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 Advisor

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.”

Sophie Clark (aka 'The Other Sophie')

Office Manager

If you ask Sophie what her best skill is, her response will likely be that she’s annoyingly organised! Far from annoying, this is great for our clients and our team, as she keeps us all in check, manages reception and ensures all of our admin is on point.

Packets of Milky Way Magic Stars consumed:

“Probably around 10. But they were all emergencies, and I NEEDED chocolate!”

Maheen Soomro

Client Manager

From bookkeeping, VAT returns and payroll, to year end accounts and handling general client enquiries, Maheen is a great all-rounder which makes her a fantastic asset to the Blue Rocket team and our clients.

Packets of Milky Way Magic Stars consumed:

“Would you believe me if I said none?”

Sumayya Kunju

Client Manager

Having worked in accountancy practices for many years, Sumayya has a wealth of experience. Sumayya joined Blue Rocket in January 2018 to be part of a bigger team, and enjoys the variety that working with a range of our clients brings, from digital marketing agencies to construction subcontractors.

Sumayya's accounting top tip:

Always keep proper records and make sure they are up to date. It can be difficult to figure things out months later.

Abby Marshall

Abby is an integral part of the team, she considers herself a people person, which is great because she deals with all of our clients! Before joining Blue Rocket Abby gained qualifications in theatrical make up, so when we decide to do our company Christmas Panto or a zombie run Abby will be the person to hold us all together!

Nancy Chad

Senior Client Advisor

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."

Li Jin

Client Manager

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.”

Sophie Gass

Client Manager

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…usually by the other Sophie!”

Laura Saward

Client Manager

Laura enjoys a challenge, so looking after a broad range of our clients operating in diverse sectors isn’t a problem for her. From construction companies and training providers, to electricians and tea manufacturers, managing the bookkeeping, VAT returns and directors’ payrolls is all in a day’s work for Laura.

When not at work, you'll find Laura...

“Outside of work, my creativity extends beyond accounting and into painting or drawing. It’s a great way to relax after a busy day at the office.”

Jordan Parkinson

Client Manager

Jordan is qualified as an AAT accountant, but his aspirations stretch further with ambitions to become ACCA or ACA certified. Never afraid of a challenge, Jordan joined the Blue Rocket team keen to learn and was nominated for the ‘young person of the year’ award at the 2019 Dartford Business Awards. We feel very lucky to have him on the Blue Rocket team, and so do the clients he looks after.

Jordan's top accounting tip:

“It might sound obvious, but the sooner you send your documents to your accountant, the quicker they get done.”

Hall of Fame

Ray Angell

Legend and Networker

Ray is one of those lucky people who has a natural ability to feel comfortable in any surroundings, which makes him the perfect networker. Spending most of his time promoting Blue Rocket, assisting at our events and sharing Blue Rocket’s success stories, you’ll likely bump into Ray at various networking events in Kent and surrounding areas.

Ray's top tip:

“I’m a business development chap, so my tip relates to that. When networking, don’t just be a taker, make sure you have something to offer others in the room in return.”

Julie Angell

Legend and Mentor

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. Having now stepped back, we’re pleased to say that this spirit lives on at Blue Rocket.

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 😊”

Customer Testimonials

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

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

Blue Rocket stand out from other accountants, and not just because their brand has a personality. Having them support me by keeping my accounts in check means that I am freed-up to focus on what I am good at, allowing me to grow my business.

Kevin Bowden
Bowden Digitec 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

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
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