Steve Pound FCCA

Steve began his professional life working in a firm in Kingsbridge where he qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1994. Seeking career progression, he joined Nigel Webster & Co in 1995, becoming a director in 2000. During his time with the firm, Steve has developed and expanded his client base with a particular emphasis on helping clients understand the financial mechanics of their business and providing more than just the historical numbers.
An accomplished snooker player, work and family commitments now leave little time for this pursuit. He does however manage to find some time to enjoy the odd round of golf with clients and friends.

John Chapman FCA

John trained with a local firm and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990 after a short spell in London where he gained valuable audit and tax experience. Returning to his native Plymouth to work for Nigel Webster & Co in 1991, John has gained the trust and respect of his wide portfolio of clients with his informal attitude and common-sense approach.
Although well versed in covering any type of client’s affairs, John’s specialties lie in construction industry and medical clients, particularly GP’s. In his leisure time John enjoys travelling which he tries to combine with his other interests of motorsport and rock concerts.

James Rothwell ACA

James qualified as a chartered accountant in 2015 and joined the firm at the start of 2016 as a client manager and is developing a portfolio of clients. James’ skills are particularly suited to owner-managed start-up businesses where he will guide them through the minefield of decisions and registrations to be made in the early business cycle. In his spare time James enjoys playing for a local football team.

Katie Weeks FCCA
Client Manager

Having spent two weeks on a work placement at the firm in the summer of 2011, Katie was subsequently offered a role within the client service team in 2012 and is now a key member of the firm. Katie studied at Plymouth University where she obtained her degree in accounting and finance. She is now in a period of gaining her post qualification experience, having ACCA qualified in the Summer of 2016. Outside of work Katie enjoys socialising with her friends.

James Brown
Client Services

Having commenced working for the firm in 1989, James has progressed to a senior role within the client services team. He deals with all aspects of client needs across a wide range of businesses. He is particularly interested in assisting in business development through active involvement in management accounting services. James is a Xero certified adviser. In his spare time, when not spent with wife Jo and three daughters, James enjoys cricket, snooker and golf.

Carole Holmes
Client Services

A mainstay of our client services team, Carole studied AAT to intermediate level. She produces financial statements for various business sizes and possesses an in depth knowledge of the solicitors accounts rules. Carole is a Xero certified adviser. Outside of the office, her leisure time is usually spent with her family.

Beth May FMAAT
Client Services

Beth has become an integral part of our firm since joining us from school in 2005. She is AAT qualified and is currently progressing towards the full ACCA professional exams. Although involved with a multitude of businesses on a daily basis, she is a senior member of team and a Xero certified adviser. In her spare time, Beth enjoys going to the beach with her family.

Julia Williams
Client Services

When Julia first worked for the firm in 1997 she progressed towards her AAT qualification. She then decided to take a career break to raise a family and recently returned to our client services team. She is well versed in dealing with all aspects of client services and a Xero certified adviser. On a personal level Julia enjoys spending time with her family and keeping fit.

Mia Marner
Client Services

Mia is the youngest member of the firm. After completing an apprentice year in 2013, she impressed us that much that she was offered a permanent role in the client services team. Mia is now AAT qualified having completed her training in 2018. In her spare time Mia likes music and socialising with friends.

Darren Smith
Client Services

Darren re-joined Nigel Webster and Co in January 2020. Previously Darren had worked for the firm for 23 years, before deciding to gain experience in an industry setting, which has given him an insight into the internal workings of business.
In his spare time Darren enjoys spending time with his family, occasionally attempting to chase a golf ball around a field, he also supports Liverpool FC but don’t hold that against him.

Ruth Harkcom
PA to James Rothwell

Ruth is one of the team’s longest serving members having been a main stay of the firm for over 20 years. If she is not her desk you can be sure the next best place to find her is on the Argyle terraces cheering on the “Green Army”!

Mari Floyd
PA to Steve Pound

Another competitor for longest serving team member at well over 20 years and counting… Mari occupies most of her spare time walking and keeping fit, but does let herself enjoy the odd good pub lunch!

Deana Treliving
PA to John Chapman

Deana is another of our long serving support staff and will always greet you with a smile. She was one of the inaugural employees of the firm and enjoyed her work here so much she returned again after a break to bring up her family. When not working she enjoys spending weekends with her family in their caravan in Cornwall.

Clare Walkey

Clare’s contribution to the function of the office often goes unnoticed but remains an essential part to the smooth functioning of the admin. When not at work she is a full time mother to two children and wife to Graham – so private leisure time is a rare commodity!

About us  

We work closely with our clients and act for a broad range of business and personal clients. In addition to the more general accountancy services we can assist with business development and specialist tax services.

Proud members of ICAEW

Contact us

Nigel Webster & Co
129 North Hill
01752 670 066

Opening hours

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 – 17:15
Friday: 9:00 – 14:00
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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