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.
Direct dial: 01952 522009
Julie Fox - Payroll Manager
Mini Bio: Julie is a Fellow Member of the AAT and is the firmís Payroll Manager. After having originally joined the firm in 2001, Julie left to relocate to Skegness and rejoined the firm in 2009 after relocating back to Telford. Julie provides weekly and monthly payroll services and general payroll support to the firmís clients.
Did you know? Julie enjoys canal boat holidays, walking and photography and is a former piano-teacher and Church organist.
Direct dial: 01952 522007
Kelly Jones - Supervisor
Mini Bio Ė Kelly is a fully qualified member of the AAT and currently studying for her ACCA qualification, Before joining Phillips Kelly worked for two practices in the Telford area and has a number of years of experience dealing with Sole trader, Limited companies and charity accounts. Her work at Phillips includes assisting with the preparation of year end accounts, Tax returns, VAT returns and management accounts.
Did you know? Kelly enjoys spending time with her two young children and family and regularly plays hockey for Telford & Wrekin Hockey Club.
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.
Nisha Talware - Trainee
Mini Bio: Nisha graduated in 2010 with a First Class Honours degree in Accountancy and Finance from Birmingham City University. Before joining Phillips in 2013 Nisha worked for Lloyds TSB Bank at the West Bromwich branch. Her work at Phillips includes assisting with the preparation of annual accounts and VAT returns and Nisha is studying towards the ACCA qualification.
Did you know? Outside of work Nisha enjoys swimming and cooking and she is a keen Manchester United supporter.
Heather Jennings - Trainee
Mini Bio: Heather has nearly completed the AAT qualification and has previously had qualifications in photography, hairdressing and as a make-up artist. Heather spent over a year living in New York before joining our firm in 2013. Her work at Phillips includes assisting with the preparation of accounts and VAT returns.
Did you know? Heather enjoys live music and crochet and bakes fabulous cupcakes for family and friends.
Laura Welding - Trainee
Mini Bio: Laura joined Phillips in 2013 as part of the Apprenticeship Scheme. She attends TCAT for one day each week to study towards the AAT exams and her work at Phillips includes assisting with the preparation of accounts and VAT returns. Laura is a former student of the William Brookes School where she was an overall winner of the School Maths Challenge.
Did you know? Laura enjoys cooking and spending time with her friends and family.
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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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.