Executive Director, Stoke-on-Trent
In my last year at college, I spotted an opportunity on the jobs board to work at a local accountancy practice, Dalby Jackson & Hesketh and that’s where it all began!
During my 30-year career, I’ve qualified, gained experience, and worked my way through the ranks taking on the business as DJH Accountant in 2005. And in 2021, we took the fantastic opportunity to merge with Mitten Clarke, forming Staffordshire’s ambitious, market-leading firm, DJH Mitten Clarke.
I’m passionate about building partnerships with clients and being their first port of call for anything related to their business, offering honest and trusted advice, that adds value to their business and achieves their ambitions. Alongside the leadership team, I play a lead role in developing the strategy for the business, whilst supporting the team to reach their true potential.
What makes DJH Mitten Clarke great is…
Our people and our clients. We’re not your usual bunch of accountants, we’re ambitious and fresh and we like to look at things differently. We love a bit of problem-solving and asking the right questions to inspire and challenge, working hard to provide expert advice to help our clients put their best foot forward.
The whole team are passionate about our local community and love giving back. We also work with like-minded clients, which makes life a lot of fun.
My most trusted piece of advice in business is…
Plan, plan, and plan. Review where you are as a business and plan where you want to be in the future. It’s important to set goals and milestones if you’re going to make your ambitions a reality.
In my experience, you will only achieve success with a great team around you. Hard work, planning and a passionate team are all vital ingredients for future success.
On a Saturday morning, you’ll usually find me…
On a 4 mile walk with my dog Harvey. He’s always ready and waiting and eager to get out in the fresh air! I will then cook a hearty breakfast for my wife and I, and when she’s finally risen from her bed, I take my youngest daughter Caitlin out for a driving lesson.