Together in business
Steve founded Crowther Chartered Accountants in 1995. His career in accountancy has spanned four decades, but he wouldn’t have you believe he was that old! Steve’s experience in all aspects of accountancy and business means that his advice and guidance is invaluable to our clients.
Steve’s philosophy is “You only get out of life what you put in.” And we can see that through the commitment and hard work he puts in with his clients and his staff. The business has gone from strength to strength under his leadership, and his drive and dedication keep the practice moving forward.
Having lead his own accountancy practice for many years, Steve is well-placed to understand the highs and lows of running a business. He’s not just there to crunch numbers!
To contact Steve directly, ask to speak to him at the Crowther Chartered Accountants office (Huddersfield) on 01484 515544 or email Steve@crowther.accountants
Head of Marketing
Michelle is in charge of the Marketing side of things here at Crowther Chartered Accountants. Although she’s not formally trained in accounting, her experience with the business over many years has meant she’s fully got to grips with the accounting services that we offer to our clients. She makes sure that she’s always enthusiastic and ready to meet new (and existing) clients.
We asked the rest of the team to describe Michelle and the words that came up repeatedly were; enthusiastic, approachable, friendly. Many of her colleagues described her as “always smiling” and Practice Manager Steph Moore commented, “Michelle brings great energy to the office and is passionate about moving the business forward”.
Despite working alongside husband Steve, when asked what three things she would take to a desert island, she replied, “George Clooney, photographs and a phone”. Michelle is always on the look-out for exciting new challenges and loves to go out her comfort zone. We asked her what the title of her autobiography would be, and she replied, “Life is an adventure”. Good answer Michelle!
Michelle is heavily involved in local networking event groups, including Yorkie Talkie and Around Town. She has run her own businesses in the past and now focusses her energy on helping growing businesses in the Huddersfield area.
If you’d like to contact Michelle directly, ask speak to her at the Crowther Chartered Accountants office (Huddersfield) on 01484 515544 or email Michelle@crowther.accountants
Business Development Manager
David joined the Crowther team in August 2017 as a Business Development Manager. His main role is to develop new relationships with clients through networking events and to nurture existing client relationships.
David has a wealth of experience within the financial services industry and brings with him a considerable number of professional contacts. He has spent over 40 years working for HSBC group in commercial and corporate banking, and has helped many local businesses across the Yorkshire region.
We asked David what he liked best about working at Crowther, and he told us that he “wanted to be part of a dynamic and highly professional firm”. He also mentioned the great clients, working environment and the team spirit here at Crowther Chartered Accountants.
David is originally from Huddersfield and has spent most of his working life helping businesses in West Yorkshire. He now lives with his wife Sally on the outskirts of Huddersfield, where they enjoy walking in rolling hills and beautiful countryside. In his spare time, David likes to play tennis and squash, and enjoys watching sport in general.
We asked David who he would like to meet (dead or alive) and he replied “Winston Churchill, as he was one of the world’s greatest politicians!”
If you’d like to contact David directly, ask speak to him at the Crowther Chartered Accountants office (Huddersfield) on 01484 515544 or email David@crowther.accountants
Caroline has been working in the bookkeeping team since 2009. She has completed her AAT Level 4 while working here at Crowther Chartered Accountants. Although Caroline is originally from Huddersfield, she did go to London to train as a ballet dancer before starting work in bookkeeping!
She spends a lot of time working with clients at their own premises, so travels around most of West Yorkshire during the week! Caroline is hard working and has a lot of experience in bookkeeping; she can usually spot the solution to a problem within a few seconds of looking at a spreadsheet!
Caroline maintains excellent relationships with all of the clients she works with and she’s always up for a laugh with the rest of the team. Her colleagues described her as “bubbly” and “chatty”, and Head of Marketing, Michelle said Caroline “lives life to the full.” We asked Caroline what was the first music concert she ever went to and she replied “S Club 7 Juniors,” definitely a 90s child then Caroline!
To contact Caroline directly, ask speak to her at the Crowther Chartered Accountants office (Huddersfield) on 01484 515544 or email Caroline@crowther.accountants
Trainee Chartered Accountant
James came to Crowther already part-qualified. He finished his AAT qualifications after joining Crowther in 2016. We are delighted to say James has decided to return to studying and is now in his final year of the ACA qualification.
James is part of the accounts team, where he manages a portfolio of clients, prepares year-end accounts and tax computations, assists with audits and offers support to clients.
James is a Huddersfield Town season ticket holder, like most of the team at Crowther! He likes going to the gym and playing 5-a-side with his mates in his spare time.
