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Continuing to help you and your business

During these unusual and challenging times for individuals, businesses, and other organisations we are here to help.

Our offices may be temporarily closed but our team are continuing to help our clients not only with our usual range of services, support and advice but also in helping them access various types of support being provided to businesses, organisations and individuals who may have been impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak. The government support is constantly changing so contact us to see how we can help.

Please speak to your usual contact at DNG or get in touch by clicking the link below.

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Meet Our Team

As a professional accountancy and financial service provider we know that the quality of our people is paramount in helping our clients to grow and prosper.

So we've made it our business to develop a team that delivers outstanding technical expertise across a broad range of financial and tax related disciplines.

We constantly strive to find solutions and place clients at the centre of everything we do.

We pride ourselves on going the extra mile. Why not put us to the test!


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Jo Thomson

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Sean Markus

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Smita Patel

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Alastair Ambrose

Alastair is a Manager in the Corporate Services team. He is a Chartered Certified Accountant who manages a wide portfolio of clients in a variety of industry sectors, providing audit, accounting and tax services for limited companies, partnerships and sole traders.

Having worked for the Audit Commission in the public sector for much of his career, auditing Health and Local Government clients, Alastair joined DNG in 2019.

When not crunching numbers, Alastair enjoys travel, regular theatre visits and pub quizzes. At home, he is a keen reader and always enjoys a quiet hour at the end of each day.

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Viki Herrtage

Viki is a Manager in the Corporate Services team. She manages a wide portfolio of clients from small limited companies to large groups and is responsible for the preparation of company accounts, audit assignments and providing general advice and support to her clients. Although Viki specialises in helping owner-managed businesses she also has experience with Solicitors’ Accounts Rules and ‘not for profit’ organisations including Charities.

After initially pursuing a career in law, Viki ‘saw the light’ and began her accountancy training at a small firm in Harrogate. Viki moved to Northampton to join DNG in 2012, where she completed her training and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2015, promoted to manager later that year.

Viki tries to ‘offset’ her love of fine wines and dining by being as active as possible; originally from Yorkshire (as she’ll remind anyone who’ll listen) Viki enjoys getting out into the countryside for nice long walks and often uses her love of spread sheets to help organise walking weekends away with her friends. She also enjoys military fitness classes and running – although after her second marathon she swore she’d never run again…we’ll see!

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Nicola fox

Nicola is a Manager in the Corporate Services team. She is responsible for the day to day management of clients’ affairs including the preparation of company accounts, audits and corporation tax returns. She works with clients of varying sizes from a wide range of industries and has a strong background in working with charities.

Having graduated from Nottingham University, Nicola trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2010 with an independent firm in Nottingham. Nicola then moved back home to Northampton where she joined a then top 20, and later top 10, accounting firm to develop her experience and rose to Assistant Manager. Nicola joined DNG in March 2017 as a Corporate Services Manager.

Nicola is a keen reader and sport enthusiast although she is currently limited to watching rather than playing as she spends most of her time chasing after her young son.

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Andrew Clifford

Andrew heads the Outsourcing and Cloud Team and looks after a diverse portfolio of clients, which includes the firm’s charity portfolio. As such he works closely with clients from a wide range of industries, from small owner managed companies to multinational groups. Andrew can assist you in all areas of your business, from Cloud accounting, accounts preparation and corporation tax returns, to reconstructions and business support.

Andrew joined DNG in 1999 as a fresh faced graduate and, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant, made his way up through the firm, from Corporate Manager to Partner in June 2013.

Despite developing a few extra lines and losing a few hairs over the years, Andrew remains passionate and committed to the firm and is active in many areas of the business, in particular the social committee, and can often be found at the front of the queue when cakes are in the office!

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Anne McGregor

Anne is head of the Taxation & Business Services team at DNG Dove Naish, based in the firm's Northampton office. She provides accounting and tax advisory services to individuals and businesses helping them to be profitable without having to pay any more tax than is necessary.

She completed the STEP diploma in Trusts and Estates in England & Wales and has over 30 years experience as a Chartered Accountant. Anne’s specialisms include incorporation planning, capital taxation and succession planning, Enterprise Management Incentive schemes and trust compliance and planning work.

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Ian Robson

Ian works with owner managed businesses from a wide range of sectors, offering an holistic approach to advice.

Having graduated from Leeds University, Ian trained with a London firm before moving back to home town Northampton in 1989, joining DNG. Appointed as a partner in 1993, Ian has managed the Towcester and Daventry offices and set up and managed the financial services business before it became a separate company.

Ian is a sports nut. In his youth he participated in most sports, with the highlight attaining national standard for 200 metre sprinting at age 14. However he is largely a spectator now as, while the mind still tells him he can do it, the body shouts and screams otherwise.

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Ian Lowry

Ian, a Partner based at the Daventry office, specialises in assisting individuals and owner-managed businesses with a range of accounting and tax issues.

After training as a Chartered Certified Accountant with a local firm in High Wycombe, he joined DNG in 2002 and was appointed a Partner in 2013.

Outside the business he likes to fit in some cycling exercise around his family and is an avid armchair tennis fan.

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Andrew Picker

Andrew, as head of the Finance and Admin team, wears a number of hats. As well as managing the day to day finances of the firm he manages the IT and HR functions, and leads the Marketing team.

Having trained and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant with an Independent firm in Leeds, Andrew moved to the Midlands where he developed his experience and rose to Head of Audit in the Midlands office of another independent firm, before changing direction and joining DNG as the Practice Manager in 2011.

