Galloways is a full-service accounting firm based in Sussex. Operating from multiple offices across the county we look after small, medium and large businesses, charities and individuals. We have over 100 people with specialist expertise across all areas of accountancy, taxation, and financial planning. We run our firm like a business, just like our clients do. Yes, we are accountants, but we want to be successful, have great careers, enjoy our work and make money, and we make that happen by working with like-minded people.
Our firm has been in existence for a very long time (1870 we think). The only relevance our longevity has is that it has enabled us to build a fabulous client base in Sussex. We are pretty certain that we don’t have many clients that date back to our beginnings, but we have many family and business customers that we have been looking after for many generations, and you can be confident that we plan to continue to do the same for generations to come. In 2018 our firm received investment from Cow Corner — a local investment business with a long-term commitment to serving the Sussex business community.
Mark has worked across a wide range of sectors and at all stages of the life cycle of a business. After qualifying with a firm in Brighton and then moving to do a decade at a top-tier firm, Mark joined Galloways as a partner.
Mark is a client service partner and likes to keep it simple recognising there are two key things to do. “First, look after and develop the team, second, look after clients. I find if you do the first well, the second is easy as clients feel really understood by the team and have a great experience.”
Lorna has lived and worked in Sussex for the last 30 years. After moving out of London where she worked for Mazars, she joined Knill James in Lewes where she headed up the tax team before becoming a Partner at Galloways in 2019.
As Tax Partner Lorna heads up the firm’s tax department as well as acting as trusted tax advisor to our private clients, business owners and wealthy families, helping to simplify and manage their affairs whilst protecting their wealth for the future. Trusts often feature as part of the wealth protection and, as a trustee herself, Lorna understands the responsibilities and difficulties that come with being a trustee.
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Colin joined in 1995 as a manager and was made a partner in 2007. He has a varied portfolio of clients which include some of the firm’s largest corporate clients. He is responsible for ensuring that we are able to provide our clients with the accounting and tax services they need to help their businesses. He is also head of the firm’s audit department and responsible for delivering audit and assurance work.
Dan joined the Galloways team in June 2021 as a client partner in the Haywards Heath office. After qualifying in 2000 and working for over twenty years within a mid-tier firm in Brighton, Dan brings with him a wealth of experience spanning a wide variety of businesses over a multitude of industries and sectors.
Dan’s passion lies in providing bespoke solutions and advice to owner managed businesses, assisting them with any accounting or tax challenges they are faced with. Dan fully understands the benefits that recent advances in cloud software and other technologies can bring to these businesses and he can arrange tailored solutions so the business owners can focus on their own objectives with the help of useful management information.
Rhys works with clients across a range of business sectors and industries and specialises in advising entrepreneurs and SME business owners at all stages in their life cycle.
After qualifying and working in London for 13 years, Rhys joined Galloways during 2020.
Rhys’s passion lies in spending time with clients to fully understand their objectives and how to meet them, wherever they are in their life or business journey. A key part of this is a commercial mindset and pro-active tax planning that is easily understood.
In addition to providing support for the day-to-day aspects of his client base, Rhys also advises on specialist fields of research and development and investment reliefs.
Lynn has 25 years’ experience in accounting and taxation services. On qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant with a local accountancy practice, she moved into Industry for a few years, expanding her knowledge base and commercialism, before returning to her much loved Practice roots.
She settled within the family ethos of a local firm for 13 years, progressing from Manager to Partner, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the process, and assisted her business partner in running the Practice.
Lynn joined Galloways as a Partner in June 2021 and is now based in the Horsham office where she continues to provide general practice accountancy and taxation services.
She is passionate about supporting and leading her efficient team whilst providing a friendly and professional service to her clients. Her portfolio ranges from individuals and sole traders, to International limited companies, but is largely comprised of small owner-managed limited company businesses across a variety of industries.
Charlie joined Galloways in 2021. Charlie qualified as a chartered accountant in 2016 and has worked within mid-tier and top-tier firms in the Southeast. Charlie has a number of years of general practice and assurance experience and understands his clients’ expectations and needs. Charlie recognises the importance of building a strong relationship with his clients and invests time with everyone he works with to achieve that.
Scott joined Galloways as a partner in February 2021. Acting as an outsourced finance director for many owner managed businesses, he understands the need for robust management information, and a strong commercial mindset in order to help guide decision making at board level. Scott runs outsourced accounting and tax services for many of his clients, freeing up their time and allowing them to concentrate on what they are good at! Scott’s client base is extremely varied, spanning nursing homes to software businesses. He also acts for several multi-generational family businesses, helping them to plan and pass wealth to the next generation.
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.
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