All our clients are important to us and are treated as individuals, not just numbers. That's why we focus on getting to know you.
Wellers distinguishes itself by the quality of its personnel. We have an extremely loyal work force evidenced by a very low rate of staff turnover. We're different from the smaller provincial firms as well as the huge, impersonal City-based accountancy firms. You need a team that's highly professional with strong resources. And one that brings something extra to the party - experience. Yet you also need a supportive business partner who can help turn your business challenges into opportunities.
Like you, we run our own business – so we know what it’s like on your side of the desk. We want to work in collaboration with you, providing practical expertise with individual attention, always focused on your commercial objectives.
The success of our long lasting client relationships is based on a combination of shared goals, integrity and trust. Our highly qualified and experienced people have the expertise and authority to respond rapidly to your requirements as they change.
FCCA qualified, Norman joined as an Articled pupil to Mr Weller in 1972, qualified in 1976, and was invited to become a partner in 1979 at the age of twenty-five. Norman has extensive experience dealing with the SME market and offers clarity of thought and the ability to communicate those thoughts to clients. Married, with three adult children, Norman has a keen interest in boating, both Narrow boats and Sailing. Norman is also a season ticket holder at the new Emirates Stadium..
Eddie joined Wellers at the age of eighteen as an articled clerk and achieved Partner status in 1987. He is a Fellow of The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. For many years Eddie has advised a number of owner managed businesses and has an extensive knowledge of Revenue & Customs enquiries, Law Firms, Charities and Pubs and Restaurants. He has also acted as an expert witness assisting solicitors in matrimonial and share valuation issues.
Eddie is married, with three children and when away from the office enjoys football, rugby and horse racing.
A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Peter trained and qualified in 1978 at Wellers but then spent three years in industry. Peter rejoined Wellers in 1982 and became a partner 5 years later. At present, Peter is responsible for a broad base of clients, is a member of the Wellers board, and Finance Partner. He advises a large number of owner-run businesses, generally providing advice on accounts and tax. Married with two children, Peter's personal interests include sport and current affairs. Peter plays cricket for Faringdon and coaches a Cumnor boys football team as well as supporting AFC Bournemouth.
A member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Brook joined Wellers in 1986 and became a partner in 1989.
Brook looks after a general portfolio of clients in the SME sector. From a farming background, many of Brooks clients are farming related and his keen interest in horseracing has enabled him to develop a specialist department servicing clients in the bloodstock and equestrian sector. Another specialist area is other professional partnerships, including Limited Liability Partnerships particularly in the construction and architectural industry. Brook also has extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with HM Revenue & Customs enquiries for individuals and companies.
Brook is married with two children. His interests are horseracing, football and cycling.
Andrew has a BA Honours degree in Accounting and Finance, he is ACA and ATII qualified. Andrew has been with Wellers since leaving college and gained his professional qualifications with the practice. He operates as a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Advisor. He became a partner in 1989. Andrew is married with two children. His interests include bird watching and photography.
Neil Beck joined Wellers Accountants in 1988 and now acts as the Partnerships’ Chief Executive Officer. A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Neil has extensive experience of working with businesses in the licensed trade, restaurant and leisure industries. Based in the London office of Wellers, Neil is married with two daughters and enjoys squash and football.
FCCA Qualified, Simon joined Wellers in 1986. Simon is timely and technical and likes to provide an enthusiastic and holistic service to his clients. Simon is the Finance Director of the Banbury Chamber of Commerce, and takes an active role in two local Charities acting as treasurer.
Simon enjoys most sports and has represented Oxfordshire at both hockey and cricket. Simon is married with one son.
Kathleen followed in her brothers (Edward Parker) footsteps and became a partner of Wellers in 1999. She gained her professional qualifications as a trainee at Wellers after studying at the University of Hull. Kath spends her time between the London and Oxford offices and represents an extensive entrepreneurial client base.
Kathleen is a keen walker and has completed treks to the summit of Mount Toubkal in Morocco and the Everest Base Camp raising funds for both Childline and Scope.
