAT qualified. In 2018 Jane became a member of the ICB with a diploma in Payroll Management.

Qualifications: Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians. Member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

Hobbies: Baking and volunteering at her kids' school. Jane can also be found running with local group RLAG (Run Like A Girl).

Daisy Atherton - Trainee Accountant

Ian West

Our new team member Daisy has joined us after leaving behind the (sometimes) sunny Cornish beaches and heading for Birmingham.

Daisy is currently studying for her AAT qualification with the aim to progress onto the ACCA so will have her head buried in textbooks for some time to come!

She has also been appointed as our social media guru and has set up our new Facebook page in an attempt to drag us into the 21st Century! Please check it out to see what the team have been up to (and maybe give us a 'like').

Qualifications: Studying member of the AAT.
Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting
Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping
Level 2 Business & Administration
B.Ed (Hons) 2:1 degree in Primary Education.

Hobbies: When not watching The Greatest Showman, she enjoys baking, cake decorating, reading and being an avid Harry Potter fan.