Andrew enjoys weekly pub quizzes, tasting success on a fairly regular basis. He is a mine of useless information especially on 1970s and 1980s music! Andrew now sets regular fun quizzes for the office – just in case his colleagues haven’t strained their brains enough during the working day!

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Helen Soffe

Helen, as a manager in the tax and business services team, assists clients with the preparation of their accounts, payroll, VAT returns and tax returns as well as providing general business advice and support. Helen deals with a large range of clients from the smaller self employed to larger partnerships across a wide range of industries.

Helen joined DNG in 1988 and after qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant, became an Associate of the business.

Helen enjoys watching motor racing, especially motorbikes, although she prefers to be away from the track when her husband takes his motorbike out for a few laps!

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Jodie Clifford

Jodie is a manager in the tax and business services team, she helps clients with tax return and accounts preparation along with general business and tax advice. She specialises in high net worth individuals, Inheritance Tax and Trusts.

After graduation, Jodie gained experience at a small local firm before joining DNG in 2006. She has since qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant and a Chartered Tax Advisor.

Jodie enjoys organising the firms social events and likes to apply her professional experience of spread sheets when doing so, much to the amusement (and admiration) of her colleagues!

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Sue Halsall

Sue is a senior manager in the Corporate Services team and as such works closely with clients. She joined DNG in 2000 to take up a new role as a manager in the Corporate team. Since then Sue has developed an expertise in several of the niche sectors and has experience with charities, clubs and pension schemes alongside her usual corporate role.

Sue is also the firm’s training manager and can often be seen (and heard) encouraging and supporting the students through their exams.

Outside of work Sue has a young family and increasingly falls into the role of taxi driver and social secretary. Despite this Sue makes time to enjoy the theatre and enjoys the social activities run by our social committee.

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Robyn Favill

Robyn is a Partner at DNG Dove Naish and is Head of the Corporate Team. She specialises in helping owner managed businesses with their finances so that they can spend more time doing what they do well - growing their business! Robyn has a wealth of experience in helping limited companies, to include - cash-flow forecasting, preparing annual accounts and corporation tax returns, auditing of accounts, remuneration strategies to reduce taxation, advising on company secretarial duties and general accountancy advice - to name but a few. Robyn prides herself in her customer service and being able to explain issues in "non-accountant speak". She is passionate about her clients' businesses and aims to consistently provide value and expertise, enabling them to succeed financially.

Robyn has gained wide variety of experience in the accountancy field over the years. After qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2002 she gained much experience in preparing management accounts for owner-managed business and then progressed to audit senior at a top 20 UK firm. After a brief break to have her son, she then took a new direction into industry where, for some 6 years, she was the Financial Accountant for an engineering company in the Midlands. Missing the diversity of practice, Robyn joined DNG in 2012 as a Corporate team Senior and was promoted in 2013 to Manager. After 4 years as Manager Robyn was delighted to become a Partner in 2017.

Robyn can be seen most weekends on the side-lines of a football pitch in her wellies and bobble hat as she supports her son in his sporting passion. She volunteers for a local visually-impaired person each week, meeting for a cup of tea and a chat. Robyn is also a very keen fiction reader and loves socialising with friends and family.

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Susie Jones

Susie is a Manager in the Corporate Services team. She manages a wide portfolio of clients in a variety of industry sectors, from owner managed companies to multinational groups. She has a particular focus on ‘Not for profit’ organisations including Charities.

Susie joined DNG in May 2007 as a trainee after completing her degree. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2010 and was promoted to Manager in 2011.

Outside of work Susie can be found entertaining her young son, and enjoys eating out and socialising with family and friends.

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Beverley Vann

Beverley, as a tax assistant in the Daventry office, is responsible for dealing with the personal tax affairs of the Daventry clients. This includes the completion of their tax returns, checking of coding notices and any other associated matters.

With the exception of a brief stint as a barrister’s clerk, Beverley has worked in the field of taxation all her adult life. She spent several years as a Tax Assistant at HMRC in Leicester until the birth of her daughter, when she joined the tax department of an independent firm of accountants with whom she stayed for a number of years before joining DNG in 2013.

She is particularly proud of having gained a 2.1 in BA (Hons) Humanities with Literature from the Open University in 2010 after several years of hard work, especially since her studying had to be fitted around full-time employment and family life. Whilst no longer studying, Beverley still enjoys expanding her cultural horizons. She is a keen reader and theatre goer, as well as an enthusiastic amateur baker whose cakes have been well received by her colleagues in the Daventry office.

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Jeremy Ferguson

Jeremy is a manager at our Daventry office. He has over 30 years of experience in audit, company accounts and corporate governance. He also has experience helping clients with IT implementation and management, and the implementation of Small and Medium Business accounting software and accounting systems.

Jeremy has always been a great fan of technology, and his family and friends are always ready to seek his advice or help with their latest PC, Laptop, Tablet or other smart device, when he is not heavily involved with one of his own!

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Jeanette White

Jeanette manages the Payroll Bureau ensuring that our client payrolls are processed within payroll deadlines, as well as providing support to our clients on payroll matters, training and onsite support visits.

Jeanette has worked in payroll for over 15 years, having sole responsibility for completing in-house payrolls prior to joining DNG. Her experience includes dealing with a multitude of complex payroll queries, liaising with various organisations and advising clients on a wide range of payroll scenarios.

At the end of the day Jeanette likes nothing better than to take her horse out for a nice ride and occasionally enjoying competing at local events.

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