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Meet The Team!

Expertise to deal with complex business finance issues, since 1935.

Hello, we’re LHP Accountants, a dynamic team of chartered accountants based in Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Lampeter, Tenby, Cross Hands and Aberaeron. We’re a modern advisory practice, with a ‘personal business touch’. Our 70+ members of staff, over 6 locations have the expertise to deal with the most complex of issues, yet we’re small enough to provide the individual service our clients appreciate.

Directors

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Eirian Humphreys (FCA, FCCA)

LHP Agriculture Director

Eirian Humphreys is Agriculture Director at LHP, based at their HQ in Carmarthen. Having worked on his family farm for a number of years, Eirian decided on a change of career in 2000, and joined a local accountancy practice. Over the following five years Eirian worked in Carmarthen and Swansea, during which time he studied to become a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), which he successfully completed in 2005, and then later became a fellow (FCCA).

Having then returned to Carmarthenshire, he worked in Ammanford before taking over an accountancy practice in Carmarthen in May 2008, which he then developed and expanded over the following fifteen months. In August 2009, Eirian joined LHP as a partner, where he was able to use his substantial agricultural knowledge, to assist the client base. Eirian added to his ACCA qualification in 2010 by gaining Chartered Accountant status (ACA) and then in 2020, fellow membership (FCA).

Eirian’s agricultural background and extensive experience gained in accountancy, has given him an in-depth knowledge of a variety of businesses, including:

  • farming and related industries
  • construction industry
  • public houses and restaurants
  • retail and wholesale trades
  • trade professionals – electricians, plumbers, carpenters…
  • renewable energy

Eirian speaks Welsh fluently and strongly believes in providing a personal service to each of his clients.

Eirian lives in Llangain with his partner Bet. His interests include rugby, DIY and gardening and he spends a lot of his weekend time at his favourite seaside town, Aberaeron.

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Janet Collins (FCCA)

LHP Director

Janet Collins is a director at LHP based at their HQ in Carmarthen. Janet started her accountancy career in a Llandovery accountancy practice in 1984, before moving to a larger Swansea accountancy firm, to gain more experience. While in Swansea, she continued her accountancy training. She joined LHP in 2008 as a fully qualified certified accountant. With over 30 years’ experience in the profession, Janet has gained invaluable knowledge in:

  • accounts preparation
  • audits
  • taxation
  • care homes
  • consultancy companies
  • retailers
  • construction
  • haulage
  • small business advice
  • female entrepreneurship
  • outsourced director services
  • probate

Janet deals a lot with care homes, consultancy companies, retail traders and the construction industry. She is active is various West Wales women’s networking events – a niche area for her.

Janet is an expert in demystifying Cloud accounting and can act as finance director, bookkeeper or advisor. Helping small businesses take control of their finances.

Janet likes to know all about her clients! How they operate. Why they started. And what their goals and objectives are.  And they’re welcome to know the same about her. Janet believes, if you ‘get’ each other, then clients get the best advice and are confident all  financial areas of their business are taken care of – not just accounts or tax returns.

Janet enjoys regular contact with clients to ensure the personal touch is maintained and is a fluent Welsh speaker, which is useful, as many of her clients are too.

Janet is married with two children and in her free time, she enjoys motorsport, reading , eating out and spending time with her family and dogs. She also acts as a Councillor on the Llandybie Community Council and was their Chairperson in 2017/18.

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Dafydd Rees (FCCA)

LHP Director

Dafydd Rees is a director at LHP, based at their HQ in Carmarthen. Dafydd is a qualified accountant and fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Dafydd has over 20 years’ experience in the accountancy and audit sectors.

Throughout his career, he has gained a wealth of expertise and experience working with a wide range of clients, from sole traders and family-run businesses, to large companies and charities.

Dafydd has a wealth of experience and knowledge in:

  • corporate audits
  • advanced tax
  • cloud accounting
  • tourism support
  • retail advice
  • logistics
  • food manufacturing
  • construction – CIS subcontractors

Dafydd is a fluent welsh speaker and in his spare time he enjoys following The Scarlets and Welsh Rugby Union teams, and spending time with his family.

