Our People

Our people make Blencowes successful and we believe that our partners and staff are the key to our quality service. Blencowes have a well balanced mix of staff in terms of qualifications and experience which ensures Blencowes have the abilities to deal with all aspects of clients requirements. Our investment in training and developing our people, ensures clients receive high levels of service and this focus has been integral to our success. Click on the thumbnails for our profiles.

 

 

Bob Blencowe - Partner

Bob was educated at the local grammar school, Magdaien College School and then joined the practice after completing his university degree in 1972, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant 1979 and become a partner in 1981.
Bob adopts a hands on approach providing tax efficient solutions to everyday and exceptional problems clients have with both income and capital taxes.
During the summer months you will find Bob playing competitive bowls on the green.
Throughout the year Bob takes an interest in all sports played with a ball.

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Ashley Painter - Partner

Ashley joined Blencowes in July 2007 and became a partner in April 2008, he qualified as and Accounting Technician in 1995 he then built on his career by qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2002 and became a fellow in 2007.
Ashley has a wide range of accountancy and audit experience gained whilst working in a public practice in and around Northamptonshire, ranging from the preparation of accounts from incomplete records and carrying out the statutory audit for a variety of limited companies.
During his career Ashley has also spent some time within industry at a medium sized company, gaining valuable experience of the financial management of daily operations. This now proves invaluable when advising owner managed businesses.
Ashley also works closely with individuals and businesses reviewing their individual requirements and tailoring tax efficient solutions in accordance with their objectives.
Ashley enjoys competitive sailing during his spare time.

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Garry King BA - Client manager and audit senior

Garry joined Blencowes in July 2008 on a training contract to become a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA). Garry’s role is to assist the accounts department with the production of financial statements for small to medium sized businesses, as well as preparing Tax Returns for those clients as required. He also assists on audit assignments.

Outside of work, Garry’s interests include war gaming, history and modem languages.

 

Jackie Hemmings - Payroll and Company Secretarial Manager

Jackie joined Blencowes in May 2010, during this period she has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge in all payroll matters including the operation of auto-enrolment.  Jackie is also responsible for all our corporate secretarial services ensuring our clients statutory company registers our maintained and electronic submissions professionally managed.

 

Kanan Robinson - Client manager

Kanan joined Blencowes in August 2008. She is a part qualified Chartered Accountant who has gained more than 24 years of experience during her accountancy career. She has a wide range of accountancy experience ranging from the preparation of accounts from incomplete records to the statutory audit of limited companies. Kanan’s role at Blencowes is principally the preparation of financial statements for small to medium sized businesses and dealing with the related taxation compliance requirements for those clients.
In addition to this Kanan also has a good knowledge of Sage accountancy software and is able to train clients to operate the software to its full capabilities.
Kanan enjoys keeping fit when she has the time.

 

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Ian Burston – Client Manager

Ian is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants he also holds BA (Hons) in Business Administration. Ian has worked in the public practice since 2004 and is well experienced to support our clients. Ian currently manages a portfolio of our clients and assists the directors with various taxation and accounting assignments. Ian as experience in dealing with tax computations and planning, management accounts, accounts preparation, audits, VAT and advising clients on a whole range of taxation issues
Ian enjoys playing cricket for a local village side in the South Northants cricket league and watching local non-league football. Ian also enjoys family time with his wife and young children.

 

Daria Szweda - Payroll and administrator 

Daria has been developing her experience since joining Blencowes in 2009 and is now an integral part of our payroll department. Daria also assists in all the administrative duties of the business.   In her spare time Daria enjoys travel and is a keen gardener.

 

 

Christine Faulkner - Client manager and payroll support

Christine is a qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and joined Blencowes in 2013. Christine has a strong back ground in supporting businesses in their accounting records and payroll requirements. She is also heavily involved in the preparation of sole trader, partnership and Statutory Financial Statements. Christine is intent on developing her career and is currently studying towards the Chartered Accountants examination’s.
Outside of the office it would not be unusual to find Christine on the bowling green.

 

 

Toni Bott - Client manager

Toni is a qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and joined Blencowes in November 2013. Toni joined us from one of the three principal mid-market accountancy firms where she gained an array of excellent experience working for businesses and charities of various sizes.  She is also heavily involved in the preparation of sole trader, partnership and Statutory Financial Statements. Toni is determined to develop her career and is currently studying towards the Chartered Accountants examination’s. Toni has a real flair, commercial acumen and a dynamic approach to our clients.

Outside of the office it would not be unusual to find Toni cooking up a storm in the kitchen and coming up with new recipes.

 

 

Sarah Robinson - Client and Audit Manager

Sarah is a qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and joined Blencowes in July 2015. Sarah is a key member of our team and has excellent abilities in dealing with our clients accounting and taxation requirements. Sarah has also supported Blencowes with regards to developing our audit services and is now our Audit Manager dealing with medium sized businesses and all our clients the audit requirements. Sarah has a strong determination and intends to complete the final examination of the Association of Certified Charted Accountants in the next 12 months.

Outside of work you will catch Sarah enjoying walking and keeping fit.

 

 

Lisa Parsons - Client Manager

Lisa is a part qualified member of the Association Of Chartered Certified Accountants and joined Blencowes in September 2015 on a part time basis. Lisa has worked in public practice since 2000 and during this time gained a wealth of experience dealing with family run businesses. Lisa can turn her skills to an array of accounting roles, such as management accounts, VAT Returns, cloud based software, preparing clients personal and corporate tax returns.

 

 

Louise Purves – Client Manager

Louise is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and joined Blencowes in November 2015 on a part time basis. Some of Louise’s training was with a large multinational firm of accountants and has worked in public practice since 2002. During these years Louise has gained considerable experience in dealing with corporate and personal taxation affairs.

During Louise’s spare time she enjoys reading and spending quality time with family and friends.

 

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