Welcome to Blue Peak
YOUR BUSINESS IN EXPERT HANDS
We are committed to providing expert advice and a high quality service to all our clients from individuals through to multinational corporations.
Find out more about our services and how they are tailored to suit your needs:
At Blue Peak our team consists of former Big Four tax and accounting professionals with a wealth of experience both in practice and industry in technical and commercial roles.
We will work alongside you to become a trusted partner to your business, understanding your needs and supporting your business strategy. Just as importantly though, we will provide expert advice and explain in an easy to understand way how you can meet your statutory obligations and stay compliant.
Whether you are an individual, a start-up, a growing small business or even a large corporate organisation we are here to assist and advise.
Annual accounts, book-keeping, payroll management, tax compliance, business consulting – we are here to help your business.
No matter how small or large your company is, give us a call and see how we can work alongside you to help your business grow.
“Blue Peak have taken a genuine interest in our business.
It’s reassuring to know I can phone them anytime for advice. They’re more like part of our business than just our accountants.”
Jeni Patrick, Marketing Director, Hunter & Woodman Ltd.
Owner / Director
Having trained and qualified in a Big 4 audit practice, Andrew has gone on to work for – and with – a variety of businesses from start-ups through to large multi-nationals. His audit background has provided him detailed technical knowledge of accounting standards and his finance roles have allowed him to build strong skills in broader business areas from management accounting through to development of systems and controls.
Outside of work Andrew likes to build things in sheds, play tennis and cook Tennessee style BBQ.
Owner / Director
Catherine is a qualified tax professional and advises businesses from sole traders right through to large corporate companies on how to maximise tax efficiency, at the same time as remaining compliant.
Having qualified and spent 12 years’ in a Big 4 firm, she initially worked in expatriate taxation, before diversifying. She has a wealth of experience in some of the more complex areas of personal and employment tax, including share plans and dealing with HMRC investigations. She has dealt with a range of clients from individuals and start-ups, through to multi-million pound international businesses.
When not in the world of tax and accounting, she can usually be found on the dance floor where she competes internationally in Ballroom and Latin dancing and has four world amateur titles!
Lucy is a qualified Chartered Tax Advisor, with a legal background. She trained and subsequently worked in Big 4 firms for 12 years and has experience dealing with many aspects of tax, including employee share plans, accounting for share plans, employee reward, HMRC investigations and disclosures.
Lucy has supported and advised a variety of clients, including UK plcs, foreign inbounds private companies, owner managed businesses and individuals.
Outside of the office Lucy is a mum to two energetic boys and is kept busy attempting to renovate her retro 1960s house!
Carolyn is a qualified accountancy professional providing a variety of accounting and business advisory services to clients ranging from start-ups to large groups of companies.
Having qualified in practice she spent 10 years working in a global technology company gaining experience is all aspects of financial reporting and management accounts. She now provides clients with a wide range of services including financial reporting advice, support with monthly management accounts and annual audit guidance.
Outside of the office she spends her time crafting and baking with her two children.
Ellie is an ACA qualified accountant and works with clients of all sizes providing support and advice throughout audits and transactions, as well as preparing statutory accounts.
Having initially trained at Deloitte, she worked in audit specialising in infrastructure and real estate clients within regulated markets. She has a wealth of experience working with private and FTSE listed companies, on some of the more complex accounting areas, including IFRS transition and application of new standards.
Outside of work she enjoys going out for meals with family and friends and then paying the price for the overindulgence in the gym.
Head of Marketing
Caroline is an experienced marketeer having learned her craft working both in large and medium sized FMCG companies such as McVities, RHM and The Cott Corporation and, more recently, in running her own very successful online retail business.
When not working she might be found with her nose in a Lonely Planet book, glass of Rioja in hand, or punishing herself doing an unnecessarily hard physical challenge (usually for charity!) which it’s about time she recognised she is getting too old for!
Having worked previously as an Executive PA to Management and also Office Manager in pensions software, centre management and motor factors, and her earlier career in customer services, Sophie brings a wide range of transferable skills to Blue Peak. As Practice Manager, Sophie runs the client acceptance and onboarding process up to the point the team is ready to start the tax or accounting work. She is also a helpful day-to-day contact for clients. Sophie ensures the office runs smoothly and supports the team allowing them to focus on client deliverables.
Outside of work Sophie clocks on to her other job looking after her family. She enjoys yoga, cooking and travel.
Sam has recently finished college and joined the Blue Peak team. He is a trainee accountant and is studying to become fully qualified. He is currently involved in a wide range of activities in the business, from preparing Tax Returns through to book-keeping.
Outside work he is a fan of films and enjoys going to the cinema, as well as reading.
Barney is a recently retired international rower, having represented Great Britain at Under 23 level and has won the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta twice. He has a master’s degree in Chemistry and has now decided to pursue a new career in accountancy, which will combine the great attention for detail, strong work ethic and professionalism acquired from his unique background.
Outside of work he is an overly keen golfer and will occasionally return to the gym to stop the waistline expanding too much!
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