Claire is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
She trained with Grant Thornton (Southampton) in the accounts and external audit department, working with a wide range of owner-managed businesses and some charities. She “moved up north” in 2003 and worked as an internal auditor with Northern Rock for seven years.
Claire joined the practice in 2012 and leads the Accounts team. She is responsible for the preparation of accounts, book-keeping, VAT and PAYE, as well as leading the practices’ Making Tax Digital (MTD) response.
Outside work Claire is the mother of two gorgeous boys and enjoys gardening. She is Trustee and treasurer of the Hexham Abbey Restoration Trust and accountant for her local church. Claire visits her family in Norfolk when time allows.