Meet our Partners
Barry qualified as an accountant way back in 1990 and has spent his entire career working in accountancy practices. In the 16 years to 2022, he launched and ran Cardens Accountants LLP and was instrumental in growing the business from 8 to 60 people, with the firm winning several awards along the way.
In 2022, the firm joined the Galloways herd and Barry has recently taken up a leadership role in the larger practice.
As a practitioner, Barry has increasingly specialised in property clients and wider strategic business advice including helping clients to exit their businesses.
Andy, along with his fellow Hove colleagues, joined Galloways as a partner in May 2022. Andy started his accountancy career in Hove before joining Cardens in 2006. It was here that he gained his valuable experience in liaising with clients and helping them to understand the successes and pitfalls of running a business. These experiences assisted Andy in becoming a partner of the firm in 2016.
Andy can be seen regularly at local business events as his clients represent a good mixture of Brighton and Hove industries. He enjoys looking after owner managed business and personal tax clients. He ensures the client’s accounting needs are met, advises on tax savings, structure and assists with the challenges they face. Andy grew up in Worthing, therefore his network stretches across the Sussex counties.
Carol is a Chartered Accountant who specialises in outsourced financial services such as bookkeeping and management accounts. She takes pride in building relationships with clients, delivering consistent support and practical accounting solutions to help them reach their goals.
She is a passionate advocate of entrepreneurs and set up her own practice in 2010 which she ran until 2018 until she joined Cardens Accountants. She is passionate about technology and using this to help her clients. She has been working with Xero since 2011 so, as an early adopter of cloud accounting, has extensive knowledge of Xero and the ecosystem of software which has evolved around it.
As one of the partners in Hove, James works with a variety of local SMEs across several sectors, including technology, e-commerce, consultancy, and hospitality. Through technology and outsourcing, he helps his clients focus more on the job they enjoy and not the admin burden of running a company.
James aims to help make sense of the numbers and understand how best to achieve your goals while navigating the world of tax for both them and their company. He believes it’s important to treat others like you wish to be treated, ensuring you get the answers you need when you need them most.
Being from Brighton, James joined the Hove office as a trainee just four days after taking his last A-Level exam at Varndean College back in 2002. He passed his ACCA exams in December 2008, before being promoted to associate partner in 2016 and finally partner in 2022.
Victoria started her career with a Sussex firm in 1997 and became ACCA qualified in 2001.
She was a partner at the inception of Cardens Accountants – now Galloways – in 2006 and supported its growth to become the largest independent practice in the South.
Victoria advises all types of businesses across a range of sectors. She particularly enjoys working with owners and individuals to help them either understand the world of tax and to make the most of opportunities available to them.
Victoria grew up in Hove and has enjoyed getting involved in local community matters and was the chair of the Hove Business Association. Having recently taken over the Worthing office, she is looking forward to expanding the network there.
Hannah joined the firm as audit manager in 2014 after spending 11 years auditing within the public sector at the Audit Commission and then with EY. Since joining she has gained a wide range of experience in private sector audits across a variety of industries.
Hannah became Audit Associate Partner in 2016 with responsibility for all audits in the firm.
As Audit Partner Hannah’s main focus is to add value to the audit process, a process which is rarely requested and usually just one of regulation. She works together with her clients to make the audits as smooth and convenient as possible as well as using the opportunity to help the client improve their systems while ensuring a compliant audit. She has developed the audit team throughout her time here and continues to grow the department skills and specialisms.
James grew up in Southwick and went to Bhasvic college in Hove. He decided to start his accountancy career as soon as possible and joined Cardens Accountants in 2009. A clear success rate at exam level led to Chartered Certified accountant status in 2014. James is an important part of the Hove team and after obtaining his practicing certificate he was made an associate in 2022.
James has an eclectic mix of local owner managed businesses in his portfolio, assisting them with any accounting or tax challenges they face.
He is passionate about guiding his clients through the ever-changing world of accountancy and taxation through straight talking and jargon-free advice, whilst providing a quality personal service. This approach has built close relationships with many of his clients over the years.
Gemma qualified as a Chartered Certified accountant in 2014. After gaining a degree in accountancy and law in 2003, Gemma spent several years working overseas before completing her qualification. She originally worked at a smaller firm, and then joined the Cardens team in 2012 where she qualified. Having always worked in Shoreham and Hove area Gemma makes use of her local connections to build relationships.
Having spent several years as a client manager looking after a wide range of clients, Gemma was promoted to associate in April 2022. She now manages her own portfolio, which covers a wide range of sectors and sizes. Gemma works with her clients to ensure they fully understand their accounts and are operating in the most tax efficient manner. She also assists with VAT returns and management accounts, and encourages the use of cloud software to maintain records and full compliance.