Meet the Team

PWH Accountancy Ltd (PWH) are a small group of like-minded individuals who thought they could improve the service businesses get from their accountant. Not only could they do this, but the challenge was to provide this improved service without it costing the earth.

The directors have a vast range of experience in private practice, commercial environments, the banking sector and civil service and by combining those skill sets we have a fantastic platform to help any business.

We are members of the ICAEW proudly calling ourselves Chartered Accountants and Statutory Auditors

Our Story

PWH began in Sept 2013 when the three partners withdrew from an existing practice with the vision that “we could do this better.” So we did.

We’ve grown year on year and have now doubled the size of the practice, expanded the staff numbers and office space and kept going.

You can find out about all our staff in our Meet The Team section below. Our view is to teach and train the staff well enough so that they could leave, but treat them well enough so they don’t wish to. PWH is regarded as a small family run business where no one is related.

Our focus is you the client and to make your experience with us less worrisome and more relaxed. Quite often the phrase “no worries, leave it with us” can be heard from anyone.

We take care of the compliance and assurance sides of your business so you can get on with doing what you do best. We treat our clients like friends and family and we often hear the words “you’re not normal accountants”.

Contact Us for a free initial meeting to see how we are different and can make a difference to your business.

Our Team of Experts

Darrell Weightman FMAAT ATT FFTA

Darrell Weightman FMAAT ATT FFTA

Director

After gaining an HNC in business and finance Darrell started his career working in a local government finance department as a trainee, where he obtained his Accounting Technician qualification and progressing through the ranks to Financial services accountant.
In 2000 he then moved into a private accountancy practice specialising in tax consultancy and was trained by an ex district tax inspector who taught him the inner workings of HMRC whilst achieving his Tax Technician qualification. He worked up to director level then moved on to a larger practice managing the tax department and dealing with small traders up to multinational group companies, looking after an extensive portfolio.

Away from his tax specialism, Darrell acts as a volunteer advisor to the charity TOPS, (tax help for older people), and having 3 boys he is also heavily involved in the management of junior football teams.

Roger A Platt FCA

Roger A Platt FCA

Director

Roger trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloittes, gaining a wide variety of experience across many sizes and types of businesses. To broaden his horizons Roger took the opportunity to work for a leading high street bank, eventually heading up their private client tax service.

Roger returned to private practice, qualifying as a fellow of the Institute and a Senior Statutory Auditor, and now has over twenty years’ experience. He now advises a wide range of businesses and individuals.

As a keen cricket fan, Roger has followed the England team around the world, even on rare occasions seeing them actually win a game.

Antony Humphreys FCA

Antony Humphreys FCA

Director

Antony began his working life after gaining a degree in Accountancy and Finance. His first forages into the working world began in a small practice in Halifax. Here he learnt the true meaning of added value to clients; starting at the grassroots of book additions and balancing banks.

In 1999 Antony relocated to the Midlands and has stayed ever since. His diversified into industry, beginning employment within a packaging company where he was deputy financial controller.

An opportunity arose in 2005 for Antony to move and be Partner-designate and he took the chance with both hands, progressing quickly to Partner and Director of the business; gaining Statutory Auditor status along the way.

Since re-locating to the Midlands, Antony has added a wife, three children, a dog, a few chickens and a couple of pigs which all demand time! He does, however, still find time to be on his village Parish Council and the finance officer for his village association.

Laura Herbert

Laura Herbert

Practice Manager

Laura started her career as an administrator in a private accountancy practice before the first of two stints at Ford Motor Company in Essex. Here she worked as a Personal Assistant to one of the senior management team, taking care of secretarial duties for him and his department of around 100 engineers. Due to a family foreign service placement in Chicago, Laura had a year working for Bank of America as a secretary, before returning to Ford.

Relocating to the Midlands in 2004, Laura had a break from office work to raise a family, instead working as a Teaching Support Assistant in a number of primary schools. Returning to the office, she worked as an Office Manager for a medical company before becoming PWH Office Manager in 2017.

She can usually be found travelling and spending time with her family and two dogs.

Natasha Cooper

Natasha Cooper

Taxation Manager

Natasha started her career in a small accountancy practice in Leicester where she studied and completed her AAT in 2008. She then made a move into industry working for a large company as part of the accounts team.

Natasha joined our team in 2012 as an accountancy assistant, over the years she has helped with all areas of the business from the accounts side, company secretarial, administration, reception, payroll and any other matters she has been asked to help with.

Since 2015 she has now moved forward to predominantly work with the personal and corporate tax division providing advice and assistance in the preparation of tax returns for sole traders, partnerships and companies.

She is also our expert in the Auto enrolment pension legislation and advises clients on a daily basis.

In Natasha’s spare time she is usually found socialising with friends and family.

Dawn Taylor

Dawn Taylor

Taxation Manager

Dawn started her career with HMRC back in 1987, working within both PAYE and Self-Assessment over the years.

She moved into private practice in 2011 specialising in Personal Tax and payroll.

Dawn then joined our tax department in October 2017, where she now offers advice on both personal tax and corporation tax plus the completion of tax returns for individuals, partnerships and companies.

