Meet The Team
John Hollingsworth FCA – Partner
John trained and qualified in 1983 with an international firm of chartered accountants. John established Hollingsworth & Co in 1989. His philosophy has always been to work directly with clients on a one to one basis, providing them with financial, tax and business advice. John specialises in business advisory services, including strategic planning, profit improvement and key performance indicators.
Michelle Martin FCCA – Partner
Michelle joined Hollingsworth and Co in 2000 as a Trainee Accountant and qualified in February 2004 as a Chartered Certified Accountant. She became Client Manager in 2008 and then progressed and was appointed as a partner of the firm in October 2018. Michelle works directly with her clients and provides an all-round service. Michelle also is responsible for the personal tax service within the practice.
Lynn Fellows FCCA – Client Manager
Lynn joined Hollingsworth & Co in 1997 as a qualified Accounting Technician. She continued her training with the firm and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2005. Lynn’s role as client manager involves her working directly with a range of clients from sole traders to limited companies. Lynn is also responsible for the day to day running of the practice and its team.
Sammy Williams ACA – Accounts & Audit Senior
Sammy joined Stobbs & Co as a Trainee Accountant in March 2014. She successfully qualified as a Chartered Accountant in February 2018 and now holds the position of Accounts & Audit Senior within the office. Sammy is involved in all aspects of the services provided by the practice and provides assistance with the training within the practice.
Louise Walker ACCA – Accounts & Tax Senior
Louise started with Hollingsworth & Co in 2012 as a Trainee Accountant and qualified AAT in 2015. She then continued on to her professional qualifications and became a Certified Chartered Accountant in 2019 and now holds the position of Accounts & Tax Senior. Louise is responsible for preparing year end and management accounts for a wide range of clients and is now working very closely with Michelle to develop her taxation skills and experience to assist with the taxation services provided by the practice.
Sam Stock – Payroll Manager
Sam joined Hollingsworth & Co in January 2018 within the payroll department of the practice. Sam has over 15 years of experience in Payroll and HR and is now managing the Payroll service for the practice. Sam is responsible for all clients’ payroll requirements and handles all payroll enquiries on a day to day basis.
Sasha Hollingsworth – Trainee Accountant
After leaving university, Sasha joined Hollingsworth & Co in 2015. Sasha commenced her training and obtained her AAT qualification in 2018. She has now continued on to her professional qualifications and is currently studying towards to becoming a Chartered Accountant. Sasha is involved heavily with the VAT and Book-keeping service we provide and is helping client’s make the transition to the new Making Tax Digital regulations.
Gemma Jones – Trainee Accountant
Gemma commenced her training with us in October 2018 as an apprentice. She is now studying towards her final AAT exams and hopes to continue on to her professional exams thereafter. Gemma is gaining experience by working mainly in our VAT and Book-keeping team which will enable her to broaden her knowledge to assist her in her career going forward.
Holly Beacham – Accounts Apprentice
Holly started with Hollingsworth and Co in March 2019 as an accounts apprentice studying locally for her AAT qualification. She is currently studying towards her next set of examinations and she hopes to achieve her Level 3 in the summer of 2020. Holly assists in our Book-keeping and VAT department and has grasped the various accounting software’s extremely well.
Jemma Popplewell – Receptionist
Jemma recently joined the team in December 2019. Jemma takes cares of the administration and housekeeping side of the practice and controls our main switchboard.