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Rhys Jones

LHP Director FCCA

Rhys Jones is a Director at LHP and Practice Manager of LHP Lampeter. Rhys attended Cardiff University, obtaining a degree in Accounting in 2003 and a Masters degree in Finance in 2004. Rhys then joined a regional accountancy firm in Cardiff and went to on qualify as a Chartered Certified Accountant. Rhys gained his post-qualification experience with a national firm in South Wales. There he carried out various assignments – for both owner-managed businesses and Not-For-Profits, focusing in the main on auditing services.

Rhys is a fluent Welsh speaker and in 2013 he decided to return to his West Wales roots and join LHP. Rhys enjoys all kinds of sport, including running and squash and is a keen follower of The Scarlets and Wales Rugby.

Associates / Practice Managers

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Rachael Ball (FCCA)

LHP Associate

Rachael Ball is a qualified Chartered Accountant and LHP Associate based across our offices. As a specialist within the tax team, Rachael works on corporate and personal taxes with a wide range of clients being a single point of contact for all tax queries.

Rachael has brought a wealth of experience with her from previous role at a Top 10 National Accountancy Firm serving the South Wales marketplace and working across a diverse range of business sectors.

Rachael is passionate about building long-term relationships with clients, providing proactive business advice to assist with making an informed decision on the way ahead. Rachael advises on a wide range of matters including specialist tax issues, with her wealth of knowledge in:

  • SMEs
  • Personal & Business Tax Planning
  • Business Advisory
  • Property investment, Development and;
  • Capital Allowances.

Rachael lives near Pembroke and when she’s not advising clients she enjoys being outdoors spending time on our fantastic coastline, either walking or paddle boarding. She also enjoys cycling having taken part in many charity bike rides for Tŷ Hafan, including riding from Cardiff to Dublin in time for The 6 Nations fixture.

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Samantha Hart (FCCA)

LHP Associate

Samantha Hart is a chartered LHP Associate based at our HQ in Carmarthen. Her work is heavily involved in managing the impact of the Making Tax Digital HMRC initiative here at LHP.

Sam joined LHP in 2010, gained her ACCA qualification and then progressed to FCCA chartered status, specialising in cloud accounts, helping businesses improve how they run their finance departments and helping train clients.

In her time here at LHP she has gained valuable knowledge in accounts preparation, cloud accounting systems and online apps for cloud accounting systems across many sectors. When not working, Sam enjoys long walks with the dog, 4×4 off-roading with her father and sister and family days out.

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Mathew Price (ACCA)

Cross Hands Practice Manager

I’m Mathew, Practice Manager at LHP CrossHands. I attended Aberystwyth University, obtaining a First Class (Hons) degree in Accountancy and Finance in 2013. I then joined a Swansea based practice obtaining his ACCA qualification in 2017 and later joined LHP in 2019.   Over the course of my career I gained a wealth of knowledge and I predominantly work with larger limited companies, corporate audits and share re-structuring arrangements. I’m a fluent Welsh speaker and in my spare time enjoy keeping active and reading.

Carmarthen

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Lindsay Glover (ACCA)

Audit Manager

I’m Lindsay Glover, the Audit Manager at LHP, based at HQ in Carmarthen. I am an ACCA qualified accountant with over 15 years’ experience in accountancy and audit sectors, as well as 4 years’ experience running a hospitality business as a CEO.

Throughout my career, I have worked with a range of clients as a self-employed accountant, providing payroll, bookkeeping, accounts and tax services, and also qualified with a Big 4 audit firm as well as recently working for a Top 10 UK audit firm.

I have experience and knowledge in:

  • corporate audits
  • charity audits
  • assurance assignments
  • personal tax
  • cloud accounting
  • tourism support
  • business systems
  • customer service and sales
  • payroll
  • grants
  • system implementation
  • construction – CIS contractors and subcontractors

I’m a fluent French speaker and also speak some Spanish and German. In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking, DIY and spending time with my partner, dog and 4 children. I am a Community Councillor in Three Crosses, where I have lived for over 20 years.

