UWM Accountants

Chris Urquhart

What do I do at UWM?

Predominantly seeing clients both existing and new, reviewing and finalising accounts and forward planning. I can help you look at new and different ways of growing your business using SSTW (Simple Stuff That Works) or guide you through The Numbers our 8-step Performance Measurement & Improvement System.

Together with Liz and Jonathan, we all carry out the strategic planning for the business.

I've worked at UWM since: 1979

What's different about UWM?

"We treat all clients in the same way. Despite the adage that size matters it doesn’t in terms of how we go about our work dealing with a very much diverse client range. We try to operate in a fun environment and aspire to pass that feeling on to all our clients."

Three random facts about me…

I’ve never been to Australia

I follow most sports with a passion

I don’t like warm beer

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Liz Warner

What do I do at UWM?

As a Director I am involved in the planning and general organisation of the office, our employees and the work flow. In essence I try to keep everyone happy and everything operating smoothly. Not always an easy task but rewarding when it works. Together with Jonathan and Chris, we all carry out the strategic planning for the business.

I am a Xero Certified Advisor and love the way Xero helps us run our own accounts more efficiently than we ever have in the past.

I've worked at UWM since: 1982 (gulp!)

What's different about UWM?

We have always attempted to be approachable, friendly and available for our clients no matter how minor or major their problems may be. It is also very important to us that all our employees work with us as a team and feel important within that team.

If I didn't work at UWM…

I would like to be a philanthropist if (I had enough money)

Three random facts about me...

I like fast cars, helping people and wine!

Fourth random fact...

In October 2011, I was selected by Virgin Atlantic as part of a group of 14 to travel to Kenya to help build a school funded by the Virgin's chosen charity, Free The Children. I also learnt about the amazing work the charity carries out in providing education for school aged children, implementing clean water systems and other schools being built in the area. The majority of villages have no clean water, which is one of the main causes of infant death.

With the help of friends, family and clients, I raised over £5,000 towards the charity's causes. The trip was a wonderful life experience. I met many amazing people and as a group we now support a young girl throughout her school life giving her the chance of education. I feel very lucky to have had the chance to take part in this life-changing experience.

Building on my experiences, the Company has partnered with the global initiative B1G1 (Buy 1 Give1) to further develop the Company's giving to related causes.

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Jonathan Myers

What do I do at UWM?

I look after clients getting involved in reviewing and discussing their accounts, tax planning, business plans and helping to improve business profits. I help clients establish their business and personal goals and help them achieve those goals. If you want to look at improving your business, I can take you through an SSTW session (That's Simple Stuff That Works as opposed to CSTD.... Complicated Stuff That Doesn't!), help you with The Numbers our 8-step Performance Measurement & Improvement System or run a GoalGetter Day with you so you can see how to get to where you're going.

Together with Liz and Chris, we all carry out the strategic planning for the business.

I write the blogs that are posted on a fairly regular basis on the website and handle our social media presence.

I am a Xero Certified Advisor and help clients into the wonderfully simple world of Cloud Accounting where they can save time and money and increase efficiency.

I've worked at UWM since: 1983

What's different about UWM?

We have always operated our business as a family with our clients being an extension of that family. Doing this, I think, has helped us maintain these relationships for in excess of 25 years in some cases.

If I didn't work at UWM, I would be...

In a convertible driving across the USA

My favourite three movies/songs

(White Man) in Hammersmith Palais by The Clash

Town Called Malice by The Jam

Don’t Look Back in Anger by Oasis

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Charlotte Flynn

What do I do at UWM?

I am the first point of contact with clients. I do everything from arranging meetings, sending out paperwork, dealing with clients’ queries and maintaining our internal systems. All with a smile on my face!

I've worked at UWM since: 2008

What's different about UWM?

Urquhart Warner Myers is an accountancy firm that has many different clients from subcontractors to large companies! Everyone is treated as equal no matter the background or the size of their business.

If I didn't work at UWM, I would be...

Travelling the world…..until my money ran out! So not long

My favourite three movies/songs

In her Shoes

What Women Want

The Bodyguard

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Dean Dexter

What do I do at UWM?

After joining UWM in 2005, Dean has become an indispensible part of the team that looks after client accounts and tax returns. Helping each client with any personal queries they may have, Dean ensures that clients can trust that the work being carried out is of the highest quality. Dean loves music. Some of his favourite tracks include Pain (Jimmy Eat World), Garden Grove (Sublime) and Coral Fang (The Distillers).

