The Experts

Our team are specialists in working with businesses like yours.

We will help you to:

  • make more money
  • save tax
  • manage cashflow, and
  • grow the business.
Richard McNeilly

Richard McNeilly

Position: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 07800 709794
Email: rmcneilly@dains.com

Richard works with a small number of clients in developing their own strategic plans, often involving succession planning, finance raising, mergers and acquisitions. This normally requires attendance at board meetings, which enables him to build a full understanding of the business and the management team.

Richard McNeilly

Chief Executive Officer
John Southwell, Commercial Services Partner

John Southwell

Position: DAINSevolve Partner
Phone: 01543 261212
Email: jsouthwell@dains.com

As a Partner John thrives on dealing with people who have an entrepreneurial spirit and are engaged in raising the profile and bringing employment into the area, he enjoys being a sounding board for clients ideas and helping them to achieve their ambitions.

John Southwell

DAINSevolve Partner
Lisa Richards, Commercial Services Partner

Lisa Richards

Position: DAINSevolve Partner
Phone: 01332 826805
Email: lrichards@dains.com

Lisa acts for owner-managed and growing businesses across a broad range of industry sectors delivering proactive and timely advice by building a close working relationship based on good communication.

Lisa Richards

DAINSevolve Partner
Steve Rogers, Commercial Services Partner

Steve Rogers

Position: DAINSevolve Partner
Phone: 01889 503001
Email: srogers@dains.com

Steve specialises in assisting owner-managed and growing businesses in a broad range of industry sectors including manufacturing, engineering, and retail.

Steve Rogers

DAINSevolve Partner
Andrew Bentley, Partner

Andrew Bentley

Position: DAINSevolve Partner
Phone: 01782 221 121
Email: abentley@dains.com

Andrew is responsible for non-audit accounts production and a full range of financial back-office financial support.

Andrew Bentley

DAINSevolve Partner
Ian Carter

Ian Carter

Position: DAINSevolve Partner
Phone: 0121 200 5546
Email: icarter@dains.com

Ian looks to build a close working relationship with his clients, providing sound, proactive business advice together with ensuring his clients fulfil their statutory compliance requirements. Ian also assists clients with the preparation of timely management information and offering advice to clients on their financial potential.

Ian Carter

DAINSevolve Partner
Amanda Roome

Amanda Roome

Position: Accountancy and Business Services Manager
Phone: 01332 821 140
Email: aroome@dains.com

Amanda works closely with the Partners and colleagues to ensure owner-managed businesses are given the support they need, tailoring the approach to each client depending on their specific needs and requests. Amanda believes that understanding each client and their values is key to maintaining a good client relationship and providing the best results.

Amanda Roome

Accountancy and Business Services Manager
Adam Thompson

Adam Thompson

Position: Accounting and Business Services Manager
Phone: 01543 261 266 | 07943 193 888
Email: athompson@dains.com

Adam is responsible for growing and managing the commercial service offering in the Staffordshire region. Adam has a varied portfolio of clients including agricultural, manufacturing, retail and engineering businesses.

Adam Thompson

Accounting and Business Services Manager
Stacy Brown

Stacy Brown

Position: Accountancy and Business Services Manager
Phone: 07904 424454
Email: sbrowndains.com

Stacy is part of our Evolve team working across multiple offices, her role involves providing owner-managed businesses with not only compliance services but day-to-day support for their finance function to ensure timely and accurate information is available. She believes that in order to provide a proactive and cost-effective service, understanding the business and the people behind it is crucial.

Stacy Brown

Accountancy and Business Services Manager
Andy Warrington

Andy Warrington

Position: Accountancy and Business Services Manager
Phone: 01782 221 133
Email: awarrington@dains.com

Andrew is responsible for the delivery of the compliance services within the Private Client Department in our Stoke-on-Trent office.

Andy Warrington

Accountancy and Business Services Manager
John Sutton

John Sutton

Position: Tax Consultant
Phone: 01889 503 005
Email: jsutton@dains.com

John joined Dains in 1988 and has worked in most areas of accountancy. John’s current role is the completion of tax returns and accounts for our commercial clients where he has built great working relationships.

