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Meet the Team

Jonathan Spurling

Andrew Cannon

Michael Studham

Philip Loveridge

Richard Phillpott

Jim Pritchard

Steve Cordes

Rosie Valentine

Sophie Grant

Lisa Carnevale

Andrew Cross

Steven Baker

Nicola Sait

Amanda Chidwick

Alex Sammonds

Ema Dennis

Sam Finch

Jonathan Spurling

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Jonathan Spurling - FCCA

Director

E: jon.spurling@spurlingcannon.co.uk

T: 01233 424200

Qualifications

Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA)

Specialisms

Statutory Audit | Small business taxation | VAT and property tax | Tax planning

 

Further Information

Jonathan was a founder member of Spurling Cannon, creating the firm back in 2002 with Andrew Cannon. He started his accountancy career at a mid size firm in Canterbury in 1991, qualifying in December 1998, with first time passes in all his exams.

Jonathan has over twenty years experience with a whole range of clients, from self employed individuals, small start up businesses and multi million pound turnover companies.

Jonathan is the firms Audit Partner, overseeing a strong audit team involving statutory audits, charity, pensions and solicitors audits.

Jonathan believes that the firms success and growth over the years is down to developing client relationships, with constant contact through the year, to advise and be involved. We are a modern firm that treats our clients differently, we view ourselves as an extension of a clients business.

Personal interests

Jonathan lives in Chestfield, with his wife, daughter and son. A keen sportsman, who still regularly plays football and has started running, aiming to complete the London Marathon in 2016.

A supporter of Southampton FC, experiencing the many ups and downs over the years.

Andrew Cannon

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Andrew Cannon FMAAT ACCA

Director

E: andy.cannon@spurlingcannon.co.uk

T: 01843 848383

Qualifications

Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) | Fellow Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (FMAAT)

Specialisms

Start-ups and growing businesses | Public Houses and Care Homes | Tax planning | Owner Managers Businesses

 

Further Information

Andrew was a founder member of Spurling Cannon, creating the firm back in 2002 with Jonathan Spurling having qualified previously in Canterbury.

With over 22 years experience of dealing with businesses of all shapes and sizes and with personal experience of creating a successful business Andrew has faced many of the issues faced by small businesses today.

JHe has been looking after a portfolio of clients successfully for many years and enjoys high client retention and close client relationships.

Personal interests

Andrew is interested in the local community and raises money for local charities through Margate Round Table and The Spurling Cannon Community Fund. Andrew has also been a Trustee of The Dreamland Trust since 2008 campaigning and raising funds for the redevelopment of the Dreamland site in Margate which is set to open in 2015.

Michael Studham

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Michael Studham - FCCA FCA

Director

E: michael.studham@spurlingcannon.co.uk

T: 01843 848383

Qualifications

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Statutory Auditor

Specialisms

Explaining a practical approach to achieving objectives for individuals, businesses and charities, using long experience in many industry sectors with a holistic approach to mitigating all taxes and maximising all kinds of rewards.

 

Further Information

Joined W Fowles & Co in Broadstairs in 1967, based in that office until moved to Westwood with Spurling Cannon in 2008, not now normally to be found in the office on Fridays, but otherwise hoping to continue with the job I find fascinating for the foreseeable future.

Personal interests

Married with now one daughter and granddaughter, a member of the Rotary Club of Thanet, the International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians in Great Britain & Ireland, and the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

Richard Alexander

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Richard Alexander - FFA

Director

E: richard.alexander@spurlingcannon.co.uk

T: 01843 848383

Qualifications

Member of the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA)

Specialisms

Small to Medium Enterprises | Property Management Companies | Tax compliance | Tax planning | Business development

 

Further Information

Richard’s association with Spurling Cannon began in March 2006, when he sold his practice, after several successful years as a professional practitioner.

Richard has a vast range of experience of dealing with all sizes of clients from multi-million pound turnover Companies to individuals with the simplest of tax affairs and believes that all clients are equally important and deserving of the very best service. Having been both a senior manager and a principal in the accountancy profession, there is very little in running a business that he has not experienced first hand and is uniquely qualified to advise clients on a wide range of business issues.

Personal interests

Richard is married with 2 adult daughters, and enjoys foreign travel with his wife (who, until recently, also worked for Spurling Cannon). He is a keen sports fan and has been a life-long supporter of Tottenham Hotspur FC (through the good times and the bad!). Richard has also been an enthusiastic amateur photographer for all his adult life, interested mainly in wildlife and landscapes, preferring the latter because the subject matter doesn’t move about as much!

