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??
I’ve joined Azure 5 years ago and have been a qualified accountant for 14 years, having studied ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians).
At work: I’m the helper of the team and will do anything I can to support my colleagues and clients.
Beyond work: My downtime is based around family time, eating out and going on holiday.
Did you know? I was in the same room as Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and didn’t know he was there. Not so bad I hear you say. Well, there were only 3 other people in the room!
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 just over a year ago and am currently studying ATT Level 4 and then plan to move onto CIMA to fully qualify.
At work: I like to make our clients’ lives as easy as possible so they can enjoy running their business.
Beyond work: My two amazing boys Josh, aged 8, and Max, who’s almost 5, keep me on my toes and always keep a smile on my face. When I have some time to unwind, I like to run and exercise.
Did you know? I use to play county level darts for Surrey in my youth and managed a restaurant for 8 years.