Our People

CB Reid Chartered Accountants recruits, trains and retains quality staff with expertise across accountancy, assurance, corporate finance, business and personal tax. Every member of the team either holds or is working towards a professional qualification, reflecting the firm’s commitment to providing an advice-led service by highly qualified individuals.

We recognise the importance of the relationship with your professional adviser and aim to really understand your current needs and future plans in order to deliver tailored advice.

Below you can read more about our key individuals, their specialisms and approach.

Pete Cattermole

Pete Cattermole

Partner

Pete joined the firm in 2007 and is the managing partner of CB Reid. Pete trained with Deloitte’s small and medium enterprises department in London and spent 4 years there before working as an in-house auditor for Viacom Inc, a large multinational US company that owns MTV and Paramount Pictures, amongst others. Pete has a specific focus on audit and tax and works primarily with owner managed businesses. Pete also specialises in the care and construction sectors.

Laura Evans

Laura Evans

Partner

Since joining CB Reid Chartered Accountants in 2008 after graduating from the University of Newcastle, Laura has gained extensive experience of preparing & advising on all forms of accounts from sole trader to limited companies and groups. As accounts manager, Laura can advise on bookkeeping, VAT return preparation, payroll & company secretarial functions. She is responsible for supervising the accounts team and trainees. Laura is a fully qualified ACCA accountant.

Matt Haines

Matt Haines

Partner

Matt qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2008 and joined CB Reid in 2014 from a regional firm of accountants where he headed up a Business Services team.

Matt also holds full member status of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments following the completion of the joint ICAEW / CISI diploma in corporate finance.

Matt’s key focus is the owner-managed sector where he advises on compliance, tax planning, business valuations and restructuring. Matt is also passionate about the use of technology in practice and a keen supporter of cloud accounting – an area which is becoming more and more important to businesses.

David Gordon-Smith

David Gordon-Smith

Partner

David joined DRG Chartered Accountants – sister practice of CB Reid – as director in 2002 from Ernst & Young Corporate Finance where he was a senior executive with a taxation bias. In particular David focuses on tax planning and raising finance for SMEs.

Daniel Reid

Daniel Reid

Partner

Daniel Reid joined CB Reid’s sister practice, DRG Chartered Accountants, as director in 2004 from Deloitte where he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the London office. Daniel focuses on practice assurance and audit, including group and consolidated accounts. He has a specialist knowledge of SMEs, subsidiaries of foreign entities and is DRG’s retail expert, working closely with TrueStart, the retail growth accelerator and True Capital, the retail and consumer sector specialist private equity firm.

Tabitha Reid

Tabitha Reid

Partner

Tabitha Reid trained in the London office of Deloitte before moving to work in industry for six years. In 2010, she joined DRG, sister practice of CB Reid, to head up the Outsourced Finance operation.

Tabitha feels that by spending the time getting to know a client and their way of working, good systems and processes on the most appropriate accounts software can be set up from the outset.

As well as helping clients comply with UK reporting requirements, Tabitha helps to provide clients with high quality and timely management information which is valuable to improving their business.

Laura Ford

Laura Ford

Tax Manager

Laura joined CB Reid Chartered Accountants in July 2011 and is primarily responsible for the personal tax affairs of our clients. Although qualified in all areas of taxation she specialises in personal and trust tax and can advise high net worth individuals, land owners, trustees, executors and local entrepreneurs as well as meet compliance requirements and deal with HMRC investigations. She can also help with capital tax planning to mitigate capital gains tax and inheritance tax liabilities in the future.

Beginning her career with HM Revenue & Customs Laura moved to private practice and qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in London. A move to Dorset followed and Laura worked for a local firm of accountants for several years before a career break and then joining CB Reid..

Laura passed the STEP Certificate in Trusts and Estates – England and Wales with distinction and is now an affiliate member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners.

Ben Wadey

Ben Wadey

Manager

Ben joined CB Reid in October 2019 from a regional accountancy firm where his primary focus has been on the accounting and taxation of owner managed businesses.

Ben is ACA qualified and heads up CB Reid’s accounts team, ensuring the firm maintains its high levels of client service as well as mentoring and developing junior members of the team. In addition to managing his own client portfolio, Ben undertakes ad-hoc tax projects on behalf of clients.

Oliver Burton

Oliver Burton

Partner

Having trained and qualified with DRG, Oliver returned as partner in 2015. Prior to re-joining Oliver spent ten years working in corporate finance, latterly as a director in BDO’s national transaction services team.

Oliver works closely with Matt Haines, delivering corporate finance advice to clients throughout the South West.

Stephanie Franklin

Stephanie Franklin

Tax Director

Stephanie is a Tax Director at DRG Chartered Accountants, sister practice of CB Reid and in that role, she is responsible for the smooth running of the DRG tax department, overseeing compliance and client tax planning strategies.

Stephanie has particular strengths in personal tax planning, especially for high net worth individuals and owner managed businesses.  She is a specialist in helping non-UK resident and non-UK domiciled individuals with their compliance and planning matters including their pre-arrival planning. She also has extensive experience in advising on inheritance tax, estate planning and tax efficient profit extraction.

Stephanie has a degree in Accounting and Taxation and is qualified with the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

When not working, she enjoys spending time in the family holiday home in Spain, rescuing rabbits and helping the family with their building projects