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Shona Humphreys (CTA)

LHP Chartered Tax Advisor

Hi, my name is Shona and I have worked in LHP’s tax department for over 10 years. I qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2018 and can advise on all aspects of taxation, especially personal, trust and estate, and owner managed business tax matters.

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Katie Evans (ATT)

LHP Tax Manager

I’m Katie, the Tax Manager at LHP Carmarthen. I’m ATT qualified and have worked in Taxation since 2012. After graduating from Aberystwyth with a degree in Accounting & Finance, I moved to Manchester to begin my taxation career. There I worked in a busy Corporation Tax team primarily in the motor trade industry. After 5 years I moved back to Carmarthenshire in 2017, to work for a Swansea accountancy firm as a Tax Senior with a varied client base in Personal and Corporation Tax and advising on Capital Allowances, including on-site reviews.

I joined LHP Chartered Accountants in 2020, heading up the tax team for LHP. We manage a portfolio of 2,000+ clients, providing assistance with compliance services like Self-Assessment Tax Returns, Tax Credit renewals, Capital Gains Tax reporting requirements and various advisory services. I’m a fluent Welsh speaker and when I’m not working, I enjoy family time, meeting up with friends and taking the dog for walkies!

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Elin Ludgate (ACA)

LHP Senior Agri Pod Leader

I’m Elin, a Senior Accountant (Senior Agri Pod Leader) managing the Agriculture team at LHP’s Carmarthen office. I joined LHP in 2016 and gained my ACA qualification in 2019. I mainly work within the agricultural sector, preparing accounts for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies. I’m responsible for the preparation of accounts and have experience in VAT, bookkeeping and helping clients move to digital accounting software to comply with Making Tax Digital requirements. I am also certified in Xero, QuickBooks and Freeagent software. As a fluent Welsh speaker, I enjoy my time as a Carmarthenshire YFC Member and helping out on the family farm when I’m not working.

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Barry Thomas

LHP Agriculture Accountant

Hi, my name is Barry. I am a senior accountant in the Carmarthen Office and have worked for LHP for over 35 years. I specialise in farming accounts. As a Welsh speaker I also come from a farming background. I am Xero and QuickBooks certified and ready for the challenges ahead with Making Tax Digital. My interests include walking our 2 adorable frenchies, photography and I am a keen Wrexham football supporter.

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Ken Rowlands

LHP VAT Accountant

Hi, I’m Ken, a VAT Accountant at LHP Carmarthen and have worked here for 4 years now. The role involves anything and everything VAT, imports, exports, foreign VAT registrations, vehicle NOVA declarations, Property Option to Tax, DIY Claims, CIS VAT Reverse Charging, and of course the normal registration/deregistration/VAT return preparations.

I’m an ex HMRC VAT inspector of 15 years and have a BSc in Maths from the OU and a BSc in Business Management from Trinity University of Wales. I enjoy walking the dog, Motocross, cycling (MTB) and playing guitar in my spare time.

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Amie Williams (BA Hons, CIPP)

Payroll Manager

I’m Amie Williams, LHP Payroll Manager based at HQ Carmarthen in our payroll team of 4. I’ve a Business Studies degree from University of Glamorgan, I’m CIPP Payroll Certified and my career has spanned Finance and Payroll in both private and public sectors. I’ve several years’ payroll experience to date, gained in Higher Education.

I live in Ammanford and enjoy socialising and exploring the hills, mountains and beaches of West Wales.

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Lampeter

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Rhys Jones (FCCA)

LHP Associate Director & Practice Manager

Hi, I’m Rhys Jones, an Associate Director at LHP and Practice Manager of LHP Lampeter. I am a fluent Welsh speaker and in 2013 I decided to return to my West Wales roots and join LHP. I enjoy all kinds of sport, including running and squash and am a keen follower of The Scarlets and Wales Rugby.

