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Meet The Team

We are a dedicated team which strives to provide success to our clients in regards to all their accountancy needs. Our team is very close-knit and ensures that a unified support is provided to you whenever you need it. With expertise covering all aspects of accountancy, taxation and business advisory services, we are well placed to take a holistic view to planning for the future as well dealing with specific matters.


Andrew Catley – FCCA

Andrew qualified in 1993 and has been a partner at Bruce Allen since 2003. He has been dealing with small and medium sized (SME) businesses for over thirty years, providing advice on all matters concerning the running of SME’s. From start ups to established businesses, Andrew advises and assists across many business sectors. Outside of the office Andrew enjoys watching sports and taking part in charitable events supporting the British Heart Foundation.

Paul Goff – FCCA

Paul has worked in practice for over 25 years dealing with all areas of general practice accountancy and taxation work. He qualified in 2003 and as well as dealing with SME’s has managed the IT contracting sector for the firm since 2000. Outside of the office Paul enjoys swimming , gardening and spending time with his family.

Admin Department

Frances Bradshaw – Personal Assistant

Frances has been at Bruce Allen since the beginning of 2003 and is PA to Andrew and Paul as well as providing secretarial support to the managment within the firm.

Accounts Department

Maria Johnston

Maria has worked for us since early 2004 . She has over 20 years accounts & audit experience. She has a good knowledge of Sage Line 50, which has been a great help to a number of our clients. Outside the office, Maria enjoys spending time with her family.

Tony Wood

Tony has worked in the profession for over 30 years and has covered most aspects of Accountancy in that time. His interests are music and sport plus spending time with his wife and two children

Bookkeeping Department

Helen Crate

Helen started working for Bruce Allen as a bookkeeper in March 2001 and deals pimarily with general Bookkeeping and VAT returns for IT contractors. She also deals with the maintaining of company records and the preparation of VAT returns for small businesses. When Helen isnt working she enjoys spending time with her 2 children. She also plays reguarly with 2 Southend based bands.

Maggie Loveridge

Maggie joined Bruce Allen in 2013 on a year’s maternity cover contact. Maggie became a permanent member of staff in January 2015, Job sharing with Shelley Godier, she has over 20 years experiance in bookkeeping. Outside of the office Maggie enjoys travelling, making jewellery and spending time with her family.

Shelley Godier

Shelley became a member of staff at Bruce Allen in October 2001. She works within our bookkeeping department maintaining records and preparing vat returns for IT contractors. Outside of work Shelley enjoys travelling and spending time with her friends and family.

Sheila Easton

Sheila joined the bookkeeping division in 2008. She has worked for local private limited companies for a number of years and is experienced in Sage Line 50. Away from the office her hobbies are archery and working on her allotment.

Payroll Department

Lesley Littlechild

Lesley has been at the sharp end of payroll for the past 20 years and has worked with Bruce Allen since 2003. Her experience and flexibility has helped create a payroll department that helps our clients no matter how diverse they maybe.

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