We asked James what he would take to a desert island, and he replied, “an iPod, a football and a Huddersfield Town top.”
To contact James directly, ask to speak to him at the Crowther Chartered Accountants office (Huddersfield) on 01484 515544 or email James@crowther.accountants
Trainee Chartered Accountant
Caroline is no longer the baby of the team at Crowther Chartered Accountants. She joined the team straight after college. We are proud to say Caroline is now a qualified AAT accountant.
Caroline is outgoing and confident, and she’s not afraid to voice her opinions and ideas. Her positive outlook is infectious. She is the best customer at the tuck shop and has a chocolate bar or sweets every day! Luckily youth is still on her side, and she goes swimming to keep fit!
When asked about Caroline, her workmates described her as “one of a kind” and “lively and outgoing”. She’s great fun on a night out and always gets involved in staff events.
We asked Caroline what she would take to a desert island, and her response was, “A sun lounger, Rubik’s Cube and a duvet.” When pressed, she admitted she wasn’t very good at doing a Rubik’s Cube, but she’d have time to perfect it on her desert island!
To contact Caroline directly, ask speak to her at the Crowther Chartered Accountants office (Huddersfield) on 01484 515544 or email Caroline.email@example.com
Administration & Payroll Assistant
Payroll Assistant and Trainee Accountant
Chloe has been working at Crowther Chartered Accountants since Summer 2016. Chloe has taken an integral part within the payroll department through the years. We are delighted that she now has decided to aim for her ATA qualification. Chloe has great knowledge and understanding of payroll, pensions and tax obligations.
Chloe loves a challenge; she walked the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society. Her two dogs keep Chloe busy at the weekends by walking them for miles.
She likes to get involved with social events and never misses a night out!
Chloe’s colleagues described her as “happy to help” and “gets stuck in”. Chloe will use her common sense even if she’s not sure, and usually, things come out right in the end!
To contact Chloe directly, ask to speak to her at the Crowther Chartered Accountants office (Huddersfield) on 01484 515544 or email Chloe@crowther.accountants
Steph has been working at Crowther Chartered Accountants since 2010. Before this, she qualified as a Financial Advisor, achieving her Financial Planning Certificates Levels 1, 2 & 3. When she started working at Crowther Chartered Accountants, I’m not sure she knew what she was letting herself in for; she’s now the go-to woman for just about anything! Around the office she can be seen chatting to clients, looking after new starters, and organising staff nights out!
Steph has an excellent rapport with clients, and seems to remember even the smallest of details, which helps her to come across as friendly and personable; traits that are highly valued within the team at Crowther Chartered Accountants. Her colleagues described her as “very hard working,” and also “great fun on a night out!”
We asked Steph for a fun fact about herself and she told us that her “Claim to fame” was staying in the same hotel as Ashley Peacock from Coronation Street! This was in Cancun, Mexico when she was sipping cocktails (one of Steph’s favourite activities) on the beach!
Steph is super family-orientated and spends her weekends entertaining her young son. When we asked what she would take with her to a desert island, he was on the list, along with chocolate and a mobile phone, although no mention of husband Paul!
To contact Steph directly, ask to speak to her at the Crowther Chartered Accountants office (Huddersfield) on 01484 515544 or email Steph@crowther.accountants
Kristian has recently completed his ACA. We are proud to say he is now a fully qualified chartered accountant. He works for Deborah in the Accounts Team and has been at Crowther Chartered Accountants since he finished at Greenhead College in 2013. Kristian progressed quickly through his qualifications, thanks to a lot of hard work!
Kristien loves sport; his competitive nature makes him a great choice to have on your team, especially when playing tennis. His other passion is watching Huddersfield Town AFC at the weekends.
When colleagues were asked to described him, there were a few comments about his singing around the office. According to Office Manager Steph, “he shouldn’t leave accountancy to pursue singing as a career!” We hope that’s because you’re so highly valued as an accountant Kristian!
When asked what he would take with him to a desert island, Kristian wasn’t about to be fooled by the question, and so replied, “A boat, a map and a compass.” You’ll be back to civilisation in no time then!
To contact Kristian directly, ask speak to him at the Crowther Chartered Accountants office (Huddersfield) on 01484 515544 or email Kristian@crowther.accountants
Head of Security
Head of Security
Archie is our friendly head of security, who regularly patrols the office, ensuring he cleans up any scraps dropped along the way. He is always ready to greet visitors with enthusiasm. One of his daily tasks involves a visit to each team member. This is to give each of them a nudge or ask for some attention to perk them up. He even allows Ellie to walk with him to help her achieve her daily steps.
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