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Who are we?

Meet the team behind Base52

At Base52, we have a wide range of experience covering the public sector, large blue chip companies and small businesses. We understand the importance of getting to know what makes your business tick rather than being just bean counters. We see our role as to help you make more profit and deal with your accounts and tax effectively and painlessly.

All of us here work hard to help you achieve your business goals.

Fred McBreen ACMA BSc, Managing Director

Fred McBreen ACMA BSc, Managing Director

Fred started his career in HM Revenue & Customs in London. He qualified as an accountant in 1986. After a short spell with Boots The Chemists in Nottingham as a trainee accountant he worked for Tesco in Hertfordshire for 16 years as a senior accountant and project manager. He co-founded Base52 in 2003.

Fred’s role at Base52 is to ensure that we are a forward thinking and innovative organisation which delivers on its service and quality commitments to clients.

Fred is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Delyth Richards BA (Hons) Cert.ICSA

Delyth Richards BA (Hons) Cert.ICSA, Practice Manager

Delyth joined Base52 in May 2011. She has previously worked as a conference manager and a business analyst for HSBC.

Delyth is responsible for auto enrolment for pensions, client engagement, office management and company secretarial work.

Inga Scourfield, ACA BSc

Inga Scourfield ACA BSc (Hons), Financial Accounts Manager

Inga joined Base52 in June 2012 and has more than 20 years of accounting experience including six years at PwC, London, in audit and forensic accounting and six years at Thresher Group in various financial and management accounting roles.

Inga qualified as a chartered accountant in 1998 and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). She is responsible for limited company accounts and corporation tax.

Sue Mays, Payroll and Accounts Assistant

Sue Mays Management Accountant

Sue joined Base52 in November 2013. She has previously held a number of accounting roles in the motor and service industries.

Sue is responsible for bookkeeping, VAT, CIS and management accounts preparation for some of our larger corporate clients. She spends some of her time out of the office working at clients’ premises.

Simon Johnson, Assistant Management Accountant

Simon Johnson BSc (Hons), Business and Cloud Systems Accountant

Simon joined Base52 in December 2014, having worked for Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP in the accounting consulting services department project managing the production of the technical manuals IFRS / UK GAAP and producing technical update communications for the firm globally.

Simon is a Certified Chartered Accountant. He is responsible for supporting our clients using cloud software, our Making Tax Digital strategy and implementation, sole trader and partnership accounts and business projects.

Hayley Moore, Accounts Officer

Hayley Moore Base52 Accountant

Hayley joined Base52 in January 2015 as accounts officer. She has extensive bookkeeping experience both working freelance and as an employee.

Hayley is responsible for Base52 accounts and credit control.

Daniel Basford

Daniel Basford AATQB, Personal Tax and Payroll Accountant

Daniel joined Base52 in February 2015 while studying the AAT qualification. He is working to complete MAAT in 2018.

Daniel’s role encompasses personal tax returns, payroll, P11D submissions, FFP relationship and personal tax projects.

Katie Wells, Financial Accountant

Katie Wells Financial Accountant

Katie joined Base 52 in 2011 as part of an apprenticeship programme. She is qualified to Level 3 AAT, and hoping to continue further studies in the future.

Katie’s role involves preparing year end accounts and corporation tax for limited companies.

Naveen Babu

Naveen Babu ACCA MSc, Project Accountant

Naveen is an independent accountant who works with Base52 on an associate basis, engaged on specific projects.

Project work includes preparing business plans and funding applications and dealing with specialist VAT schemes.


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