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Tim Haley

Managing Director

Tim established this successful practice in 1994. Never one to let the grass grow under his feet, Tim is renowned for his energy and enthusiasm. Tim’s passion is to help business owners build great companies. Nothing gives him more satisfaction than seeing his clients realise greater value in their businesses. Tim does not see his clients as balance sheets but as real people growing their businesses and achieving commercial and personal success.

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Although Tim has a large family, he has been allowed to pursue a very long and inglorious rugby career which is now drawing to a close. Golf and cycling avenues are being pursued with various degrees of success. Tim recently survived a cycling tour to the Isle of Man with 21 other rugby mates which involved a lot of refreshments!

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
tim.haley@haleysba.co.uk

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Michael Lucas

Director

Michael has over 30 years’ experience working in the accountancy profession in Preston, Chorley and the Fylde coast. His work has involved providing commercial and practical tax and financial solutions to clients in many different industries and situations. His golden rule is “the tax tail mustn’t wag the dog”. Michael advises on all aspects of tax but particularly on remuneration, capital gains tax and inheritance tax planning including the use of trusts.

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Outside the office, most of Michael’s spare time is spent on the tennis court at Broughton. To celebrate his 50th birthday he spent a day at Wimbledon which included playing a match on one of the hallowed courts. His very first shot was an ace – something even Roger Federer probably didn’t achieve! His other sporting passion is Wigan Athletic.

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
michael.lucas@haleysba.co.uk

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Louise Gorrell

Director

Louise is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants having qualified as a Management Accountant 16 years ago. A highly valued senior member of haley’s professional team Louise has over 20 years' experience in the manufacturing industry.  During her career she has held a number of senior positions including Finance Manager, Project Accountant and Finance Director giving her a wealth of experience to assist haley’s diverse client list. Heading up haley’s internal accounts and one off projects is Louise’s chief responsibility.

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Louise is also a busy mum, but still finds time to bring in home baked goodies to share with the rest of the team… her mince pies at Christmas are fought over! She occasionally joins her friends on strenuous walks in the Lake District and when she is not doing that she is keeping fit with Pilates. Oh and she is an active member of the school PTFA!

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
louise.gorrell@haleysba.co.uk

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Phil Hartley

Tax Manager

Phil joined the team in 2016 as Tax Manager. A Chartered Accountant member of the ICAEW, Phil is also in the process of qualifying with the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Phil has wide experience working with a range of clients throughout the North West and advises on all aspects of tax and in particular Corporation Tax and Income Tax planning.

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Outside the office, Phil’s spare time is spent with his young family and keeping them entertained. He also enjoys playing golf and has travelled to various destinations to play including Portugal and California. His other passion is supporting Preston North End.

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
phil.hartley@haleysba.co.uk

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Martin Cuerden

Client Manager

Martin joined the haleys team in 2008 after spending two years at Runshaw College in Leyland. He has since successfully undertaken both the AAT and ICAEW qualifications. Martin works predominately on the production of management information to enable business owners to facilitate effective decision making and monitoring of business objectives.

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Martin is a keen amateur sportsman and spends much of his weekends attempting  to play cricket for White Coppice CC. During the winter months he can be found on the terraces at Deepdale.

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
martin.cuerden@haleysba.co.uk

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Jayne Thomas

Client Manager

Jayne joined haleys in 2002 with extensive knowledge of the construction industry in which she worked as an accountant. Jayne heads up haleys' construction industry services department a role which is key to ensuring the smooth work flow in the accounts department. To ensure we are always totally up to date Jayne’s department is fully equipped with the latest bespoke software relevant to the construction industry.

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Jayne loves to watch sport – any sport – and we have heard that she is quite competitive on the bowling green! That determined streak came in useful when she completed a thirteen mile ‘moonlight walk’ in aid of charity in 2008.

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
jayne.thomas@haleysba.co.uk

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Jimmy Moore

Client Manager

Jimmy joined the Haley’s team as Business Services Manager in May 2017.  He has worked in practice for over seven years gaining AAT and ACA qualifications.

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Before becoming a chartered accountant Jimmy was a professional rugby player having a career spanning eight years playing for teams including Sale Sharks and Cornish Pirates before retiring due to injury.

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
jimmy.moore@haleysba.co.uk

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Sue Smith

Client Manager

Sue’s role is as client manager working with construction industry clients within our busy outsourcing department. With over 20 years’ experience in construction industry finance, Sue previously worked as the Senior Finance Assistant for one of the largest timber frame companies in the UK, which was a subsidiary of a large quoted plc.

