Our Team

Karen Mealand - Partner

Karen is a Chartered Certified Accountant and a partner at Lemans. Karen began her career at Lemans as a trainee accountant and became a partner in 2003.

Karen’s client portfolio covers various business sectors, including solicitors, not for profit organisations and charities. Karen provides business support and tax advice to sole traders, partnerships and limited companies as well as being involved with audits and assurance work.

In her spare time Karen enjoys tennis, swimming and walking with her family.

Roy Harby - Partner

Roy is a chartered certified accountant and a partner at Lemans. Roy trained and qualified with Lemans and has over 30 years experience in private practice.

He specialises in dealing with owner managed businesses encompassing a wide range of commercial activities. In addition to providing audit, accounting and taxation services to his clients Roy takes a proactive role providing business and taxation advice.

Roy has been involved in many business start ups and has experience in setting up accounting systems tailored to suit clients’ individual needs.

Outside of work Roy enjoys a game of golf and has a keen interest in most other sports. He is married with two children and lives in Melton Mowbray.

Helen Macmillan – Partner

Helen is a Chartered Accountant with 25 years experience, and has been with Lemans since 1991.

She works mainly in the field of taxation, advising a variety of clients, she has particular interest in trusts, estates and inheritance tax planning and is authorised to carry out probate work and estate administration.

Helen is married with two children, in her spare time she enjoys the theatre, keeping fit, reading and getting out in the countryside for walks.

Simon Neal – Partner

Simon joined Lemans in 1995 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in January 2001.

Within the practice his main role is managing Lemans Corporate clients, dealing with all areas of financial, management accounting and corporate taxation.

Simon has a young family and is a keen sportsman, playing cricket for a local team. He also enjoys cycling and running.

David Groves - Consultant

David has been a partner for more than twenty years, and enjoys providing his clients, who are mostly small to medium sized family businesses, with a highly personal service, helping them to deal with financial and taxation and business development issues faced by these enterprises on a day to day basis.

His interests are the world of business and the great outdoors.

David Marshall - Consultant

David is a Chartered Accountant with 38 years of general practice experience in providing advice and help to owner managed businesses, personal clients and charities, with accountancy, taxation and business development services.

Outside of work, he is a charity trustee, and enjoys both railway photography and modelling. He also enjoys playing the guitar and, together with his wife Mary, walking and touring in their camper van.

Richard Cresswell - Manager

Richard has been with Lemans since 1988 and has experience in dealing with a variety of clients. He specialises in the setting up of IT systems, sage installations, provision of support and training. He also has experience in management accounting, VAT and PAYE.

In his spare time his hobbies are DIY, Gardening and water skiing.

Tom Marshall - Audit Manager

Tom is a Chartered Certified Accountant and began his career at Lemans in 1997.

Tom works with a wide range of clients, providing audit and accounting services. He is also involved in the provision of management information including business projections.

Tom deals with a variety of clients from different business sectors, including solicitors, not for profit organisations and charities.

In his spare time Tom is a keen footballer and follows local football with interest.

Laura Mellor – Tax Senior

Laura joined Lemans in 2000 and has been running our personal tax department since 2004, managing a wide variety of personal tax clients.

Laura also deals with all aspects of self assessment including partnership tax, trust tax and P11Ds.

In her spare time Laura enjoys watching sport, reading and horse riding.

Robert Smith

Robert is AAT qualified and began his career at Lemans in 2001 and has completed his chartered certified accountancy exams.

Robert works with a wide range of clients, providing various accounting services including the preparation of year end accounts, management accounts & VAT returns.

Outside of work Robert enjoys playing football for a local team and squash.

Steph Sparkes

Steph joined Lemans in 2007 and is AAT qualified.

She is a key member of the audit team and is also involved in accounts preparation for small and medium sized businesses.

In her spare time Steph enjoys taking part in outdoor activities and shopping.

Pensions, Life Assurance and Investment

Through our association with Independent Financial Advisors, we are able to provide a complete range of independent financial advice for both individuals and companies.

It is becoming increasingly important to make financial provision throughout our lives and with our associations with Independent Financial Advisors who are fully qualified to provide comprehensive advice on Investments, Pensions, Life and sickness insurance, Group schemes, Directors Pensions, Ex Patriate investment planning, Inheritance Tax issues.