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Meet The Team

We have a dedicated team constantly striving to provide prompt and cost effective solutions to all of our clients Accounting needs

Continuing communication between the team ensures a unified support is delivered to all clients in whichever area they need help.

With expertise covering all aspects of Accountancy, Taxation and Business Advisory services, we are well placed to take an holistic view of our clients finances enabling a targeted efficient service

Rob

Rob Richards FCA CTA FCCA

DIRECTOR

IN WORK

Role: Owner/Director responsible for a portfolio of varied clients.

Experience: Wide range of experience in General Practice with many different industry sectors

Specialisms: Tax planning for both individuals and businesses.

BACKSTORY

Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992.  Worked as a tax manager for another local practice and qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser. Set up on his own in 1999 before merging his Practice with Nick Sandy in 2005 to start The Richards Sandy Partnership.

OUTSIDE OF WORK

Enjoys playing golf at Worcester Golf & Country Club and in Andalucía as often as possible.  Follows the rugby at Warriors as often as possible.  Despite reaching middle age still hates gardening.

Contact:   DDI: 01905 330340

Nick

Nick Sandy FCA

DIRECTOR

IN WORK 

Role: Owner/Director responsible for a portfolio of varied clients. 

Experience: Wide range of experience in General Practice with many different industry sectors  

Specialisms: Business start ups and Company Valuations for Matrimonial and sale purposes 

BACKSTORY

Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982 when Double Entry bookkeeping was recognised as a true artform. Since then has remained in General practice and set up his own Practice in 1991 before merging with Rob Richards in 2005 to start The Richards Sandy Partnership 

OUTSIDE OF WORK

Keen on most sports particularly Football and Rugby – knees still allow regular games of ‘Old man’s tennis’ and remains an avid walker and slow but keen runner.

Contact:   DDI: 01905 330619

Aimee

Aimee Stinton FCCA

DIRECTOR

IN WORK 

Role: Owner/Director responsible for a portfolio of varied clients. 

Experience: Wide range of experience in General Practice with many different industry sectors  

Specialisms: Corporate finance, accounts preparation for companies of all sizes, audited accounts, group accounts and solicitor accounts/reporting. 

BACKSTORY

Started at Richards Sandy as a graduate trainee back in 2004, qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2007.

Became a director of the company in 2014. 

OUTSIDE OF WORK

Enjoys exercise, often partakes in a spin or body pump class before work, leaving time for evening walks with Lexi and Ronnie (dogs).

Contact:   DDI: 01905 330613

Ally

Ally McLaughlin FCCA

ASSOCIATE

IN WORK

Role: Responsible for delivering accountancy and tax advice to a wide range of clients and developing client relationships.

Experience: Wide range of experience in General Practice with many different industry sectors. Experience and knowledge in start-up companies.

Specialisms: Business start-ups and structures and owner-managed businesses development.

BACKSTORY

A former rugby player who qualified as an accountant with a top 30 firm before joining The Richards Sandy Partnership in 2013.

OUT OF WORK

Enjoys watching and participating in most sports, occasionally pulls the boots on for charity games and enjoys coaching rugby with his sons’ team.

Contact:   DDI: 01905 330617

Heather Richards

Heather Richards ACIB

PRACTICE MANAGER

IN WORK 

Role: Responsible for all areas of Practice Management and is one of the senior management team.  Deals with the Practice internal accounts, credit control processes and Human Resources.

Experience: Has worked in Practice Management since 1999 having previously worked in Commercial Banking. 

BACKSTORY

Following University, joined NatWest as a graduate trainee and qualified as an ACIB.  Worked as part of the Commercial Banking team in Birmingham and then left to assist with setting up The Practice as one of the founding shareholders in 1999.

OUTSIDE OF WORK

A lover of film, literature and travelling.

Contact: DDI: 01905 330614

Jacquie Whittle

Jacquie Whittle FCA

ASSOCIATE

IN WORK 

Role: Manages the team and oversees the workflow of the Practice.  Also responsible for Practice quality control and compliance. 

Experience: Wide range of experience in General Practice with many different industry sectors.  

BACKSTORY

Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986 with a local firm of Chartered Accountants before joining Nick Sandy in 1998. 

OUTSIDE OF WORK

A lover of good books, art and yoga.  Enjoys visiting galleries and discovering new places at home and abroad.

Contact:   DDI: 01905 330616

Melissa Cother

Melissa Cother ACA

ASSOCIATE

IN WORK 

Role: Client manager recently made Associate and responsible for a portfolio of varied clients.

Experience: Wide range of experience in General Practice with many different industry sectors, including start-ups and charities.

Specialisms: Providing guidance to start up companies, and charity accounting.

BACKSTORY 

Joined a local firm in 2011 as an apprentice before eventually qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2016 before joining The Richards Sandy Partnership in 2017 as a Client Manager.

OUTSIDE OF WORK

Loves to be outdoors enjoying various activities such as canoeing and taking a very energetic chocolate Labrador walking. If not off then exploring somewhere, probably having a catch up, wine and good food with friends!

Contact:   DDI: 01905 947006

Richie_Sills

Richie Sills CTA

SENIOR TAX MANAGER

IN WORK 

Role: Senior tax manager responsible for all tax matters relating to a wide range of clients. 

Experience: Wide range of experience gained with both large, national and smaller, local practices  

Specialisms: Able to advise on all areas of tax including Corporation Tax, Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax, and VAT.  Very proficient in the use of Excel and writing macros (with some of his work having been published) 

BACKSTORY

Qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser with a small local firm before working for many years as a tax manager at a Top 20 firm 

OUTSIDE OF WORK

Primary interest lies in dog training (with a very energetic Labrador to practice on!).  Other interests, time permitting, include walking (usually with the aforementioned Labrador), watching films, console gaming, memory techniques, and online poker.

Contact:   DDI: 01905 330347

Laura Powers

Laura Powers FCCA CTA

TAX MANAGER

IN WORK 

Role: Personal Tax Manager responsible for overseeing the personal tax department

Experience: Good range of skills ranging from accounts preparation to technical tax advice

Specialisms: Tax advice and compliance for personal taxes

BACKSTORY 

Obtained an Accountancy apprenticeship with a Worcestershire firm having commenced working straight from school in 2007. Worked in General Practice since and became a full member of ACCA in 2012. Achieved the CTA qualification in February 2017.

OUTSIDE OF WORK 

Loves to leave the house, grab a bike and go cycling when she has the spare time and the weather permits although this spontaneous approach has left her lost in the middle of a field on more than one occasion now. On colder days it’s watching films and spending time with family.

Contact:   DDI: 01905 330349

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