Bedale: 01677 422188 | bedale@kennetheasby.co.uk | Darlington: 01325 489921 | darlington@kennetheasby.co.uk | Northallerton: 01609 778789 | northallerton@kennetheasby.co.uk

Our TeamMeet the Kenneth Easby Limited team.

Directors

Ken Graham

Ken trained on Teesside and after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant moved to join PricewaterhouseCoopers where he spent approximately eight years specialising in taxation. His work covered a wide range of tax and business matters including acquisitions and disposals and succession planning issues.

Ken then set up his own tax consultancy business and advised a wide spectrum of clients on a number of taxation subjects gaining an enviable reputation in the area for providing proactive tax advice to local businesses.

In November 2000 Ken relocated his tax consultancy business to join Kenneth Easby’s as partner to provide specialist tax services within the practice.

He now manages his own client portfolio whilst acting as managing director for the practice.

Ken lives in Elton and is based in our Northallerton office.

Northallerton office: 01609 778789

Direct Dial: 01609 768762

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Kevin Bradley

Kevin completed his training with Ken Graham in the 1990s and joined Kenneth Easby’s along with Ken in November 2000. Initially specialising in audit matters, Kevin became a partner in the firm in October 2007. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

He is responsible for a large portfolio of clients and has considerable experience advising on business, accounts, taxation and general management issues.

He lives in Northallerton and divides his time between our Northallerton and Darlington offices.

Kevin is a governor at a local school and is a keen golfer and cyclist.

Darlington office: 01325 489921

Northallerton office: 01609 778789

Direct Dial: 01609 768763

 
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Samantha Rainbow

A graduate of Durham University, Sam trained with Coopers and Lybrand in their audit department. She qualified in 1994 and is now a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Following qualification she joined the Philips Electronics group as financial accountant, and later management accountant, for one of the group’s largest UK subsidiaries with a turnover of £150m.

She manages a portfolio including a large number of landed estate and agricultural clients together with owner managed businesses and high net worth individuals. Together with our audit manager, Deb McVay, she looks after a growing department of charity, not-for-profit and education clients.

Sam lives in Richmond and is based in our Bedale office.

Bedale office: 01677 422188

Direct Dial: 01677 428949

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Sharon Adams

After obtaining a Mathematics degree at Durham University, Sharon trained with Grant Thornton in Newcastle and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992. She moved to a local firm, where she qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 1994, with distinction. She was made Tax Partner at that firm in 1997 and remained there until 2014, when she joined Kenneth Easby Limited.

Sharon has accumulated considerable expertise and experience in providing tax advice and proactive tax planning services to owner managed businesses, professional practices and high net worth individuals. Her role at Kenneth Easby is to expand the range of tax work of the practice across all three offices and to ensure that we provide the highest quality of tax advice to all of our clients in a prompt and effective way.

Northallerton office: 01609 778789

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Senior Staff

Colin Syers – Client Account Executive

Colin trained with Deloitte after obtaining a degree in Agriculture from Newcastle University. He qualified in 1992 and is now a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

He joined Kenneth Easby's in 1993, opened our Northallerton office in 1994, and in 2001 took over the development of our Darlington office.

A farmer’s son, Colin has extensive agricultural knowledge and specialises in farming and landed estate work but his portfolio also ranges from local family businesses to large companies across a broad spectrum of industries.

Colin lives near Thirsk and is based primarily in our Darlington office.

Darlington office: 01325 489921

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Deb McVay - Audit Manager

Deb joined the international accounting firm Ernst & Young as a graduate, qualified as a chartered accountant in 1998, and spent a total of 13 years working within their audit and corporate finance departments in London, Sydney and Leeds prior to joining Kenneth Easby in 2009.

Deb’s primary role is as the firm’s Audit Senior Manager, managing all the audit and compliance work undertaken for our clients. In 2014 she became an authorized audit signatory for the firm. Together with Sam Rainbow, she looks after a growing department of charity, not-for-profit and education clients. Deb is also experienced in undertaking due diligence reviews, assisting clients with grant funding applications, cash flow forecasting and assisting clients with complex accounting matters.

Deb lives in Middleton St George and works across all our offices although is primarily based in Northallerton.

Northallerton office: 01609 778789

Direct Dial: 01609 768764

Rebecca Oliver

Rebecca joined Kenneth Easby in 2003 after obtaining a degree in Human Biology from the University of Leeds. Starting work in our Northallerton office she later moved to the Darlington office to assist Colin Syers. Rebecca qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2007.

Rebecca assists Colin Syers on a portfolio of clients ranging from large landed estates and agricultural clients to family run companies. Rebecca is Office Manager for our Darlington office.

Rebecca lives in Aiskew and is based in our Darlington Office.

Darlington office: 01325 489921

Sarah Boyden

Sarah has been with the firm since 1998, originally based at our Northallerton office and now working from our Bedale office.

Sarah trained with Kenneth Easby and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Sarah works with Sam Rainbow, assisting in the management of the Bedale client portfolio and dealing with a wide range of clients.

Bedale office: 01677 422188

Direct Dial: 01677 458804

Vicky Mackerell

Vicky joined the Bedale office of Kenneth Easby in 1999. She obtained her AAT qualification in 2002 and moved to our Northallerton office in 2003. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2006 and passed the Institute of Taxation exams in 2008.

Vicky is based in our Northallerton office, assisting in the management of the Northallerton client portfolio and involved in our larger corporation clients whilst also acting as office manager.

Northallerton office: 01609 778789

Direct Dial: 01609 768768

Jo Richardson

Jo studied at Lincoln University before joining Kenneth Easby in January 2002 and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2007.

Jo works in the Darlington office assisting Colin Syers and looks after clients ranging from owner managed companies to large companies across various industries, farms, estates and charities.

Darlington office: 01325 489921

Helen Peacock

Helen joined the practice in 2004 after graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University with a degree in Accounting and Finance. She initially worked from our Bedale office while training for her AAT and Chartered Accountancy qualifications.

After moving to work in our Northallerton office for a number of years, Helen has now returned to work in our Bedale office where she assists in the management of the Bedale client portfolio. Helen also continues to assist Ken Graham with the management of a number of our larger corporate clients.

Bedale office: 01677 422188

Direct Dial: 01677 428946

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