Our People

Sue Smith FFTA

Sue Smith FFTA

Partner

A highly entrepreneurially-minded accountant, Sue successfully ran her own practice for over 20 years before joining up with HSC and expanding under a bigger umbrella. With HSC’s similarly proactive approach to clients it was a natural move.

Colin Young FCA

Colin Young FCA

Partner

Colin joined HSC in 1995 as a Manager and assistant to the senior partner, David Bishop. As a partner he has a varied portfolio of clients which include some of the firm’s largest corporate clients. His professional responsibilities include all aspects of audit, corporation tax and other compliance matters.

Tom Bowen ACCA CTA

Tom Bowen ACCA CTA

Partner

Tom joined HSC in 2011, qualifying as a Chartered Certified accountant in 2012. Tom has always had an interest in tax so naturally went straight into his Chartered Tax Advisor exams, qualifying in 2013.

Tom’s principle areas of expertise are tax planning with owner managed businesses, together with personal tax planning for individuals. Being a Chartered Certified accountant alongside a tax advisor Tom has a very good understanding of the accounting issues which are key to any tax planning he undertakes. He enjoys looking at the bigger picture for all his clients, seeing how both personal and corporate taxes interact ensuring that clients maximise the tax efficiency of their affairs.

He also assists clients in the implementation of computerised accounting systems, especially cloud based products working regularly with Sage, Free Agent and Xero to name a few.

Hannah Garner FCA

Hannah Garner FCA

Manager

Following her degree in Accountancy, Hannah joined HSC as a trainee in 2000. She qualified as a chartered accountant in 2004 and became a manager shortly thereafter. Hannah assists small businesses and charities with their accounts, specialist audit, corporate taxation and company secretarial requirements.

Emma Knight FCCA

Emma Knight FCCA

Manager

Emma joined HSC as a trainee in 1998 after obtaining a Science degree at Brighton University and qualified as a certified accountant in 2005. She is the manager of the Contractor’s department which specialises in one director consultant Limited Companies.

Dawn Moore FCCA

Dawn Moore FCCA

Manager

Dawn joined HSC in December 2008 and is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant and is a manager to Sue Smith. Her experience covers all areas of owner-managed businesses and non-audit corporate clients dealing with their accounts, tax, VAT and PAYE. Dawn enjoys clients that have group or associated businesses creating a complex structure for accounts and taxation.

Lucy Payne FCCA

Lucy Payne FCCA

Manager

Lucy joined HSC as a trainee in 2002. She qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2008 and moved into the Trust Department and became a manager shortly afterwards. Lucy deals with all areas of Trust Admiration and Accounts, including Estate Accounts. She also deals with Service Charge Accounts and Property Management Company Accounts.

Rebecca Tupper FCCA

Rebecca Tupper FCCA

Manager

After graduating with a maths degree in 2001, Rebecca qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2005. Since joining Hilton Sharp & Clarke in 2004, Rebecca has gained experience in all aspects of the owner-managed businesses.

David Bishop FCA

David Bishop FCA

Consultant

David took a degree in Economics before going on to be a prize winner in his professional examinations. He joined the firm in 1976 and is now Senior Partner. He specialises in advising a wide range of corporate clients.

Roger Moore FCA

Roger Moore FCA

Consultant

Roger joined HSC in 2003 and established the Billingshurst office in 2004. With years of experience in the owner-managed business sector, Roger advocates a hands-on approach, offering a complete range of services including, audit, accounts, taxation and business start-up advice.

Matt Needham TEP ATT MAAT

Matt Needham TEP ATT MAAT

Trusts Director

Specialising in providing tax planning advice and tax compliance services to individuals, trustees and executors. Matt is a qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) and the Association of Accounting Technicians.