Staff Profiles

The Partners

Paul Campbell and Peter Diver are both Fellows of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Paul and Peter began their accountancy careers qualifying with Tenon a top 10 practice in the UK. Paul was Director of Audit dealing with all aspects of owner managed businesses and corporate advisory work, handling a number of large property clients. Peter was a business advisor to a number of clients advising on accounts, taxation whilst specialising in Corporate Finance including acquisitions, disposals, MBO's, MBI's, fund raising and re-organisations.

Together, they have ran Hardy & Company a long established practice for over 10 years managing the transition to their new refurbished premises in 2016, which is just a stone's throw from their original offices.

Their personal lives have been mirrored in the same way as their professional lives with both Paul and Peter being married with two young daughters each. In addition, they are both football fans with Paul being a keen runner and Peter enjoying a round of golf and going to the gym.

Andrew Evans

Position:
Tax Manager

Qualifications:
Member of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants in England & Wales
B.A. (Hons) Accountancy

Experience & specialisms:
Andrew joined Hardy and Company in 1991 after completing his degree. Trained by Hardy and Company, he qualified as a chartered accountant in 1994. Originally trained as an accountant and auditor, he found an affinity with tax and, moving gradually towards this subject, became head of the tax department in 1997.

Outside Work:
Andrew is an avid supporter of Everton Football Club. Consequently, he makes regular, often depressing, visits to Goodison Park. He also has other more esoteric interests which are best not mentioned.

Elisha Amesbury

Position:
Audit Manager

Qualifications:
Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Experience & specialisms:
Elisha has been with the Practice for 14 years looking after clients from sole trader to large property and solicitor clients. She manages the audit process and specialises in solicitors accounts rules.

Outside Work:
Elisha is married with two daughters. In her youth she was a keen Irish dancer and competed in the British National and World Championship competitions. She now enjoys spending time with her two daughters and going to the theatre.

John Davies

Position:
Audit Manager

Qualifications:
Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Experience & specialisms:
John has been in Practice for nearly 20 years looking after a wide range of owner managed businesses in various sectors such as manufacturing and property. John has an involvement in compliance within the practice, implementing new accounting changes ensuring we are up to date technically.

Outside Work:
John is married with two young children which take up a lot of his free time. John is a keen boxing and football fan and enjoys computing and going to the cinema.

Peter Jones

Position:
Accounts Manager

Qualifications:
B.A. (Hons) Accounting & Finance
HND Mathematics, Statistics & Computing

Experience & specialisms:
Peter joined Hardy and Company after leaving college in 1984. He is responsible for the preparation of accounts and basic tax computations for many clients, ranging from sole trader and partnerships through to limited companies, and in a wide variety of businesses. His speciality is dealing with complex accounting matters and incomplete records work. Apart from accounts preparation, Peter also undertakes statutory work on behalf of many of our limited company clients and assists several of our clients with their bookkeeping and VAT affairs. Peter is fully conversant with Sage and Quickbooks.

Outside Work:
Peter is married with two children. In his spare time, he runs the Irish Traction Group, Ireland's largest diesel locomotive preservation group. He has been interested in Irish railways since 1985 and is a regular visitor to Ireland.

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