Central to the service we offer is the quality of our staff and partners and the continuity of our team. For our clients, seeing familiar faces is very important and underlines our ability to offer an efficient, knowledgeable and approachable service.
Most of our team listed below have been with the firm for 15 years or more, and each of us has specific areas of expertise. Together, we provide an exceptional service across a wide range of accountancy disciplines.
Robert has a wide range of experience, with specialisms in many areas of personal tax planning and investigation work. After qualifying with one of the largest international accountancy practices, Robert joined Lithgow Perkins with the ambition to combine the technical and service ethos of an international firm with the personal, hands on approach of a local firm.
Mike has significant experience with accounting and auditing groups of companies, and has dealt with many property companies and those involved in the retail and manufacturing sector. He has a wide range of expertise, with particular specialisms in audit and the not-for-profit sector, and aims to understand clients and offer relevant business advice.
Joe has a wealth of knowledge across a range of disciplines but his particular passion lies in helping start-up businesses flourish into profitable enterprises. He advises entrepreneurs in areas of business structure, legislation, expansion funding and exit strategy. An important part of his work is offering cost effective tax planning tailored to individual needs.
Tom Rhodes ACA
Tom was promoted to partner level in April 2023 after joining Lithgow Perkins as an apprentice in September 2012. Alongside accounts preparation and tax compliance, Tom specialises in business consultancy, tax planning and audit work for businesses of all sizes including sole traders, owner-managed companies and multi-million pound companies.
Tom Lowry ACA
Tom joined Lithgow Perkins in 2013 as an apprentice, and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2020. In April 2023 he was promoted as partner. A specialist in tax, Tom views his work for clients as similar to that of a finance director, looking at real time information to give profitability, cash flow and tax projections, and then aiming to mitigate that tax liability.
Phillip coordinates our staff, support and IT to deliver a cost effective, timely service. He also manages the financial calendar for all our clients to ensure that filing and tax deadlines are met. With a background in accounting, corporate and business tax, he is also still actively involved in the preparation of accounts and tax calculations for a variety of companies.
Accounts and Audit Manager
Martin has been at Lithgow Perkins for over 30 years and enjoys working with owner-managed businesses. He has developed close relations with a number of our larger clients and has assisted in passing the business from one generation to the next. He provides accounting, audit and tax services for these clients.
Corinne Gregson MICB PM.Dip
Payroll and VAT Compliance Manager
Corinne has managed the payroll department at Lithgow Perkins for more than 25 years. In that time, she has seen PAYE regulations and payroll reporting become ever more complex, as well as the introduction of pension auto-enrolment.
Trusts and Tax Manager
Stuart specialises in personal tax and trust tax and enjoys trying to save money for his clients with efficient tax planning. His role includes tax return preparation, preparing trust accounts and completing capital gains tax returns for clients. He also manages probate work for our sister company, LP Probate Services Limited.
Payroll and VAT Manager
Julie's specialist area of work is payroll. She also undertakes bookkeeping and VAT compliance, as well as work for our sister company LP Probate Services. Julie joined Lithgow Perkins during the Covid pandemic, when ever-changing payroll regulations gave her a good understanding of PAYE regulations and RTI reporting deadlines.
VAT Compliance Manager
Sara qualified as a chartered accountant with a large international accountancy practice and went on to work as the financial controller of an internet bank. Following a career break, she joined Lithgow Perkins as a member of the VAT Compliance team and enjoys working for a variety of clients.
Senior Accounts and Audit Manager
Beverley has been with the firm for over 30 years and in that time has built up a wealth of experience in accounts, audit and tax. She usually looks after our larger clients’ annual accounts and tax compliance needs, and specialises in day-to-day compliance for professional practices.
To get a flavour of what we can do for you, please feel free to call or email any of our partners or staff for a chat or to arrange a free initial meeting.