Meet The Team
Meet The Team
BRW Accounting is an accounting practice based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Our directors have over 40 years' worth of combined experience, and we are confident that we can help any business, big or small.
We aim to provide a complete service, individually tailored to each of our clients needs, enabling them to concentrate on running and growing their business.
Clients choosing to work with BRW Accounting will get back their valuable time – time which previously was taken up with financial administration, bookkeeping and other accounting tasks.
Compliance and the ever-changing legal obligations placed on business owners can be confusing and daunting. At BRW Accounting, we work hard to ensure that your legal obligations are constantly met and any required filings are made on time, every time.
Sectors that we specialise in include:
Property and Construction
Sport professionals from the worlds of horse racing, rugby, cricket, etc., transitioning into civvy street
So who will you be working with?
Steve Bowers PARTNER
Tea Addict | Lover of Horse Racing | Budding Sports Journalist | Dad of 2 | Tax Reducer
Steve, partner of BRW, has always been a bit of a whizz with numbers, so it made sense for him to pursue a career in accountancy when he left school. He set up his own firm because he wanted the freedom to build relationships with clients in his own way. Steve recognises the importance of understanding what a client wants to achieve with their business, then implements strategies to help them succeed. He is hugely successful at increasing profit levels, maximising revenue and reducing tax liabilities. Simply put, if you’re looking to save money, Steve is the chap to talk to. Outside the world of accountancy, he’s a passionate follower of horse-racing, a hands-on father of two and a pretty good golf player.
Neil Rosser PARTNER
Gloucester Rugby Fan | Owned by 2 Mad Spaniels | Dad of 2, Husband of 1 | Sports Player-Turned-Spectator | Wine Enthusiast
Neil is a partner of BRW, with over two decades of successful experience in accounting. Neil specialises in producing management accounts, cashflow forecasts, bookkeeping and VAT returns. He particularly enjoys being given problems to solve and the satisfaction that comes from helping people get the most from their business. At weekends, you’ll find him at Gloucester Rugby's Kingsholm ground, cheering on his team, probably with a beer in his hand, or championing his kids’ rugby teams (minus the beer).
Matt Brookes ACCOUNTS SENIOR
Cricket Captain | Lager Lover | Dad of 2
Matt is BRW’s Accounts Senior, where his formidable skills in accounting are a great asset to the team. Speaking of teams, Matt is captain of his local cricket side, and likes nothing better than to guarantee sweet victory for his eleven by scoring a century one-handed, before retiring for tea and medals (he tells us). He’s also the captain of his own little home-team, being father to two lovely children. He follows and watches a lot of sport, including horse-racing, which usually involves a lot of jumping up from the sofa, spilling beer and screaming at the TV, probably explaining why he has no pets. Don’t feel sorry for him on that score, no. If you have to feel sorry for him about anything, it’s the fact that he was born on Christmas Day, so nobody wishes him a happy birthday. Ever. Sad.
Libby Mannion MARKETING MANAGER
Mum of 2 | Loves a Good Spreadsheet | Fuelled by Caffeine | Amateur Baker | Music Fan
Libby is the Marketing Manager for BRW. She has experience in administration and customer service, spanning more years than she cares to mention! Libby cares greatly about ensuring clients are warmly welcomed on board and that communications are strong between the company and the clients. It’s her job to make sure that the standard of service is high and that the office runs smoothly and efficiently. Chances are, if you call the office, it’ll be her voice you first hear. When she’s not working or running around after the kids, Libby loves going to gigs and discovering new music or relaxing with her husband and a cold glass of something fizzy.
Laura Batt ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT
Keeper of Books | Cat Lover | Shopaholic | Amateur Photographer | Designated Driver
Laura is resident bookkeeper at BRW, and can often be found tending to her books, whispering to them and nurturing them - making sure that each one is in true harmony with the cosmos, and that all the numbers add up and stuff. When she’s not making sure that our clients’ books are perfectly balanced, she can often be found striding the hills and fields, taking pictures of all things natural before walking her way back home to pamper her many cats. She also likes to shop. Like, really shop. Seriously, someone should do something. Laura loves a bit of cheesy music too. It’s true, there’s nothing grater. Grater...! Ah, never mind.
Sarah Rosser BOOKKEEPER
Multi-Tasker | Rock-Chick | Rugby Fan | Mum of Boys (and Spaniels) | Boss's Wife
Sarah is one of our Bookkeepers here at BRW, so she is really good at multitasking and keeping her finger on the pulse of our clients’ businesses. Which is a good job really as she is mum to two boys, making her totally outnumbered! Her two beautiful Spaniels also keep her on her toes, but she doesn’t mind; she just looks forward to the times when she can dance away in a mosh-pit somewhere. A proper rock-chick at heart, Sarah is happiest when she’s attending a gig or a music festival. She’s also a bit of a rugby fan and used to play for Tewkesbury WRFC prior to raising her own personal team. She’s a Gloucester season ticket holder, so frequently visits with her family to have a drink and support her team.
Oh, and she’s the boss’s wife! So best behaviour… 😉
Lyn Beebe PAYROLL MANAGER
Payroll Extraordinaire | Worldly Wise | Avid Reader | Positive Thinker | Not a Linda
Lyn (NOT Linda!) is our Payroll Manager and brings over 20 years of experience to BRW. She is meticulous and precise in her work and having lived on 3 different continents, she’s always got an interesting story to share! When she’s not busy paying everyone’s wages, Lyn enjoys arts and crafts and reads avidly. At the weekends, she enjoys relaxing with a drink and a good movie and meeting friends for brunch. Lyn lives her life with heaps of optimism and brightens our office every day with her chipper demeanour. Just don’t call her Linda. Or you’ll feel her wrath!
Martha Blackwell ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT
Regular Spinner | Always Walking | Netflix Binger | Mum of 2
Martha is one of our team of Accounts Assistants. She assists our senior accountants with preparing financial statements and accounts and makes sure our clients are compliant with accounting and legislative requirements. It’s a busy role, but that’s ok, because Martha loves keeping busy, which is just as well given that she’s mum to two pre-teens. She’s recently welcomed two adorable puppies into her family and they've become an excellent excuse for all the walking she likes to do. She also loves a tough, fast-paced spin session – the sweatier the better, she says. After all that exercise, winding down for Martha looks like a large Gin and Tonic and a Netflix binge. Apparently, she’s quite the fan of serial killer documentaries…. Yikes!
Natasha Byrne BOOKKEEPER
Superstar | Fitness Fanatic | Mum of One | Chocoholic
Tasha is our fabulous, full-time, in-house bookkeeper. She’s actually qualified to level 4 AAT and has an excellent eye for detail, so we’re sure she’ll go far here at BRW. Tasha’s a bit famous round these parts, as lead singer of cover band The Rubies and loves nothing more than getting covered in mud in obstacle fun runs, then rewarding herself afterwards with a big bar of chocolate! Life is busy for Tasha, being mum to one sassy little lady and two cats, Lemony & Harmony. A definite party girl at heart, Tasha loves any reason to celebrate and have fun.
If you'd like to find out more about how we could help your business flourish and grow, please give us a call and let's have a chat. We're here to help!