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Meet The Team

We are a dedicated team which strives to provide success to our clients in regards to all their accountancy needs. Our team is very close-knit and ensures that a unified support is provided to you whenever you need it. With expertise covering all aspects of accountancy, taxation and business advisory services, we are well placed to take a holistic view to planning for the future as well dealing with specific matters.

Here at Butterworth Barlow, our team is both personable and knowledgeable with extensive experience and skills.

Barry Barlow – Partner

Barry graduated in Accounting and Finance at the University of Leeds in 1994.

After training with a small established firm, Barry spent 15 years at Grant Thornton in the Liverpool and Warrington Offices. During the last 10 years at Grant Thornton, Barry was a Business Advisory Manager providing accountancy and advisory services to his portfolio of over 200 clients within the Small Business Services Group.

Barry joined forces with Gavin in 2009 to form Butterworth Barlow.

When not attempting to hit a small ball around a golf course or kick a ball around a 5-a-side pitch, Barry loves spending time with his young family in the great outdoors. Barry is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


Gavin Butterworth – Partner

With over 20 years of experience within various firms including Grant Thornton in Liverpool, Gavin started his own practice in 2006, and Butterworth Barlow was formed in 2009 alongside friend and partner, Barry Barlow.

Gavin’s wide and varied experience has given him a creative and diverse skillset in advising clients on all aspects of their business.

When not advising clients, Gavin enjoys holidaying with his family, skiing, eating out and going to the cinema.

Gavin is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Natalie Chin – Manager

Natalie has been a part of the team at Butterworth Barlow since the beginning. She originally joined the firm as an apprentice quickly gaining her AAT qualification prior to full ACCA qualification in 2015.

Natalie manages a portfolio of business clients and provides accounts and compliance advice to a wide range of our client base.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family including two sons Oliver and Harrison, going to the cinema and reading.

Claudia Naisby – Manager

Claudia joined the firm in 2012 and quickly gained her AAT qualification. She became fully qualified with ACCA in October 2017.

Claudia has a wide range of skills with specialisms in company secretarial services, bookkeeping, CIS, payroll and VAT returns.

In her spare time, Claudia likes to keep fit, socialise with friends and try out different restaurants. Claudia became a mum in August this year, welcoming a beautiful little girl called Orla.

Amy Henwood – Manager

Amy joined Butterworth Barlow in 2014 and quickly gained her AAT qualification. She became fully qualified with ACA (ICAEW) in 2021.

Her specialisms include automatic pension enrolment, business accounts and payroll services.

Amy likes to travel – most recently, she explored Thailand for three weeks!

Ellie Ash – Accounts Assistant

Ellie joined the team in April 2018. After gaining 3 top grades in her A Levels at Belvedere Academy in Liverpool, Ellie decided she would like to undertake an accountancy apprenticeship. She gained her full AAT qualification in September 2021 and is looking to start her ACCA qualification in the new year.

Ellie loves looking after her dog Maisie as well as shopping and going to the cinema.

Gemma Lyne – Accounts Executive

Gemma joined in July 2018 having gained her full AAT qualification via home study, following her decision to embark on an accountancy career after many years in the leisure industry. She began studying towards her ACCA qualification in September 2020.

Gemma loves spending time with her three young daughters, Isobella, Scarlet and Hollie as well as reading and listening to music.

Emma Hunter – Accounts Executive

Following her previous experience working in industry, Emma joined the team in December 2019.

Emma gained her AAT qualification in July 2017 via home study and would like to go on to further study and gain her ACCA qualification in the near future.

Emma enjoys yoga, films and music and is a keen visitor to the Formula 1 each year. She also loves spending quality time with her three children Cohen, Mason and Heidi.

Faye Clifton – Accounts Assistant

Faye is the newest addition to the team having joined in September 2020. After recently achieving great results in her A Levels, Faye has now began studying towards her first level of AAT.

Outside of work, Faye has a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and through this has collected numerous National titles including a World title! 

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