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 - 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.
Joanne Brayne - Senior Manager
Mini Bio: Joanne is a Fellow of the ACCA and 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. Joanneís 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.
Heather Tweddle- Manager
Mini Bio - Heather is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 10 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.
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.
Rebecca Strawford - Payroll Assistant
Mini Bio - Rebecca joined Phillips in May 2014 as Payroll Assistant to support the Payroll Manager within the growing Payroll Department. She has over 4 years' experience as a Payroll Officer processing payrolls for multiple companies. Rebecca has recently passed her Diploma in Payroll Management qualification and is currently working towards a BTEC Advanced Payroll Technician qualification. Rebecca has also confidently initiated the Auto-Enrolment process in her last employment which affected over 400 employees.
Did you know ? Rebecca enjoys travelling, socialising and spending time with her young family. She likes cooking and walking and attending live music events. Rebecca spent 12 years living in Birmingham but now has settled in Shrewsbury.
Lucie Evans - Trainee
Mini Bio: Lucie is a fully qualified member of the AAT and is currently studying towards her ACCA qualification. Her work at Phillips includes the preparation of annual accounts, management accounts, VAT returns and tax returns.
Did you know? Lucie enjoys spending time with her son and family, reading, cooking and regularly goes swimming.
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.
Hayley Rubery - Trainee
Mini Bio - Hayley joined Phillips in 2014 as an AAT trainee and assists with the preparation of accounts, VAT returns and personal tax returns.
Did you know ? Hayley enjoys athletics, particularly the discus and pole vault. She competes for Telford AC and is one of the best pole vaulters in the country for her age group. Hayley also enjoys spending time with her family at their caravan in Wales.
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.
Did you know ? As well as enjoying shopping and spending time with her family and friends Nikita is a keen swimmer and badminton player.
Katie Perks - Head Receptionist and Administrator
Mini Bio: Katie is the firmís head receptionist and office administrator. As well as her administrative duties Katie assists with the filing of annual returns and other Companies House forms for the firmís clients.
Did you know? Katie enjoys spending time with her family and friends and regularly plays badminton.
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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