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Meet the team

Accountancy is about far more than just numbers – at its heart we are a people business and we extremely proud of the people who make Wem & Co the successful, forward-thinking firm it is today.

Alistair Ian Wem

Director and Chartered Accountant
Alistair Ian Wem

Director and Chartered Accountant

A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Alistair is highly respected by his clients for the innovative advice and guidance he provides.

He has many years of experience across a broad range of industries and businesses, where he has worked to support the needs of many organisations.

With a desire to help companies succeed and flourish, Alistair spends time getting to know his clients’ businesses inside and out so he can deliver a carefully tailored service.

Alistair’s insight and experience are often appreciated for bringing clarity to the discussion and decision-making process.

He is also highly invested in the development of Wem & Co and its talented team of professionals – offering advice and mentoring to help the firm grow and deliver high-quality services to clients.

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Vanessa Wem

In-house accountant
Vanessa Wem

In-house accountant

Vanessa has enjoyed a diverse career in banking, local government and accounting, with more than 30 years of experience as a bookkeeper.

She takes a methodical approach to her work, which appeals to her sense of order and organisation.

By taking care of the finer details, Vanessa ensures that clients receive an excellent and efficient service.

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Kiran Alag

Manager
Kiran Alag

Manager

Kiran manages a broad portfolio of clients and is responsible for all types of technical and statutory compliance.

She has more than 14 years of experience within the profession and is a Fellow of the prestigious Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

With a drive to enhance her understanding and widen her expertise in his role, Kiran is pleased that her client profile at Wem & Co gives her ample opportunities to achieve this.

She really enjoys the diversity of her work and client base; as no two days are the same, and there are always things to learn as she tackles the latest challenges.

Kiran thinks her tenacity holds her in good stead, as does her ability to work with different kinds of people with their unique temperaments and skillsets.

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Timothy Gunn

Manager
Timothy Gunn

Manager

With more than 20 years of experience within the accountancy profession, Timothy can support a wide range of businesses with complex matters. Predominantly supporting small and medium-sized businesses and individuals, he is able to assist with accounts, tax and audit.

Managing a diverse portfolio of clients, he has responsibility for statutory and technical compliance within many different companies. Timothy’s tenacious approach and his ability to flex to the needs of clients is why his advice and support is so valued.

He enjoys working with and learning more about a variety of interesting clients, taking the time to build stronger relationships so he can offer the best guidance. His goal is simple – to continue to improve the service that he offers.

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Varsha Ladwa

Office & Payroll Manager
Varsha Ladwa

Office & Payroll Manager

Varsha has more than 25 years of experience in payroll and accountancy. Her main role is to help manage the Wem & Co office and run the firm’s dedicated payroll bureau.

Priding herself on being proactive, Varsha supports a wide range of businesses with their payroll functions, offering up to the minute advice and guidance.

She enjoys supporting clients and her colleagues with a wide range of issues and is always ready to lend a helping hand.

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Wenetta Yang

Accountant
Wenetta Yang

Accountant

With a background in industry, Wenetta understands the needs of businesses and is able to assist her portfolio of clients with a wide range of issues.

She works as an all-round accountant, providing a range of services from accounts preparation and VAT to self-assessment tax returns.

Wenetta is ACCA qualified but continues to develop her working knowledge in accounting and tax to ensure her clients get the best possible guidance.

Her strong organisational skills and her passion for planning means that her work remains on track and meets each client's unique requirements.

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Alex Wem

Accountant + Office manager
Alex Wem

Accountant + Office manager

Alex is the office manager at Wem & Co and an experienced accountant. He predominantly deals with client relations during the onboarding process, the setting up of new systems and general client enquiries.

He enjoys the close communication and rapport that he has with clients and finding innovative solutions to their complex problems.

Alex has excellent communication skills, which he uses to help share the firm’s core values with clients so that they can gain the most from the advice offered by Wem & Co.

He works with a methodical and clear mindset, helping clients to decrease their workload by helping them understand their business better.

He is currently studying for the prestigious ACA qualification accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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Jamie Wem

Accountant
Jamie Wem

Accountant

Jamie is a specialist in personal taxation and works with many different individuals to arrange their affairs in a tax-efficient manner.

He works hard to develop client relationships and facilitate tax planning on a case-by-case basis, dependant on each individual's unique needs and ambitions.

Jamie has strong communication skills and a questioning mind, which helps him to uncover excellent tax-saving opportunities for clients.

He employs a proactive and methodical work approach, which ensures that clients receive a consistently high level of service.

He is currently studying for the highly regarded ACA qualification, which is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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Samuel Duffield

Accountant
Samuel Duffield

Accountant

Samuel deals in all aspects of accounting, ranging from statutory accounts, management accounts and VAT to Personal Tax issues. He likes to build deeper relationships with clients so that he can better facilitate their needs and understand their businesses.

