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Paterson Brodie

Our Experts

Meet the Team

Meet our expert team of professionals here to support your business.

  • Paul Scriven FCCA

    Managing Director

    Paul joined Paterson Brodie in 1977 in this time he has expertly overseen many small and medium sized company audits along with providing excellent corporate taxation assistance to our clients. 40 years later in September 2017 Paul became the managing director of Paterson Brodie Limited. In his spare time Paul enjoys golf, walking and the occasional pint of real ale.

  • David Thornton MAAT

    Operations Director

    Dave has been with Paterson Brodie since 1990 and offers a wealth of experience. He oversees day to day operations within the practice together with future development growth along with new services for our expanding client base. Outside of the office Dave enjoys spending time with his family, supporting Stoke City and attending as many cricket matches as possible.

  • Jack Martin ACCA

    Technical Director

    Jack has been with Paterson Brodie since 2015. As Technical Director he oversees the smooth operation of payroll processing, accounts production, business tax and personal tax. During his free time he enjoys, swimming, watching YouTube and playing chess.

  • Louise Scriven FCCA

    Senior Accountant

    Louise initially joined Paterson Brodie in the 1980s where she qualified, before moving to explore other accountancy firm opportunities. Happily (with a little persuading from Paul) Louise re-joined our firm in June 2019 and offers a wide range of accounting knowledge to our clients. In her spare time Louise enjoys walking, going to the gym and catching up with friends.

  • Lewis Appleby


    Lewis has been with Paterson Brodie since 2013 he assists with many of our VAT and bookkeeping clients along with taking care of accounts preparation and taxation work. In his spare time Lewis enjoys playing football and supporting Stoke City both home and away.

  • Patricia Machin

    Personal Taxation

    Pat has been with Paterson Brodie for more than 30 years after a successful period with the Inland Revenue. She provides our clients with an invaluable personal taxation service. In her spare time Pat enjoys travelling and keeping fit.

  • Helen Beswick

    Payroll & Bookkeeping

    Helen joined Paterson Brodie Limited after 25 years in various payroll and accountancy roles in local industry. Her hobbies include walking her dog, eating out with friends and riding pillion on her husband’s motorcycle.

  • Joanne Austin

    Personal Assistant & Head of Credit Control

    Joanne joined Paterson Brodie in 1980 after initially starting off in the accountancy world with Bradley & Co. Jo is now Personal Assistant to the directors and oversees the running of our reception/administration department along with being the head of credit control. Outside of the office Jo is a Stoke City season ticket holder and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.