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Sue spends her spare time with her two horses Charm and Sasha. Whenever possible, she likes to compete them in dressage.

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
susan.smith@haleysba.co.uk

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Joanna Ramsdale

Tax Senior

Joanna joined the team at haleys in 2011 and is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians. Joanna currently works with the Business Services team, as payroll manager and assisting with book keeping. She also manages business development, marketing and delivering the Growth Accelerator services to clients.

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Joanna loves shopping, eating out, travelling and socialising. She is very proud of her large collection of shoes and handbags as well as the many stamps in her passport.

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
joanna.ramsdale@haleysba.co.uk

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Helen Higgins

Payroll Administrator

Helen joined haleys in 2016, having previously gained over 14 years' experience processing monthly and weekly payrolls for both large and small companies.

Helen's expertise in payroll ensures a professional and friendly service is provided to all her clients.

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Helen is a mad animal lover and has 2 cats and a retired guide dog, called Ritzie. She did voluntary work with guide dogs for the blind for 4 years.

Helen and her daughters are mad Disney fans and are looking forward to their third visit to Disney World in Florida.

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
helen.higgins@haleysba.co.uk

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Alex Manfrin

Business Services

Alex joined the team at Haleys at the start of 2014 as an AAT trainee after completing her mathematics, law and psychology A levels at Runshaw College. Alex works within the business services team with the production of year end accounts, management accounts and tax returns. She is studying at Runshaw College towards her AAT qualification.

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Outside the office Alex enjoys travelling and she has recently enjoyed trips to Rome, Cyprus and Barcelona. It is her dream to one day visit Australia to experience the culture as well as catch up with friends who have relocated.

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
alex.manfrin@haleysba.co.uk

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Becky Lambert

Business Services

Becky joined the haley’s team in June 2015 after completing her AAT qualification at a national firm within the accounting profession. Becky works within the business services team producing year end accounts, management accounts and quarterly VAT returns. Becky will be going onto study the ACA qualification.

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Becky spends her spare time training at her local kickboxing club and has just recently qualified for her black belt 1st Dan. Along with training, Becky loves to get out in the countryside walking her little Border Terrier Millie.

 

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
rebecca.lambert@haleysba.co.uk

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Alex Walmsley

Business Services Team Member

Alex joined the team at the end of 2016 as a trainee accountant after completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics at the University of Sheffield. He works within the business services team producing year-end accounts, management accounts and tax returns.  He also assists with R&D claims. In January Alex will be starting the CFAB qualification ahead of commencing the ACA qualification.

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In 2015 Alex completed the National Three Peaks Challenge and is currently training for next April’s Sheffield half marathon. His main sporting interest is football and he’s an avid Manchester United fan.

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
alex.walmsley@haleysba.co.uk

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Joshua Hamer

Business Services Team Member

A first-class accountancy graduate from the University of Central Lancashire, Josh joined the business services team at haleys in December 2016. Josh is now working towards the ACA qualification.

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Josh took a gap year after graduating and in that time travelled across Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.  When not in the office Josh enjoys playing football and attending the gym.

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
joshua.hamer@haleysba.co.uk

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Louis Garrick

Business Services Team Member

Louis joined Haleys R&D team in May 2017 after completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics at Manchester Metropolitan University.  As part of the R&D team he assists in claims support for clients.  In July he will begin studying for the CFAB qualification ahead of commencing the ACA qualification.

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Louis is a mountain bike enthusiast who enjoys trails throughout the countryside. He is also a pianist and an avid Blackpool FC fan.

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
louis.garrick@haleysba.co.uk

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Joanne Fellows

PA & Business Support

Joanne joined haleys at the beginning of October 2016 to provide PA and business support to the team.  She has over 20 years experience of providing PA support within law firms mainly based in Manchester.  She also diversified for approximately 4 years as a director and full time employee of a scuba diving centre based in Cheadle, Manchester.

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Joanne is a fully qualified PADI scuba diving instructor and has had the opportunity to travel to Egypt, South Africa and Malta to experience some of the world’s most beautiful dive sites.

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
joanne.fellows@haleysba.co.uk

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Elizabeth Dawes

Business Support Assistant / Receptionist

Elizabeth joined haleys in September 2016, having previously gained reception experience with a local firm of solicitors.

She also has many years’ experience in retail and provides a friendly and helpful service to our clients.

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Elizabeth spends much of her free time with her two sons.

She loves books and films especially anything supernatural.

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
elizabeth.dawes@haleysba.co.uk

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