Alex Hesketh

Director

Audit and Advisory

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Alex joined Cowgill Holloway in 2007 as part of our Graduate Scheme, with a BA Honours in Business Studies. Recently promoted to Audit Director, he has a wealth of experience in auditing and corporate compliance. Alex is typically involved with clients of an entrepreneurial and/or international nature.

Andy Ball

Partner

Tax

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Andy Ball joined the firm in 1994 and was made partner in 1997. He is an experienced tax professional with a specific focus on owner managed businesses and the tax issues affecting them.

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Ben Cowgill

Director

Business Recovery

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Ben Cowgill joined the firm as a Senior Manager in 2014, following roles with a big four accountancy firm, and a national insolvency practice. He was promoted to Director in 2016, and is a qualified Insolvency Practitioner and Chartered Accountant, specialising in both turnaround/ business recovery and formal insolvency.

Benjamin Day

Director of Business Funding

Business Funding

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Ben Day joined the firm in 2017, to head up our recently created Business Funding offering. He brings with him over a decade of experience in all aspects of business funding, most recently specialising in Fin Tech. Ben assists both Cowgill Holloway clients, and a portfolio of funding clients.

Caroline Snape

Director

Audit and Advisory

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Caroline joined Cowgill Holloway in 2006 as an Audit Manager with a BA honors degree in Accountancy and ACA qualifications, and was recently promoted to Audit Director. With a wealth of experience in auditing and company compliance, she helps companies fulfil their obligations to international and government compliance.

Charles Cooper

Director

Corporate Finance

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Charles qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982 and became a partner in Touche Ross, later Deloitte & Touche, in 1990. He was involved in a large number of public and private company acquisitions and disposals and also spent a period on secondment to NatWest Bank. He joined Cowgill Holloway in 2000 as Corporate Finance Director and specialises in corporate finance and litigation work.

Chris Harrington

Director

Wealth Management

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Chris has worked in financial services for 18 years, the last 10 of which have been at Cowgill Holloway Wealth Management (UK) Ltd. Many of Chris' clients are business owners and high net worth individuals. His main areas of advice are investment, pre and post retirement planning plus general financial advice and structuring.

Craig Johns

Partner

Business Recovery

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With several years experience in the Corporate Recovery sector, Craig joined Cowgill Holloway as Senior Manager in May 2010. In 2011 he qualified as an Insolvency Practitioner and was made partner in 2014. Previously, Craig worked for mid-tier firm, PKF, and insolvency boutique firm, Tomlinsons, before joining corporate advisory and restructuring specialists Zolfo Cooper as an Associate.

David Rainford

Property Finance Director

Property & Construction

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Dave joined Cowgill Holloway in 2012 as Property Finance Director, with over 25 years’ experience specialising in property development and investment finance. With a strong network of contacts across funders and within the professional community, he is responsible for assisting clients in structuring and financing property transactions, including banking advice and refinancing.

Helen Chambers

Tax Partner

Tax

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Helen Chambers became a Tax Partner of Cowgill Holloway in October 2016, after a merger between Cowgill Holloway and Warings. Helen has more than 25 years’ experience specialising in tax, advising on estate and capital tax planning, and the establishment and administration of family trusts.

Ian Johnson

Partner

Corporate Finance

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Ian joined Cowgill Holloway in 1993 from Pannell Kerr Forster becoming an equity partner in 1997. Ian is Head of Corporate Finance with over 20 years of extensive experience in all aspects of M&A, private equity transactions, strategic planning, reconstructions and corporate finance work.

Ian Orgill

Director

Audit and Advisory

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Ian is an experienced accountant with a passion in assisting the small business market. He specialises in providing services from year end corporate and taxation compliance to detailed executive reporting, with particular focus on business start-up support.

James Greenhalgh

Director

Property & Construction, Tax

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James joined the firm as a Trainee in the Tax Department, working to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax in 2005, becoming a Director in 2014. He deals with a range of tax issues for owner managed businesses, together with specialist knowledge in property and construction related tax advice. He also manages the firm’s specialist R&D advisory team.

Jane Rash

Director

Corporate Finance

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Jane qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2000 with BDO and joined Cowgill Holloway in 2001 working in the Corporate Finance team. Her focus is primarily financial modelling, development of MI systems, due diligence work, funding proposals, business sales and sector research.