When the sun is out Dawn enjoys getting on the back of her Harley Davison motorbike and going for a spin.

Sheree Chahal MAAT ACCA

Sheree Chahal MAAT ACCA

Accounts Manager

Sheree started her career in an accounts department for a large car manufacturing company. She commenced as an apprentice accountant whereby she studied Business and the Association of Accounting Technicians Qualification.

She commenced work at a large Leicester based firm. She then gained further experience at another local firm and became and became fully qualified. Here she undertook accounts, tax, audits, and various software training.

Sheree is married with a new baby which keeps her busy!

Gemma Robinson

Gemma Robinson

Trainee Accountant

Gemma started her working life at PWH as an apprentice, she is now fully employed and is well underway to obtaining her Chartered Accountancy qualification.

She is our bookkeeping software expert and helps train clients in all areas keeping them compliant with the new Making Tax Digital legislation.

She also prepares accounts for all types of trades and is currently training to undertake audit work.

When she is not studying, she can usually be found travelling and visiting family.

Helena Weinreb

Helena Weinreb

Payroll Officer

Helena studied Accountancy in the Czech Republic and moved to the UK when she was 18 back in 1992.

Her first job was in a factory, manufacturing engine parts then she worked in an Estate agent learning to undertake general office duties.

After a 6 year career break, Helena returned to work with an opportunity from PWH which she grasped with both hands and now runs the payroll department looking after 120 businesses.

In Helena’s spare time she enjoys skiing on the downhill slopes of France.

Amanda O'Connor

Amanda O'Connor

Company Secretarial

Amanda left education after completing her A levels and joined the Civil Service. During this time she developed a wide range of administration skills from her duties at the Department for Work and Pensions.

Amanda developed her skills further when joining PWH Accountancy in May 2015. Her job role within the practice involves many administration duties including submission of companies’ house Confirmation Statements and Accounts within the filing deadlines meaning her high level of organisational skills are paramount to providing top class service to our clients.

Away from work Amanda is married and has 3 children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and going on holiday.

Stacey Tucker

Stacey Tucker

Administrative Assistant

Stacey commenced her career as an office administrator in a retail environment and spent 4 years building her experience in this field.

Stacey took time out of work to have her 3 children and with a busy family life, Stacey returned to work part time.

Stacey joined PWH in 2016 and has provided consistent clerical support to the team and is regularly increasing her skills and abilities and is now training to undertake accounts.

Emma Neal

Emma Neal

Payroll Officer

Emmas career includes office management, administration and company secretarial positions.

She joined PWH as a payroll officer to assist Helena in looking after our many payroll clients.

However her services have been required in the accounts department and her time is mainly spent undertaking bookkeeping and VAT returns, she has a number of VAT clients who she looks after each month and also provides them with any management reports and advice as necessary.

Faraaz Bativala

Faraaz Bativala

Trainee Accountant

Faraaz started his career as an apprentice at a small accounting firm learning how to prepare small business accounts.

Faraaz has passed his Association of Accountancy Technicians qualification and is now studying for his Chartered qualification.

He also undertakes bookkeeping and prepares accounts for sole traders, partnerships and Limited Companies.

Callum Weightman

Callum Weightman

Trainee Accountant

Callum is on our apprenticeship programme studying for the Association of Accountancy Technicians Qualification.

He undertakes bookkeeping for the practice using different types of software and also prepares small businesses accounts.

In his spare time he likes to go to the gym and play and watch football.

Eve Hopkins

Eve Hopkins

Trainee Accountant

Eve is currently working part time for PWH whilst studying full time. Eve is learning all areas of the busy office environment and the technical aspects of providing a professional accountancy service to our clients.

She is studying her first year of the Association of Accounting Technicians where she is flying through it with first rate grades.

Julie Raftery

Julie Raftery

Payroll Officer

Julie has vast experience in accounts, tax and payroll and since her day one has been looking after the majority of payroll clients for PWH.

She is competent in all areas of payroll and provides technical support to the rest of the team.

Whilst not working Julie can be found in exotic locations undertaking some type of extreme sport or organising charitable events.

Rebecca Gaunt

Rebecca Gaunt

Payroll Officer

Becky has a lot of knowledge in payroll and looks after a number of our companies at PWH and is competent in all areas specifically the Construction Industry Scheme.

She is familiar with our client’s needs and supports them with any issues they may have.

Becky enjoys socialising at the PWH Christmas parties, and her spare time is spent holidaying with her family.

Sarah Dayman

Sarah Dayman

Payroll Officer

Sarah helps undertakes the payroll function for PWH specialising in SSP, SMP and the current pension regulations.

Sarah has worked with PWH for many years so has a lot of knowledge of the clients she looks after.

Sarah as well as Becky enjoys the Christmas parties, baking cakes and spending time with her family.

Contact Us

All initial meeting are free, so you’ve nothing to lose, unless we make you a bad coffee! (and we don’t!) Ring, Email or just pop in.

enquiries@pwhaccountancy.com

Tel: 01455 243773

Fax: 08721 137773

Head Office - The Counting House, High Street, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 4AY

Countesthorpe Office - 7 Leicester Road, Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, LE8 5QU