Our People

Peter Taaffe

Peter Taaffe

Managing Partner

Peter’s blend of skills from his FCA and CTA qualifications along with practice experience provides clients with a broad perspective and practical advice. Peter’s focus is on improved business performance and enhanced value for clients.

John Elliott

John Elliott

Tax Partner

John is one of our tax partners, he specialises in assisting clients to minimise their tax liabilities and ensuring they are fully compliant with the complex tax legislation. He has over 25 years experience in all aspects of UK tax work.

Lesley Malkin

Lesley Malkin

Audit Partner

Lesley has been a partner at BWM since 2011, following over 10 years’ experience as audit manager. She has a wide ranging knowledge of accounts and audit matters and additionally has practical knowledge from being a charity director for many years.

Sue Stephens

Sue Stephens

Tax Partner

With over 20 years experience, Sue has vast knowledge of all areas of individual and partnership tax specialising in tax planning for high net worth individuals and their businesses. Having worked for a Big 4 firm and HMRC, Sue also helps our clients with any tax issues they may have.

Andy Oakes

Andy Oakes

Partner

Andy has more than 30 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant in business. He applies his experience and a good deal of common sense to help develop business relationships. Andy’s responsibilities within the firm include advising on growth, business development and client care.

Anita Mason

Anita Mason

Director of Audit

Anita has over 20 years of audit and accounts experience, specialising in company & group accounts and the audit of owner-managed businesses and charities. She also has experience of public sector audit from her time with the Audit Commission before joining BWM as audit manager.

Tony Stanley

Tony Stanley

Audit Manager

Tony has many years of experience in preparing the accounts and preparing the audits of small to medium sized companies and charities and Tony is an experienced audit manager leading audit teams.

Gearoid Hennessy

Gearoid Hennessy

Audit Manager

Gearoid has many years of experience in accounts preparation and audits of small to medium sized companies, and additionally charities and limited liability practices.

Lisa Lewis

Lisa Lewis

Personal Tax Manager

Lisa’s 20 years’ experience in Tax has gained her a wide range of knowledge in all aspects of personal taxation, including individuals, sole traders and partnerships, together with knowledge and experience in payroll.

Anthony Whittaker

Anthony Whittaker

Trust Manager

Anthony has over 10 years’ experience in trusts having worked for Grant Thornton and RBS Trust Company. He is experienced in dealing with a variety of trusts and related accountancy, compliance and trust tax matters.

Sandra Driscoll

Sandra Driscoll

Practice Manager

Sandra has become an invaluable asset to the practice, using a wealth of experience gained when working for Panorama Kitchens as Finance Manager and previous to that Hanridge Services Ltd.

Donna Newall

Donna Newall

Assistant Tax Manager

Donna joined the Tax department at BWM in 2013. Donna is AAT qualified, and she has worked at Mazars and BDO and specialises in personal taxation matters for a wide range of clients.

Melissa Thomas

Melissa Thomas

Payroll

With a wealth of knowledge and hands on experience, Melissa runs the payroll services for many of BWM’s clients.

Steve Carr

Steve Carr

Your IT Director

Steve has over 15 years of experience and works alongside a team of allies with over a hundred years of experience in every facet of ICT, giving a seamless experience without the associated hefty IT director price tag.

Emer

Emer

Labradoodle, Managing Partner’s Dog

Our four-legged staff member is a regular fixture at the BWM office. Emer is a ‘Labradoodle’ who has been coming into the office with Peter Taaffe “pretty much from Day One”.