Who We Are

Meet the Crew

Many accountancy firms employ a mix of accountants and those who just specialise in certain aspects, such as bookkeeping or payroll.

We only employ ACCA and AAT trained accountants, so all of our Client Managers and Advisors have the knowledge and skills required to guide you on all financial aspects.

Miguel Calabrese

MD and Business Growth Manager

Out on the frontline with our clients, Miguel helps business owners grow their profits, save time and keep more of their hard-earned money. He offers his expertise to ease the headaches caused by everyday challenges and has a passion for inspiring business owners to look at their businesses with a different perspective to see what opportunities can be uncovered. The glass is always half full with Miguel.

Miguel's accounting top tip:

“Keep your financial information up to date so that you can rely on it to make informed management decisions. Also, when preparing forecasts, always work on 13 months not 12, as it gets you thinking about the next year.”

Emma Duda

Senior Client Manager

Emma has a real passion for learning about our clients’ businesses and supporting them during their early stages of set-up and growth. Her ability to step back and see the overall picture, and keep an eye on the detail at the same time, makes her the ideal person to work with clients through the day-to-day challenges of running a business, whilst always looking out for tax saving opportunities.

Emma’s take on a common mistake made by business owners:

“I often see business owners using their company bank account as their own, rather than taking a salary or dividend and living from that. The company is a separate entity and should be treated as such, so it can come as a surprise when they have to pay the money back and/or pay tax on the loan.”

Nancy Chad

Senior Client Manager

Nancy is a baton twirler extraordinaire and ‘honorary auntie’ to approximately 150 children! But, whilst at work, she is also an extremely dedicated and experienced Client Manager. Having worked as an accountant for many years, Nancy’s brain is jam packed with useful nuggets of information which she calls upon to help our clients.

Why Nancy chose accounting:

"I’m a self-proclaimed and proud numbers geek. I’ve always loved maths, so accounting seemed like a logical career choice."

Sarah Hawkins

Marketing Manager

Sarah looks after digital marketing activities and content production ensuring its aligned with the company’s mission and vision. Blue Rocket campaigns centre around the needs of individuals and businesses, ensuring a seamless customer journey. 

A genuine interest of Sarah's is Marketing, "there’s such a variety of elements to the subject, it never stays the same and there’s always something new to learn".

Sarah's top tip:

Always check facts with your accountant, you’d be surprised with how many VAT or tax myths exist.

Steve Harding

Business Development Manager and Client Advisor

Steve has worked within the financial services for the last 20 years, and has a wealth of experience in which our clients can call upon, he prides himself on being proactive and forward thinking when it comes to client relationships where the emphasis isn’t always what you know, its who you know.  He is a big advocate of door opening for clients and contacts alike and his view has always been, people buy from people.  Be warned though, if he tells you he’s in meetings – he may be on the golf course!

 

When he isn’t in the office or on the golf course you will find him spending time with his family – well playing Dad Taxi!

 

Interesting fact– Steve has previously been in the ring and occasional coaches when his diary permits.

Steve's accounting top tip

Plan ahead of any event as opposed to reacting after it.

Dan Pritchard

New Business Development

Dan develops relationships with potential new clients and prospects. He works with our clients to understand their business structure, ethic, future goals, financial position and ultimately show them how Blue Rocket can help and support them. When Dan isn't liaising with clients you can hear him singing (badly!) along to the radio in the office.

Packets of Milky Way Magic Stars consumed:

“Not too sure, but they are too good not to indulge on occasion.”

Lucy Browne

Senior Administrator

Lucy has a passion for horses. She has always owned her own, and regularly rides! When she's at work she's organised and always ensures that she gets her tasks done.

Packets of Milky Way Magic Stars consumed:

"None... yet!"

Sophie Hunt

Client Advisor

Sophie is currently studying for her final exams to gain the AAT qualification. Her endless enthusiasm for accounting comes from her love of problem solving and learning new things. If you love fast cars, Sophie is the one to talk to!

Interesting fact about Sophie:

“I have 5 cats who are my babies. It’s not uncommon for me to be called the crazy cat lady!”

Julie Angell

Client Advisor

For many years, Julie was at the helm of Blue Rocket. A legendary leader with a genuine love for supporting company owners through the challenges that being in business can bring. Now, part of the Jupiter team, Julie continues to support Blue Rocket clients with her dedicated approach.

Julie's top accounting top tip:

“Make sure you’ve got a good accountant who will help you to take your business to the next level. Of course, I’d recommend Blue Rocket 😊”

Tony Kensington

Client Manager

Tony has a passion for helping business owners improve their business performance and all clients to keep more of their hard earned money by paying only the legal minimum in tax. Outside of work he enjoys playing golf and travelling near and far. He has a home in Spain as well so loves getting out into the sun there!

Alex Taylor

Client Advisor

Looking after Jupiter clients, Alex is currently studying the AAT qualification whilst working hard to deliver timely processed accounts for Blue Rocket Accounting clients. Alex enjoys the fact that there's always something new to learn when it comes to both accounting and client experience. She believes that organisation is key to smooth bookkeeping and account management.

Alex's top accounting tip:

Make notes. Write everything down, even if you don't think its important.