Philip Loveridge

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Philip Loveridge - FCCA

Director

E: philip.loveridge@spurlingcannon.co.uk

T: 01843 848383

Qualifications

Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) | Mathematics BSc (Hons)

Specialisms

Small business taxation | Charities and not-for-profit organisations | Accounting software (including online and advanced Excel functions) | Tax planning | Company formation/secretarial | VAT | Research & Development | Compliance work

 

Further Information

Philip joined Spurling Cannon in 2006 when Alexander Baker was acquired by the firm. Philip became qualified in 2008 and was appointed as a Director of the firm in October 2011.

Philip has over fifteen years of experience with a range of clients, from private clients to million pound turnover companies.

Philip has a keen interest in IT which allows him to get to grips with most computer systems.

Personal interests

Born near Southend-on-Sea, Philip spent much of his childhood in South Wales before his time at the University of Kent at Canterbury drew him to the South East of England.

Philip recently moved to the Palm Bay area of Margate. A member of the university athletics team, Philip still regularly plays football and can be seen cycling the local area in his attempts to keep fit.

Richard Phillpott

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Richard Phillpott - FMAAT ACCA

Director

E: richard.phillpott@spurlingcannon.co.uk

T: 01843 848383

Qualifications

Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) | Fellow Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (FMAAT)

Specialisms

Start-ups and growing businesses | Charities and not-for-profit organisations | Online accounting software | Tax planning | Owner Managers Businesses

 

Further Information

Richard joined Spurling Cannon in 2008 when W Fowles & Co of Broadstairs was acquired by the firm. Qualifying with the AAT in 2008 and then as a Chartered Certified Accountant with the ACCA in 2012, Richard was appointed as a Director of the firm in April 2014.

Richard has gained vast experience helping new and growing businesses in the local area, he has developed expert knowledge in online accounting software packages and enjoys helping clients of all sizes to grow and develop.

Whilst holding a significant portfolio of clients across all industry sectors, he has a special interest in Charity Accounting, and offers expert advice to a diverse range of Charities and other not-for-profit organisations.

Personal interests

Richard is married with 2 children, along with his wife he runs the Cub pack at 1st Birchington Air Scout Group, enjoying camping, hiking and other more weird and wonderful outdoor activities. Having lived in Thanet all of his life, Richard is passionate about the local area.

At the beginning of 2014 Richard caught the running bug, and is enjoying training to improve his fitness, 2015 will see Richard’s first major running event!

Richard is also a Trustee of the Spurling Cannon Community Fund, raising money for local Charities. In early 2015 he was appointed Treasurer of Home-Start Thanet, a Charity offering support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children across Thanet, to help give children the best start in life.

Jim Pritchard

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Jim Pritchard - FCCA

Director

E: jim.pritchard@spurlingcannon.co.uk

T: 01233 424200

Qualifications

Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) | Fellow Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (FMAAT)

Specialisms

Start-ups and growing businesses | Online accounting software | Tax planning | VAT and property taxes | Owner managed businesses

 

Further Information

Jim was one of our first ever members of staff, joining us in 2005 from a Chartered accountancy practice in Ashford where he had already completed his AAT studies.

He was with us for four years, during which time he completed his ACCA studies and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant and then left to gain further experience at a firm of Chartered accountants in Maidstone as their practice manager. We were delighted to welcome him back, as a Director, in July 2014 and as a result were able to open up our new offices in Ashford with Jim at the helm.

Jim has a real ‘hands-on’ approach with all of his clients, and strongly believes that being approachable and giving clear practical advice is the key to a long lasting relationship.

Personal interests

As a season ticket holder at Arsenal, Jim can often be found at the Emirates stadium cheering on his beloved team, and then shortly after drowning his sorrows in the nearest pub.

He also enjoys clay pigeon shooting and going to the races, an avid follower of the local point to point racing scene whatever the weather!!

Steve Cordes

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Steve Cordes - FCCA TEP

Manager

E: steve.cordes@spurlingcannon.co.uk

T: 01843 848383

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Rosie Valentine

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Rosie Valentine

Manager

E: rosie.valentine@spurlingcannon.co.uk

T: 01843 848383

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Sophie Grant

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Sophie Grant

Manager

E: sophie.grant@spurlingcannon.co.uk

T: 01843 848383

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Specialisms

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Further Information

Sophie joined Spurling Cannon in June 2014. She started her career with another practice whilst studying at university; what began as a temporary work experience placement, soon became a more permanent position when they offered her a part-time accounts junior role to fit around her studies.

Upon graduating with a first class honours degree, Sophie was awarded the Reeves Prize for student with the highest grade in accounting. She has since held various accounting positions for a number of practices in Kent.

