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PARTNER - KELVIN TEAL FCA

Kelvin Teal qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1975 and started the partnership of Tomkinson Teal in 1981.

Kelvin has a vast experience within a wide number of sectors, including industry, engineering, farming and providing support for entrepreneurs.

Kelvin believes in a hands-on approach with all clients, and providing a personal service. He is convinced that owner managed businesses are better served by experienced, local, independent practices who focus their attention on client service and the development of long term business relationships.

PARTNER - KARL O'NEILL

Karl joined Tomkinson Teal in 1984 and has over spent 30 years advising clients in a wide variety of sectors, providing a hands on approach and close working relationships.

Karl has experience with all sizes of corporate and non-corporate clients, currently working predominately with owner managed businesses. As part of his role, Karl specializes in the construction industry, manufacturing, engineering and recycling, having acted for many clients in excess of 20 years.

He believes in providing a pro-active and commercial service to his clients assisting them in achieving their goals as well as acting as a sounding board for ideas and issues.

PARTNER - SUSANNA AULT FCCA ACA

Susanna qualified as a Certified Chartered Accountant in 1997 and as a Chartered Accountant in 2013. She joined Tomkinson Teal in 2005 from a medium-sized audit practice in Birmingham.

She has a variety of experience from accountancy to audit and onto due diligence. She has worked for clients in a variety of fields, including engineering, industry, FSA, solicitors and charities.

Susanna is responsible for all technical areas within the practice and has experience in all areas of audit regulations. She is responsible for overseeing all audits within the practice.

PARTNER - CAROLYN PALMER

Carolyn heads up the Tomkinson Teal personal tax department having worked in tax since 1998. She joined Tomkinson Teal in 2005 from a large practice in Telford. Her particular area of expertise is in personal tax planning including capital gains and inheritance tax.

She manages our portfolio of personal tax clients and assists the other partners with tax issues on a daily basis.

Working closely with a varied client base has provided Carolyn with a wealth of experience to draw upon.

PARTNER - PETER WHITEHEAD FCA

Peter qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989 and is a Fellow with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is a highly commercial and skilled accountant and business advisor with over 30 years experience advising individuals and owner-managed businesses of all sizes and industry sectors in his role as a partner with a top 10 UK accountancy practice. His passion is small and medium sized enterprises of all kinds but he has specific technical skills in the professional services and regulated sectors of solicitors, barristers, surveyors, insurance and stockbrokers.

A commercial and pragmatic trusted advisor with pro-active vision helping clients to maximise business potential, he has a hands on approach and is the key contact and relationship with clients on all services.

A highly organised and self motivated individual, with a passion for client care and building long-term mutually beneficial relationships.