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Meet The Team

We are a dedicated team which strives to provide success to our clients in regards to all their accountancy needs. Our team is very close-knit and ensures that a unified support is provided to you whenever you need it. With expertise covering all aspects of accountancy, taxation and business advisory services, we are well placed to take a holistic view to planning for the future as well dealing with specific matters.

Ian Dugmore

Managing Director

Ian qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991 with Coopers & Lybrand and was admitted into the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 1992. Ian worked for a number of large local accountancy practices in the North West before joining Ainsworths in 1998. Ian became a Partner in the following year and was appointed managing Director in 2003.

He deals with a varied portfolio of clients including corporate clients with turnovers in excess of £20m and he specialises in not for profit and charitable organisations.

Mel Henry

Director

Mel joined Ainsworths in July 2002 and became a Partner on 1st May 2004. Mel deals with a diverse portfolio of clients from small sole traders and Directorships to companies with turnovers in excess of £4m.

Prior to joining Ainsworths, Mel worked for BDO Stoy Hayward in Manchester and Liverpool. Prior to working for BDO Stoy Hayward Mel worked for a five-Director firm in North London, where he managed a diverse portfolio of clients that included sole traders, Directorships and owner-managed limited companies up to £25m turnover.

Mel has extensive experience in all areas of audit, accounts and both company and personal tax. Mel specialises in due diligence.

Julia Storey

Tax Director

Julia joined Ainsworths in January 2003 and has headed up the tax department since November 2003.

Julia qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand and became a Chartered Tax Advisor in 1990. After leaving Coopers & Lybrand in 1993 to start a family she worked for two small practices, one in Yorkshire and one in Lancashire, before joining Ainsworths.

As well as having her own portfolio of personal tax clients, Julia also provides technical support and tax advice to the other directors and their business and private individual clients. She specialises in estate planning and capital gains tax advice.

Mick Heys

Director

Mick joined Ainsworths in 1999 and qualified with the firm in the Summer of 2003. Upon his promotion to senior manager in 2008 he took over the portfolio of a retiring Director. Mick was appointed as a director of Ainsworths Limited on 1st May 2010.

Having worked for Ainsworths for many years Mick has experience of working with most of our clients from the smallest sole trader to the audit of large groups of companies. His own portfolio mainly consists of small owner managed businesses and Mick also acts for a number of charities.

Mark Sunter

Director

Mark joined Ainsworths in 2003, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2008 and was appointed a director in 2014. Having worked for Ainsworths for many years, Mark has experience of working with most of our clients from the smallest sole trader to the audit of international businesses.

Mark is in charge of audit compliance and deals with technical aspects of audit clients. He acts primarily for corporate clients with turnovers which range from £0.5m to in excess of £200m.

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