Figures worth adding to your contacts
Andy is CIMA qualified with over 25 years experience of accounting, mortgage lending, private banking and private equity through his employment with Credit Suisse, IPES (now part of Apex Group) and being one of the founders of Love Your Accountants.
At work: I’m pretty obsessed with building a culture driven business – with helping people at its core.
Beyond work: My wife and children are my driving force.
Did you know? I can add ‘international sportsman’ as a string to my bow – having captained the Channel Islands for several years at the World 8 Ball Pool Championships.
CHIEF ENERGY OFFICER
At work: I’m a strategist and ideas man, helping the team to keep firmly focused on the end goal of helping our clients achieve their goals – in business and life.
Beyond work: You’ll find me cycling, playing poker, tennis and golf, and I even turn my hand to improv comedy too.
Did you know? I beat Jonah Barrington, World Squash Champion, at situps when I was 14.
Chief Operating Officer
John is ACA qualified with a Mathematics degree. He is an active member of the ICAEW through his role as deputy President of the Croydon board and he is a member of the R&D HMRC committee. Along with assisting clients, he is part-responsible for the running of the Surrey practice and Head of Operations for the Devon practice..
At work: I’m the rational and logical one, which makes me very good at problem-solving. I’ve definitely found the right job then!
Beyond work: To unwind from numbers, I play golf, football and like to kitesurf.
Did you know? I have officially scored two goals in the FA Cup whilst I was a semi-professional footballer.
Chief Financial Officer
Rob is ACA qualified with a Masters of Chemistry. He has developed his professional experience through employment with PwC along with a top 20 firm and a smaller firm. Along with assisting clients, he is responsible for the running of the Surrey practice.
At work: I’m the technical one, as well as helping train the team and ensure that the company is operating efficiently, I enjoy getting into the technical aspects of transactions given my audit background.
Beyond work: When I’m not sitting at a desk, or meeting clients, I can usually be found practicing dog agility with my springador or down on the south coast by a beach.
Did you know? I achieved a bronze at the London Taekwondo championships 2008 shortly after being labelled a supremo in the chess world…Why didn’t anyone tell me about Chessboxing back then??
After completing my BSc in Mathematics, I joined Azure’s growing team in 2016 and am currently studying for my CIMA qualifications.
At work: I’m ambitious, enthusiastic and always coming up with new ideas.
Beyond work: Away from work you’ll find me on the football pitch, choosing new trainers (again) and playing my electric guitar.
Did you know? I once took part in a knitting contest and claimed 2nd prize (so near, yet so far).
I joined Azure at the start of Autumn 2019. Having previously graduated in Accounting and Finance, I am currently studying towards my ACA qualifications.
At work: Going above and beyond for my clients and making it easier for them to understand the UK tax system is my number 1 priority. I love researching new aspects in accounting.
Beyond work: I love watching the footy and taking a stroll around my area.
I joined Azure about 6.5 years ago and have never looked back. Being able to work from home but still have the support I get is amazing.
At Work: I am very organised. I love to help my colleagues and clients as much as possible and to make everything as simple as it can be for them.
Beyond Work: My family are my world. I’m a very proud mum of my beautiful daughter Chloe, who’s 18. Any time I get to myself I like to spend running.
Did you know? I have completed the London Half Marathon twice now and the Full Moon Walk, raising £££’s for different charities.