Team WNJ

The WNJ senior management team comprises:

  • 3 partners
  • 4 consultants

You can find our Partners’ and Consultant’s profiles and contact details below:-

Ian Johnson – BA Hons, FCCA

35 yrs at WNJ

  • Business development
  • Corporate finance and restructuring
  • Acquisitions, disposals, mergers
  • Retirement planning
  • Preparing businesses for sale
  • Strategic and Succession planning

I adopt a proactive approach working with owner managers to assist them achieve their business plans and medium to long term objectives. By close involvement with my clients I play a strategic planning role and act as a key advisor in corporate assignments involving acquisitions, disposals, mergers and restructuring of businesses.

Paul Woodburn – BCom Hons, FCA

34 years at WNJ

  • Advising a wide range of clients from start-up businesses to large privately owned companies
  • Responsible for specialised audit and assurance engagements, including not-for-profit organisations, charities including Academies, pension schemes and solicitors
  • Corporate and business finance including acquisitions and disposals
  • Strategic business advice, including tax planning

I enjoy the involvement with a wide variety of organisations and individuals to better understand their goals and objectives. My advice brings accountancy and commercial awareness together.

Michael Barker – BA Hons, FCCA

18 years at WNJ

  • Audit and assurance services for large range of clients, including charitable companies and pension schemes
  • Internal audit and systems reviews
  • Assisting and development of business start-ups

I manage the affairs of a portfolio of clients in a wide range of industries. In managing the audit and accounts department of WNJ, I always keep abreast of the latest technical information and legislative changes. Clients receive advice based on commercial awareness not simply historical reporting.

Mervyn Coward – FCA

50 years at WNJ

  • National advisor to agricultural co-operatives
  • Expert with regards to Industrial & Provident Societies Act and not-for-profit organisations
  • Experienced consultant with regards to audit and tax issues

With a lifetimes experience in general practice I continue to advise a portfolio of clients comprising successful family businesses, medical consultants and members of the agricultural sector, including farming businesses and representative organisations.

Eddie Singleton – BA Hons, FCA

45 years at WNJ

  • Wealth of experience in the general practice
  • Combined business advisory and personal taxation advice
  • Audit and assurance services for large range of clients
  • Internal audit and systems reviews

Assisting and development of a wide range of business in various industries.
Wealth of experience used to benefit clients, advising on a wide range of business and taxation issues. As consultant, involved in many of the firms largest audit clients as well as a large number of family owned small and medium sized enterprises. Advised on many corporate finance and restructuring projects and has extensive contacts with the local business community.

Kevin Taylor – BSc (Hons) CTA
Tax Consultant

3 years at WNJ

  • Tax Consultancy and compliance
  • Remuneration and succession planning
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Income Tax
  • Employee remuneration and retention planning
  • HM Revenue and Custom enquiries and Investigations

Kevin has more than 20 years’ experience on a wide-range of tax issues and compliance.  His specialisms include income tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax and PAYE.  Areas of work he has undertaken include dealing with HMRC enquiries and meetings with HMRC, inheritance tax planning reports, advising on capital gains property disposals and remuneration planning.

Chris Watson – BSc (Hons) FCCA CTA
Tax Consultant

7 years at WNJ

  • Tax consultancy and compliance
  • Trusts
  • Inheritance tax and Estate planning
  • Corporate reconstructions
  • Income tax
  • HM Revenue and Custom enquiries and Investigations

Over 7 years with WNJ guiding clients in tax matters, Chris is delighted to be fulfilling the role of Senior Tax Consultant.  He has invaluable expertise in trusts and also works on a wide range of other tax matters from partnership structures, corporate transactions to ‘Enterprise Investment Schemes’ and advises on capital gains tax and inheritance tax.