Li Jin

Client Advisor

Learning about new businesses and what their owners’ aspirations are is what motivates Li. Using her accounting know-how, Li works closely with clients to solve problems and ensure they are as tax efficient as possible, so business owners are able to enjoy more of their heard-earned profits.

Li's take on a common mistake made by business owners:

“Using software that they don’t ‘get’. If you can’t quickly get to grips with the software you’re using, it’s better and more time efficient to task someone else with your bookkeeping, or look for alternative software that you find easier to use.”

Toni Hayter

Administrator

Toni is always on hand to support Blue Rocket clients and is the first port of call for many enquiries. Supporting team Jupiter, she helps with a range of clients across a diverse array of sectors.

Tanya Mouharren

Client Advisor

From Mars to Saturn, Tanya is on hand to support clients and look after their accounts. She is currently studying the AAT qualification and is Xero advisor certified, and holds a QuickBooks online certification too.

What's been your favourite day working at Blue Rocket?

There’s always something interesting going on in this office, hearing people’s crazy stories and having debates about whether pineapple goes on pizza.

Liza Thompson

Client Advisor

Liza joins the Blue Rocket team as a ACCA qualified advisor with a background in general practice and financial services. In her spare time, Liza enjoys going to gigs, festivals and the theatre to see live comedians. She once met Eddie Izzard in his home town of Bexhill-on-Sea.

Liza's accounting top tip

Don't leave your tax return too close to the 31st January deadline. The sooner in the year we can prepare them, the more time you have to pay the tax due!

Ciaran Weyman

Accounts Assistant

Our Accounts Assistant Ciaran is ready to support the needs and bookkeeping requirements of Mars clients with Nancy and the rest of the team. Finance qualified and embarking on his AAT, Ciaran also brings a range of workplace and customer experience with him from working with Pro Futures, Hubshare, McDonalds and even attending court with a solicitor whilst working at Greenwich Council.

An avid Arsenal supporter, Ciaran travels around the country watching them when he gets the chance. In his spare time he enjoys watching and playing darts, golf, going on nights out with mates and plays pool in a league! Ciaran likes to travel and aspires to see the world more.

Ciaran's accounting top tip

When sending in documents for bookkeeping ensure they are all for the correct time period and neatly presented, as it speeds the process up as well as making the job nicer to complete

Amelia Watts

Accounts Assistant

Ameila has joined Blue Rocket Accounting as part of team Jupiter, currently undertaking her AAT Level 2 qualification, she is keen to put her knowledge into practice by helping Blue Rocket clients. Amelia likes spending time with my family and going to concerts and festivals.

Customer Testimonials

I highly recommend Blue Rocket Accounting's payroll service. Their knowledgeable and reliable team manages all aspects of payroll, including maternity pay, sick pay, and holiday pay, ensuring that my business stays compliant with current regulations. Their expertise in these complex matters allows me to focus on growing my business, confident in the knowledge that my payroll is being managed efficiently. Blue Rocket Accounting offers excellent value for their services, making it a cost-effective option for any small business owner. I strongly recommend Blue Rocket Accounting to anyone in need of a professional and expert payroll service.

Sarah Aldridge
The Autism Apprentice CIC

Excellent accounting service. Blue Rocket takes the stress and hassle out of trying to complete a self assessment tax return yourself!

Graham Ramsdale

We struggled for years to find a good accountant for our business. 4 years in and we have finally cracked it with the team at Blue Rocket. Unrivalled support and customer service, a genuine willingness to help, and overall exceptional support and knowledge. Can’t recommend them enough.

Chris Guilfoyle
JCD Cleaning and Support Services Ltd

We are really happy with the service that we receive from Blue Rocket for our company TOP Sports Coaching. They go above & beyond to ensure that our needs are met whilst doing so with excellent customer service. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone looking to move accountants.

David Hathrill

Blue Rocket suggested I changed the way I was getting paid as a director. This saved me over £10,000 which I was then able to put back into the business.

Peter Abrahams
Abounding Ltd

The team at Blue Rocket have been absolutely excellent. They are always patient and get back to me quickly. I make use of their support often and ask a lot of questions, which they answer in a way that makes things very clear.

Julie Sheppey
JLS Fire Protection Ltd

We have only recently appointed Blue Rocket Accounting to manage our accounts and already feel more informed and supported than ever before. The whole team are really helpful & knowledgeable, they are always happy to answer any of our questions and even put time aside to provide training on invoicing software to help you feel super confident. Best decision we ever made, thank you!

JWS Scaffolding Ltd

As a new client of Blue Rocket Accounting I have been blown away by the support they provide. Not only do they deliver excellent accountancy services, they have been there for their clients 24/7 during the pandemic, from dispensing jargon free digests of government announcements to setting up a WhatsApp group to provide support and networking.

Simon Fennell
STF Consulting Ltd

The difference Blue Rocket made to the way I manage my business is something I could never have anticipated. I now believe that my goal of paying my mortgage off early is achievable due to the support I was given, which allowed me to make a strong start.

Ben Whitaker
BWC Fire Limited

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We’re honoured to be recognised for our hard work and customer service.

Here are some of the accolades we’ve achieved.

Software Partners

Sage One Certified Advisor
Intuit Quickbooks Gold Pro Advisor
KashFlow Accounting Software
Xero