Stuart divides his time between the Thame, Oxford and London offices. He holds his Professional ACA Qualification and a degree in Maths and Accounting from Oxford Brookes University. Stuart has been with Wellers since 1999.
Born at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and raised in Headington, Stuart has a natural understanding of the issues and opportunities that face Oxfordshire based businesses. He is keen to develop the Wellers Oxfordshire customer base by providing valuable input on the strategic side of running a business as well as financial processes. This often means working closely with both the MD and FD of a business, analysing future opportunities and areas for growth.
Although Stuart works with a broad range of businesses, he has extensive experience in the construction and motor industries.
Stuart is married with two children and enjoys running, playing football and supporting Liverpool FC.
Christina is predominantly based in the Oxford office. She is ACCA qualified and holds a BA Honours Degree in Financial Economics from Staffordshire University. Christina has been with Wellers since 1997.
Born in Jamaica, raised in Ireland and travelled all over the world, Christina has developed excellent interpersonal skills, which she brings to her client relationships. She combines extensive knowledge of the markets and finance with the ability to break down customer:accountant barriers and really get to grips with both the personal and corporate objectives of her clients.
Christina works alongside her colleagues to provide a perfect balance of support and guidance to the Wellers customer base. She also provides key support in the recruitment of both trainees and senior employees and is keen to develop a client base in areas she is passionate about such as animal care and environmental issues.
Christina enjoys DIY as well as a love for animals. She also keeps a very close eye on the stocks and shares, occasionally dipping into the markets herself.
Norma works closely with owner managers and family run businesses delivering professional advice that helps them manage, run and grow their organisations. By obtaining an in depth understanding of her clients and their affairs, she is able to provide solutions that fine balance and reconcile the needs of the business with those of the founder and family behind it. With an extensive client portfolio of family enterprises of varying sizes, Norma is able to draw upon more than 20 years of experience to act as a neutral party to ensure you avoid the common pitfalls, tensions and competing demands that can afflict family ownership.
A keen observer, Norma can deliver insight and bespoke advice in areas including family succession, governance, business strategy, and pay and benefits among many others. Her work is always carried out with the aim of finding the most beneficial way forward that all involved feel comfortable with. This is achieved by assisting communication between the different family members, clarifying objectives and understanding the roles, responsibilities and concerns of all parties.
Examples of her work have included:
- Assisting in the recruitment of a non-family Managing Director to mentor and develop the client’s offspring to eventually take over and run the business
- Managing the transition in a family business to achieve a smooth succession and handover of ownership from father to son
- Acting as facilitator and advisor to resolve a dispute between two family branches
- Implementing and advising on the use of a family charter to strike a balance between the best interests of the business with the well-being of the family
- Reviewing and recommending an appropriate ownership structure to retain family wealth
Norma started her accounting career in Glasgow where she gained valuable experience at one of Scotland’s largest independent firms of Chartered Accountants. From there she moved to top twenty firm first in their Edinburgh office and then later in London. When not working, Norma is a rugby fanatic and a former treasurer of London Scottish Rugby Club.
Having qualified with Wellers in 2004 Ben continues to build strong relationships with business owners within the London area. A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, his diverse sector experience includes cosmetic surgery, travel, charities, training organisations, industrial goods and technology. In his business development role Ben seeks to draw on the extensive skills and experience at Wellers to ensure a fresh and comprehensive service for all clients, meeting their business and personal needs. Being a younger partner in the practice Ben still actively participates in sport such as football and running but prepares for his veteran status by attending the rich variety of theatrical productions in London.
ACCA qualified, Debbie started her career with Wellers in 1996 as a trainee. She has climbed the ranks over the years and is now developing the growing entrepreneurial client base at Wellers, working particularly with new business start ups and owner managed businesses. In her spare time Debbie enjoys horse racing, travel and socialising.
Matt is ACA qualified and is currently the youngest partner at Wellers. Following his appointment at Wellers as a trainee accountant in the Oxford office in 1999, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004 before achieving partnership 7 years later. Now working primarily in the London office, Matt advises a diverse portfolio of clients and brings a wealth of experience in the hospitality and charity sectors. In his spare time Matt has a passion for music, both listening and performing, and is a keen golfer.