David is the backbone of Beans, having started Tax Matters, the predecessor to Beans in 2006 and has spent the last decade building a successful business with more than 1,000 clients.
Coming from a corporate financial background, David has spent time in the Boardroom and on the shop floor. His approach is the same regardless of his client’s background. He takes the time to understand each client individually and deliver what they need for their situation.
With more than 30 years practical business experience, David’s knowledge of the UK tax system, coupled to his ability deliver straightforward, objective advice makes him a firm favourite with our clients!
A total enthusiast for his discipline, David is a big advocate of learning and is always happy when in a position to help develop members of the team.
Outside of work David’s passion for football has seen him coaching a junior team for eight years, as well as being an avid spectator of professional football. David is also a school governor and trustee.
Mike joined the company in 2014 and has brought a new dimension to the business. Also from a corporate background, Mike is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, having trained with a Top 4 firm in Edinburgh.
After qualifying he spent the next 20 years in a number of senior financial roles in the UK and overseas, giving him a real appreciation of what different businesses need to develop.
His ability to help clients see ‘beyond the books’ and think strategically about their business is a real feature of the Bean’s approach and one our clients are increasingly glad of.
Outside of work, Mike is a keen cook and in the ‘Masterchef’ style is always up for an invention test, creating meals from whatever is left in the fridge for his wife and three children.
He’s also swum the Channel as a member of a cross-Channel relay team and is a fluent German speaker.
Trainee AAT, qualified payroll technician
Comes from Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Married high school sweetheart and has two secondary school age children
Is a crack shot on the rifle range!
Trainee AAT and training to be a stock taker for the licensed trade
Has spent much time pulling pints in pubs (good experience for above!)
Engaged and proud owner of two large dogs, Ozzie and Obi