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Tim Haley

Managing Director

Tim is fascinated by what our clients actually do and the industries that they operate in. With a life long interest in anything mechanical and engineering, Tim is a disciple of the LEAN manufacturing philosophy. Always looking at ways to help clients grow and improve their businesses.

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Tim is also the Financial Director of a successful construction company. A school governor and director of the British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Tim is also a rugby union nut and a dog lover! Long time member and past player of Preston Grasshoppers, he now follows his youngest son Michael who plays for Munster.

 

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, who is CIMA qualified, is our Financial Director. Before joining us she held a number of senior positions in industry including Finance Manager, Project Accountant and Finance Director,

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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.

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
louise.gorrell@haleysba.co.uk

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Phil Entwistle

Business Development Manager

Phil joined the team in 2017. Before that Phil had worked for 35 years in banking rising to Corporate Relationship Director. Phil brings a wealth of experience to the team having managed large portfolios with Barclays and latterly, Santander.

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Phil is a lapsed Blackburn Rovers supporter who enjoys watching football and cricket. He loves spending time with his grandchildren and walking. Phil is a Trustee Chairman of a local charity which supports adults with disabilities to lead as full a life as possible.

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
phil.entwistle@haleysba.co.uk

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Martin Cuerden

Client Manager

Martin co-ordinates all client management accounting and year end accounting compliance issues. An experienced professional, Martin looks after predominantly our 'A' clients. Joining in 2008, he has since qualified at AAT and ICAEW levels.

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Martin is a keen amateur sportsman and spends much of his weekends playing 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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Joanna MacDonald

Taxation Services Manager

Joanna manages the taxation department. Her role revolves around the efficient processing by the team, of client corporation tax and personal tax returns.

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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.macdonald@haleysba.co.uk

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Jayne Thomas

Client Financial Controller

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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Becky Lambert

Client FD

Becky joined the haleys several years ago after completing her AAT qualification. Becky works as a Client Finance Director within the business services team. Producing year end accounts and management accounts, Becky is managing conversion of many clients to Xero. She has particular knowledge of the software and associated apps. Becky will be completing her chartered accountancy qualifications in 2019.

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Becky spends her spare time training at her local kickboxing club and is a qualified 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 Manfrin

Client Financial Controller

After completing her A levels, Alex joined the haleys business services team. Now a Client Financial Controller, Alex is AAT qualified and advanced in her ACA qualifications.

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Besides work, Alex enjoys travelling and has recently visited Rome, Cyprus and Barcelona. Her dream is to visit Australia - to experience the culture and meet up with old friends.

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
alex.manfrin@haleysba.co.uk

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Joshua Hamer

Client Financial Controller

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

Cloud Bookkeeping

Luke joined haleys 2018. Prior to that Luke worked as a business operations coordinator for one of the largest pharmacies in the country. Luke now works in haleys outsourcing department providing cloud based bookkeeping services for a range of clients.

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Luke has been playing rugby at Preston Grasshoppers since he was 6 years old and is now a regular 1st XV player. Besides rugby, Luke enjoys long walks and days out with his young family.

 

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
luke.procter@haleysba.co.uk

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Alex Walmsley

Taxation Services

Alex joined the team in 2016 and works in our busy tax department. Alex specialises in corporate and personal tax compliance.

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Before joining haleys Alex gained a Physics degree at the University of Sheffield. He completed the National Three Peaks Challenge in 2015. Alex is also an avid Manchester United fan.

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
alex.walmsley@haleysba.co.uk

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Joanne Fellows

Business Support PA

Joanne joined haleys in 2016 to providing PA and business support. She previously worked for 20 years providing PA support to law firms.

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Joanne is a fully qualified PADI scuba diving instructor. She has travelled to Egypt, South Africa and Malta to experience some of the world’s most beautiful dive sites.  Joanne also diversified for 4 years as a director and full time employee of a scuba diving centre based in Cheadle, Manchester.

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
joanne.fellows@haleysba.co.uk

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Elizabeth Ashcroft

Business Support

Elizabeth joined our team in 2016, having previously gained experience with the legal profession and many years in retail. She provides a friendly and helpful service to all 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.ashcroft@haleysba.co.uk

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Gus Glover

R&D Technical Analyst

Gus joined the haleys team as an R&D Technical Analyst.  Gus has studied at university not once but four times now. His latest qualification is an M.Sc. in Waste and Resource Management. He believes that the control of resources is key to sustainable development and economic activity must not irreparably degrade or destroy natural and human resources. He has extensive and wide-ranging knowledge around manufacturing and has a passion for most things mechanical. Gus has also been involved in various research projects at the University of Central Lancashire. Prior experience also includes 9 years in contaminated land assessment, 12 years in ICI’s paints research division and a period working for Rolls Royce.

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Another one of haleys band of ex rugby players. His only real honour was playing 47 seasons until the ripe old age of 58. He has a 2nd Dan in Judo and has taught English in Japan. Many years ago he temped as a butler which lasted four years!

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
gus.glover@haleysba.co.uk

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Michelle Reynolds

R&D Technical Analyst

Michelle joined the haleys team in January 2018 as an R&D Technical Analyst. She holds a BSc in Environmental Geology from the University of Leeds, a PGDip in Acoustics and Noise Control from Leeds Beckett University and is currently studying towards a Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Central Lancashire. Michelle is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Acoustics. Michelle has a varied professional background including geo-technical/environmental engineering for an international consultancy, extensive Local Authority experience in an enforcement context, including legal case file preparation, prosecution proceedings and subsequent court attendance in the fields of Licensing and Environmental Protection services, in particular investigating statutory nuisance, anti-social behaviour and public health matters.

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In her limited spare time away from work, studying and raising her young family, Michelle is an avid traveller, having emigrated twice with her family in her childhood years to South Africa and later to Australia. Michelle hopes to one day fly through the Grand Canyon and to add a rock from there to her substantial collection.  Michelle is renowned amongst friends and colleagues for her love of cleanliness, gardening, attention to detail and meticulous organisational skills. Michelle loves table-tennis and is highly competitive with it, a self-confessed fair weather runner, Michelle regularly partakes in the Race for Life and the Santa Dash at Christmas for a local hospice.

 

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
michelle.reynolds@haleysba.co.uk

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Dr. Claire Mellor

R&D Technical Analyst

Claire joined the haleys team in November 2017 as an R&D Technical Analyst. Claire holds a PhD, MRes and BSc in the area of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, which she gained from the University of Liverpool working within the Medical Research Centre (MRC). Her research interests involve in vitro, computational and environmental toxicology. Claire has been involved on a range of Europe-wide projects, and is experienced with working with an international network of collaborators, from a wide range of disciplines, to complete deliverables required for EU projects. Claire is currently a lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire where she teaches in the areas of Biology, Toxicology and Environmental sciences.

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When Claire is not working most of her spare time is taken up on her young family and her two dogs. Claire also loves to read and enjoys watching formula one.

Telephone:
01772 741200

Email:
claire.mellor@haleysba.co.uk

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