Team Profiles

Come and meet the team behind FOTAS

Mike Rudd FCA CTA

Mike’s younger years were spent training with Clement Keys in Birmingham where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985. After deciding to specialise in Taxation Mike moved to Ernst & Young and qualified as a Chartered Taxation Associate in 1988. Getting “itchy feet” Mike set up in private practice in 1990.

Random facts about me

I play golf (badly), I am a sponsor of the Veseyans’ Rugby Club and fond of “tinkling the ivories” – I recently passed the Cert RCO exams and now working towards the ARCO diploma.

Guilty pleasure

My guilty pleasure is Bathams Bitter.

Best holiday destination ever

Kenya.


David Hackett BA (Hons) ACCA

Dave joined FOTAS in 2008 following his academic studies. Since then he gained his ACCA qualification and now works as the accounts manager.

Random facts about me

As a new father, most of my spare time is now taken up dealing with nappies. I enjoy Cycling, Gardening, and will even try my hand a bit of homebrew on occasion.

Guilty pleasure

My guilty pleasure is enjoying a Real Ale, while watching a game of Rugby.

Best holiday destination ever

New Zealand.


Stephen Crane MAAT

Steve joined us after completing his GCSE’s and A Levels at Bishop Vesey Grammar School. He is presently studying towards his ICAEW professional qualification.

Random facts about me

When I’m not slaving over numbers, I am found in the depths of a scrum playing for Sutton Rugby Club or disconsolately standing in the Holte End at Villa Park.

Guilty pleasure

My guilty pleasure is a pickled egg or two.

Best holiday destination ever

Barbados on a rugby tour.


Faye Bradley MAAT

Faye left school and dived straight into a career in accountancy. After four years working in one practice she felt it time to broaden her horizon by joining the FOTAS team at the start of 2017.

Random facts about me

I love fitness including the gym and the yearly wolf run. Horse riding is another big love of mine and socialising with my lovely family and friends. I currently volunteer as a cubs helper and help out every Wednesday.

Guilty pleasure

Sitting down on a Friday night with a big takeaway watching gogglebox!

Best holiday destination ever

Cyprus Protaras


Brandon Carvel MAAT

Joined Fotas as a trainee accountant while completing my level 2 AAT qualification. I am now continuing on to starting my level 3 AAT course in September.

Random facts about me

I have spent 7 years with St John Ambulance where I am first aid trained, I was also a Corporal there until I moved from cadets to adults.

Guilty pleasure

My guilty pleasure is playing music loudly.

Best holiday destination ever

Fuerteventura.


Jane Jordan

After joining the firm in 2014, Jane has quickly become an integral part of the FOTAS team and will be there to welcome you on your arrival.

Random facts about me

I enjoy walking and running, and at a push yoga (done badly)!

Guilty pleasure

Cocktails!

Best holiday destination ever

Disney World Florida.


Lu Yan Yin FCCA ATT MAAT

Joined FOTAS in 2002 and started my training from day one. After gaining all the qualifications and experience all round, now I specialise in personal tax.

Random facts about me

After 15 years of Karate in which time I reached black belt level, I’m now a total gym bunny! I also enjoy cooking for my family and friends.

Guilty pleasure

Ale and red wine – but not in the same glass!

Best holiday destination ever

China, of course.


Sebastian Thornton MAAT

After working for 6 years completing monthly management accounts I felt it was time to move on to broaden my horizon and take on a new challenge so in 2017, I had the privilege of joining the FOTAS team.

Random facts about me

I love tennis, so I will always find time to play. Football is also a big passion and I support the mighty Aston Villa. I’m Half Italian.

Guilty pleasure

Beer Garden with a cold BEER! What more could you want?!

Best holiday destination ever

Florida/Las Vegas

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