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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.

David Buxton

Back in 1994 I gained a joint honours degree in Law and Political Science from the University of Wales. Following on from University I worked for Marks and Spencer as a Commercial Manager on their graduate management scheme. What a great year I had with M&S, but decided I hadn’t finished with studying and returned to University to undertake a Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations Theory.

Once I got all the studying out of my system, I joined a small firm of Chartered Accountants in East Manchester, starting my training contract in 1996 and qualifying in 1999. A very enjoyable spell working for an in International firm of Chartered Accountants, working between offices in Manchester and London, which was a great experience that led me to the decision,decided to break out on my own.

I established The Buxton Partnership in 2000 and have enjoyed building it up from an empty desk and a telephone to the business it is today. I have passion for working with entrepreneurs of all kinds, applying all the best practices I have witnessed over the years and marrying them to effective and robust tax planning to maximise my client’s wealth and business satisfaction.

Outside of business, the passion continues playing and watching lots of team sports, especially football, rugby, cricket, through to my love of live music, socialising with friends and family.

I reside in the Cheshire countryside with my partner, our children and a menagerie of animals. I love the fact that our house is always full of friends and family. I like to go to bed at the end of each day knowing I have done my best in all my endeavours and live by my family motto… Do it with thy might, else not at all!

Geoff Glover

In my early years, I worked for a National Bank in their flagship Tax Branch, local accountancy firms and large international practices in London. I joined The Buxton Partnership after developing a strong working relationship with David Buxton, whilst working together at an International practice.

Over the years I have dealt with an extensive range of business and personal tax clients. Through dealing with the differing needs of a wide variety of clients, I have gained valuable insights into what my clients are going through as they grow their own businesses. As a result, I’m as knowledgeable and happy delivering start-up advice as I am working for larger, established businesses.

Specialties: Working with individuals, family and owner managed business of all shapes and sizes. Helping clients understand their financial data and use it to manage their businesses more effectively. My guarantee is to treat people fairly and keep our charges transparent.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my partner and family, playing and watching a variety of sports, listening to music, going to concerts and travelling.
I am also a member and fundraise for The Lord’s Taverners.

Mel Hollingsworth

I began working at The Buxton Partnership in May 2016, having previously worked in the retail sector. Since joining the team, I have developed a variety of new skills within my job role, from carrying out compliance related tasks to preparing end of year accounts.

I am currently in my third year at Edge Hill University, where I study English Language. Alongside my degree studies, I have recently obtained qualifications in British Sign Language (BSL).

Outside of work and university, I love to shop and socialise with friends and family, but my main interest is definitely travelling.

Shonna Jarvis

Hi, I’m Shonna and I joined the team as the Buxton’s Administrator in May 2017. I have gained a wealth of office experience as well previously working in a call centre office for over 3 years. I love meeting new people and to help others as much as I can!

At Buxton, I will usually be your first point of contact and will make you feel welcome when you come to visit our office. I provide the office with admin support and typically processing paperwork in readiness for accounts preparation.

Outside of work, I love spending time with my young daughter, when I am not looking after my daughter I love shopping, socialising out with friends and family. I would love to travel out to Dubai in the foreseeable future.

Ash Lomas

I have been working here at the office since finishing my university course of accounting and finance, after passing with a first class degree. I started with doing work experience, which was for my course, and over time worked my way up to dealing with a large variety of clients with different needs and job requirements. Over the course of this time, I have worked with many different accounting software packages while helping clients with their bookkeeping or accounts such as Xero; Sage; IRIS; Kashflow and more.

In my free time I like to go to the cinema to watch new or old movies that are on. Or I sit at home where I can enjoy my hobby of playing video games or reading comic books. I also enjoy doing puzzles or maths problems, which blends in with my work life. I can use these skills to tackle any problem or task that may appear, and help any client with any query or problem they face.

Rachael Stevenson

Following my college studies into business and finance, my first employment was in the retail industry. After a few years in retail, I decided to pursue a career in accounting as I had enjoyed the finance side of my retail employment and so I enrolled onto an AAT course.

I started with The Buxton Partnership in 2006, In the years since then my role has developed from office apprentice to accounts assistant and my duties include financial accounts preparation for limited companies and sole traders, management accounts, bookkeeping, VAT returns and payroll.

Outside of work my interests include history, archaeology and crafts. I also enjoy exercising at the gym and walking.

I am currently on maternity leave at the moment after the birth of my son and will be returning to the office early next year.

Olivia Whitaker

I joined the team in May 2017. I have been working in accounts for the past 7 years covering a variety of different roles. My role here includes preparing accounts, VAT returns and processing payroll.

I am also a qualified fitness class instructor and enjoy going to the gym when I am not working.

Outside of work I love spending time with family and friends whenever I can. Each year I go skiing in the French Alps with my family which I have been doing since I was 9. My other likes include baking, reading and music.

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