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: Managing Partner
Phone: 07800 709794
Email: rmcneilly@dains.com

I would have liked to have been a footballer, or to be more precise ‘a ball-playing centre half like Rio Ferdinand or Bobby Moore’

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

Richard McNeilly Managing Partner

As a child, I wanted to be a footballer

John Southwell, Commercial Services Partner

John Southwell

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

My superpower would be flight.

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, Commercial Services Partner

John Southwell DAINSevolve Partner

My superpower would be flight

Lisa Richards, Commercial Services Partner

Lisa Richards

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

If I wasn’t an accountant I would own a Cornish beachside cafe.

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, Commercial Services Partner

Lisa Richards DAINSevolve Partner

I would like to own a Cornish beachside cafe

Steve Rogers, Commercial Services Partner

Steve Rogers

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

My favourite film is anything from the American Pie franchise, (I’m sorry I can’t help it!)…

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

Steve Rogers, Commercial Services Partner

Steve Rogers DAINSevolve Partner

My favourite film is American Pie

Andrew Bentley, Partner

Andrew Bentley

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

My favourite word is Antidisestablishmentarianism (BlackAdder III)

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

Andrew Bentley, Partner

Andrew Bentley DAINSevolve Partner

My favourite word is Antidisestablishmentarianism

Ian Carter

Ian Carter

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

My passion is Rugby eg watching and playing….occasionally.

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

Ian Carter DAINSevolve Partner

My passion is rugby

Amanda Roome

Amanda Roome

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

My passion is my children and my family

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

Amanda Roome Accountancy and Business Services Manager

My passion is my children

Adam Thompson

Adam Thompson

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

My favourite film is “You’re gonna need a bigger boat” – Jaws

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

Adam Thompson Accounting and Business Services Manager

My favourite film is Jaws

Stacy Brown

Stacy Brown

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

If I wasn’t an accountant, I would have been a midwife

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

Stacy Brown Accountancy and Business Services Manager

My alternative career would have been a midwife

Phil Brailsford

Philip Brailsford

Position: Accountancy and Business Services Manager
Phone: 01283 507968
Email: pbrailsford@dains.com

My passions are playing squash and spending time with my young family

Phil works with a mixture of owner-managed businesses, property landlords, partnerships and sole traders dealing with personal tax compliance matters such as completion of self-assessment tax returns and completion of P11d forms.  He and his team also provide tax advice on income extraction forms for limited companies, capital gains tax and inheritance tax.

 

Phil Brailsford

Philip Brailsford Accountancy and Business Services Manager

My passion is playing squash

Andy Warrington

Andy Warrington

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

My passion is supporting the mighty Port Vale FC

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

Andy Warrington

Andy Warrington Accountancy and Business Services Manager

I support Port Vale FC

John Sutton

John Sutton

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

I love watching motorsports especially motorcycle racing

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

John Sutton Tax Consultant

I love watching motorsports especially motorcycle racing

Joe Hawkins

Joe Hawkins

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

My passion is split between sports and travelling

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

Joe Hawkins Tax Consultant

My passion is split between sports and travel

Mo Esat

Mo Esat

Position: DAINSevolve Director of Cloud Accounting
Phone: 01332 821149 | 07854 119739
Email: mesat@dains.com

My passion is cars, I loved watching Knight Rider as a boy and my interest in cars hasn’t waned

Mo works with growing, ambitious and entrepreneurial businesses, providing all levels of support from management accounts, forecasting and budgeting to strategic advisory support, assisting with crucial insights on the financial performance and position with advice to help the business achieve its ambitions. He loves working with businesses to understand the challenges they face and working out how best to help them achieve their goals and aspirations, working as an extension of your finance team providing a valuable support mechanism to help you focus on what you do best – growing and operating your business.

Mo’s passion is providing insights into the performance of the business to support and shape business decisions through automation and technology and providing real-time and robust information to support the business and advise clients at every stage of their development. He works with a wide range of businesses across a range of sectors and enjoys the breadth of experience that brings to the relationship.

Mo Esat

Mo Esat DAINSevolve Director of Cloud Accounting

I am a petrolhead who loves cars