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Meet The Team


Accountancy Services

Meet The Team

We are a dedicated team which strives to provide success to our clients in regards to all their accountancy needs. Our team is very close-knit and ensures that unified support is provided to you whenever you need it. With expertise covering all aspects of accountancy, taxation and business advisory services, we are well placed to take a holistic view to planning for the future as well dealing with specific matters.

Kevin Slack FCA, FCCA – Managing Partner

Kevin has been with the Practice for over 40 years. Kevin is an Audit Partner and advises the SME sector on a range of commercial issues including acquisitions, strategic planning, and succession planning.

A member of the Institute of Directors and a Governor of Derby College, Kevin is a member of the Audit, Corporate Finance and Tax Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Kevin is also a Director of a number of private companies including the Managing Director of Midland Financial Solutions Limited.

Telephone: 01332-345265

David Allen FCA, FCCA, BA (Hons) – Audit Partner

David is based at the Ripley office and specialises in Audit and advising clients on various business and taxation matters.

Telephone: 01773-743325

Chris Hopkinson FCA, FCCA – General Practice

Chris is based at the Ripley office and specialises in owner-managed businesses with a special interest in agricultural clients.

Chris has been in practice for over 50 years and his interests out of work including travel and walking.

Telephone: 01773-743325

Brian Sutton FCA, CTA – Taxation

Brian specialises in all aspects of both personal and commercial taxation and advising small businesses.

Brian is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Brian has been in practice for over 50 years and is based at the Ilkeston office. Brian’s interests include travel and sport.

Telephone: 0115-9323995

Chris Young – Ilkeston Office Manager

Chris has been with the Practice for over 35 years and specialises in advising clients, both corporate and personal, on taxation matters including Trusts as well as dealing with accounts for small businesses and family companies.

Telephone: 0115-9323995 

Stephen Foulkes FCA FCCA FMAAT CTA ATT (FELLOW) FRSA – Tax Director

Stephen has been with the Practice for over 30 years since leaving school. An experienced Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, Stephen advises on all taxation matters relating to individuals, owner-managed businesses, and trusts.

Stephen is the Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Taxation East Midlands Branch which brings great strength and benefit to the Practice and our clients.

Telephone: 01332-345265

Philip Antcliffe – Derby Office Manager

Phil has worked at Mabe Allen for over 30 years for a wide range of clients. Phil specialises in dealing with the accounts of large corporate groups and specialist pension schemes.

Telephone: 01332-345265

Nigel Colley – Business Services

Nigel has been with Mabe Allen for over 20 years and specialises in advising clients and preparing management information and accounts for businesses across a range of business sectors.

Nigel manages our Small Business Team at our Ilkeston office. Nigel has a keen interest in sport and plays cricket.

Telephone: 0115-9323995

Andy Shearing ACA – Senior Business Services Manager

Andy joined the firm on leaving University in 1997 and has been with Mabe Allen for 20 years.

Andy specialises in advising our SME sector clients on various financial and taxation matters across a broad range of business sectors including pension schemes. This ranges from preparation Management Accounts to more specialised “One-Off” assignments, such as financial due diligence and forensic accounting to support clients in the process of purchasing or selling their business. Andy’s hobbies, apart from his three children, include motor sports and quizzes. Andy is also a keen Derby County supporter.

Telephone: 0115-9323995

Jason Moore FCCA – Senior Manager

Jason specialises in advising our SME sector clients on various financial and taxation matters across a broad range of business sectors, providing support in all areas of accountancy, indirect & direct taxation, trust & estate tax compliance & advice, and business advice in general. Jason has a keen interest in wildlife, sports, and outdoor pursuits, he is a keen gardener and enjoys days out walking and cycling with his family.

Telephone: 0115-9323995

Julie Chapman – Payroll Bureau Manager

Julie manages the Payroll Department which is based at our Ilkeston office. She manages the payroll for numerous businesses from single sole traders through to large companies with over 100 employees.

Julie specialises in payroll administration including pensions auto-enrolment administration and all other matters. Julie has been with Mabe Allen since 2004 and her interests outside of work include foreign travel and entertaining.

Telephone: 0115-9323995

Neil Higgins FCCA – Senior Accountancy/Audit Manager

Neil qualified with ACCA in 2000 and is an experienced Audit Manager at Mabe Allen LLP.

Neil has more than 20 years’ experience in general practice across many business sectors managing a portfolio of clients. He enjoys the variety that his role brings and has a particular interest in the charity sector.

Neil has helped to implement a range of new processes to further improve the services our clients receive. He is currently championing the introduction of a real-time online bespoke software solution for our clients and is looking to evolve the firm’s digital offering to enable a secure document exchange and electronic approvals of accounts and tax returns online.

Telephone: 01332-345265

Martin Lane – Senior Accountancy/Audit Manager

Martin has over 30 years’ experience in accountancy and is based at the Derby office.

Martin works on audits, accounts preparation, and taxation matters for a wide variety of clients including Limited Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships. Martin specialises in advising legal practices and licensed conveyancers.

Telephone: 01332-345265

Tom Shaw BA (Hons) ACA – Senior Accountant/Auditor

Tom specialises in auditing financial statements across a broad range of business sectors including non-profit organisations, and providing support in various areas of accountancy and taxation. This includes the preparation of statutory financial statements, management accounts and tax computations/returns. Tom participates in sporting activities such as: skiing, cycling, rock climbing and walking, along with general fitness activities. He also has an interest in classic cars and other historic vehicles.

Telephone: 01332-345265

Behind the Scenes


  • Sue Bishop - PA/Secretary
  • Sue Douglas - Bookkeeper/Administrator
  • Rebecca Hughes - Administration Assistant
  • Owen Lane - Junior Trainee Accountant
  • Georgia Longdon-Morley - Graduate Trainee Accountant
  • Connor Parkin - Trainee Accountant
  • Pamela Richmond - Secretary/Receptionist
  • Billy Wiggin – Graduate Accountancy Apprentice
  • Sue Buonasorte - Bookkeeper


  • Lewis Crowder - Trainee Accountant
  • Benjamin Pidgeon - Trainee Apprentice Accountant
  • Frances Poyner - Secretary/Administrator
  • Jane Watson - Bookkeeper
  • Katie Taylor – Payroll Administrator


  • Yvonne Allen - Senior Account Clerk
  • Geoff Cliff - Senior Accounts Clerk
  • Julie Gaffney - Senior Accounts Clerk
  • Taylor Gent - Apprentice Accounts Clerk
  • Melanie Howard - General Office Manager
  • Dawn Hutchinson - Senior Accounts Clerk
  • Ira Martin - Senior Accounts Clerk
  • Sona Moazen - Accounts Clerk
  • Edith Ngcobo - Bookkeeper
  • Natalie Pressland - Semi Senior Accounts Clerk
  • Ronan Ravanshad - Junior Trainee Accountant
  • Sue Salt - Senior Accounts Clerk
  • Georgia Staton - Trainee Accounts/Audit Clerk
  • Dennis Stevenson - Junior Trainee Accountant
  • Elaine Sylvester - Typist/Receptionist
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