Alex Bell

Alex joined the King’s team in mid-2022 after taking a year off after completing his A-levels; he is thoroughly enjoying the accountancy journey so far, and is looking forwards to the challenge as he progresses towards becoming a chartered accountant.

Outside the office, Alex Enjoys playing rugby for a local team, going away skiing with his family and in the summer months going hiking with his friends across different parts of the UK, having recently climbed Snowdon in Wales.

James Parry

James decided to enter the accountancy field after developing a passion for business and finance in his schooling period. James joined Kings as a trainee accountant in December 2022 and has thoroughly enjoyed his early life in the accounting world. One of James’s favourite things about working at Kings is the working environment and the team unity. He is currently working towards his AAT qualification and has ambitions to go on to study to become a chartered accountant in the next couple years.

In his free time, he enjoys going to the gym to keep in shape as well as following Liverpool FC. James is a huge music lover and throughout the summer likes to go to events and festivals with his friends.

Alex Liddle

Alex commenced his career in accountancy following an interest in finance after completing his A-Levels. Alex has recently commenced studying towards the AAT qualification and he intends to complete this prior to studying for his chartered qualification. Alex has been undertaking practical training in the workplace with respect to all aspects of taxation, accountancy and regulated work.

Outside of the office Alex has a keen interest in motoring, owning both a car and a motorbike. He also enjoys casual gaming.

Ben Richardson

Ben is an enthusiastic hardworking individual who is studying accountancy. He is looking to pass his AAT within the next two years after achieving a level 2 qualification in business and administration.

Ben is thoroughly enjoying learning about the accounting world and gaining skills while experiencing his own personal growth.


Ben also has interests in football and boxing even taking part in a charity boxing event to raise money for cancer research.

Ben Dormody BA (Hons)

Ben is a junior accountant with a first-class degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Hertfordshire (2019) and joined the accountancy industry shortly after.

Day-to-day his main focus is on self-assessment and VAT.

Ben is currently studying the AAT qualification and going forwards he aims to complete this before studying for his chartered qualification.

Away from work he enjoys watching football in particular his team Tottenham Hotspur and during lockdown Ben became a keen runner.

Emma Eldridge ACA

Emma entered the world of accountancy straight from school at the age of 18, following in her grandfather’s footsteps. As of 2021 she is now qualified as a Chartered Accountant and has over 6 years’ worth of experience in this sector.

Within the firm, she help with training new staff members as well as completing statutory accounts, VAT and management work.

In her spare time, Emma enjoys skiing, socialising with friends, and cooking.

Derek Britten ACCA

Derek began his accountancy journey in 2015 after showing a keen interest in business. He immediately started his AAT qualification and has recently completed his ACCA. Derek is passionate about building relationships with clients and working alongside everyone to provide the best possible service. Within the firm he completes statutory accounts, VAT, bookkeeping and CIS.

Outside of the office, Derek likes attending food festivals across the country and occasionally going abroad so he can learn about new cultures. He also enjoys going to the gym and participating in Muay Thai to give himself an outlet after a busy day. Prior to this he was a qualified 3rd degree blackbelt and a 3-time world champion in Taekwondo.

Laura Goodchild AATQB

Laura has worked within the Accounting Industry for over 12 years and she loves her job! Here at Kings she doesn’t just feel like part of a team but part of a family too!

Laura mainly covers CIS, New Company Formations, VAT, Statutory & Payroll but is happy to help in all other areas of accounting where her scope allows. After completing AAT levels 2 & 3 she will be looking to complete level 4 within the next 2 years. She is very outgoing and loves socialising with her family and friends and when she’s not enjoying time with her children and grandchildren, her hobbies include walking, Mountain treks, charity events and Comic con!

Julie Barnes

After a diverse career comprising of 17 years administering occupational pension schemes, followed by 13 years working in and running pubs, Julie has settled in the world of payrolls since December 2016.

Outside of work, her interests include animals, birds and plants and all things nature related, listening to music and getting out to see bands, fair-weather cycling and long walks, preferably with a decent (or not so decent) pub at the end of it.