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Meet the Team


Meet the Team

daniel knowles

Daniel Knowles - Practice Manager

As practice manager, Daniel is responsible for the delivery of our service by the seven individual accounting teams and is particularly keen on the development of the team members.

Daniel is a member of ACCA and one of our IPSE Accredited Accountants.

craig mccall

Craig McCall - Compliance Manager

Craig, an Economics Graduate, joined Nixon Williams in 2008 as an Account Controller; he has since attained the ACCA qualification and become an IPSE accredited accountant whilst progressing through the company to his current position.

As Compliance Manager Craig has had overall responsibility for the development and roll-out of our online accountancy portal, Vantage, ensuring that this and the accompanying service delivered through our teams complies with all accountancy and tax legislation.

Danielle Finch - Team 1 Manager

Danielle joined the Nixon Williams team in October 2011 as an Assistant Team Manager. Previously she has worked at a small accountancy firm where things were run rather differently.

Danielle has gained AAT and ATT qualifications and has worked hard to progress her career to Team Manager. She heads up a dynamic and passionate team who are dedicated to offering a proactive and efficient service to provide the best customer service experience possible.

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Brett McDonald - Team 2 Manager

Brett joined us seven years ago from another practice and quickly realised how different we went about doing things. Used to being reactive, the move to a proactive practice was a welcome move. Brett was amazed that we sent draft accounts to clients just weeks after their yearend, but now sees this as a minimum service level to be achieved.

Being our longest serving Team Manager, Brett has a breadth of experience which enables his team to provide a guide to contractors around the UK. He is a member of both AAT & ATT as well as one of our IPSE Accredited Accountants.

Stephen Chapman - Team 3 Manager

Before joining Nixon Williams, Stephen worked as an accountant within the construction industry. Since joining in 2012 as an Assistant Team Manger, Stephen showed willing and dedication within his work and as a result was promoted to Team Manager.

Stephen is now ACCA and AAT qualified, and believes that it is an important trait to deliver a quality and an efficient service.

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Simone Kelly - Team 4 Manager

Having previously worked at another accountancy practice, Simone was pleased to join a company who work in a timely and efficient manner.

As a well organised individual who strives for perfection, she is leading an enthusiastic team whose aim is to deliver excellent customer service on every occasion and to ensure that their skills and knowledge remain up to date, allowing them to give the best possible proactive advice to their clients.

Simone is a member of the AAT & ATT as well as being a qualified Chartered Tax Advisor. She is also one of our IPSE Accredited Accountants and has applied to be appointed a member of the CIOT.

daniel knowles

Daniel Knowles - Team 5 Manager

Before joining Nixon Williams, Daniel studied law to post-graduate level and was employed by the Department for Work and Pensions. Since becoming an account controller in 2011 he has swiftly progressed through our internal training programme and attained the ACCA qualification and become an IPSE accredited accountant.As a result of his hard work he now heads up one of our teams.

Elloise Kelly - Team 6 Manager

Elloise joined Nixon Williams in June 2012 as an assistant manager having previously spent over 5 years working as an audit and accounts junior at another accountancy practice. In August 2012 Elloise gained her ACCA qualification, she has also become an IPSE accredited accountant.

Elloise heads up a team of ambitious individuals and with her weekly meetings and emphasis on training strives to ensure that our clients receive the best customer service whilst retaining a high level of team morale.

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Alan Jackson - Team 7 Manager

Prior to joining Nixon Williams, Alan had worked in other accountancy practices for over 10 years. Alan is a member of the AAT, ATT and is also an IPSE Accredited Accountant, these qualifications bring him a wide range of skills that he can draw upon in his current position as Team Manager. Alan leads an energetic team and takes pride in delivering a high standard of customer service.

Craig Whelan

Craig Whelan - New Business Manager

Craig initially worked in one of our accounts teams as an accountant, he now advises our new clients about our accountancy services.

Unlike many of our competitors, Craig benefits from having an accountancy background and is a member of AAT so this helps as he knows what he is talking about!