Our Team And Partners


Matt Parrett CTA

Matt is a Chartered Tax Adviser and Accountant. He has many years of experience in both Industry and Practice. His broad range of expertise benefits both corporate and personal clients. Matt heads up the tax team and has a particular interest in R&D tax, Capital allowances and family company tax planning.

Jay Cholewinski

Jay Cholewinski joined the main Board in 2018, bringing with him a wealth of experience in the business development sector, having co-founded a multi-million-pound business previously. As well as assisting clients with their business development & start-up plans, he also works alongside the tax team, advising and helping companies with their R&D claims.

Paula Menagh AAT ATT

Paula Is a qualified AAT and fellow member of the ATT. Paula has a wealth of knowledge and vast experience in all aspects of accountancy and taxation and specialises in owner-managed businesses. Paula ran her own successful practice in Newton Abbot and, due to the rapid growth, merged with TS Partners in August 2021.

Lyndsey James FCA

Lyndsey qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002, having worked in practice since 1997. She joined us in June 2018 and has recenlty been promoted to Partner.

In her spare time Lyndsey, her husband Alan and three children are heavily involved with the First Wellington Scout Group.


Dan Cross MAAT
Practice Manager Plymouth

Dan joined in April 2019, specialising in R&D Tax. In working for TS Partners, he fully qualified through AAT in February 2020 and is working towards his ATT/CTA qualifications. Dan now heads up our Plymouth office.

In his spare time, Dan watches all sorts of sports, plays cricket in the Summer for Timberscombe CC, and always hopes that Liverpool F.C doesn’t throw away the next title challenge.

John Whitehead FCCA
Senior Manager

John is an FCCA qualified Chartered Accountant. He qualified in 2009 and has a BA (Hons) degree in Accountancy.

John has worked in practice since 2001 and has vast experience as an account & practice manager specialising in owner-managed businesses, advising on all aspects of accountancy, taxation and business start-ups.

Chris Blacker BA (Hons)
Senior Manager

Chris has a degree in Accountancy and is now completing his ACCA. In his spare time, Chris is a keen cyclist and an avid Manchester United fan.

Danielle Campbell MAAT

Danielle started working for TS Partners Accountants in September 2017 after completing one year of AS levels.

She is fully qualified through AAT and is now working towards her ACCA qualification.

Haris Afzal
Senior Manager

Haris completed his studies in 2010 and has been working since then. He has worked with multiple practices during the last ten years and has experience working with various property groups in the UK.

Outside work, he likes to travel and go on adventures with his wife and daughter.

Emma Meffe MAAT

Emma joined TS Partners as an apprentice in 2014. She studied for her AAT qualification and a Business Admin course, fully qualifying for both in April 2018. Upon qualifying, Emma became a full member of AAT and was recently approved as a licensed accountant and bookkeeper in March 2020.

Mohsin Ijaz ACCA

Mohsin joined TS Partners in June 2020 with five years of experience in accounting and audit. He’s a Chartered Accountant and an ACCA member since 2019.

Outside work, he likes to spend time with friends, is a keen gamer and loves his cricket!

Darren Burns MAAT

Darren joined our team in January 2018. He completed his AAT Level 4 Qualification in 2010 whilst attending Richard Huish College.

Hussein Nada MAAT

Hussein is a qualified Accountant (MAAT).  Hussein worked in a number of practices in Devon and has a various number of years and expertise in accountancy, Taxation, vat, payroll and company secretarial.

Waleed Bin Talha

Waleed is a Chartered Certified Accountant with over three years of diversified experience in Accounting and Taxation, working with international clients.

He likes to enjoy weekends with friends and family, spend his spare time at the gym, try different foods and go adventuring.

Laura Alexander MAAT
Tax Accountant

Laura qualified through AAT in 2020 while working in industry finance. She joined TS Partners in March 2022 as part of the R&D tax team. Laura has a keen interest in tax and, in her spare time, enjoys dancing, swimming and hiking.

Tanzeel Ur Rehman

Tanzeel is a Chartered Certified Accountant with over seven years of experience in Accounting and taxation.

He has a passion for helping small business owners and individuals to manage and grow their financial well-being.

Zarnab Raza

Zarnab is a Chartered Certified Accountant and proficient in bookkeeping, VAT, self-assessment and accounts.

Bilawal Bilal

Bilawal has over six years of experience in accounting and finance, having worked with clients from all sectors.