John Sutton

Tax Consultant
Laura Harwood

Laura Harwood

Position: DAINSevolve Senior
Phone: 01889 503003
Email: lharwood@dains.com

Laura started her accounting career with Dains back in 2012 as an apprentice within Commercial Services. Over the years Laura has put her hand to most area’s of accounting such as compliance, payroll, tax returns etc, but soon realised that cloud accounting was the route she wanted to pursue. By obtaining and maintaining various software certifications, Laura can see how cloud accounting software can transform the efficiency of your bookkeeping, streamline your finances and provide real-time information on your numbers.

Laura has experience working with a large number of businesses on converting and integrating them onto a wide range of cloud accounting software platforms in many different industries. The innovation of cloud accounting has allowed her to advise businesses further by collating and interpreting data to create meaningful insights into how the business is truly performing.

 

Laura Harwood

DAINSevolve Senior
Joe Hawkins

Joe Hawkins

Position: Tax Consultant
Phone: 01782 221139
Email: jhawkins@dains.com

Joe has experience in working with a variety of clients from different business sectors and providing tax advice in areas such as research and development tax credits.  He works closely with the audit and commercial services teams to provide a coordinated approach to tax compliance.

Joe Hawkins

Tax Consultant
Mat Larsen

Mathew Larsen

Position: DAINSevolve Cloud Accounting Advisor
Phone: 0121 233 1484
Email: mlarsen@dains.com

Since completing a week’s work experience at Dains as a schoolboy in 2010, Mat decided accountancy was the pathway for him. Through 4 years of auditing, Mat has used almost every accounting package out there and believes cloud accounting is the future. Driven by the passion of owner-managed businesses and a coffee in hand, Mat will work with you to ensure you take your business to where you want it to be.

Mathew Larsen

DAINSevolve Cloud Accounting Advisor
Tom Glendenning

Tom Glendenning

Position: DAINSevolve Cloud Accounting Consultant
Phone: 0121 272 1339
Email: tglendenning@dains.com

Tom started in the world of accountancy, just as Making Tax Digital for VAT was becoming slightly more than a rumour. As a result, cloud accounting is almost all he’s ever known. Tom has achieved certifications in a mammoth range of cloud accounting software platforms and is passionate to maintain the certifications by continuing to gain a further detailed working knowledge of the software platforms and their connected apps & systems.

Tom has attended various accounting software conferences which have given him the exposure to speak first hand to many software and app developers about the needs of clients, and how the software systems can cater to those needs.

Tom Glendenning

DAINSevolve Cloud Accounting Consultant
Ann Diggins

Ann Diggins

Position: Corporate Tax Partner
Phone: 01782 221122
Email: adiggins@dains.com

Ann has specialised in taxation for over 20 years, advising companies and shareholders on a range of issues including business structures, transaction planning, research and development tax reliefs and remuneration planning.

Ann Diggins

Corporate Tax Partner
Sarah White

Sarah White

Position: Taxation Senior Manager
Phone: 01782 221136 | 07866 796966
Email: swhite@dains.com

Sarah has experience in providing tax advice to high net worth individuals and their families building relationships and working closely with clients and her Dains colleagues to provide a coordinated and proactive approach to tax planning and advice.

Sarah White

Taxation Senior Manager
Adam Longmore

Adam Longmore

Position: Taxation Partner
Phone: 01332 977 989 | 07808 774 162
Email: alongmore@dains.com

Adam has worked in taxation for over 20 years and is experienced in all aspects of compliance and advisory services.

Adam delivers proactive, commercial advice to a varied client portfolio ranging from owner-managed businesses to large multinationals. He enjoys working closely with his clients to build personalised tax strategies that deliver innovative solutions.

Adam Longmore

Taxation Partner
Roy Farmer

Roy Farmer

Position: Corporate Finance Partner
Phone: 07867 548512
Email: rfarmer@dains.com

Roy works with owner-managers, providing advice and support to help them grow the value of their business and build shareholder value. This work includes fund-raisings, acquisition support, due diligence investigations, management buy-outs and advising on the sale of businesses.

Roy Farmer

Corporate Finance Partner
Rob Wilson

Rob Wilson

Position: Corporate Finance Director
Phone: 0121 200 7965 | 07841 122641
Email: rwilson@dains.com

Rob is a qualified chartered accountant with more than 10 years of experience working in corporate finance, specialising in buy-side transactions, which includes financial due diligence reviews, finance raising and general transaction support.

Rob Wilson

Corporate Finance Director