Our people

 

Bernard Harrington BCom(Acc) FCA FCCA - Managing Partner
Bernard is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He trained as a chartered accountant with a multinational firm and qualified in 1982 going on to establish his own practice in 1999. He has extensive working knowledge of all aspects of accountancy, taxation and audit as well a thorough knowledge of company management and systems development. Bernard lives with his family near Swindon and enjoys golf in his spare time, football being a distant memory now! He is the President of Highworth Cricket Club and a former member of the local Round Table.


Dan Watkins FCCA - Senior Accountant

Dan joined BHG in 2001. He successfully completed his ACCA examination through BHG in its capacity as an ACCA Approved Employer for trainee development. Dan has an extensive knowledge of accountancy compliance issues as well as an outstanding understanding of numerous accountancy and payroll software products. Dan is married with two children and resides in Swindon. Dan's interests include football, music, and reading and when not in work he enjoys spending time relaxing with his family.

Gemma Bedry BSc (Hons) ACCA - Senior Accountant

Gemma joined BHG in May 2005 and successfully completed her ACCA qualification following in the same footsteps as Dan. Gemma has an excellent understanding of accountancy and payroll systems and regularly conducts face to face meetings with clients assisting them with their accounts and payroll packages. Gemma resides in Swindon. Outside of work she loves to travel, enjoys keeping fit and socialising with her friends.

Sonia Maycock BSc (Hons) ACA - Tax Consultant

Sonia joined BHG in 2003. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990, having trained with a multinational firm and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. She has an extensive working knowledge of Corporation Tax issues having previously worked as a Corporation Tax Manager for one of the 'Big Four' accountancy firms. Sonia resides in Lechlade with her husband and two daughters.

May Pearson - Personal Tax Manager

May is the firm’s personal tax consultant and has been with BHG since its establishment in 1999. May is a former HMRC personal tax specialist and has an unrivalled and extensive working knowledge of the HMRC and personal tax issues. May works closely with our accounts team to ensure our clients fully benefit from the numerous tax regulations. May resides in Watchfield with her husband. May enjoys all things equestrian and in her spare time keeps busy looking after her retired horse.

Anne Snow MA - Director - Consultancy

Anne is an innovative and accredited consultant and executive coach operating at Board level. Experienced at creating and growing businesses, improving profitability, building revenue streams and developing people in private, professional and public sectors. Anne has over twenty years experience in working internationally, across a broad range of sectors, organisations and cultures. Anne enjoys going to the theatre, travelling, keeping fit and is currently in a lengthy process of renovating an old house in Wiltshire.

 

Lee Bagwell BSc – Trainee Accountant

“I joined BHG as a graduate trainee working towards the ACCA qualification. Having already passed over half of the examinations I hope to achieve full member status within the next couple of years.

My first weeks have been both challenging and satisfying; I look forward to increasing my exposure to the specialist sectors that BHG caters for. Prior to joining BHG I studied at Cardiff University, gaining a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance and the desire to pursue a career as a qualified accountant. When not working or studying I enjoy mountain biking and badminton.”

 

 Jordan Page – The Apprentice

"I’m 19 and I have recently joined BHG LLP as a trainee as part of an apprenticeship scheme.  I will be taking a course at a local college on day release, and when I am not at college I will be putting my training into practice with the aim at the end of the scheme of being a trainee accountant.

I am a tech savvy person who enjoys spending time out with friends and family, listening to music and playing the guitar and percussion with friends in a band. I have just taken a year of from education to experience new cultures; part of which involved me travelling around Europe. 

I already feel like part of the family at BHG and look forward to the years ahead as they train me to become a key part of the business".