We aim to establish a long-term relationship with all clients. We have acquired a number of other practices, but the steady growth of our business has been mainly from personal recommendations through existing clients. We value the fact that clients and staff stay with us and recommend us to others!
Our partners have outside business interests which give us an excellent appreciation of the challenges and difficulties experienced by business today. Our managers have all worked in a wide variety of professional and business environments, to complement our service and advice to clients.
Historically, we have been involved in a number of unusual projects, including setting-up the East of England Orchestra (now called "ViVA"), Nottingham Homestart and the Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust. We have managed and advised on the finances of a wide range of interesting and challenging assignments, including sports clubs, cricketers' benefit years, environmental groups, and major funding applications including the National Lottery. We have a separate large payroll bureau and provide accounting services to a number of businesses, including TV, radio and sports personalities.
Paul Turner FCA lives on a small farm in Breaston with "her outdoors". Paul plays various musical instruments and has sung and played in various bands and musical genres including 50/60s rock 'n Roll, traditional folk, AO/prog & folk rock and Blues Bros/Commitments. His eclectic taste sees him currently playing guitars and singing in “The Cherrys”.
He is also a keen dinghy sailor racing National 12 dinghies in competitions across the country and collects and restores famous/rare vintage (wooden/clinker) boats. He has been a member of Trent Valley Sailing Club for many years.
Paul founded the Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust & Society in 1993 (and is still a director of the Trust). Paul was founder President of Long Eaton Dawnbreakers Rotary, a "dual gender" (i.e. mixed!) club which meets weekly at 7.00am Tuesday mornings at Bennetts Hotel in Long Eaton.
His other business interests over the years have included supplying pa and lighting equipment to radio stations, marine chandlery and sail making, and property development (as well as farming and equestrian enterprise).
Diane Lockwood ACA FCCA ATT is the partner responsible for audit registration and looking after the majority of our charity registered clients advising and assisting whenever possible, recently assisting with the set-up of two local church based charities; she is a member of Trinity Methodist Church, Long Eaton.
Married and living near to Derby, she enjoys sporting activities being a team member playing tennis and badminton both socially and in local leagues. When watching sport Diane confesses to regularly attending 'Meadow Lane' to watch her favoured football team.