Meet the team

We are very proud to have such an experienced, knowledgeable and diverse team here at RWB Chartered Accountants. Regulated by, and members of, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

We could not provide the quality of service we do if it wasn’t for our amazing team.

Nick Bonnello, FCA

Director

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Nick is a director of RWB Chartered Accountants, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2007. He primarily works within general practice, serving owner managed businesses including start-ups.

He manages assignments of varying sizes and within a wide range of sectors; helping clients with their taxation, preparation of their accounts and as an Auditor. He works both with corporate clients and individuals, and has considerable experience with the needs of Barristers and Solicitors Accounts Rules, as well as heading up the Cloud Accounting team.

Prior to becoming a Chartered Accountant Nick was the Managing Director of a website company, having spent a couple of years working for a PLC in London before that. Nick has a MSc in International Business from The University of Nottingham and a First-Class honours degree in Computing and Information Systems from The University of London.

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Richard Bonnello, FCA

Director

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Richard Bonnello is a director at RWB with considerable experience in family and owner-managed businesses and professional individuals. He has been involved in many cases of business valuations and their acquisition and disposal.

He is a registered auditor and member of the audit faculty. Richard has extensive experience and specialises in business advice, business investment and forensic accounting.

Richard is also former Chairman of the Nottingham Imperial Building Society.

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Neil Coupland FCA, DChA

Director

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Neil is a director of RWB and a registered auditor who qualified as a chartered accountant in 1987. Neil has worked across all areas of general practice, primarily dealing with owner-managed businesses. His work mainly encompasses audit and accountancy, together with business taxation. He specialises in charities, not-for-profit organisations and forensic accounting.

Neil also acts as Secretary to the Trustees for a local grant-making charity and is Treasurer for a community centre.

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Gary Brockway, FCCA, FCA

Director

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Gary hasa diverse background of general practice experience covering Accounts, Taxation and Audit, having qualified as an accountant with both The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. His passion has always been to work closely with clients to help them deliver their Strategic Targets.

Gary is also apast committee member of the ICAEW Farming and Rural Business community and still chairs the Monthly Midlands ICAEW Farming Round Table.

He has extensive accounting software experience including Xero, Figured and Released, and is a big believer in the power that working in the Cloud can give any business.

Outside of his professional role, Gary enjoys most sports, and is a director to both Gresley Rovers Football Club and DÉDA performing arts.

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Richard Borrington

Director of RWB Wealth Management Ltd

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Richard’s career in Financial Services began after graduating in 1998. He is a founding director of RWB Wealth Management Ltd being a Financial Planner that joined David Booler & Co in early 2008, becoming an associate of the firm in 2013 and Partner in 2016.

He has obtained the PFS Diploma Qualification and is a member of the Personal Finance Society. Day to day he’s out visiting clients providing specialist advice in pensions and wealth management.

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Justin Parker

Associate Director

0115 964 8870

Justin is RWB’s Accounts Manager with extensive accounting experience having started in practice in September 1988. He is dedicated to helping clients across many sectors with general accounting, tax advice, accounts production, corporation and personal tax.

He also has specific experience in helping charities and not-for-profit organisations with their statutory and accounting requirements.

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Guy Waterman

Consultant

Guy is a highly motivated individual with over 36 years of experience in Banking (Retail/SME/Mid-Market/Global Corporate and Financial Markets arena) and Professional Services industries (Top 10 Accountancy practice).

He possesses a wealth of sales management experience and a proven track record in delivering consistent year-on-year sales growth within a risk controlled and compliant environment. He also has a high level of experience in people management, training and the motivation of sales teams in order to provide “best in class” client service. He is a great leader of people that has a “hands on” approach to management with the experience to provide colleagues with appropriate coaching when required.

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Alison Lamin, ATT (fellow)

Personal Tax Manager

0115 964 8869

Alison has over 20 years’ experience of working for local firms of accountants, specialising in personal taxation. She is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians and has gained experience working in London and Luxembourg, before joining RWB.

Alison specialises in all tax matters, including the preparation of self-assessment tax returns, P11D expenses and benefits forms, dealing with HMRC correspondence and enquiries and advising clients on all elements of personal tax.

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Gordon Bruce, FCA

Accounts and Tax Manager

0115 964 8867

Gordon qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982 and is an Audit & Accounts Manager at RWB.

During his career Gordon has worked across most areas of general accountancy practice. His work mainly encompasses audit and accounting together with business taxation for corporate clients of varying sizes and business sectors. He also specialises in Solicitors Accounts Rules and accounts for Self-Administered Pension Schemes.

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Anne Coles

Client Services Manager

0115 964 8872

Anne is part of the management team at RWB having responsibility for the outsourcing department using the latest Xero packages for bookkeeping (including VAT return submissions) and Brightpay software for payroll.

As a hands-on, Xero certified accountant; Anne ensures that accurate records are continuously kept and maintained for clients, enabling a smoother process to annual accounts and the necessary information required by HMRC, Companies House and other financial organisations.

Anne communicates with HMRC and other authorities on behalf of clients where necessary and also has experience in the preparation of annual accounts for small businesses and charities.

Prior to joining RWB Anne worked as a financial controller of multimillion-pound business for over 25 years.

