Key people

Simon Turner BA (Hons) FCA

Managing Director

UK Subsidiary Companies, Business start-ups and growth

Simon joined Seymour Taylor in 1998, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1999 and subsequently progressed within the firm to be appointed Managing Director in September 2010. He has since been driving the business forward and improving all aspects of client service whilst expanding the company.

Simon specialises in helping UK subsidiary companies of international businesses start up and develop within the UK, advising on all aspects of their financial and auditing needs. He has worked with clients all over the world supporting them with their auditing requirements, accountancy, business taxation, compliance and full inter-company reporting.

He also has a wealth of experience in marketing and business with expertise in aiding numerous entrepreneurs and owner managed businesses to achieve their business goals.

Seymour Taylor support many local charities and Simon sits on the Investment Committee of the Bucks Community Foundation, this involves working closely with the members to help the charity achieve their objectives.

Simon is the father of two boys and has a passion for sport, coaching rugby and playing cricket and golf. He is also a keen drummer and has been known to entertain family and friends at parties.

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Eddie Harrington CTA

Tax Director

Personal Tax, Corporate Tax, HM Revenue & Customs enquiries

Eddie has a particular wealth of knowledge and experience within Taxation. Prior to joining Seymour Taylor in August 1989, Eddie worked for HM Revenue & Customs as a Tax Inspector. In 1991 he also qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser. He is therefore able to handle all aspects of personal tax, corporation tax and inheritance tax, including significant experience of negotiating with HM Revenue & Customs.

Eddie's client base includes both private individuals and businesses operating with a turnover of up to £1 million. If you have a taxation question or need assistance with corresponding with HM Revenue & Customs, do not hesitate to contact Eddie.

Eddie is very much a family man, spending his time with his wife and two daughters. He also has a passion for speedway racing and enjoys travelling around Europe as a spectator at Grand Prix events.

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Mike Marshall FCCA

Director of Audit & Accounts

Group Company Audits & Consolidations, Construction

Mike joined Seymour Taylor in June 1985 and trained here as a Chartered Certified Accountant. He had previously worked for a number of accounting firms, including Pannell Fitzpatrick (now part of PKF).

Mike's niches within the business are both accountancy for Groups of Companies and auditing for companies within the Construction industry. This fairly complex industry includes control and procedures that relate to various aspects of contract work in progress and property transactions.

Mike is also heavily involved in the technical aspects of our clients audits, company reorganisation of all sizes, overseas companies and consolidations.

If you are involved in the accountancy of an Engineering or Construction company or if you run a family business and looking for support in your growth, Mike would like to hear from you.

Outside of the office, Mike is often found indulging his love and enjoyment of football and is a loyal Arsenal supporter. Mike has a keen interest in railways and is the Treasurer of the High Wycombe & District Model Railway Society.

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Cliff Baker FCA

Client Director

Aviation, Retail & Distribution, Solicitors & Accounting Rules

As one of our longest standing Directors at Seymour Taylor, Cliff has a wealth of professional experience in accountancy and auditing. Cliff's portfolio of clients comprise substantial businesses mainly in the areas of retail, aviation, warehouse and distribution, marketing and legal practices.

In addition to working with clients on routine compliance audit, tax and accounts, he and his team advise regularly on other matters such as valuations, business restructures, planning for growth or for sale, due diligence and start up projects, assisting both on business and personal tax and financial aspects.

Cliff is a member of the ICAEW Tax Faculty and Solicitors Special Interest Group.

Cliff is our Solicitors and Accounting Rules (SARs) specialist and works very closely with legal practices, enabling our clients to benefit from our experience in dealing with the Accounting and Auditing requirements of Solicitors.

When not at work, Cliff likes to share his interest in classic aeroplanes and is a member of the de Havilland Moth Club - a thriving club that takes pleasure in veteran and vintage aircraft from a flying and photographic view point; he is also a lifelong supporter of Arsenal Football Club.

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Liz Horton FCCA

Associate Director

Charity, Auditing & Company Accounts, Stock Holding

Liz joined Seymour Taylor as a qualified accountant in April 1999 after completing her training at a top 50 Accounting Practice. She started with us as an Audit Senior and worked her way to managing the Audit and Accounts Department before becoming an Associate Director. She is actively involved in the recruitment and training and development of staff. Liz is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Liz has gained a wealth of experience within the owner managed businesses, charity, property, group companies, stock holding and construction sectors. Her skill is being able to streamline the compliance work for clients so that she can focus on the real needs of the owner manager. Liz specialises in audits and using her business support experience to provide the right advice to companies.

Alongside Bill Johnston, Liz is a Charity and Education sector specialist. She works with a number of local charities and not for profit organisations from educational establishments to charities supporting sufferers of medical conditions, supporting them with decision making as well as having the technical knowledge to advise on their statutory requirements.

Liz enjoys days out with her family, especially when the sun shines. She likes dining out with friends and when time permits she likes cooking and entertaining.

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Rachel Pugh FCCA

Associate Director

Owner Managed Businesses, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and Operations

Rachel joined Seymour Taylor in May 2012 as Associate Director of Operations having relocated to High Wycombe.

Rachel specialises in accountancy and advisory services for small and medium sized enterprises and has a vast amount of knowledge and experience training and advising clients on their systems, internal controls and software.

She also has experience in dealing with marketing, IT, recruitment, training, staff development and practice management and has a commitment to high standards of professionalism. These skills are generally transferable to any business and therefore she particularly enjoys providing support and guidance to clients in all their business challenges as well as working on routine compliance such as tax and accounts.

Rachel’s role is initially Operations based, assisting Simon Turner, our Managing Director, but also the other directors in a number of projects, whilst looking to grow her portfolio of clients.

Outside the working environment Rachel tries to get to the gym whenever possible, enjoys cycling and is still learning to play golf (badly!)…..all weather permitting of course.

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Tim Fulker

Associate Director

Tim joined Seymour Taylor as a trainee on leaving University in 1989, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992 and after supervising team members for many years, became of one of the managers in our Audit and Accounts department from 2004 until 2015.

Tim is responsible for managing the audit, accountancy and business tax affairs of a portfolio of small and medium sized, primarily owner-manager businesses, from small start-ups to established businesses, helping the owners to achieve their business objectives. Over the years he has worked with companies with turnover in excess of £70m and employing over 600 people.

Tim's areas of interest include the IT / computer sector; retail; and professional service companies - as our Legal Sector specialist, Tim has worked with a number of local solicitors' practices, helping them with their SRA Accounts Rules compliance work as well as their normal accounts and taxation affairs.

Tim enjoys helping businesses optimise their tax affairs. He has assisted a number of companies in the IT sector with claims for enhanced Research and Development (R&D) relief - a valuable relief whereby a business can obtain tax relief on more than its actual expenditure on qualifying R&D projects- and is experienced in the preparation and review of Capital Allowances claims, an increasingly complex area where allowances can range from nothing, through to 100% for expenditure on energy efficient equipment.

Outside the office Tim is a keen follower of all sports and has been a Wycombe Wanderers season ticket holder for over 20 years.

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