Meet the Team

Huw2Huw Baker

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Position: Director

Qualifications:

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals

Statutory Auditor

Experience & Specialisms:

Huw has been practicing in Merthyr Tydfil since 1987 having trained with a small firm of Chartered Accountants in Cardiff before joining an international firm (Price Waterhouse) for three years. Huw has a particular interest in working with family and owner/managers on planning and strategic advice. He has particular experience in developing applications for raising grant finance from the Welsh Government. Huw also specialises in Personal and Corporate Insolvency and is currently working with Phil Wood of Barringtons Corporate Recovery (BCR), offering business recovery and Insolvency advice in South Wales. For more details look within the Services section of this site.

Outside Work:

Huw enjoys the occasional game of golf and is credited with creating the work for an extra person on the green-keeping team. Huw is also a member of the internationally renowned Cwmbach Male Choir.


Richard2Richard Knoyle

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Position: Director

Qualifications: 

Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Experience & Specialisms:

Richard trained and qualified in Merthyr Tydfil in 1998. Huw Baker was a partner in the firm that trained Richard. To broaden his experience after gaining his qualification, Richard moved to a firm of Chartered Accountants in Bridgend where he began to specialise in Charity Accounting.

Richard now heads our specialist Charity and Third Sector department. Richard also has many business clients who value his all round experience.

Outside Work:

Richard spends his leisure time with his two children but still finds time to Chair a local Cancer charity.


Rob2Rob Lucas

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Position: Consultant

Qualifications: Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Experience & Specialisms:

Rob spent the early years of his career as an accountant in industry before moving into practice with Martin Howell in 1986. When Martin retired in 2004 Rob became the proprietor of Martin Howell & Co until the firm merged with Btp in 2012. Rob is a specialist general practitioner.

 

 

 


Anthony2Anthony Phillips

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Position: Client Manager

Qualifications:

BSc in Mathematics with Business Ecomomics

Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Experience & Specialisms:

Anthony joined a local firm of Accountants, Martin Howell & Co, as a trainee and passed his final examinations to qualify as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2011. Anthony joined Btp Associates in 2012 after the merger with Martin Howell & Co. Anthony is a highly self- motivated individual with the aim of providing the best possible service to his clients by using the vast experience that he has gained from preparing accounts, tax returns, management accounts, VAT issues and audit.

Outside Work:

Anthony enjoys playing snooker for his local club as well as spending time with his family.


Liam2Liam Davies

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Position: Client Manager

Qualifications: Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Experience & Specialisms:

Liam joined the firm in 2013 having worked for a firm in the Cwmbran area since 2007, initially starting as a trainee straight from school. He passed his final ACCA examinations at the age of 22 before progressing to a member of the ACCA and becoming a client manager. Liam manages a portfolio of clients in a variety of business sectors. His role includes preparation of statutory accounts, management accounts, tax planning and reviewing and making recommendations on accounting software and systems.

Outside Work:

Liam enjoys a variety of sport and is also the treasurer of a charitable organisation which holds an annual show promoting agriculture.


Mark2Mark James

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Position: Client Manager

Qualifications: Intermediate AAT

Experience & Specialisms:

Mark has a vast experience of working with small businesses and providing them with solutions that satisfy their needs. He is a highly self-motivated individual who takes great pride in getting it right for the client. Mark has a great ability to connect with clients and to work with them day to day and year by year to meet their accounting and taxation needs.

Outside Work:

Mark enjoys a variety of sports and is particularly interested in personal fitness, so in his spare time you will find him at his local gym.


SarahSarah Hodge

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Position: Client Manager

Qualifications:

BSc (Hons) Accountancy

Part Qualified ACA

Experience & Specialisms:

Sarah studied Accountancy at Cardiff University where she gained a 2:1 Honours Degree. Straight from University Sarah joined the international firm of accountants, Coopers & Lybrand where she studied for her professional exams and was part of the Audit Department. After having her children, Sarah moved to smaller local accountancy firms in the Cardiff area in order to broaden her small business experience and also began her specialism in Charity Accounting.

Outside Work:

Sarah has a busy family life with her two children, but when she does have spare time she enjoys shopping, eating out and musical theatre.

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