People

Together, we offer you unrivalled experience in helping owner-managed businesses to flourish.

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Valerie Culley FCCA

Proprietor, Business/Tax Advisor

Well known throughout the Midlands business world, Val Culley has worked with many clients in her long accountancy career. More of a tax specialist and business adviser, Val uses her accounting expertise to help clients develop and grow.

Val’s experience from working in practice and industry means she completely understands the challenges faced by businesses. She approaches clients’ requirements from a commercial, profits-led stance and not from a legislative, accounting viewpoint—a fact her clients find both refreshing and valuable.

Val set up as sole practitioner in 1984, having spent 5 years with a 6 partner firm gaining the requisite tax experience, and has enjoyed assisting owner managed business to develop and grow.

In two notable cases she has seen her start up advice materialise years later into sales of shares for millions of pounds!

Helen Reeves FCCA

Senior Client Manager / Practice Manager / Tax Advisor

Having worked at Culley Lifford Hall for over 30 years, Helen manages the Lichfield office and plays a valuable role in looking after all aspects of the firm’s clients’ financial affairs.

Helen enjoys getting her clients’ finances in order and taking the hassles out of their working day. She helps by guiding clients, educating them so they understand their personal and business finances and also by supporting them on a long term basis.

Helen is a FCCA and keeps up to date via CPD training courses. She is always available to clients by phone or email and enjoys the rapport she builds up with them.

In her spare time, Helen can be found in the gym.

Kate Barker ACCA

Client Manager / Tax Advisor

Kate is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant and has over 14 years of experience in practice and has an extensive knowledge of accountancy. She enjoys handholding owner managed businesses and contributing to putting our clients in control over the tax they pay. Kate manages a variety of client types, new business starters being a particular speciality.

Kate is currently studying towards the Chartered Tax Advisor qualification (CTA). 

Caroline West

Practice Manager

Caroline deals with clients telephone calls, setting up meetings and generally ensure the practice runs efficiently.