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Meet The Team

Stuart Lawrance

Stuart Lawrance Director

Stuart has worked with Compass Accountants since joining the company after leaving college in 1987. As the longest serving member of staff, Stuart was the first person to train and qualify with the firm. He was a founding shareholder of the company and is now a Director of the firm.

Stuart works with many clients, from small businesses and owner managed consultancy companies to charities and museums, helping them to meet all their statutory requirements, minimise and mitigate their tax bills.

Stuart also helps organisations with a wide range of adhoc matters that arise, from designing bookkeeping systems to helping with grant applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Stuart has been a Governor of Slindon College for 20 years where he also sits on their Finance and General Purposes Committee.

Stuart enjoys spending time with his family and travelling, he also manages AFC Portchester Under 9 Vikings, football team, with his eldest son.

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Kerry Lawrance

Kerry Lawrance Director

Kerry has worked in practice for over 19 years, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2006, and joined Compass Accountants in 2009. As a Director of the company, Kerry has vast experience in a range of areas including auditing, solicitor's accounts and research and development claims.

Prior to working with Compass, Kerry worked with several well established accountancy firms across the South coast. She now manages a portfolio of valued clients assisting them with all their compliance needs. Her focus is tax planning and saving her clients time and money.

Her role is that of a quasi-director for many clients.

Kerry enjoys spending her spare time with her family and travelling.

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Samantha Beaven

Samantha Beaven Client manager

Samantha joined Compass in 2006 and trained within the organisation to become a fully qualified Certified Accountant.

She is now responsible for a large portfolio of owner managed businesses, supporting them with their accounting, tax planning, bookkeeping and other compliance requirements.

Samantha enjoys socialising, spending time at the gym and travelling.

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Becky James

Becky James Audit & accounts manager

Samantha Tickner

Samantha Tickner Financial controller & Head of support

Sarah Harwood

Sarah Harwood Payroll manager

Stacey Leggett

Stacey Leggett Senior administrator

Isabella Brady

Isabella Brady Payroll administrator

Katy Walden

Katy Walden Administrator


Sarah McInnes Client manager

Kerry Sweeney-Cunningham

Kerry Sweeney-Cunningham Trainee accountant

Sue Elliott

Sue Elliott Payroll administrator

Laura Thomas

Laura Thomas Accounts Senior

Abbie Howard

Abbie Howard Accounts Senior

Gareth Kendall

Gareth Kendall Accountant

Maddie Le-Moignan

Maddie Le-Moignan Apprentice

Will Glanville

Will Glanville Apprentice

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