Meet the Team

Directors

Duncan Childs

Duncan Childs

I am a member of a number of social organisations and was a school governor for over 20 years. I have set up and run a number of beer festivals in Kettering and still organise a dinner in aid of local charities. Apart from cycling and dog walking, my favourite pastime is sitting in a pub garden, with of course, a pint of beer.


Brett Cook

Brett Cook

I joined Meadows in 2007 as an accounts junior and qualified in 2012 after previously working in retail. Out of work, my two young children keep me busy / entertained, and for my sins I’m an Arsenal fan!


David Kelland

David Kelland

I joined Meadows from college many years ago and am still here. When I’m not enjoying work, until recently I played cricket for Isham, but my passion for food and drink overcame my love of playing. I still play golf occasionally and I’m a committed fan and season ticket holder at Northampton Saints.


Dermot Lally

Dermot Lally

I joined Meadows over 30 years ago and still enjoy every single working day here. I have two young children who certainly take up a lot of my spare time and more but they keep me young! If I do get any spare time I enjoy playing pool and in my younger days I played for the county. I am Chair of Governors at a local school, treasurer of the local Royal British Legion and sit on the East Midlands Loan Panel.


Doug Parker

Doug Parker

I am just an accident waiting to happen. Having a titanium plate put into my shoulder after a riding accident, stitches in my head after a sailing accident I have now taken up a new much safer hobby………………………………shooting!


Gavin Snape

Gavin Snape

After qualifying in 2004 I have spent most of my post qualification years at Meadows, joining the firm in 2006. Outside of the office family life keeps me busy and with 3 young children time for hobbies is at a premium. On occasion however I can be seen wandering aimlessly around a golf course and cheering on Derby County FC (for my sins) but overall I enjoy nothing more than spending quality time with the family and friends.


The Team

Ryan Boot

Ryan Boot

I joined Meadows in 2014 following in my mother’s footsteps who worked at Meadows 20 years ago. In my spare time I am a keen archer and am the Robin Hood of Meadows!


Ryan Carter

Ryan Carter


Karen Cockshoot

Karen Cockshoot

I am a seasoned member of Meadows as I joined from school and returned to the fold after raising my family. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs and gardening.


Mags Cootes

Mags Cootes

I have worked in the accountancy profession for many years and after having my son, joined Meadows as part of the admin team in 2011. In my spare time I enjoy gardening and spending quality time with my family.


Rachel Druce

Rachel Druce

I joined Meadows in 2010 and have since been studying towards the ACCA qualification. My recent wedding has been keeping me busy but I enjoy being active. In the evenings I am usually out and about at the gym with friends, or horse riding which I have been doing from the age of 4. I thoroughly enjoy being in the countryside and walking my Chocolate Labrador Poppie.


Tony Francolino

Tony Francolino


Nick Freer

Nick Freer

I joined Meadows in 2010 and have been working in the tax department ever since. I am a keen sports fan and play five-a-side football a few times a week, as well as playing for a local pool team. I am also an occasional amateur golfer!


Neil Gray

Neil Gray


David Gregory

David Gregory

I’ve been with Meadows since 2015, having worked in accountancy and audit for many years. Looking after our clients and ensuring they have a value added service is very important to me. Away from the office, I keep very busy with my family. We enjoy the great outdoors together and not many weekends pass me by without a paintbrush in my hand. I also enjoy keeping active, playing football and have recently taken up running.

When not on the go, I like to read and listen to a broad genre of music.


Karen Hearn

Karen Hearn

I joined Meadows in 2017 but I have worked in the payroll profession for many years. In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, travelling and the theatre.


Alison Martin

Alison Martin

I joined Meadows when I finished school, left for a few years to work in industry and have now been back for over 13 years. In my spare time I enjoy playing badminton and ten pin bowling.


Kirsty Mills

Kirsty Mills

I am currently on maternity leave but am returning soon.


Luke Peasnall


Margaret Pollock

I moved desks to Meadows in 2019 after a merger with Hawes Strickland where I had been for several years. However, I have worked within the accountancy world for many years following a short military career in the Royal Military Police (RMP) and then followed my husband also RMP travelling the world and raising a family. I now love to spend quality time with my family and friends who are spread out across the UK as a result of Military life! Free weekends you can find me and the hubby having adventures in our VW campervan exploring the countryside with long walks and testing out the local pub food.


Matt Sayles

Matt Sayles


Carla Sellers

Carla Sellers


Michael Smith


Max Taylor

Max Taylor


Julia Thomas

Julia Thomas

Well, I don’t know where the time has gone but I’ve been at Meadows now for nearly 35 years! It’s flown by due to the great people I work with and the lovely family atmosphere. When not working I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my grandson who is the apple of my eye. If time allows I’ve taken up sewing but it’s a very steep learning curve. I also suffer from a mild addiction to hugely pointless games on my iPad.


Jackie Thorpe

Jackie Thorpe

When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and two cats and two dogs. I love walking with my dogs but prefer to walk on the beach rather than country parks because I don’t like getting muddy but unfortunately, my spaniels do! My other interests are old aircraft, steam trains and canal boats. I have worked at Meadows a long time and especially enjoy all the interesting clients I get to talk to and lovely people I work with.


Zoe Van Walwyk

Zoe Van Walwyk

I am a relative newcomer to Meadows having joined in 2015, but I have worked in the accountancy profession for many years. I love gardening and hope one day to turn my garden into something that would rival Chelsea Flower Show. A peaceful haven to sip my Chardonnay!


Lynn Williams

Lynn Williams

I became a fully-fledged member of Meadows around 7 years ago. After taking a break to start a family I returned part time. I enjoy being a mum, gardening and travelling.


Phil Wootton

Phil Wootton