All members of our small team benefit from high levels of professionalism and experience. We enjoy working together to deliver our clients a premium service. We are based in Taunton, Somerset with clients throughout the country.
Colette trained in London and spent the first part of her career with Saffery Champness. After a spell in the City, she returned to the West Country. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant who has enjoyed working for KPMG as well as Somerset based firms before setting up her own business.
Colette has extensive tax and accounts experience in all areas but specifically managing the tax affairs of our private clients, including Trusts and residency matters. She has an in-depth knowledge of the accountancy issues concerning small businesses.
Colette loves the freedom of working in a small dedicated team giving top quality service to her clients.
Originally from Somerset, Jacqui trained with a Devon Practice where she held the position of senior manager for 9 years. Since joining Phillips Dinnes in 2016 she has assisted Colette with managing the practice.
She has acquired a strong practical background in all areas of accounts and taxation for both corporate and individual clients. Jacqui enjoys working closely with corporate clients giving focused business and tax planning advice throughout all stages of a company lifecycle.
Jacqui’s experience includes advising on minimising personal tax and she offers capital gains and inheritance tax planning advice.
Suzanne trained with and worked for a leading local accountancy practice for many years before joining Phillips Dinnes in 2005. She has extensive experience in all areas of accounts and proactively manages a diverse portfolio of corporate clients, dealing with all their accounting and taxation affairs.
She also provides advice on tax compliance, tax planning and company secretarial matters as required, and prides herself on offering our clients all round support.
Sue qualified in 1990 and has worked for leading local firms of Chartered Accountants in Somerset and Dorset.
Sue joined the practice in 2007 and she is our sole trader and partnership expert, dealing with all their accounting and taxation issues. She has a wealth of experience with clients in a range of different business sectors.
Neil is from a local farming family and has returned to his roots after studying at University College London. Neil started his accountancy career with a larger firm in Taunton and then progressed to work with our consultant Patricia Todd. He is now a valued contributor to Phillips Dinnes, besides his quiet charm we benefit from his wealth of accounting know how and report writing skills.
There are not many accounting systems or types of business that have not crossed his path.
Since joining us, Caroline has honed her personal tax knowledge to make her an invaluable member of the team who specialises in property accounts and private wealth clients’ tax returns. She is responsible for processing our regular payrolls.
Shirley was most recently a tax partner with BDO in London, she has returned to her family base to pursue entrepreneurial ventures in the South West. Her expertise is broad and she is not adverse to delving through tax legislation to assist with our overseas clients’ affairs and other specialist cases.
Linda has been with Phillips Dinnes for 7 years and is considered the linchpin of the office, she is in control of all the administration processes within the organisation. Linda originally trained as a secretary and has since become multi-skilled and offers support throughout the practice.
Patricia has had an international career, whilst abroad Patricia specialised in the tax affairs of High Net Worth individuals for both British and overseas nationals which continues to be a specialism of Phillips Dinnes today.
Patricia has now retired from day to day office working and is enjoying her many interests and enthusiasms. We are extremely fortunate that Patricia continues to be available as a consultant to assist with complex assignments.