Paul is from a Cumbrian farming family. He was educated at The Nelson Thomlinson School, Wigton before studying engineering at Durham, graduating in 2004. Paul has worked in local accountancy practices since graduation, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2007 and a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2008.
Paul provides specialist accountancy and tax advice to a wide range of family businesses and companies. He is client focused and loves helping businesses achieve their goals. He is a believer in taking opportunities as they arise but also ensuring that businesses have the right strategic planning in place to maximise the benefit of these opportunities.
His proactive approach and detailed knowledge of the tax rules affecting rural businesses has lead to Paul being appointed as a recommended professional by the Tenant Farmers Association.
Paul still lives on the family farm with his wife and two children. He enjoys watching and participating in many sports but it is fair to say has yet to master any of them.
Lindsay was brought up on a dairy, beef and sheep farm in Ainstable, near Carlisle and has always had a keen interest in the industry.
She attended William Howard School, Brampton, after which she went on to a work based training scheme, studying Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) followed by Chartered Accountancy. She qualified in 2004 and following this route has allowed her to gain experience in practice since 1996.
Lindsay enjoys working with farming and rural businesses to provide a proactive advice based on an understanding of their everyday challenges. She takes great pride in offering a professional, but personal service.
Lindsay is involved with the Northern District of Cumbria Young Farmers and is currently honorary treasurer. Throughout her time as a member, she was club secretary and treasurer as well as District Chairman and Field Day secretary and is grateful to the life skills and friendships this movement involves young people in.
Lindsay lives in Carlisle, with her husband, Paul and two young boys, Jonathan and Owen. She enjoys spending time with her family and visiting the farm as the boys say they are going to be farmers when they grow up!