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Dean Statham
Dean Statham’s story began over 100 years ago, when Mr Dean launched accountancy firm, Dean & Son in Stafford. As the business grew, it was passed down to Mr Dean’s family members, including his son, and then his grandson, Walter – who retired in the early 1990’s.

In the mid-1940’s, Reginald Statham opened the doors to his own business venture, Statham & Co in Newcastle-under-Lyme. After a thriving forty years in business, Reginald retired by the early-1980’s, continuing as a business consultant for many years to come.

When the two businesses merged to form one partnership in the 1970’s, each office continued to trade as Dean & Son, and Statham & Co. In the late-1980’s, the trading name of both offices – as well as the partnership – changed to Dean Statham.

In 2003, the two offices separated and then in 2014 Dean Statham merged with Rostance Edwards. The business continues to trade as Dean Statham under the Rostance Edwards Group umbrella.
“We deal with all aspects of accountancy and taxation, so you can concentrate on what you are great at”
Heather Tweddle FCA CTA
Associate Director
About
Dean Statham
Dean Statham’s story began over 100 years ago, when Mr Dean launched accountancy firm, Dean & Son in Stafford. As the business grew, it was passed down to Mr Dean’s family members, including his son, and then his grandson, Walter – who retired in the early 1990’s.

In the mid-1940’s, Reginald Statham opened the doors to his own business venture, Statham & Co in Newcastle-under-Lyme. After a thriving forty years in business, Reginald retired by the early-1980’s, continuing as a business consultant for many years to come.

When the two businesses merged to form one partnership in the 1970’s, each office continued to trade as Dean & Son, and Statham & Co. In the late-1980’s, the trading name of both offices – as well as the partnership – changed to Dean Statham.

In 2003, the two offices separated and then in 2014 Dean Statham merged with Rostance Edwards. The business continues to trade as Dean Statham under the Rostance Edwards Group umbrella.
“We deal with all aspects of the accounting side for your business, so you can concentrate on what you are great at.”
Heather Tweddle FCA CTA
Associate Director

Our Services

Auditing

Our audit methods focus on enhancing value by taking time to understand your business, assessing the accountancy systems and provide meaningful recommendations.

Accountancy

Here at Dean Statham we provide businesses with exceptional accountancy services that go above and beyond the traditional practice service

Payroll

We cover all aspects of payroll, and every service is tailored to suit each individual client’s needs, to enable you to effectively run your business.

Taxation

In the face of constantly evolving tax legislation, we help you to ensure that you are paying the right amount of tax.

Secretarial

Making sure you are complying with the Companies Act, and continuously changing legislation.

Business Advice

We like to be pro-active as advisors, giving you an insight into an extensive range of advisory services.
Meet the
Team
Our team aim to help business owners make smart business decisions that work towards their long-term professional and personal goals.
Heather Tweddle FCA CTA
Associate Director


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Ben Halstead FCA
Senior Manager


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Rebecca Nott FCCA
Senior Manager


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Amanda Gordon MAAT
Manager


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Jo Wyatt MAAT
Assistant Manager


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Beckie Wright ACCA
Assistant Manager


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Samantha Murphy FCCA
Senior


Danielle Payne
Senior


Ryan Carrick
Semi-Senior


David James
Semi-Senior


Will Gallimore-Tallen
Semi-Senior


Hannah Collier MCIPP
Payroll Manager


Alison Payne
Payroll Administrator


Les Ballone
Administrator


Tracey Colclough
Administrator


Laura Minnery
Practice Manager / Administrator


Barry Edwards
Director


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Andrew Pountney FCCA ACA
Director


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Philip Owen FCCA
Director


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Beckie Wright ACCA
Assistant Manager


Beckie started her accountancy career in 2011 as a school leaver and began studying for the Association of Accountancy Technicians (AAT) qualification which she achieved in 2014. She progressed to studying ACCA and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in October 2017.

Beckie joined Dean Statham in April 2018 and has a good range of knowledge and experience across many sectors. She looks after our corporate clients and is one of our in-house QuickBooks experts assisting clients and staff with the set up and training.
Beckie Wright ACCA
Assistant Manager


Beckie started her accountancy career in 2011 as a school leaver and began studying for the Association of Accountancy Technicians (AAT) qualification which she achieved in 2014. She progressed to studying ACCA and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in October 2017.

Beckie joined Dean Statham in April 2018 and has a good range of knowledge and experience across many sectors. She looks after our corporate clients and is one of our in-house QuickBooks experts assisting clients and staff with the set up and training.
Rebecca Nott FCCA
Senior Manager


Rebecca joined a local firm of accountants on a graduate training programme in September 2003 and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2007.

Rebecca joined Dean Statham in 2019 with over 15 years of experience in the industry and has a strong technical background specialising in audit including statutory audits, client money audits and charity audits. Rebecca has worked with a variety of clients from small owner managed businesses to those in the regulated sectors and large multi-nationals and groups.
Rebecca Nott FCCA
Senior Manager


Rebecca joined a local firm of accountants on a graduate training programme in September 2003 and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2007.

Rebecca joined Dean Statham in 2019 with over 15 years of experience in the industry and has a strong technical background specialising in audit including statutory audits, client money audits and charity audits. Rebecca has worked with a variety of clients from small owner managed businesses to those in the regulated sectors and large multi-nationals and groups.
Amanda Gordon MAAT
Manager


Amanda joined Dean Statham in July 1995 after qualifying from college with a distinction in BTEC Business and Finance and then progressing to qualify as a Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

After gaining many years of experience, Amanda now has a varied portfolio of un-incorporated businesses. Amanda also looks after the tax affairs of many landlords, Trusts and Estates and provides income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax advice.
Amanda Gordon MAAT
Manager


Amanda joined Dean Statham in July 1995 after qualifying from college with a distinction in BTEC Business and Finance and then progressing to qualify as a Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

After gaining many years of experience, Amanda now has a varied portfolio of un-incorporated businesses. Amanda also looks after the tax affairs of many landlords, Trusts and Estates and provides income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax advice.
Jo Wyatt MAAT
Assistant Manager


Jo joined Dean Statham in July 2004 straight from leaving school and qualified to become a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians in the summer of 2007.