Samuel is proud of his analytical mindset, which helps him identify issues as they arise. Combined with his methodical approach, no problem becomes or seems too big for him to handle.

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Hayley Macleod

Accountant
Hayley Macleod

Accountant

For more than 30 years Hayley has been assisting businesses and organisations with their accounting requirements and is an FMATT.

Hayley manages a broad portfolio of clients assisting with the accurate and timely production of accounts and tax returns.

She enjoys the variety of work at the firm and prides herself on her analytical thinking and attention to detail.

Hayley has retained and expanded her existing client relations by using her excellent communication and organisational skills.

Outside of work she is proud of her role volunteering in the accounts department of an international charity, which she does as part of her wider community outreach work.

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Mohamed Ameen

Accountant
Mohamed Ameen

Accountant

Mohamed is a highly experienced accountant who has worked around the world, supporting the needs of businesses and their owners.

Before working in the UK, he started his career at a well-known accountancy firm in Sri Lanka and gained several years of experience at Almarai Company, Saudi Arabia – a well-recognised fast-moving consumer goods brand in the Middle East.

Taking his experience from these roles, Mohamed offers a practical accountancy service and pragmatic advice to his clients, who benefit from his expertise in Xero, QBO and IRIS Suite.

With an eye to the future of the profession, Mohamed is always looking out for new solutions that will make clients lives easier while maximising profitability.

His goal now is to achieve Chartered Accountant status in the UK so that he can offer an even greater level of support to clients.

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Seyyad Hussain

Accountant
Seyyad Hussain

Accountant

Seyyad is an experienced accountant with a passion for helping his clients flourish and thrive. He has experience working within many different sectors and the ability to work in challenging situations to deliver expert advice to his clients.

Contributing to the growth of the organisations he supports, is Seyyad’s key ambition. Through his work, he hopes to better the local community and enhance his knowledge and skills.

Seyyad is driven and likes to ensure he is up to date on the latest technologies and processes. His role predominantly involves bookkeeping, management accounting, payroll, VAT and accounts preparation.

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G.V. Tharaka Shyamal

Accountant
G.V. Tharaka Shyamal

Accountant

Tharaka has more than five years’ experience as an accountant, having completed his initial training in Sri Lanka.

He has a passion for learning and especially enjoys enhancing his skills by increasing his knowledge of new software and processes.

He mainly assists with bookkeeping, accounting, cost calculations and the preparation of financial statements.

Tharaka is committed to his clients, providing timely advice and expert support.

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Nazeef Nawaz

Accountant
Nazeef Nawaz

Accountant

Nazeef is a finance and accounting professional with more than 5 years of diverse experience in accounting, audit and finance reporting.

He looks after clients from a wide range of industry sectors and provides all aspects of compliance support including bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, VAT and management accounting.

He particularly relishes the varied challenges of his role and enjoys being part of a progressive firm that gives him the scope to enhance his skills.

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Maria Collu

Personal Assistant
Maria Collu

Personal Assistant

Maria is passionate about providing great assistance to clients and her colleagues. As an ATT part-qualified accounts assistant, Maria understands the needs of clients and is able to answer queries from clients in a fast and professional manner.

She enjoys the new challenges that she is faced with every day and finding solutions that meet each client’s requirements.

Maria prides herself on building good client relationships and works well within the team to provide timely support.

She is enthusiastic and committed to her role and has aspirations to keep learning and complete her studies so that she can progress within the profession.

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Rimvyda Silav

Admin Assistant
Rimvyda Silav

Admin Assistant

Rimvyda provides administrative support to our clients and the Wem & Co team.

As a Bachelor of Law (LLB, Law and Customs) and with a background in customer services, she is an excellent communicator and utilises her expert organisational skills to provide our clients with first class support.

Rimvyda’s ambition has always been to do a job that is meaningful and she particularly enjoys the fact that the team at Wem & Co share the same vision and are dedicated to helping out clients improve their business performance and profitability.

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Nick Hopkin

Tax Advisor
Nick Hopkin

Tax Advisor

Having spent 29 years successfully operating as a private business partner at PwC, Nick is an experienced adviser with a passion for helping clients.

With a proven track record of serving a wide range of clients and an unrivalled breadth of technical expertise, he is a pre-eminent expert in many different fields.

Nick originally trained as an auditor but is now a leading authority in the taxation of private clients and owner-managed businesses – having been a tax professional for more than 37 years.

During his career, he has acted as a trusted adviser to dozens of high-net-worth individuals and has advised on over 250 private business transactions.

Outside of work, Nick is a regular skier and a keen supporter of the England cricket team.

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