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Meet The Team

The team at the Chartwell Practice is our greatest asset. We believe that the key to a successful and productive business is a happy work force. One of our mottos here is “serious stuff in a fun way” and we try to ensure that we support each other in enjoying our work too. This attitude also applies to our client service as well, which is one of the reasons why we have previously won awards for Best Customer Service.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to join our award-winning team then do get in touch for a chat…

Steven Bourne

Managing Director

Steve is one of the two founder partners of The Chartwell Practice Limited and has over 35 years’ experience in working with clients to help them to get the best out of their business. He is the Managing Director of the practice which means running our business as well as dealing with both existing and potential clients.

Steve is married to Kate with two daughters and enjoys family time as well as most sports, particularly football – being a lifelong supporter of Leicester City.

Martin Chilver

Director & Tax Specialist

In 2006 Martin became a partner of the practice. Now a Director, Martin is The Chartwell Practice Tax Expert, specialising in helping us to deliver the very best tax advice and wealth planning service to our clients. He also has particular expertise in business acquisition and restructuring, preparing businesses for sale and planning for exit or retirement.

Martin is married to Anna, they have two sons and he enjoys football refereeing in his spare time.

Kate Bourne

Production Director

Kate is an AAT qualified accounting technician and has been with the practice since we started in 1999. Kate is now production director for the business.

She is married to Steve and has two daughters. She likes the arts and sport: especially equestrianism, rugby union and cricket.

Anna Stubbs

Business Development Director

Anna has worked for the practice since we started: marketing and promoting our services. Anna now manages our tax department and works on business development projects.

Anna is married to Martin with two sons and the newest member of the family, Hank the dog, who can sometime be seen in the office. Anna enjoys being with her family, running and craft hobbies.

Caroline Skivington

Client services and Front of House

Caroline has been welcoming and assisting our clients as part of our client service and front of house team since 2003. She is at the forefront of our business being the first point of contact with everyone that comes into contact with us.

Caroline likes vegetarian food, has two grown up children and enjoys running in her spare time.

Rachel Jones

Client Advisor

Rachel is part of our accounts team. She rejoined Chartwell after 11 years in a finance department in industry, having been with us for 3 years before that. She is AAT qualified and her background means she has lots of valuable experience to share as her role involves helping and advising clients.

Rachel is married with two teenage daughters. She enjoys family time, especially holidays and time with her horse Toby and dog, Nelly.

Rebecca Hayles

Client Advisor

Becky joined the practice in August 2016 and very successfully completed her Association of Accounting Technicians qualification in 2019. Becky is continuing her professional studies and now working towards being a Chartered Accountant via the ICAEW Higher Apprenticeship route which is a 3 year qualification.

Becky’s hobbies and interests include going to the cinema, shopping, clay pigeon shooting, spending time with her family and friends and looking after her three dogs.

Hanna Kelsey

Accountancy Apprentice

Hanna joined us as our accountancy apprentice in April 2019.

Having balanced work and remote studying all through lockdown, Hanna has now very successfully completed her Level 3 AAT apprenticeship with Babington College in Derby.  She is now continuing her training and studying for her Level 4 AAT qualification one day per week on the Apprenticeship scheme.

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