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Good with numbers
Great with people
Choosing a firm of accountants to work with is an important decision, whether you are an individual, small business or larger corporate. Take a look at our Staff Profiles
Of course you want accuracy, efficiency, reliability and well-informed views. But more than that, you’d like a team of people who are good to work with, interested in you and your business and who go the extra mile to keep you ahead of the game, delivering insight and exploring opportunities.
That’s Royston Parkin. Very good with numbers, great with people.
Lynn Pridmore F.C.C.A., A.C.A. - Managing Director - Sheffield & Doncaster Offices
Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986.
After a History degree at Warwick University Lynn trained as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young) in Birmingham and Sheffield, gaining experience auditing all types of business, especially in the manufacturing sector. This also gives her a vast knowledge of large business accounting and control systems.
In 1986 she joined a local Sheffield practice to gain experience with small businesses. In 1991, she joined Royston Parkin as a manager, becoming a partner in 1994.
Lynn is the Managing Director and is responsible for the performance of the practice and also deals with Tax Planning.
Emily Kirk F.C.C.A – Deputy Managing Director - Sheffield & Doncaster Offices
Qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2014
Emily has over seventeen years work experience in professional practice and joined Royston Parkin in September 2023. In her career to date, Emily has gained strong commercial and management experience in delivering exceptional client services, business advice, profitable business growth and operational efficiencies.
Emily is the Deputy Managing Director and is working closely with Lynn on managing and directing the performance of the practice whilst building strong client, colleagues and business contact relations
Andy Froggatt F.C.C.A. - Director - Sheffield & Doncaster Offices
Qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1994
Andy first joined Royston Parkin in 1987. Looking to expand his experience he moved to Gibson Booth in 1990, the largest independent accountants in Barnsley. Then in 1993 he was appointed financial controller of an independent company running the business of Sheffield Moat House Hotel’s property. In 1995 Andy returned to Royston Parkin as manager of the Sheffield Office.
Andy deals with the coaching and mentoring side of the practice, assisting with business growth.
Phil Emery F.M.A.A.T- Director - Doncaster Office
Qualified as an Accounting Technician in 2008
Phil has over fifteen years work experience in professional practice and joined Royston Parkin in 2017 following the merge with Broderick & Leslie. During his career to date Phil has gained detailed knowledge of the major digital platforms within the industry, understands the compliance requirements regarding Making Tax Digital and has developed close working relations across a huge range of clients. Phil is the Xero Advisor for Royston Parkin but is conversant across all digital platforms.
Melanie Holt M.A.A.T - Manager - Sheffield & Doncaster Offices
Qualified as an Accounting Technician in 1989
Melanie joined Royston Parkin at the beginning of 2008. She qualified as an Accounting Technician in 1989 and has had more than 20 years’ experience working in local accountancy practices, mostly specialising in small owner-managed businesses. She is now a manager covering both offices and is the Quickbooks Online Advisor for Royston Parkin but is conversant across all digital platforms.
Nena Bushe - Practice Manager – Sheffield & Doncaster Office
Nena joined A. Criddle & Co in 1989, prior to the firm merging with Royston Parkin in 1991. Before this, she worked for Carnell Jaguar as a sales receptionist.
She joined the firm as a receptionist and over the years has gained vast experience and knowledge of the business and its clients. She now holds the position of Practice Manager and prides herself on knowing everything about Royston Parkin and has forged longstanding relationships with its clients.
Phil Auckland F.C.C.A - Client Manager - Sheffield Office
Qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2011.
Phil has recently joined Royston Parkin as a manager with over 10 years’ experience working in accountancy practices gained both during and after completing a degree in Accountancy and Finance.
He enjoys the challenge of helping owner-managed businesses to meet their goals, and specialises in Sage software – both ‘Sage 50 cloud’ desktop versions and Sage Business Cloud Accounting online versions. Phil is the SAGE Advisor for Royston Parkin but is conversant across all digital platforms.
Richard Steventon - Client Manager – Doncaster Office
Richard joined Royston Parkin as a manager in June 2022. He has gained detailed knowledge and experience working in accountancy practices throughout South Yorkshire since 1990, dealing with a wide range of businesses from sole traders through to large companies and their associated tax affairs. He left the industry in 2016 and spent six years working for a NHS Company as their Head of Finance. During this period he gained extensive knowledge of management accounts, budgets, forecasts, tendering for bids as well as managing a team in what was a very fast paced business sector. Richard is now back working in the Accountancy industry looking forward to delivering an excellent service to all clients. Richard has always enjoyed working with clients, adding value to their business as well as building working relationships.