I attended Cardiff University, obtaining a degree in Accounting in 2003 and a Masters in Finance in 2004. I joined a regional accountancy firm in Cardiff and went to on qualify as a Chartered Certified Accountant. I gained my post-qualification experience with a national firm in South Wales where I carried out various assignments for both owner-managed businesses and not-for-profits, focusing in the main on auditing services.

 

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Megan Jones

LHP Accountant

Hello, I’m Megan and I am a trainee accountant currently working towards my ACCA qualification based at LHP Lampeter. I work on accounts for Sole Traders, Partnerships, Limited Companies and Charities and my day-to-day is mostly preparing accounts, tax returns and processing VAT returns. I am also certified in Xero and QuickBooks. I am a fluent Welsh speaker and in my spare time I enjoy attending YFC, walking my dog and watching films.

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Geraint Jones

LHP Accountant

Hi, I’m Geraint. I work at LHP Lampeter. I’ve worked in the Lampeter office for over 15 years.  I mainly work on Farm Accounts but also on Accounts for various businesses.  I’ve experience in preparing VAT Returns, Accounts and Tax Returns and I’m certified in Xero and QuickBooks.  I’m a graduate in Business and Accounting from University of Glamorgan, a fluent Welsh speaker and when I’m not working, I enjoy a round of golf and taking my dog on walks.

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Tracy Jones

LHP Accountant

Hi my name is Tracy and I work in LHP Lampeter. I have been working in accountancy for the past 11 years and have been with LHP for 4 years. I mostly prepare accounts for farming partnerships and sole traders but have experience in preparing accounts for a variety of other businesses. I’m experienced in VAT returns and training clients to use cloud accounting software such as Xero, QuickBooks and Dext. When I’m not working I enjoy listening to music, watching films, spending time with my family, walking my dog and playing football for Lampeter Ladies.

Haverfordwest

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Rachael Ball (FCCA)

LHP Associate (Across Offices)

Rachael Ball is a qualified Chartered Accountant and LHP Associate based across our offices. As a specialist within the tax team, Rachael works on corporate and personal taxes with a wide range of clients being a single point of contact for all tax queries.

Rachael has brought a wealth of experience with her from previous role at a Top 10 National Accountancy Firm serving the South Wales marketplace and working across a diverse range of business sectors.

Rachael is passionate about building long-term relationships with clients, providing proactive business advice to assist with making an informed decision on the way ahead. Rachael advises on a wide range of matters including specialist tax issues, with her wealth of knowledge in:

  • SMEs
  • Personal & Business Tax Planning
  • Business Advisory
  • Property investment, Development and;
  • Capital Allowances.

Rachael lives near Pembroke and when she’s not advising clients she enjoys being outdoors spending time on our fantastic coastline, either walking or paddle boarding. She also enjoys cycling having taken part in many charity bike rides for Tŷ Hafan, including riding from Cardiff to Dublin in time for The 6 Nations fixture.

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Lisa Davies

LHP Accountant

Hi, I’m Lisa Davies and I work in the Accounts and Tax department at LHP Haverfordwest. I process VAT returns, tax returns and Accounts as well as helping clients with QuickBooks, Xero and tax queries. I’m a fluent Welsh speaker and do a variety of accounts from farmers to traders and sole-trades to limited companies.

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Tracey Busch

LHP Accountant

Hi, I’m Tracey. I work in Accounts at the LHP Haverfordwest office and I mostly manage trader accounts for sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies.  I’m experienced in VAT returns and Payroll and certified in Xero, QuickBooks and FreeAgent cloud software. I have always worked in Pembrokeshire and have over 30 years’ experience in Accountancy, when I’m not working, I enjoy reading, walking my dog, running (well my version of running!) and watching my son and daughter play rugby.

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Tenby

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Rachael Ball FCCA

Associate

Rachael Ball is a qualified Chartered Accountant and LHP Associate based across our offices. As a specialist within the tax team, Rachael works on corporate and personal taxes with a wide range of clients being a single point of contact for all tax queries.

Rachael has brought a wealth of experience with her from previous role at a Top 10 National Accountancy Firm serving the South Wales marketplace and working across a diverse range of business sectors.

