Partners & Staff

Iain Blackwood

Iain

Partner

Iain qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995 with a mid tier firm. He then qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2002. Iain started the practice in that same year and is the accounts and tax partner in the firm.

Ian is a general practitioner, and has vast experience in advising both professional firms and individuals in accounting, business development, management accounting, business acquisitions, business disposals and all aspects of taxation.

He also acquired a huge amount of experience as a finance director of a group of companies before starting the practice. He dealt with all aspects of commercial life managing the relationship with the Group’s bankers (with whom he still works with a number of the firms’ clients), handling all Health & Safety issues, having full control of the Groups Quality Assurance certification, developing extensive employment law knowledge and experience as well as handling the Group’s accounting / tax compliance work and tax planning. During this time he developed the skill of reporting financial information to a non technical Board of Directors’ in a timely and understandable way, a skill he brings to the client base.


Ian Futcher

Ian

Partner

Ian qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1997 with a mid tier firm. He joined Blackwood Futcher & Co. in February 2005 as the audit and accounts partner.

Ian is a general practitioner, and has vast experience in advising both professional firms and individuals in audit, accounting, business development, management accounting, business acquisitions and disposals. Ian brings a wealth of experience in communicating financial information in a clear and meaningful way to people at all levels within a business.


Teresa Blackwood

Teresa

Non technical partner

Teresa founded the practice with Iain in 2002. She is the non technical partner in the firm, dealing with the day to day running of the practice and staff matters. Teresa also has a wealth of experience in bookkeeping and looks after the credit control of the firm. She is keen to assist clients in providing suitable payment methods.


Sara Gee

Sara

Personal tax manager

Sara has worked in personal tax for over thirty years. After leaving Manchester University with a degree in law she joined Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young) in London before moving on to KPMG in Guildford where she managed the private tax department. Since having her family, she has worked in smaller local firms, joining Blackwood Futcher & Co in 2011. She has considerable experience in individuals’ and partnerships' self assessment compliance and income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax planning. She also has a track record of minimizing additional liabilities and penalties when resolving HMRC investigations and enquiries.


Alistair Thurlow

Alistair

Corporate Tax Manager

Alistair qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant and a Chartered Tax Adviser in a mid tier firm and joined Blackwood Futcher and Co in 2012. Alistair is the firm’s Corporate Tax Manager, and has a wealth of experience including dealing with corporate tax compliance and planning, individual and partnership self assessment, HM Revenue & Customs enquires and investigations, Enterprise Investment Schemes and share option related issues.


Philippa English

Philippa

Accountant

Philippa qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004 within a small practice, before gaining further experience in a mid-tier firm. She joined Blackwood Futcher & Co in 2014 and specialises in the preparation of year end accounts for companies, partnerships and sole traders, together with management accounts for a wide range of clients.


Guy Moorey

Guy

Accountant

Guy qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in a mid tier firm and joined Blackwood Futcher and Co in 2011. He specialises in the preparation of year end accounts for companies, partnerships and sole traders. He is also responsible for the preparation of the monthly and quarterly management accounts for a wide range of clients.


Emily Durrant

Emily

Accountant

Emily qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant within a small practice shortly before joining Blackwood Futcher & Co in 2015. She specialises in the preparation of year end accounts for companies, partnerships and sole traders, as well as management accounts, VAT Returns and cashflow forecasting for a wide range of clients.


Nicola Bell

Nicola

Accounts assistant / payroll

Nicola joined Blackwood Futcher & Co in 2009 and heads up our payroll department She works closely with the firm’s clients to ensure they are confident and happy with the service. Nicola is also an experienced bookkeeper and has a variety of skills assisting the partners in various ad hoc assignments.


Ann Allen

Ann

Bookkeeper / payroll

Ann joined Blackwood Futcher & Co in 2006 providing a wealth of experience in bookkeeping and payroll services. She works closely with our clients to ensure they meet their reporting deadlines in a timely manner.


Toni Orr

Toni Orr

Bookkeeper / payroll

Toni joined Blackwood Futcher & Co in September 2016. She has a varied role within the practice, providing bookkeeping and payroll services.


Heidi Lilleyman

Heidi Lilleyman

Bookkeeper / payroll

Heidi joined Blackwood Futcher & Co in April 2017. She has a varied role within the practice, providing bookkeeping and payroll services.


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