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.
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 & ADMINISTRATION MANAGER
Mum of 2 | Loves a Good Spreadsheet | Fuelled by Caffeine | Amateur Baker | Music Fan
Libby is the Administration 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 a cold glass of something fizzy.
Laura Batt BOOKKEEPER
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.
Sharon Lane PAYROLL MANAGER
Payroll Whizz | Happy Camper | Skittler | Gin Lover
Sharon, or Shaz, as we like to call her, has been working in payroll for over 25 years! She's a speedy wages processor and problem solver and she's slotted in to our office culture like she's always been here. She spends her evenings crocheting and knitting, apart from the nights when she plays skittles for Tewkesbury Ladies Team. At the weekends, she takes her husband and her dog off for adventures in their caravan and pesters her daughter for homemade cakes to bring in to us!
Lyn Beebe BOOKKEEPER
Bookkeeping Extraordinaire | Worldly Wise | Avid Reader | Positive Thinker | Not a Linda
Lyn (NOT Linda!) is one of our bookkeepers 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 balancing books, 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!
Natasha Byrne ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT
Superstar | Fitness Fanatic | Mum of One | Chocoholic
Tasha is our fabulous, full-time, in-house accounts assistant. 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 three cats. 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!