Owner / Director

Ashley has over 34 years experience running his own practice as a qualified chartered accountant.

Ashley has assisted hundreds of businesses, and individuals with their accountancy and taxation needs.

Ashley specialises in tax planning, capital gains tax, inheritance tax, and business growth advice.

Ashley has supported Newton Abbot Spurs for many years in various roles on the committee, and has a keen interest and support of local football. He is also a keen follower of England football and Rugby. He loves spending time with his Grandchildren.

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Owner / Director & Ashley’s Son

Jamie undertook his training at two of the larger local firms, and qualified as a Certified Chartered Accountant in 2012. Jamie has over 20 years of experience in local accountancy practice. He specialises in Limited companies, tax planning for owner managed businesses and cloud accounting solutions.

He enjoys finding out about the latest developments in accountancy, so can advise you on the best modern approaches to utilise for your business.

Jamie is a big sports fan and, when not enjoying spending time with his family Jamie will be found watching or playing sports.

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Owner / Director & Ashley’s Daughter

Emma has an honours degree in accountancy and finance, and has over 20 years worth of experience in local accountancy practice.

Emma specialises in assisting owner managed businesses of all structures, tax planning and with cloud accounting solutions.

Emma spends the majority of her free time running her children around local sports clubs, and enjoys event planning supporting local charities.

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Client Manager

Tom is a fellow member of the AAT and a member of the ATT. He has worked within finance and accounts for over 15 years, including advising within the banking sector, management accounting for Exeter Airport and working for 2 other local accountancy firms.

Tom specialises in Limited Companies, including assisting with incorporation and startups, plus tax planning for all business structures.

Outside the office, he is a bassist for a local band, enjoys a long run and is a keen board-gamer and quiz creator.

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Client Manager (Saltash)

Dave has 20 years experience working in accountancy practice, and actually started off his training working under Ashley and his team. He then moved to another practice in Plymouth, closer to home, where he obtained vast experience in Audit and Group Limited Company Accounts in a variety of industries.

He rejoined Dawes Accountants 2 years ago, and now works as a Client Manger for the firm, and is predominantly based in the firms Saltash Office.

In his spare time, you can find Dave on the Golf Course- where he active member at the China Fleet Country Club, and currently plays off a 10 handicap. He also lends his support being on the committee of the golf section at China Fleet, along with the Saltash Social Club.

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Client Manager

Tasha joined Dawes as a trainee and is now a fully qualified Chartered Accountant. Tasha is a Xero cloud accounting specialist having worked on Xero for years providing both internal and external client training.

Tasha is a qualified gymnastics instructor, and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

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Senior Accountant

Sharon first worked for Ashley 16 years ago and has recently rejoined the team and its great to have her back.
In her spare time Sharon enjoys walking her dog on the moors.

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Client Manager (Saltash)

Kevin has worked in accountancy practices since gaining his AAT qualification over 10 years ago and has been a member of the Dawes team since 2021.
In his spare time Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and supporting Luton Town football club.

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Semi Senior Accountant

Keith is an AAT qualified accountant having completed his qualification here at Dawes Accountants and completed initial tax training with one of the big 4 accountancy firms.
In his spare time Keith has four kids that keep him busy! He likes dog walks, watching his sons football team and watching football in general.

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Semi Senior Accountant

Liam is an AAT qualified accountant having completed his apprenticeship here at Dawes Accountants.

In his spare time Liam enjoys watching football (unfortunately is an Arsenal fan), boxing and spending time with his family.

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Maggie started with Dawes 4 years ago and is part of our payroll team. She has an IPPM Diploma in Payroll Management and has worked in payroll for over 30 years.

Having moved from London to Peterborough for 30 years Maggie is now settled in Newton Abbot.

Maggie enjoys good food, walking and spending time with family and friends – she is a cocktail queen!

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Bookkeeping and Accounts Trainee

Jay first joined our admin team, but has progressed internally to now start his training on Bookkeeping and Accounts.

In his spare time Jay enjoys playing Pool in the local leagues and going to support Plymouth Argyle.

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Office Manager / Payroll Manager

Helena has worked in accountancy and human resources locally, and is both Human Resource Management qualified, and has gained her AAT qualification.

Helena is heavily involved in supporting her son’s, and daughter’s, sporting interests, and promoting the future of Ipplepen football club. Helena has been a governor of a local primary school, until recently, and enjoys helping local causes.

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Admin Team

Melanie is a part of our internal admin team and is one of the two ladies that greets you with a smile in our newton abbot office reception.
Melanie has 14 years admin experience working various administrative roles within the NHS, is an avid reader, formula one fan and always planning her next concert or theatre visit.

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Admin Team

Juliet is a part of our internal admin team and is the 1st face that greets you with a smile in our newton abbot office reception.

Juliet trained as a secretary and, amongst other roles, worked as a secretary in an investment bank in London for 10 years and as an admin officer in a junior school for 10 years. She belongs to a local running club, loves going for long walks and to the theatre. She has enjoyed pursuits slightly out of her comfort zone and has partaken in wing walking, a tandem parachute jump, zip wires and white water rafting

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