The team at Phillips are friendly and eager. Whatever service you come to us for, you will always find our team ready to help.
Neil Phillips FCA - Director
Mini Bio: Neil was born and educated in Telford. After gaining a degree in Accountancy at Exeter University he trained as a Chartered Accountant in Bristol with Coopers & Lybrand, predominantly looking after owner-managed businesses . After some years as a partner with another Telford-based firm and with a Birmingham firm, Neil joined Phillips Chartered Accountants in 2000. Neil is responsible for the overall running of the company.
Did you know? Neil enjoys athletics and has completed the London Marathon five times. Neil appears in the 1983 edition of the Guinness Book of Records for the fastest walk along the length of Ireland.
Heather Tweddle FCA - Director
Mini Bio - Heather is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 11 years experience. She completed her training with Deloitte in London, before gaining experience across the World including working for Deloitte in Dubai and Mazars in Thailand.
Did you know ? Heather is a qualified Drama Teacher ! Heather also enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.
Joanne Brayne FCCA - Senior Manager
Mini Bio: Joanne joined the firm in 2001 after gaining experience with other Telford-based accountancy firms. Joanne is extremely experienced in dealing with owner-managed businesses and specialises in taxation and accountancy services. Joanne’s mixed portfolio of clients include caravan dealers, hotels, printers, Chartered Surveyors and a belly-dancer.
Did you know? Joanne enjoys spending time with her young daughters and family, walking, swimming, watching football, caravanning and holidaying abroad.
Julie Bourret- Payroll Manager
Mini Bio - Originally from Canada, Julie joined Phillips after gaining valuable experience with a Shrewsbury-based accountancy firm. Julie oversees the firm's busy and growing payroll department.
Did you know ? Julie is fluent in French as well as English. Julie is also a keen outdoor climber and kayaker and spends most of her weekends outdoors with her partner, son and Pixie the family dog.
Laura Welding - Trainee
Mini Bio: Laura initially started with Phillips as an apprentice and after gaining valuable experience of accounts preparation and completing VAT returns she is now progressing towards completing her AAT exams.
Did you know? Laura went to the William Brookes School in Much Wenlock where she won the title of Best in School in the Maths competition.
Emma Lovett - Trainee
Mini Bio - Emma is in her final year of training for the AAT qualification and assists with the preparation of accounts, VAT returns and personal tax returns. Emma also carries our regular book-keeping work for a number of our clients using Sage and Kashflow accounts packages.
Did you know ? Emma is very active in her spare time and regularly enjoys going to the gym and going for long walks with her partner and his pet Alaskan Malamute.
Agija Eke - Trainee
Mini Bio - Agija joined Phillips in 2014 and is currently studying towards a degree in Accounting and Finance at the University of Wolverhampton. Agija assists with the completion of accounts, VAT returns and personal tax returns.
Did you know ? Agija enjoys playing tennis and walking in the British countryside and hills with her husband. She is also an avid reader and regularly runs up the Wrekin !
Nikita Bdesha - Trainee
Mini Bio - Nikita joined Phillips in 2014, having achieved a first class honours degree in Accounting and Finance from De Montfort University. Nikita assists with the preparation of accounts and VAT returns and is currently studying for the ACCA exams.
Did you know ? As well as enjoying shopping and spending time with her family and friends Nikita is a keen swimmer and badminton player.
Neelam Kumari - Trainee
Mini Bio - Neelam joined Phillips in 2015, as a graduate of the University of Birmingham. Neelam assists with the preparation of accounts and VAT returns.
Did you know ? Neelam is a keen sports fan and enjoys watching professional basketball such as seeing the New York Knicks play in London, tennis, Formula 1, snooker and football. She also enjoys playing basketball, pool, tennis and badminton with her 3 younger siblings.
Jessica Harrington - Trainee
Mini Bio - Jess joined Phillips in 2015, having gained a first class honours degree from Leeds Trinity University. Jess assists with the preparation of accounts and VAT returns.
Did you know ? Jess enjoys reading, watching live music, travelling and going to the gym. In 2014 Jess did a sky jump from the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas.
Annie Hounsell - Receptionist and Administrator
Mini Bio: Annie joined Phillips in 2013 after spending over 3 years with Travelex as a Travel Money consultant, having previously worked for House of Fraser. Annie greets our visitors on reception and provides administration support for the firm, working alongside Katie.
Did you know? Annie enjoys shopping and going on foreign holidays and regular visits to see relatives in Alabama USA.
Josephine Phillips - Company Secretary
Mini Bio: Josephine provides administrative support for the Company and supports her husband Neil in the running of the company.
Did you know? Josephine enjoys gardening, decorating and walking the family Chihuahua.
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My wife needed some tax advice, not only was the first meeting free, the advice given was second to none. Neil now has himself a customer for life.