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 – 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 https://hitchinaccountant.blogspot.com/.
Delyth Richards – Practice Manager
BA (Hons), Cert ICSA
Delyth is responsible for auto enrolment for pensions, client engagement, office management and company secretarial work. She finds time for singing with a local choir and massed choirs for choral pieces, dog walking and bridge.
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 – 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 – 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.
Simon Johnson – Client Manager
BSc (Hons) in Business, ACCA
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. Sport is his passion outside work, particularly badminton, squash and golf.
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.
Laurence Pettitt – Junior Accountant
BA (Hons) International Business and Finance
Laurence joined Base52 in July 2019, supporting the Client Managers and Senior Accountants in the production of management accounts, VAT and personal tax returns, financial year end accounts and Corporation Tax returns. He enjoys rugby, fitness training and spending time with his dogs.
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 – Tax Senior Accountant
BMus(Hons) PCRNCM, AATQB, MAAT
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 – Operations Support 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 and medium sized companies, as well as managing the budgeting and forecasting process and management accounts at Travelex. Her role involves the onboarding of new clients, assisting Fred with project work for our clients and supporting the existing teams during busy periods. She enjoys cycling, gardening, cooking and reading.
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.