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Meet The Team

Andrew Ireland FCCA – Managing Director

Andrew has been with Lanham and Company for his whole career having joined as a trainee in 1989.  He qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1995 and is also a statutory registered auditor at the practice.

Andrew heads the audit team and throughout his career has been closely involved with our charity and not for profit client base.   In addition to co-coordinating the ‘Finance Director’ service he runs the team filling the ‘Finance Controller’ gap within client companies, assisting the directors with financial reporting and decision making to achieve their business goals. Andrew also holds responsibility for staff training and HR at the practice.

Outside work, Andrew’s interest in the entertainment industry has led to involvement with an independent record label and a lighting company.  He also is a keen target shooter and martial artist.

Tel: 01799 533125

Stewart Wakefield FCA – Finance Director

Stewart trained with a major regional firm of Chartered Accountants and joined us in October 1993 as a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Stewart’s specialist client base is in property companies and as a result of this he has a wealth of knowledge in group structures and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) as well as the many different taxes involved. Whether it be income tax, VAT, stamp duty, capital gains or inheritance tax Stewart will be able to guide you in the right direction.

He is responsible for the company’s IT and keeps Lanham and Company technologically advanced and constantly improving in efficiency and effectiveness. He is also a driving force behind the promotion of QuickBooks Online and other cloud technologies as we move to digital taxation

Stewart’s other interests are mainly sporting, including skiing, cycling and football.

Tel: 01799 533124

Matthew Porteous FCCA: Tax Manager

Matthew trained with a medium sized practice of Chartered Accountants in Cambridge, qualifying in 2001 as a Chartered Certified Accountant. He joined Lanham and Company in 2008.  Matthew’s client base is primarily small to medium sized businesses, looking after their accounting and taxation needs and dealing with self-assessment for personal tax clients.  Out of work, Matthew enjoys travelling and is a regular theatregoer.

Tel: 01799 533129

Victoria Anderson ACA – Audit Manager

Victoria joined Lanham and Company in 2007 having spent the majority of her career with Ernst & Young. She then spent several years working in an internal audit function within the NHS before moving back into practice.  Her work includes planning and reviewing audit work, supervising and training team members and report writing.

Tel: 01799 533126

Ben Monk FCCA

Ben joined Lanham and Company as a trainee after finishing Sixth Form in 2006 and completed his qualification as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2013.  Ben works across various areas of accountancy, including audit, accounts preparation, payroll and bookkeeping. He specialises in answering VAT queries and looking at the industry specific VAT issues a business needs to be aware of. Ben is a QuickBooks Online Certified ProAdvisor and as such is skilled at dealing with any QuickBooks Online questions that a client may encounter.

Away from the office, Ben enjoys cooking, pub quizzes and watching sport. He is also a fan of live comedy.

Tel: 01799 533127

Scarlett Assvadian

Scarlett began working in accountancy firms when she left sixth form college and joined Lanham and Company in November 2020.

Scarlett is interested in all aspects of client services from VAT returns to auditing charities and is happy to assist clients with any accounting queries.

Outside of work Scarlett enjoys travelling, going to the races and visiting fashion exhibits at London’s V&A.

Tel: 01799 533123

Kate Torbett

Kate joined Lanham and Company in February 1999 as a part-time receptionist and administrator.  Over the years her knowledge has increased and she is now full time and in addition to her  initial roles supports the Accounts and Audit team as well as carrying out Company Secretarial tasks for our clients.

In her spare time she enjoys dog walking, reading and spending time with her family.

Tel: 01799 533120

Nicky Forder

Nicky Joined Lanham and company in September 2020 as an AAT Bookkeeper after a career change running her own Animal Osteopath business.  

Nicky provides bookkeeping, VAT and payroll duties for a number of clients and is keen to simplify the processing and understanding of bookkeeping for clients.

Nicky has experience and interest in the Education and Charity sectors. She is a Certified Pro Advisor for Quick books.

In her personal life Nicky is a keen walker and enjoys, running, cycling and the outdoor life.  She enjoys campervan trips with her family and dog. 

Tel: 01799 533128

Matthew Robinson

Matthew joined Lanham and Company as an apprentice after finishing school in 2018.  Having completed the Business Level 2 Course he progressed to studying under the National Apprenticeship Scheme for the AAT qualification.

Away from the office Matthew enjoys playing and watching football, and going out with friends/family.

Tel: 01799 533128

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