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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

Fred McBreen – Managing Director


Fred co-founded Base52 in 2003, following a career with HMRC, Boots and Tesco. He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Outside work he likes running and enjoys reading and travel. He is an occasional blogger about the ups and downs of the small business world with some of his work here

Hayley Moore

Hayley Moore – Base52 Accountant

BSc in Geology

Hayley joined Base52 in January 2015 as accounts officer with extensive bookkeeping experience both working freelance and as an employee. She enjoys walking, yoga, tennis and watching her two boys play in their local football, cricket and hockey teams.

Inga Scourfield

Inga Scourfield – Client Manager

BSC (Hons) in Maths with Russian; ACA with ICAEW

Inga 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 oversees the production of management accounts, VAT, personal tax returns, annual accounts and corporation tax returns for a group of clients. She is mum to two boys and enjoys reading, cooking, walking and swimming.

Sue Mays

Sue Mays – Senior Accountant

Sue has wide experience of accounting roles in the motor and service industries and works for some of our larger corporate clients. Along with reading, swimming, gym occasionally and socialising with friends, Sue likes to wind up her younger grandchildren when she gets the chance, and acts as unpaid taxi for her oldest granddaughter which takes up far more of her time than any of the afore mentioned.

Katie Wells

Katie Wells – Senior Accountant

Level 3 AAT

Katie joined Base 52 in 2011 as part of an apprenticeship programme and is involved in management accounts, VAT and personal tax returns preparation, financial year end accounts and Corporation Tax preparation. She is mum to two boys and enjoys baking and crafting.

Carly Hewett

Carly Hewett – Tax Client Manager


Carly re-joined Base52 in July 2019, having worked for the company previously for 8 ½ years. She is a mum to twins Freddie and Evie. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, travelling (when possible) and baking.

Daniel Basford

Daniel Basford – Tax Senior Accountant


Daniel began working at Base52 in 2015. His role includes preparing tax returns for individuals, sole traders and partnerships, as well as payroll reporting. He is a classically-trained musician, plays percussion, piano and cello and is an award-winning composer of classical music.

Rachael Larner

Rachael Larner – Senior Accountant

LLB (Hons) in Law, ACA (ICAEW)

Rachael joined Base52 in June 2019 with more than 15 years of accounting experience including auditing and accounts preparation for small/medium sized companies, as well as managing the budgeting & forecasting process and management accounts at Travelex. Her role involves the production of managements accounts, VAT, personal tax returns, annual accounts and corporation tax returns. She is mum to two energetic boys and in her spare time enjoys cycling, gardening, cooking and reading.

Naveen Babu

Naveen Babu – Project Accountant


Naveen is an independent accountant who is an associate of Base52, preparing business plans and funding applications, as well as dealing with specialist VAT schemes.

Margareta Libart

Margareta Libart – Junior Accountant

AAT Level 2, BSc in Light Industry Engineering

Margareta joined Base52 in February 2020, supporting the Client Managers and Senior Accountants in the production of management accounts, general bookkeeping, client queries and administrative duties. She enjoys spending time with her family and in her free time she likes swimming, cycling, crafting and relaxing in the garden.


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