Personal interests

A fan of live music, Sophie enjoys going to concerts and listening to local bands. She is also a keen painter, with her preference being portraits.

Emma Noakes

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Emma Noakes

Manager

E: sophie.grant@spurlingcannon.co.uk

T: 01843 848383

Qualifications

BA Honours ACCF | Part Qualified Chartered Accountant

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Further Information

Emma started her ICAEW training with a top 20 Accountancy firm, after graduating from university with a 1st class honours degree in Accounting and Finance.

She joined Spurling Cannon in July 2014, to assist with the management of the growing portfolio of clients.

Emma takes pride in building close relationships with clients, in order to understand their requirements, by adopting a friendly and professional approach.

She gets satisfaction from being heavily involved in the training and recruitment process, and watching the new recruits develop and progress through the firm.

Personal interests

Outside of work Emma enjoys cycling in the countryside, home cooking and weekends in London; where she enjoys eating out, the theatre and a spot of retail therapy!

Lisa Carnevale

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Lisa Carnevale

E: lisa_carnevale@spurlingcannon.co.uk

T: 01843 848383

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Ema Dennis

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Ema Dennis

E: ema_dennis@spurlingcannon.co.uk

T: 01843 848383

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Andrew Cross

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Andrew Cross

Manager

E: andy.cross@spurlingcannon.co.uk

T: 01843 848383

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Steven Baker

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Steven Baker - MAAT

Manager

E: steven.baker@spurlingcannon.co.uk

T: 01843 848383

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Elaine Bentley

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Elaine Bentley - FMAAT

Manager

E: elaine.bentley@spurlingcannon.co.uk

T: 01843 848383

Qualifications

Fellow Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (FMAAT)

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Elaine joined Spurling Cannon in 2001 when W Fowles & Co of Broadstairs was acquired by the firm.

Personal interests

Elaine is married with four children two are in the RAF and two are managers in local businesses. She also has two grandsons, two horses and two dogs. She hopes to join Kent search and rescue with them when they are old enough.

She walks, swims, plays squash, rock climbs and takes part in local equine activities.

Nicol Sait

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Nicol Sait

Manager

E: nicola.sait@spurlingcannon.co.uk

T: 01843 848383

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Amanda Chidwick

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Amanda Chidwick - MAAT MMPA

Manager

E: amanda.chidwick@spurlingcannon.co.uk

T: 01843 848383

Qualifications

Management Member of the Payroll Alliance (MMPA) | Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT)

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Further Information

Amanda joined Spurling Cannon in 2008 when W Fowles & Co in Broadstairs was acquired by the firm. Never one to back down from a challenge Amanda studied for her accounting and payroll qualifications simultaneously, qualifying with both the AAT and the Payroll Alliance in 2004. Although AAT qualified, Amanda decided that she was more suited to the challenges of payroll.

Amanda has 15 years payroll experience, and has seen many changes in the profession during that time. But no matter what changes, one thing remains the same – the desire to give the best service possible to all clients, whether they are a small single director payroll or a larger company with 100+ employees.

Personal interests

Amanda is married with 3 children. She and her husband keep a smallholding at their home between Sandwich and Deal.

She is a member of her local PCC and is part of a working group acting on behalf of St Augustine’s church, Northbourne. Being a keen walker, Amanda has helped with chaperoning young people taking part in the annual Easter Monday Youth Pilgrimage, walking from Eastry to Kingston on day one, and Kingston to Canterbury Cathedral on day two, camping out overnight.

She also runs a youth club for 11-16 year olds alongside her husband. As well as playing games, each session involves some cooking and either crafts or outdoor activities such as gardening and nature study.

Any spare time that she has is spent reading or sewing counted cross stitch.

Alex Sammonds

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Alex Sammonds

Manager

E: alex.sammonds@spurlingcannon.co.uk

T: 01233 424200

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Sam Finch

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Sam Finch ACA

Client Manager

E: sam.finch@spurlingcannon.co.uk

T: 01233 424200

Qualifications

Member of the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA).

Specialisms

Start-ups | Online accounting software | Tax planning | VAT | Owner managed businesses| Business Growth

 

Further Information

Sam graduated from University in 2011 and then undertook a trainee role at a Chartered Kent practice before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2015.

Sam subsequently joined Spurling Cannon Ashford office in January 2016 as a Client Manager under Director Jim Pritchard.

Sam believes that client relationships are imperative and endeavours to be available to answer questions and offer advice not just inside but outside of typical work hours too.

Personal interests

As a football lover, you’ll will often catch Sam either playing or watching football 3 or 4 times a week.

Away from football, Sam also enjoys spending his weekends on the Golf course.

 

 

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