Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Mabe Allen is a professional accountancy firm with a dedicated, highly-qualified, fully-trained team of experts who always strives to ensure our clients’ success with regards to all of their accounting requirements. Our team of accountants form a very close-knit group which helps us to provide you with unified support whenever you need it most.
With extensive knowledge and expertise to draw upon, all of which covers any and all aspects of accountancy, taxation and business advisory services, to name a few, you can rest assured that Mabe Allen is well-placed to take a holistic view when it comes to planning for the future as well dealing with more specific matters when required.

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.

You’ll have absolute peace of mind that Kevin will provide you with the help, advice and guidance you need when it comes to accountancy services. To get in touch with Kevin today, give him a call on 01332 345265.

Stephen Foulkes FCA FCCA FMAAT CTA ATT (Fellow) FRSA – Tax Partner

Stephen has been with the Practice for over 30 years since leaving school, and was one of the early apprentices to progress from AAT through to ICAEW Chartered Accountant status. A respected and trusted Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser across the profession and our clients, Stephen advises on all taxation and commercial matters relating to owner-managed businesses, individuals, deceased estates and trusts.

Stephen serves on the local committee of the Notts, Derby & Lincoln ICAEW District Society as its Treasurer and is also the immediate past Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Taxation East Midlands Branch. This has brought great strengths and benefits to both the Practice and our clients over the years in a very proactive way.

When Stephen isn’t reading tax articles in his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and can even be seen at the console of some of the UK’s leading theatre organs!

To get in touch with Stephen to discuss how he can help and support you, give him a call on 01332 345265.

Chris Hopkinson FCA, FCCA – General Practice

Chris is based at our dedicated office in Ripley, although he is always happy to provide services and advice to clients in the surrounding areas. Specialising in owner-managed businesses with a particular emphasis on agricultural clients, you’ll be able to look to Chris if you need help with business accounts management.

Having spent over 50 years in the Practice, Chris has an extensive amount of industry knowledge to draw upon. Outside of work, Chris has a number of interests and hobbies which include walking and travelling.

If you’d like to get in touch with Chris about your company accounts or financial business management in general, then don’t hesitate to give him a call today on the following number: 01773 743325.

Philip Antcliffe – Derby Office Manager

Phil has worked at Mabe Allen for over 30 years, taking great pride in helping a wide range of clients from multiple different industries. Phil specialises in dealing with the accounts of large corporate groups and specialist pension schemes in particular. If you’d like to take advantage of the quality services Phil is able to provide, get in touch with him by ringing the following number at a time to suit you: 01332 345265.

Nigel Colley – Business Services

Nigel is pleased to have been with Mabe Allen for over 20 years. As a specialist who endeavours to provide clients with guidance and advice surrounding the preparation of management information and business accounts across a range of sectors and industries, Nigel can always be relied upon to deliver exceptional accountancy services every time.

Nigel manages our Small Business Team at our Ilkeston office and has a keen interest in a number of different sports, including cricket. To get in touch with Nigel today, give him a call on 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 over 24 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.

The aforementioned ranges from preparation of management accounts to more specialised “one-off” assignments, such as financial due diligence and forensic accounting, all to ensure that our clients are supported in the process of purchasing or selling their business. Andy’s hobbies, apart from his three children, include motorsports and doing quizzes. Andy is also a keen Derby County supporter.

To get in touch with Andy today, give him a call on the following number: 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 right 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. Give Julie a call today on 0115-9323995.

Neil Higgins FCCA –Audit Director

Neil qualified with ACCA in 2000 and has more than 20 years’ experience in audit and general practice across many industries and business sectors, managing an extensive 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 audit processes to further improve the audit services our clients are pleased to receive. He has recently championed the introduction of an audit software solution for our clients and is now looking to evolve the firm’s digital audit offering to enable the use of data analytics as a key component of the audit process.

To contact Neil today, give him a call on the following telephone number: 01332-345265.

Martin Lane – Senior Accountancy Manager

Martin has over 30 years’ experience in accountancy and is based at our dedicated Derby office. Martin offers a variety of accountancy services, including audits, accounts preparation, and taxation matters, all for a wide variety of clients and industries, including Limited Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships. Martin specialises in advising legal practices and licensed conveyancers.

If you would like to take advantage of the services and expertise that Martin has to offer, get in touch with him today via telephone: 01332-345265.

James Hall FCCA – Senior Accountancy/Audit Manager

James is a Chartered Certified Accountant and has sixteen years’ experience across varying business sectors of the SME range.

James is a keen supporter of Manchester United and also loves watching films and playing video games. He lives in Derby with his wife, Laura, and following the recent birth of their first child, Martha, they no longer have time for any of these things!

To get in touch with James, please send an email to the address above or give him a call on: 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.

Geoff Cliff FCA, FMAAT – Business Services Manager & Ripley Office Coordinator

Geoff has been with Mabe Allen for over 25 years and uses all of his experience to look after a variety of owner-managed small businesses in various sectors. Geoff is based at our Ripley office and is always a friendly voice on the telephone whenever clients are in need of advice and assistance. Away from work, Geoff enjoys watching sports and live music and is keen on science fiction and his pet cat Dora! Give Geoff a call on 01773 743325.

Tina Tyler - Business Services Manager

Tina has returned to us after a number of years. She started her career at our Ilkeston office over 30 years ago and is now working between our Ripley and Ilkeston offices.

Tina is a Chartered Certified Accountant who has accounts and tax experience looking after a variety of clients from sole traders to limited companies as well as personal tax clients, trusts and estate compliance work.

One of Tina’s main activities outside of work is playing a cornet in a brass band. Having started to play from the age of 10 with Ilkeston Brass she has since played for a number of brass bands in the local area and is currently playing for a band in Leicestershire.

Behind the Scenes


  • Billy Wiggin – Graduate Accountancy Apprentice
  • Owen Lane – Junior Trainee Accountant
  • Pamela Richmond – Secretary/Receptionist
  • Sue Bishop – PA/Secretary
  • Sue Buonasorte – Bookkeeper
  • Sue Douglas – Bookkeeper/Administrator
  • Aidan Sims – Accountancy Apprentice
  • Natalie Tsaha – Graduate Accountancy Apprentice


  • Benjamin Pidgeon – Trainee Apprentice Accountant
  • Katie Taylor – Payroll Administrator
  • Lewis Crowder – AAT Accountant
  • Geraldine Smith – Bookkeeper & Payroll Assistant


  • Dawn Hutchinson – Senior Accounts Clerk
  • Edith Ngcobo – Bookkeeper
  • Elaine Sylvester – Senior Secretary
  • Ira Martin – Senior Accounts Clerk
  • Julie Gaffney – Senior Accounts Clerk
  • Natalie Pressland – Semi Senior Accounts Clerk
  • Sona Moazen – Accounts Clerk
  • Sue Salt – Senior Accounts Clerk
  • Yvonne Allen – Senior Account Clerk
  • Serren Turton – Junior Apprentice Accountant
  • Charlotte Shrewsbury – Office Administrator
  • Connor Taylor – Apprentice Chartered Accountant