Jo looks after many unincorporated clients, preparing accounts, tax and VAT returns and assisting our clients with software such as QuickBooks and ensuring that they are ‘Making Tax Digital’ compliant.
Jo Wyatt MAAT
Assistant Manager


Jo joined Dean Statham in July 2004 straight from leaving school and qualified to become a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians in the summer of 2007.

Jo looks after many unincorporated clients, preparing accounts, tax and VAT returns and assisting our clients with software such as QuickBooks and ensuring that they are ‘Making Tax Digital’ compliant.
Ben Halstead FCA
Senior Manager


Ben joined Dean Statham in 2017 and soon became an integral part of the management team. Ben is a qualified Chartered Accountant and began his career in the field of accountancy at the age of 17.

Ben is a Senior Manager within the corporate department of Dean Statham and has an extensive client portfolio across many sectors, providing his clients with support and advice on accounts and taxation at the year end and throughout the year. Ben is also a member of BNI Britannia, a local business networking group.
Ben Halstead FCA
Senior Manager


Ben joined Dean Statham in 2017 and soon became an integral part of the management team.Ben is a qualified Chartered Accountant and began his career in the field of accountancy at the age of 17.

Ben is a Senior Manager within the corporate department of Dean Statham and has an extensive client portfolio across many sectors, providing his clients with support and advice on accounts and taxation at the year end and throughout the year. Ben is also a member of BNI Britannia, a local business networking group.
David Beardmore ACA
Associate Director


David is a qualified Chartered Accountant, and started his accountancy career in 1987 when he joined Dean Statham as a trainee. David heads up the business advice arm of Dean Statham, where he provides structured business advice to help clients grow their business and/or increase profitability – “my focus is always on providing valuable business and tax planning advice”.

David has a varied portfolio of business clients in the retail, manufacturing, engineering, construction and service sectors.
David Beardmore ACA
Associate Director


David is a qualified Chartered Accountant, and started his accountancy career in 1987 when he joined Dean Statham as a trainee. David heads up the business advice arm of Dean Statham, where he provides structured business advice to help clients grow their business and/or increase profitability – “my focus is always on providing valuable business and tax planning advice”.

David has a varied portfolio of business clients in the retail, manufacturing, engineering, construction and service sectors.
Heather Tweddle FCA CTA
Associate Director


Heather is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor, and started her career with one of the industry’s top four firms. Her career has also taken her overseas, before returning to the UK in 2011 and in 2018 she joined the team here at Dean Statham.

Heather’s experience ranges from dealing with individuals to large businesses, and she has a vast amount of professional knowledge spanning across accountancy and taxation matters. Heather also specialises in more complex tax work for all clients across the practice.
Heather Tweddle FCA CTA
Associate Director


Heather is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor, and started her career with one of the industry’s top four firms. Her career has also taken her overseas, before returning to the UK in 2011 and in 2018 she joined the team here at Dean Statham.

Heather’s experience ranges from dealing with individuals to large businesses, and she has a vast amount of professional knowledge spanning across accountancy and taxation matters. Heather also specialises in more complex tax work for all clients across the practice.
Barry Edwards
Director


Over the years. Barry has acquired a vast amount of professional knowledge spanning accountancy and taxation matters. as well as mergers. acquisitions. and management buy outs.

Barry has also refined his personal fields of expertise to: doctors. dentists and the health service but. ultimately, his passion and unrivalled expertise lies in growing and developing his clients businesses.
Barry Edwards
Director


Over the years. Barry has acquired a vast amount of professional knowledge spanning accountancy and taxation matters. as well as mergers. acquisitions. and management buy outs.

Barry has also refined his personal fields of expertise to: doctors. dentists and the health service but. ultimately, his passion and unrivalled expertise lies in growing and developing his clients businesses.
Andrew Pountney FCCA ACA
Director


Andrew's specialist subjects lay within the fields of charities, housing associations, and solicitors.

Andrew is responsible for audit work within the practice, but continues to be involved in all aspects of Dean Statham business development.
Andrew Pountney FCCA ACA
Director


Andrew's specialist subjects lay within the fields of charities, housing associations, and solicitors.

Andrew is responsible for audit work within the practice, but continues to be involved in all aspects of Dean Statham business development.
Philip Owen FCCA
Director


Philip's experience ranges from small business to large audit clients and international groups.

Philip's speciality is in helping property and construction companies. although he has a vast amount of experience working with a variety of industries.
Philip Owen FCCA
Director


Philip's experience ranges from small business to large audit clients and international groups.

Philip's speciality is in helping property and construction companies. although he has a vast amount of experience working with a variety of industries.

Dean Statham
Careers



We’re always interested in hearing from potential recruits to join our accountancy firm. Individuals who have great personal skills, supported by technical ability and excellent communication skills are more than welcome to contact us to discuss any employment opportunities. Here at Dean Statham, we value our highly skilled and motivated team, and provide a high level of training to ensure our team continue to flourish in their professional and personal development.


If you’re looking for a new working environment in Newcastle under Lyme and would cherish the opportunity of working with a leading, innovative practice to further progress your career – we would welcome hearing from you.

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank the team at Dean Statham for their diligence in preparing our accounts and the advice they give along the way. There is never 20 questions to get through to the person you need to speak to and appointments are held in a professional but informal manner with no jargon
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