Meet our team

We’re a small but committed and friendly bunch. Each member contributes their own unique skills and experience to a strong team effort.

John Turner

John is the principal and owns the firm. A chartered accountant, he has enjoyed a long career in public practice in the Reading area. He caters mainly for private taxpayers and small local businesses, with a particular specialism in working with start-ups. However, he also acts for some larger organisations.

He prides himself on providing a friendly, highly personal and professional service, responding promptly to clients’ queries and providing proactive advice when possible. Some of his clients have been with him almost a quarter-century since he set up the firm in 1995.

Catherine White

Catherine is a chartered accountant with more than twenty years’ experience in public practice and industry. She has been working with John Turner FCA for the last five years, preparing statutory accounts and corporation tax returns as well as providing technical expertise in a range of accounting and taxation matters. Catherine also looks after clients who use QuickBooks Online and trains clients as required.

Catherine qualified with a medium-sized accountancy firm in Gloucestershire before joining KPMG to work on large company audits. She then went into industry, working as a financial accountant and financial accounting manager in two companies before setting up her own practice serving small, owner-managed businesses in and around Reading.

Kanwal Ahmed

Kanwal is the firm’s personal tax manager, and she has worked here for more than a decade. She has over twenty years’ taxation experience, starting with Deloitte before moving to smaller regional practices to take up more hands-on roles. Kanwal is a law graduate and a member of the Association of Tax Technicians.

She is passionate about all aspects of her work, from preparing personal tax returns to dealing with clients’ queries. She also provides a consultancy service in complex tax cases and liaises with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for clients.

Rhonwen Nicholson

Rhonwen is an experienced bookkeeper who has been working with us since 2011. She has more than twenty years’ experience in all aspects of bookkeeping, so has an in- depth understanding of departmental bookkeeping, multi-currency accounting, factoring and research and development.

Rhonwen has forged strong working relationships with a wide range of clients and ensures VAT returns are completed on time, while also preparing reports for year-end accounts. Rhonwen has a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics and an eagle eye for detail. 

Clare Lacey

Clare is our business manager. As well as looking after the day-to-day running of the office and keeping us all in check, she keeps us up to date with all regulatory requirements. These include compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), anti-money laundering regulations and the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales’s (ICAEW’s) practice assurance regime. 

Clare studied Business, HR and Marketing and worked in a variety of roles before joining the team here, gaining expertise in project management, training and marketing. Her wide range of business knowledge makes her an invaluable member of the team.

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