Director & Accounts Manager
Company director and head of accounts, Peter founded AWS in 1990 and is currently into his 28th year of service. Peter has always enjoyed working with numbers and knew from a young age that a job with numbers would be for him. He finds his current role challenging yet enjoyable and enjoys getting to the end result when finalising a client’s accounts. Peter is very friendly and has a great ability to solve problems and discuss issues methodically. In his spare time he enjoys a game of golf and most other sports.
Director & Tax Manager
Ian has been a partner and tax director of AWS for 24 years. Prior to this he worked at medium sized local practices for 10 years. He enjoys his role at AWS even when some days can be more challenging than others. Ian has been able to adapt from a purely tax role to where he can now provide clear and proactive advise which benefits clients from both a tax and commercial perspective. In Ian’s spare time he is a keen rugby fan, particularly Blaydon RFC. He also enjoys walking, especially in the Cheviots.
Director & Payroll Manager
Leanne is one of our directors at AWS and has worked here for 19 years. She works in both tax and payroll, liking how varied her work can be on a daily basis. Leanne came from a background in retail management when she joined AWS and worked hard to build her career. This has led to her role as director of the company, a fine example of progression. Her organisation skills are a must in this fast paced job and she is always a friendly, helpful member of the team. While she has an important role in the company, Leanne still makes time for swimming, dancing, camping and even a bit of yoga to relax after work
'Huge thanks to Leanne Carr who takes especially good care of our tax info' -Helen Birkett
Emma is one of our accounts seniors and has worked at AWS for 18 years. Starting out by doing her work experience here along with her love for maths, she decided that accounting would be her career path. Emma is a hard working member of the team and is always willing to help in whatever way she can. She never lets a task go uncompleted. She is kept busy outside of work by her two children who are also a part of the rugby team that AWS proudly sponsors.
Cheryl is an accounts senior who after studying A Level business studies and completing a module on accounting, decided that she wanted to work in the accountancy field. Cheryl is very organised and is client focused, ensuring that the client always comes first with every task she undertakes. As well as accounting, Cheryl is interested in Astronomy and likes swimming to stay active outside of work
Being part of our payroll team, Emma loves facing new challenges every day. She joined the team after wanting to be in a profession with lots of different avenues and opportunities where she could grow her all round knowledge of the industry. Emma’s best qualities are her organisation and time management skills which are very important in payroll. She enjoys solving client problems – no matter what they may be! Emma loves to stay active and goes walking, swimming and kayaking, seeing the world as she does it.
Erin joined AWS in April 2018 as a payroll junior. She enjoys working in a busy environment with clients and queries. Erin previously helped in her dads business carrying out data inputting later deciding she would like to expand her knowledge and become trained within the industry. Erin is very organised and great at time keeping; this is reflected in her work as payroll is about multi-tasking and meeting deadlines. In her spare time Erin loves fashion and currently writes a weekly blog with her friend based on this, lifestyle, travel and beauty.
Dylan joined AWS in May 2018 as a tax junior. He decided to join the industry as he loves problem solving and believes he is a very organised person which is a key quality for working in tax. Dylan decided that a job in a profession at a young age would allow him to grow and seek countless opportunities. In his spare time he enjoys music, from playing the guitar to attending concerts. He also enjoys socialising with family and friends
Tony has worked at AWS for just over 4 years. He is a part of our accounts team where he is responsible for bookkeeping, VAT returns and accounts. He joined the industry because of his love for maths and working with numbers. His career choice has allowed him to pursue this further. Tony is a hard working member of our team and is always dedicated to his work. Away from numbers and accounts, he enjoys both playing and watching sports and has recently taken up reading.
Nicola is the newest member of our team at AWS, having only started here in November 2018. She wanted to set up her own floristry business where she went to college to learn how to do her own bookkeeping and found that she actually enjoyed that more than the floristry. Working here, she deals with bookkeeping, VAT and CIS. She loves her job and loves to help people solve any problems that they may have.
Since leaving school Andrew has worked in accounts/ finance. Within bookkeeping and VAT Andrew believes there is a good mix of work which he finds very interesting. He is persistent in finding answers to complete the job, which is an excellent quality for working within the industry. In Andrew’s spare time he enjoys playing games, solving problems, computer programming and carrying out home improvements.
Whilst helping to set up AWS Accountancy back in 1990, Belinda took on the role of dealing with administration and works alongside Laura. She loves the variety of work involved with her role but mainly enjoys getting to meet all of our lovely clients! She takes care to detail and likes to have a personal touch by getting to know each individual and their company. Belinda loves spending time with her grandchildren and has recently taken up golf in her spare time.