Meet the Team

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Jonathan Griffey FCCA CTA - Partner

Jon is a prize-winning Chartered Certified Accountant, achieving 2nd place out of 6,000 candidates sitting their ACCA final examinations worldwide. He is also a Chartered Tax adviser, having qualified with the Chartered Institute of Taxation, the small but prestigious body that includes most of the UK’s leading tax experts.

Jon entered public practice in 1994 having gained wide experience at a number of large and small accountancy firms. He specialises in technical tax issues and is a registered auditor, responsible for the firm’s audit compliance. His clients include professional partnerships and the technology sector. He has extensive experience of handling R&D Tax Credits and Patent Box claims.

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Philip Hackett - Consultant

Our founder Philip Hackett has managed our Haverhill office since 1984. He deals with clients in a wide range of businesses and specialises in the retail, service and construction industries.

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Simon Iron - Partner

Simon was admitted to the partnership in 2011 having been an audit manager in a top 50 London based firm and our senior manager for several years.

He deals with both corporate and small businesses across a number of sectors.

Simon is a keen racquet sports player and has represented England in the sport of Racketlon. He is Chairman of Haverhill Badminton Club and treasurer of Stoke by Clare Tennis Club.

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Robert Hitchcock FCCA ATT -Partner

Robert was admitted to the partnership in 2016, having formerly been senior manager at the firm.

Robert previously worked at a large regional firm since leaving school and has brought a vast amount of experience and depth of knowledge to our firm. He specialises in small business, agriculture and private client services.

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Nicky Harris FCCA - Manager

Nicky joined us in 2017, having gained 25 years of accounting experience at both local and national firms.

Her work includes delivering accountancy services to a portfolio of clients in the SME and not-for-profit sectors. Her private client work includes personal tax consultancy, with a particular interest in capital taxes and residency issues.

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Melanie Smith MAAT - Business Services Manager

Melanie is our longest serving member of staff. She manages our payroll bureau and auto-enrolment on behalf of our clients. Among her many tasks including accounts preparation, bookkeeping and VAT compliance.

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Lydia Lenaghan BA (hons) FCCA - Partners Assistant

Lydia completed her ACCA qualification with our firm and is also a very long serving member of our team. Her work includes statutory accounts, VAT compliance and taxation and specialises in the software and technology sectors.

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Lindsey Moore FCCA - Partners Assistant

Lindsey also completed her ACCA qualification with our firm, having joined us from a larger practice. Her work includes statutory accounts, audit, VAT compliance and taxation and she specialises in the construction and manufacturing sectors.

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Natasha Smith MAAT - Accounts Assistant

Natasha joined us following several years working in an accounting function in the agricultural and private client sector. She deals with accounts preparation and bookkeeping.

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Nina Godfrey - Accounts and Administration Assistant

Nina’s work includes payrolls and bookkeeping. She is also responsible for our firm’s own accounting function.