Ellie Tidborough MAAT

Ellie started working for TS Partners in September 2018 and recently gained her level 4 AAT qualification at Huish.

Badar Naveed

Badar is a Chartered Certified Accountant with over four years of diversified experience in accounts, audit and taxation working with international clients.

Paul Harrison MAAT

Paul started working at TS partners in 2022 but first started his accountancy career in 2009 studying at home.
Since 2010, Paul has been working in practice and gained his Level 4 AAT qualification.

Peter Jones
Accounts Assistant

Peter works at our Plymouth office and is AAT level 3 qualified.  He is currently studying towards his AAT level 4 qualification and has a particular interest in personal & business tax.

Owen Ladd BSc (Hons)
Assistant Accountant

Owen is a Business Management and Accounting graduate from Bristol University, training to become a chartered accountant.

Mel Menagh
Assistant Administrator & Bookkeeper

Mel joined the practice in September 2020. Mel is an assistant administrator and bookkeeper and is currently studying AAT bookkeeping levels 2 and 3.

Abeera Abdul Samad

Abeera is a Chartered Certified Accountant and joined TS Partners in September 2021.

Outside of work, Abeera loves to cook and is a passionate foodie.

Jade Pinder
Payroll and VAT Manager

Jade joined the practice in September 2018 and currently looks after the Newton Abbot offices payroll and VAT for clients.

Outside of work, Jade enjoys city breaks with her husband and spending time with family and friends.

Jonathan Tune BA (Hons)
Software Implementation Consultant

Jon looks after our clients’ software implementation & training needs.

Jon works closely with our clients to help set up and train them on new accountancy systems, including Quickbooks, Xero & Dext.  As well as client systems,  Jon also provides regular evaluation & support on our own internal systems, software & apps.

Caitlin Edwards
Client & Accounts Administrator.

Based in our Plymouth Office, Caitlin joined TS Partners in 2021. Caitlin is involved in all facets of clerical and admin support for client onboarding and our accounts team.

Rachel Munn
Client Support Administrator

Rachel joined TS Partners at the start of 2020 after working in various administration and sales roles across the South West.

Briony Perry-Jones
Client & Office Administrator

Briony joined TS Partners in September 2019, alongside continuing her studies in Business Administration at Richard Huish.  Briony has successfully completed her apprenticeship and supports the business with all facets of client and office clerical tasks.

Matthew Gilbert, MA
R&D Technical Writer

Matthew joined TS Partners in December 2021 and is the companys in house R&D Technical Writer. He works closely with the tax team and clients to ensure the clients’ R&D activities are presented to HMRC coherently and eloquently.

Matthew is a published author and you can find him anywhere with a good garden, good company, and good food.

Elisha Holmes
Office Administrator

Elisha joined our Wellington branch in September 2021 after finishing her degree. She supports our administration and payroll teams.

Francis Finch
R&D Technical Writer

Fran has worked in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, delivering various reports for globally recognised banks, insurance brokers, credit score agencies and accounting firms.

Geoff Rogers
Consultant FCA

Geoff grew up and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in North Devon before moving to Bristol to work for KPMG on national and international audits. He then moved into industry and commerce before moving to a Plymouth practice, becoming a partner in 1975. He started his own practice in 2001, along with his wife, Annette.

Steve Maxted
Independent Mortgage Advisor

Steve has been a qualified Mortgage Adviser and running Maxted & Bareham Financial Services Ltd since 1992. He has a wealth of experience advising clients on residential and buy-to-let mortgages.

Kenny Gahagan
Independent Financial Advisor

Kenny qualified as a Financial Adviser in 1992. He has a wealth of financial planning experience advising individuals and business clients.

He runs Sirrus Financial Planning Ltd, an FCA regulated Independent Financial Adviser.

James Garside
Business Finance Specialist

After starting his career at RBS / Lombard, Jamie joined finance brokerage Eurolease (London) Ltd in 2004 to widen the scope of products and services he could offer to his clients. Jamie is now a director of the company and manages a team of 16 whilst continuing to serve his clients.

Sam Allnutt
Independent Mortgage Advisor

Samantha Allnutt is our mortgage advisor who has been in the financial services for over 20 years. Sam has a wealth of experience and offers a no obligation mortgage and protection review, with access to the whole of market and provides the highest level of service in the industry, advice and recommendation.