Meet the team

Darren Powell BFP FCA

Darren Powell BFP FCA – Director

Darren has been involved with the practice since 2003 and after a period working elsewhere, he returned to the firm in 2016. Darren is a Chartered Accountant and qualified with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in 2010. Darren is the main contact for our corporate clients and has a keen interest in the digital transformation of the tax system.

Since making the first ever income-tax submission under the making tax digital pilot back in 2017, Darren is still involved as a volunteer forming part of the MTD working party of the ICAEW’s tax faculty.

Outside of work, you will most likely see Darren out in the countryside with his family and two Labradors. His interests include shooting, hiking and boxing.

Stuart Fraser IFA

Stuart Fraser IFA – Founder

Stuart originally started the business in 1988 after working in varied roles including farming, banking and accountancy. Stuart has a wealth of experience in all areas of practice with an enviable ability of seeing the bigger picture. This attribute is invaluable to help business owners grow their business and maximise their potential. Sometimes it is not all about crunching numbers!

Stuart has a keen interest in motorbikes and his smallholding. When he is not looking after his animals, he is most likely practicing his singing skills or spending time with his grandchildren.

Sally Fraser – Practice manager

Sally has been with the business since the very beginning and continues to help manage the administration of the practice. Sally helps to co-ordinate everything from workflow and deadlines to compliance and HR.

Poppy Fraser – Trainee Accounts technician

Poppy joined the practice in 2020 and is currently studying towards her AAT level 2 exam in accounting. Her work includes the preparation of accounts and VAT returns and general office admin.

Lynn Race – Payroll and VAT administrator

Lynn has been involved with the practice for over 20 years and provides payroll, VAT and book-keeping services to both our clients and her own. Lynn is an integral part of the team and nothing is too much trouble and we are sure our clients will agree.