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.

Beth Crawford, BA (Hons) ACCA

Beth is a recently qualified chartered accountant (2021) and has a first-class degree in Accounting & Entrepreneurship. She has worked within the accounting/finance industries since 2013.

Beth’s skills are utilised to provide clients with services such as audit, statutory accounts, and management accounts.

Within the firm, she supports our junior staff and spends most of her time working on statutory audits.

Outside the office, she enjoys music festivals, swimming, and snowboarding.

Looking forwards Beth is working on gaining her audit certificate and starting her MBA in 2022.

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 MAAT

Derek began his accountancy journey in 2015 after showing a keen interest in business. He immediately started his AAT qualification and is now well on his way to completing 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.

Rhys Sutton, ACCA

Rhys is a Chartered Certified Accounts with over 9 years’ experience in the accountancy industry.

Rhys is the office manager overseeing a wide range of firm practices including training staff and client management. His skills cover VAT, Bookkeeping, Management Accounts, Statutory Accounts, due diligence and audit.

Outside the office, he enjoys gaming, playing chess and socialising with friends.

Barbara Fahy, FCCA

Barbara is originally from Poland and was schooled at French international school. She completed her undergraduate studies in the UK in 2010. Barbara commenced her training contract immediately afterwards and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2015. She then became a fellow of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 2020.


Barbara loves travel and exploring different foods and cultures. She enjoys live music especially Country. Nashville is one of her favourite places to visit in the World. She also enjoys keeping active through hiking and gym classes. Barbara likes to go to the theatre. One of her favourite musicals is Top Hat.

Stuart Brown, FCA

Stuart is a Chartered Accountant with 20 years of experience in accounts, audit and tax and he loves what he does. Stuart thoroughly enjoys working with his clients so they can get the most out of their business whilst ensuring their affairs are as tax efficient as possible. He believes his clients recommend him because of the trust and advice that he offers.

Stuart and his Team provide their clients with a range of services to suit their requirements such as; tax planning, accounts production and management accounting, including profit and loss and cash flow forecasting to guide businesses in their growth or to assist in difficult times. These skills are of a technical nature but he is often told that his best attribute is the ability to pass on information in a way that is easy to understand.

Outside the office, Stuart is a keen sportsman who particularly enjoys golf and racquet sports. He plays table tennis weekly in local leagues and has represented his home county in national tournaments.