Michelle Taylor

Professional: Michelle joined MHA Moore and Smalley in 2003 having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001 and going on to qualify as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2005. Michelle provides specialist taxation advice to a wide range of individuals and owner managed businesses, small and large, covering company reorganisations, sales and acquisitions, EMI schemes and general taxes.

Personal: In her spare time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and friends and watching rugby league.

Elizabeth Hall

Professional: Liz joined the firm more than 16 years ago from Latham Crossley & Davis, where she worked as a financial consultant.  Liz is the Director of Financial Planning, and specialises in advising clients in the healthcare profession.

Personal: Liz is happily married, and has two step children.  She enjoys her weekends doing voluntary work, and loves travelling and cooking.

David Hackett

Professional: David joined MHA Moore and Smalley in 2006 after graduating from the University of Lancaster with a degree in Mathematics, and went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant in 2009 and a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2011.

David provides specialist taxation advice to a wide range of owner managed businesses, small and large, covering income, capital and business taxes. David also provides advice to our academy schools clients on areas such as VAT and corporation tax.

Personal: In his spare time, David enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children and watching sport, mainly football.

Stephen Gregson

Professional: Stephen joined our team from KPMG Corporate Finance in Manchester in 2002. To date he has advised businesses on mergers and acquisitions, fundraising and strategic planning across a wide range of sectors including waste management, haulage, construction, engineering and wealth management financial services.

At Moore and Smalley Corporate Finance he has continued to focus upon advising owner managed businesses on strategic direction, mergers and acquisitions, and fundraising.

Personal: Stephen is happily married and has two young children He enjoys travelling both in Britain and abroad.

Judith Dugdale

Professional: Judith joined Moore and Smalley in 2000 after completing an Accounting degree at Hull University. Judith embarked on the Moore and Smalley Graduate Trainee programme and qualified in 2003. Judith was recognised for her efforts by being voted ‘young trainee accountant of the year’ in 2006 by the North West Society of Chartered Accountants and was awarded the ‘Rising Start’ Award in 2012. She now specialises in looking after Leisure and Tourism clients as well as small and medium businesses from the Preston office.

Personal: Judith resides in a small village on the outskirts of Clitheroe and spends her weekends with her young son as well as catching up with her friends and family. In addition to this Judith plays hockey for the Clitheroe Ladies and has held the position of treasurer for many years. She is also a keen Bolton Wanderers fan and follows most sports from the comfort of her sofa!

Victoria Dadswell

Professional: Victoria joined MHA Moore & Smalley in May 2013. She qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2006 completing her training with Lonsdale & Partners. Victoria provides specialist tax advice to individuals and owner managed businesses predominantly in the North Lancashire and South Cumbria area. Victoria has wide range of experience including research & development claims, EMI schemes, company reorganisations and inheritance tax planning. She has advised a number of property developers and land owners on all tax aspects of property development. Victoria is also leading the Making Tax Digital initiative for MHA Moore and Smalley.

Personal: Outside of work Victoria enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children. She also regularly takes part in long distance walks.

Deborah Wood

Professional: Debbie joined the firm in January 1999 as resident partner in the Blackpool office to manage client services on the Fylde.

She is the current Chairman of the Moore and Smalley partnership and leads the firm’s specialist healthcare services department.

Debbie is Vice Chairman of The Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants (AISMA) and a former President of the North West Society of Chartered Accountants.

Debbie has specialised in looking after Healthcare Professional clients for over twenty years and is invited to speak at seminars across the country to doctors, their practice managers and fellow accountants on a wide variety of financial management topics affecting the sector. She contributes articles and comments to the Medical Press on a regular basis.

In June 2008 Debbie received the HealthInvestor Accountant of the Year Award on behalf of the Moore and Smalley Medical Team and in 2013 is representing the firm as a finalist in the category of Financial Advisors of the Year at the General Practice Awards.

Personal: Debbie is married to Richard who she met through her involvement in the Rotaract movement. They have a daughter, Philippa, a son, Nathan and a golden retriever puppy, Libby.

Christine Wilson

Professional: Christine has been with Moore and Smalley since 1994. In addition to a portfolio of clients, Christine is also the partner responsible for audit compliance and service delivery to our larger clients.

Christine’s clients are primarily larger limited companies and charitable organisations. She has also been involved in risk assessment projects, and assisted clients in a variety of business sectors in drawing up internal audit procedures to minimise risk.

Personal: Christine is married and has two sons; she is very active within the community as both a governor for a local primary school and also as the treasurer for her local scout group. She enjoys outdoor activities including walking and cycling. Family holidays are spent in France.

Paul Williams

Professional: Paul joined our team in 2005 after graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2008. He manages a varied portfolio from partnerships to large multinational companies.  Paul works closely within his clients to deliver accountancy, audit and taxation services.  He is also involved in student training and development within the Preston Corporate Department.

Personal: Paul sits as a Governor for an external college and is Vice-Chair of the college’s Curriculum, Quality and Audit Committee. He is also a keen cricketer and represents Walton-le-Dale Cricket Club playing in the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Competition. Since 2009, he has also held the role of Treasurer of the Palace Shield Competition.

Paul is married and in his spare time enjoys traveling with his wife and has recently driven the entire Route 66 across America.

Damian Walmsley

Professional: Damian joined the firm in 1987 as a student. He trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant and became a partner in 1998. He is responsible for a portfolio of approximately 250 clients with turnovers ranging from £100k to £100m.

Damian is skilled in raising finance for SMEs including the preparation of business plans. In 2006, he received the recognition of his peers within the North West Society of Chartered Accountants as the ‘Business Advisor of the Year’ at their annual awards ceremony.

Damian heads up Moore and Smalley’s international offering via the Baker Tilly network.

Personal: In his spare time Damian enjoys playing golf, he is an active supporter of Manchester United. He also enjoys skiing and often ventures to France to test out the slopes. At weekends, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.