Alison is a very experienced member of staff who works mainly with Jed Lester but also helps with other partners' case loads from time to time.
Alison also looks after a mixed portfolio which includes a number of dental clients and small charity Independent Examinations. She has built up very strong working relationships with clients over the years.
Alison is married with three boys. She spends much of her spare time taking them to (and watching) football, cross country and athletics meetings both locally and nationally.
Chris joined the firm straight from university in 1991, and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1995.
He works with a large range of clients including charities, and those in the motor, farming and service industries, and also deals with audit work on various government and European Union grant funding claims.
He is married, and enjoys hockey and walking in the Lake District.
Karen joined the firm from University in 1988 and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1991. She mainly assists Jed Lester by dealing with a wide range of clients, providing audit, taxation, accounting and other advisory services. Karen also has gained particular experience in the Charity Sector.
Karen is married, lives in Hartlepool and is a keen fan of her home town football team.