Jason Elliott

Partner

Business Recovery

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Jason has over 14 years’ experience providing assistance and advice to financially distressed businesses and individuals. Previously working as a Manager at Baker Tilly before moving to Tomlinsons as an Associate. He qualified as an Insolvency Practitioner in 2006 and joined Cowgill Holloway as a partner in November 2008. With a wealth of experience, Jason leads an ever expanding team.

John Marshall

Partner

Audit and Advisory

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With over 20 years’ experience John joined the firm in 1993 and was made partner in 1997. He is responsible for a portfolio of corporate clients, and has particular expertise with owner managed businesses & groups. John heads up the specialist Pension Fund Audit Team which deals with employer pension funds with assets of up to £200m. He is also responsible for the Graduate Trainee Programme.

Kelly Garside

Director

Tax

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Kelly joined Cowgill Holloway LLP in 1999 and qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor in 2003. Kelly specialises in providing bespoke tax advice to owner managed businesses. Her main focus is to provide detailed tax planning advice on complex issues including reorganisations, demergers, remuneration planning and implementation of employee share schemes.

Lisa Wilson

Head of Tax

Tax

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Lisa Wilson heads up our tax department, after joining the firm in 2015 as Tax Partner. She has more than 15 years' experience in the tax industry and has a specific focus on advising entrepreneurs and owner managed businesses on all strategic aspects of their business.

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Matthew Bromley

Chartered Financial Planner

Wealth Management

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With over 20 years’ experience Matthew joined Cowgill Holloway in 2013 as an Independent Financial Advisor. Previously working in Private Banking, dealing with all aspects of corporate and high net worth individual financial planning. Matthew specialises in pre and post-retirement pension and investment planning for individuals.

Mike Murphy

Partner

Audit and Advisory

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Mike qualified in 1982 and has since been with Cowgill Holloway for over 20 years.He is a partner in the audit department and has overall responsibility for compliance matters across the practice, practice assurance and quality control across the practice.

Nick Brierley

Director

Business Recovery

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Nick joined Cowgill Holloway in 2009, having previously worked for a regional Business Recovery firm. He qualified as an Insolvency Practitioner in 2015, and was appointed a Director early in 2017.

Patrick Lydon

Partner

Audit and Advisory

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Patrick Lydon became a Partner of Cowgill Holloway in October 2016, following a merger between Cowgill Holloway and Warings. Patrick qualified with Warings in 1978, and became a Partner of the practice in 1983. Patrick has a portfolio of clients, including many well-known Bolton businesses.

Paul Stansfield

Managing Partner

Audit and Advisory

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Paul has over 18 years experience of working with many of the North West’s leading businesses. Qualifying in 1989, he is now head of the Compliance Services team at Cowgill Holloway. Having managed a large client portfolio Paul was admitted to the Partnership in 1994. He has overall responsibility for the development and monitoring of the firm’s compliance activity and service levels.

Paul Stringer

Partner

Corporate Finance

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Paul worked for PwC before joining Cowgill Holloway in 2000. In 2005 he became a partner within the corporate finance team. Paul has extensive experience in growth strategies, sales, acquisitions, MBO's and funding proposals.

Peter Cowgill

Senior Partner

Corporate Finance

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Peter is the founder partner of Cowgill Holloway having established the practice in 1984. In addition to his senior partner role at Cowgill Holloway Peter is also chairman of three Plc’s, including his executive chairmanship at JD Sports Plc. During the development of the practice Peter specialised in Corporate Finance, Advisory and Transaction work.

Phil Hart

Chartered Financial Planner

Wealth Management

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With several years experience as an Independent Financial Advisor, Phil joined our wealth management team in 2013. Phil advises clients on areas such as investment planning, retirement planning, inheritance tax and estate planning, business protection and Auto Enrolment solutions.

Rob Lord

Partner

Business Development, Corporate Finance

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Rob joined Cowgill Holloway in 2009 as Head of Deal Origination and was made partner in 2015. Prior to joining, Rob spent five and a half years working at Clearwater Corporate Finance. With a strong network of contacts in private equity and the professional community, he is responsible for overall business development and creating deal flow across the firm.

Stuart Stead

Partner

Audit and Advisory, Property & Construction

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Stuart qualified as an accountant in 1998. Working with a range of entrepreneurial clients, he has a particular focus on the property & construction and hospitality sectors. He became a partner in 2005 and has subsequently advised some of the regions leading businesses.