Our team

Directors

John Seago FCCA

John Seago FCCA

John has worked in public practice for 20 years, and manages a mixed portfolio of sole traders, partnerships, limited companies and personal tax clients.

He also acts for a number of large international companies, overseeing their UK subsidiary operations.

Having joined the practice in 2003, along with Andy Stopps, he undertook the purchase of the practice from the founder partners in 2004.

John supports the red half of Merseyside, and continues to turn out on a regular basis, but now at a more relaxed pace!

John is married with two children.

Andy Stopps FCCA ATT

Andy Stopps FCCA ATT

Like John, Andy has also been in working in public practice for 20 years and has the same portfolio mix as John, but Andy also specialises in charity accounts and audits.

Andy joined the practice in 2001, and completed the purchase of the practice with John in 2004.

Away from the office, Andy enjoys hockey, where he coaches Haverhill Ladies, and also umpires.

Being Suffolk born and bred, Andy had no choice but to follow Ipswich Town.

Andy is married with two young daughters.

Associate Directors

Michele Fayers FMAAT

Michele Fayers FMAAT

Without giving away her age, Michele has been working in public practice for over 25 years, and has spent her entire working life in the same practice.

Michele works alongside John and Andy on a mixed portfolio of clients, working on the larger clients of the practice.

Michele is engaged, and has a young son.

David Gidney

David Gidney

David has worked in public practice for over 25 years and joined the practice in April 2014 following a short period in industry.

David is married with two grown up daughters and is an avid supporter of Liverpool FC.

Seniors

Ben Kennell

Ben Kennell

Ben joined the practice in 2016, where he had gained previous practice experience in other smaller accountancy firms. Ben works on a range of sole trade, partnership and Limited company clients, preparing accounts and VAT Returns. Ben is currently studying towards his AAT qualification.

Rachel Hill

Rachel Hill

Rachel joined the practice in 2012 and undertakes accounts and VAT work. Rachel has completed her AAT qualification.

Qing Chen

Qing Chen

Qing joined the practice in 2015, having spent two years working for a local practice near to home. Qing is currently studying for her ACCA exams. Out of the office, Qing is a keen badminton player, which she enjoys with friends and family.

Semi Seniors

Josh Gibbons

Josh Gibbons

Josh joined the practice in 2016, after completing his A Levels. Josh gets involved with a mixed portfolio of sole trade, partnership and Limited company clients, predominantly concentrating of accounts preparation and tax computations. Josh in currently studying towards his AAT qualification.

Payroll Manager

Rachel Stokes

Rachel Stokes

Rachel started off in the practice in the accounts department, but now specialises in providing payroll services and the administration in connection with the Construction Industry Scheme for a diverse range of clients, through Seago and Stopps Payroll Solutions Limited.

Rachel has over eleven years of payroll experience.

Payroll Senior

Trina Hockley

Trina Hockley

Trina re-joined the practice in 2015, after taking a career break. Trina works alongside Rachel in wages processing and reporting, and also covers much of the administration around Auto Enrolment.

PA's

Danielle Fallaize

Danielle Fallaize

Danielle joined the practice in 2015 and is John’s PA. Outside of work, Danielle enjoys swimming, going to the gym and spending time with friends and family.

Claire Lathleiff

Claire Lathleiff

Claire joined the practice in 2016, and works as Andy’s PA. Claire brings to the role a range of previous experience obtained through PA and office manager roles. Claire is also one of the firms qualified First Aiders.

We are proud to be nominated as finalist for the title of 'Independent Firm of the Year' East of England