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James Clegg, FCA

Client Services Manager

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James is a qualified Charted Accountant who particularly specialises in audit and assurance and corporate finance. James also deals with financial forecasting, pension scheme audits and Solicitors Accounts Rules.

As a Xero certified advisor, James has extensive range of experience across the accounting industry.

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Lisa Oyaide-Nicholls

Client Services Manager

0115 964 8868

Lisa is a Xero certified Accountant who is highly experienced in the preparation of financial accounts for small businesses and companies.

Lisa works within RWB’s outsourcing team and has extensive experience with Xero accounting software, which enables her to provide invaluable support, advice and guidance to clients using their own Xero software. She also communicates with HMRC and other authorities on behalf of clients where necessary and ensures that clients’ records are kept and maintained to a high standard.

Lisa is also very experienced in setting up and managing pension schemes for auto enrolment purposes on behalf of a wide range of different organisations.

Taking a keen interest in her local community, Lisa has sat on the board of a local arts charity and as a parent board member at her local Sure Start Centre. She currently acts as treasurer of the PTA of her children’s school.

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Simon Cripps, ACA

Accounts and Tax Assistant Manager

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Simon is a duly qualified AAT member and is currently completing the final stage of his ACA accreditation. Simon is part of the audit and accounts team at RWB, providing clients with a high-level of support and guidance with their accounts.

As a Xero, WorkflowMax and Receipt Bank certified user, his responsibilities include setting up cloud-based time management systems, preparing and completing accounts and providing bookkeeping services for clients both on-site and in the cloud. Using his expertise, Simon can recommend and implement best practice using the latest and most innovative software.

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Leah Stanley

Accounts and Tax Senior

0115 964 8861

Leah is an accounts trainee at RWB currently working towards her AAT qualification. Certified in Xero online accounting software, Workflow Max and Receipt Bank, Leah’s main areas of responsibility are supporting clients with their cloud accounting and providing bookkeeping services.

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Andy Pullen, AAT

Accounts and Tax Manager

0115 964 8871

Andy is an AAT qualified accountant at RWB currently working towards completing his Association of Taxation Technicians examinations. As a Xero certified advisor, Andy specialises in working with Barristers to assist with the needs of Barristers and Solicitors Accounts Rules and the varieties of cash basis accounting.

Andy also has experience dealing with a variety of tax matters as well as VAT returns.

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Jamie Shacklock

Client Services Senior

0115 964 8878

Jamie currently working towards his AAT accreditation and works predominately within Bookkeeping services as well as completing VAT returns. As both a Xero and Receipt Bank certified advisor, Jamie works with our clients to offer support with their online accounting requirements.

Jamie also delivers Bookkeeping services for our clients as well as VAT returns.

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Lily Severn

Client Services Manager

0115 964 8875

Lily is both Xero and Chaser certified and manages various client services for RWB as well as our outsourced Credit Control services. Having successfully managed RWB’s internal credit control procedures, Lily now utilises her experience by working closely with clients to help optimise their cashflow through delivering outsourced credit control solutions.

Lily is also certified in Xero App Advisory and is currently working towards her ACA Chartered Accountancy qualification.

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Nick Snelson

Accounts and Tax Assistant Manager

0115 964 8865

Nick joined us from a local branch of a national firm of accountants in February 2021 and has quickly established himself as a valued member of the RWB team.

Nick manages a portfolio of clients making sure that we deliver their compliance needs and are able to assists our clients with their service requests.

Nick enjoys working closely with our clients, getting to know and understand their businesses and the projects they are working on.  For a number of clients, the firm manages a full service and this enables him to feel like he is a key part of their team.  This level of involvement enables him to provide good quality, timely advice to clients on how to deal with their financial affairs which he finds personally rewarding.

With many years of general practice experience, Nick is able to provide a versatile perspective and is dedicated to helping our clients with their particular needs across many sectors including compliance and taxation.

With our systems of ongoing staff development, learning and knowledge sharing between the RWB team this ensures that Nick is able to provide the most up-to-date appropriate guidance and services to his clients.

As one of our Xero certified advisors, Nick is able to offer continuous support to our clients with their online accounting needs.

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Jayne Watt

Client Services Manager

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Jayne is a Xero certified Accountant and specialises in Barristers VAT returns and year end accounts.

Having worked in both practice and industry, Jayne has over 18 years extensive experience in bookkeeping and VAT, working with sole traders and limited companies; where she specialised in SAGE Accounting and later in Xero.

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Chrissy Porter

Client Services Manager

0115 964 8875

Chrissy has over 15 years’ experience of working for local firms of accountants, specialising in both accounting and taxation matters.

Chrissy specialises in helping companies in all day to day matters, including the reconciliation of their books and preparation of management accounts, preparation and filing of their VAT returns, preparation and filing of their payroll, and dealing with HMRC correspondence and enquiries when required.

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Get in touch

If you would like to benefit from RWB Chartered Accountants expertise, talk to one of our directors today who are happy to assist with any enquiries you have.

Nick Bonnello

0115 964 8860

Neil Coupland

0115 964 8866

Gary Brockway

0115 964 8874

Richard Bonnello

0115 964 8864