Meet the Team

Behind every good business is a good team and never more so than here at Brearley & Co. We pride ourselves on creating a positive ‘can do’ attitude amongst our staff within a warm, friendly environment.

Here’s a bit about them.


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    Alan Cotton


    Alan and his team have a wide knowledge base to look after businesses in numerous sectors.

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    Alex Brearley


    Alex officially joined the firm in 1997 but was photocopying tax returns when he was seven!

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    John Hesselden


    John joined Brearley & Co in 1988 and has been a Partner since 2000.

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    Mark Smallman

    Managing Director

    Mark joined the firm in 1987 and has over 20 years’ experience in practice.

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    Michael Race


    Michael joined the company in 1995 and has over 20 years of experience in accounting practices.

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    Aarron Clarke


    Joined us on 29 April to work as part of the Accounts team at our Swinton office, where he prepares Year end accounts, VAT returns and Tax computations for a wide range of businesses.Aarron is currently studying ACCA.

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    Alex Wooton

    Alex joined us as an accounts apprentice in 2020

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      Ben Kay


      Ben is a semi senior at our Dinnington office

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      Casey-Jo Ezeldine

      Casey-Jo joined us as an accounts apprentice in 2020

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        Claire Chapman


        Claire works in our accounts team and prepares clients’ accounts and VAT returnsShe also prepares management accounts and deals with bookkeeping

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        David Burgin


        David is part of the accounts team and does monthly management accounts at client’s premisesHe also prepares Year End financial statements and can help with companies Corporation Tax Planning ahead of their Year EndDavid is competent on Sage and Quickbooks

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        Elizabeth Rawlins


        Liz joined our accounts team in Dinnington in July 2019 and is studying for her final AAT exams

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        Florence Davidson

        Florence joined us as an accounts apprentice in 2020

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          Hannah McFadden


          Hannah is based at our Barnsley office and is currently studying for her ACCA. She is part of the accounts team and prepares clients’ accounts and VAT returns.

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          Jake Moore


          As part of the accounts team, Jake prepares Year End accounts ranging from sole traders to Ltd companies and tax computations and quarterly VAT returns for sole traders and Ltd Companies.Competent with Sage on management accounts and monthly bookkeeping.

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          James Ryder


          James joined us as a trainee accountant in May 2019 and is based at our Mexborough office

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          Jeanette Roney


          Jeanette is part of the accounts team and deals with clients’ Year End accounts and prepares management accounts.She also deals with VAT returns.

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          Katie Cotton


          Katie is part of the accounts team and prepares clients’ accounts, tax computations and VAT returnsShe also deals with Sage bookkeeping.

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          Kyle Cutts


          Kyle is a semi senior at our Dinnington office. Kyle has recently completed his AAT and will soon be studying for his ACCA

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          Kyle Jermy


          Kyle works as a part of the accounts team preparing accounts and tax returns for sole traders.

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          Leanne Keyworth


          Leanne is ACCA qualified and is based at our Dinnington office. Leanne has spent the last couple of years in industry and has a vast array of skills, she will initially look after a portfolio of limited companies.

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          Lee Rendle


          Lee is office manager and part of the accounts team based at our Dinnington office, preparing company accounts, sole trader and management accounts, also VAT returns and tax computationsHe helps clients with any queries they have with Sage and teaches them how to use the software

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          Luke Campbell

          Luke joined us as an accounts apprentice in 2020

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            Luke Stead


            Luke works as a part of the accounts team preparing accounts and tax returns.

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            Meloney Dargie


            Meloney joined Brearley & Co from her senior position at PKN and has over 18 years accountancy experience as well as having a period running her own accountancy business.

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              Rachel Rimmington


              Rachel works as part of the accounts team at our Swinton office and prepares sole trader and limited company accounts and also VAT returns

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              Rhian Cooper


              Rhian joined us as a senior in 2018 and works in the accounts department at Swinton.

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              Steven Millerchip


              Steven works in the Accounts team dealing with preparation of management and year end accounts, monthly accounting reports, inclusive ratios etc..He also deals with bookkeeping advice and systems, manual or computerised.

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              Tim Schofield


              Tim works in the Accounts team and deals with preparation of Year End Accounts, preparation of quarterly/monthly management accounts and prepares quarterly VAT returns.He also does monthly accounting reports, inclusive ratios etc.. Bookkeeping advice and systems, manual or computerised


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              Emma White


              Emma covers reception at both the Mexborough and the Dinnington offices. She also does general admin duties.

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              Helen Johnson


              Helen is a part-time receptionist at our Swinton office, meeting and greeting visitors and clients also answering telephones and deal with general typing duties.Helen files Confirmation Statements for clients with Ltd Companies.

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              Helen Thompson


              Helen is our receptionist at our Dinnington office and joined the Admin Team at Brearley’s in 2018. She deals with all aspects of admin and secretarial duties.

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              Joanne Rayner-Johnson


              Joanne is PA to Mark and also deals with secretarial duties, Limited Companies, changes to Company structures, prepares Wills and assists with Probate.She manages the Admin Department

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              Nicola Sheppard


              Nicola is based at our Swinton office, and deals with all aspects of Admin and Secretarial work for Brearley’s and for clients.

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              Sarah Laycock


              Sarah is a part time receptionist at our Swinton office and assists with admin duties

            Business Development/Marketing

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              Susan Hill

              Business Development/Marketing

              Susan assists with Business Development and deals with all of our marketing and events, and manages our website and social media platforms.She also deals with the administration of our Fee Protection service.

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              Lisa Smallman

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              Lisa deals with Credit Control and assists clients with managing payment of their invoicesShe also sets up payment plans and standing orders

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              Tracy Berry

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              Tracy deals with Credit Control and assists clients with managing payment of their invoices.


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                Emily Patching

                Payroll Manager & Tax

                Emily is Payroll Manager at our Dinnington office and processes payrolls including auto enrolment and CIS. Emily also assists the tax department on self-assessments, Corporation Tax returns and P11d’s.

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                Julie Macfarlane


                Julie is a payroll assistant at our Swinton office and processes client payrolls and all relating PAYE information

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                Kristy Johnson


                Kristy joined our payroll team in Swinton in October 2021, bringing a wealth of experience to our payroll team.


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                Andrew Cowe


                Andrew joined Brearley & Co in 2016 as Senior Tax Manager and specialises in Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance tax, along with business and personal tax. Andrew also provides bespoke tax-efficient advice

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                Ben Wingate


                Ben joined Brearley & Co as a tax junior in 2007 and is now our Assistant Tax Manager. Ben oversees the preparation of personal and corporation tax compliance work and is also involved in tax planning, HMRC investigations and other ad hoc tax work. He is CTA qualified.

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                Gillian McDonald


                Gillian joined our tax compliance team after working at BHP for 12 years, and brings a great deal of experience to the tax team  

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                  Laura Brearley


                  Laura is part of our tax team based at Swinton, dealing with Corporation Tax, Self-Assessment and P11d’s. She also deals with general tax enquiries and clients queries regarding Tax Credits.

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                  Matthew Cowling


                  Works in the tax department dealing with Personal Tax Returns, Corporation Tax Returns and P11d’s. Matthew also assists clients with Tax Queries.

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