Rachael is passionate about building long-term relationships with clients, providing proactive business advice to assist with making an informed decision on the way ahead. Rachael advises on a wide range of matters including specialist tax issues, with her wealth of knowledge in:

  • SMEs
  • Personal & Business Tax Planning
  • Business Advisory
  • Property investment, Development and;
  • Capital Allowances.

Rachael lives near Pembroke and when she’s not advising clients she enjoys being outdoors spending time on our fantastic coastline, either walking or paddle boarding. She also enjoys cycling having taken part in many charity bike rides for Tŷ Hafan, including riding from Cardiff to Dublin in time for The 6 Nations fixture.

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Michelle Reynolds (ATT)

LHP Tenby Operations Manager

I’m Michelle, Operations Manager of LHP Tenby.  I have been with the Practice in Tenby for over 20 years gaining experience in both Accountancy and Taxation.  Over recent years I have concentrated more on Taxation aspects. I like reading, taking nice long walks with my dog and spending time with my family.

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Peter Griffiths (BSc ACA)

LHP Senior Accountant

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Naomi Denning (ACCA)

Accountant

Naomi is a Qualified Accountant at LHP and is based in the Tenby branch. Naomi has been qualified since 2019 and has over 10 years’ accounting experience working in industry and practice. Naomi has a keen interest in tax and is looking forward to strengthening her skills and knowledge in this complex area.

In her spare time, Naomi likes to keep active. From weight training and turbo training to long walks with her partner and family.

Cross Hands

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Janet Collins FCCA

LHP Director

Janet Collins is a director at LHP based at their HQ in Carmarthen. Janet started her accountancy career in a Llandovery accountancy practice in 1984, before moving to a larger Swansea accountancy firm, to gain more experience. While in Swansea, she continued her accountancy training. She joined LHP in 2008 as a fully qualified certified accountant. With over 30 years’ experience in the profession, Janet has gained invaluable knowledge in:

  • accounts preparation
  • audits
  • taxation
  • care homes
  • consultancy companies
  • retailers
  • construction
  • haulage
  • small business advice
  • female entrepreneurship
  • outsourced director services
  • probate

Janet deals a lot with care homes, consultancy companies, retail traders and the construction industry. She is active is various West Wales women’s networking events – a niche area for her.

Janet is an expert in demystifying Cloud accounting and can act as finance director, bookkeeper or advisor. Helping small businesses take control of their finances.

Janet likes to know all about her clients! How they operate. Why they started. And what their goals and objectives are.  And they’re welcome to know the same about her. Janet believes, if you ‘get’ each other, then clients get the best advice and are confident all  financial areas of their business are taken care of – not just accounts or tax returns.

Janet enjoys regular contact with clients to ensure the personal touch is maintained and is a fluent Welsh speaker, which is useful, as many of her clients are too.

Janet is married with two children and in her free time, she enjoys motorsport, reading , eating out and spending time with her family and dogs. She also acts as a Councillor on the Llandybie Community Council and was their Chairperson in 2017/18.

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Mathew Price (ACCA)

Cross Hands Practice Manager

I’m Mathew, Practice Manager at Cross Hands. I attended Aberystwyth University, obtaining a First Class (Hons) degree in Accountancy and Finance in 2013. I then joined a Swansea based practice obtaining his ACCA qualification in 2017 and later joined LHP in 2019.   Over the course of my career I gained a wealth of knowledge and I predominantly work with larger limited companies, corporate audits and share re-structuring arrangements. I’m a fluent Welsh speaker and in my spare time enjoy keeping active and reading.

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Sajid Chowdhury

LHP Operations Manager

Hi, I’m Sajid, Operations Manager at LHP Cross Hands.

I have a BSc (hons) in Mathematics and Computer Science from Swansea University and worked for South Wales accountancy firms for 15 years now. While working I became ACCA part qualified before joining KRC Chartered Accountants (now known as LHP) in 2013 as a Senior Manager.

I have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in building and construction, hotel and restaurants, general trade professionals, agriculture and farming, haulage and transportation, retail, medical professionals and the motor industry.

 

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