“From my six years of employment I have recognised as a small firm of accountants we are always happy to help our clients abide by the relevant regulations and succeed in preparing their paper work for HMRC.”

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Dianne MacDonald

What do I do at UWM?

My job role at UWM is preparation of VAT returns and Accounts. I also deal with the day to day running of the VAT department including queries and registrations.

I've worked at UWM since: 2007

What's different about UWM?

It is a friendly business where we all work as a team. We are all hardworking unique individuals who together have formed a great working relationship which enables us to help and support our clients.

If I didn't work at UWM, I would be...

Married to Max Branning from Eastenders! yum yum

My favourite three movies/songs

Mr Brightside – The Killers

Shawshank Redemption

Dirty Dancing

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Georgina Pickles

What do I do at UWM?

As a Payroll/Company Secretarial Administrator, I look after every aspect of clients payroll and Company Secretarial needs. I set up Limited companies, advise clients on shares and the workings of a Limited company. I have 16 years’ experience in payroll and there is nothing I don’t know.

I've worked at UWM since: 2006

What's different about UWM?

Working at UWM is great. We are all very down to earth and we like to maintain professional and friendly relationships with our clients. Because of this our clients trust us and find it easy to approach us with any concerns they have on any particular day.

If I didn't work at UWM, I would be... most definitely a celebrity solo artist

Three random facts about me…

I have a fantastic daughter. A loving husband. I always like to have a good time

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Paul Delaney

What do I do at UWM?

As a senior accountant I prepare accounts for all types of clients as well as overseeing the finalisation of accounts prepared within the office. I have day to day interaction with clients to help them run their businesses as efficiently as possible. I also manage the Tax Credits service provided by UWM and assist clients in the training and use of online OpenBooks software.

I am a Xero Certified Advisor and help clients introduce Cloud Accounting solutions into their businesses to save time, money and increase efficiency.

I’ve worked at UWM since 2009.

What's different about UWM?

The close relationship we have with our clients.

If I didn't work at UWM, I would be…

on a beach in Australia.

My favourite three songs

Going Underground by The Jam

Ghost Town by The Specials

Waterfall by The Stone Roses

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Sharon Lynn

What do I do at UWM?

I am responsible for finalisation of year end accounts, management accounts, Tax returns, VAT returns, cash flows, company secretarial services, Corporation Tax Returns, Xero Training. I am a Xero Certified Advisor and can help you with running your business more efficiently in the Cloud.

As the Office Manager I also help to make sure the office runs smoothly, especially when the Directors are away from the office.

I've worked at UWM since: 1995

What's different about UWM?

Urquhart Warner Myers is a family run business. We care about our clients and want to help them succeed it’s not just a job to us. A lot of our clients become friends and invites to Birthday Parties and Weddings are always welcome. We have a fun working environment, but know when to work hard also. As a team member I know I have the support and back up of the directors who see me as a person not a number.

As a child I wanted to be a ... A Vet

My favourite three movies/songs

Star Wars

White Christmas

Pretty Woman

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Lauren Tree

What do I do at UWM?

My job role at UWM is preparation of VAT returns, Accounts and Tax returns. I also deal with the day to day running of the VAT department including queries and registrations.

I've worked at UWM since: 2014

What's different about UWM?

We are always looking into new ways to make your life easier and to give you options as a valued client.

If I didn't work at UWM, I would be...

A nail technician. Or have won the lottery and be travelling the world.

My favourite three movies/songs

Gladiator

Prison Break

Bad neighbours

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Stacey Labourn

What I do at UWM?

I am responsible for finalisation of financial accounts and VAT returns along with preparation of Income tax and Corporation tax returns. I am also a Xero Certified Advisor and help clients with their bookkeeping and cloud accounting on a day to day basis.

I have worked at UWM since March 2013.

What’s different about UWM?

At UWM we all work closely as a team and it is a really relaxed working environment because of this. This then enables us to give our clients the best possible service on both a personal and professional level.

If I didn’t work at UWM, I would be…

Ticking more countries off my list J

Three random facts about me…

I spent a year travelling the world, I love beer (any beer) and I make a mean cheesecake haha.

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