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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 Todd – 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 2021, 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!

She is now taking a 12 month career break in Australia – good luck Amy!

Ellie Ash – Accounts Executive

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 has now started her ACCA qualification.

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/Payroll Assistant

Faye joined the team in September 2020. After recently achieving great results in her A Levels, Faye started her AAT studies and is about to start Level 4 in the coming months.

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! 

Amy Mannix – Manager

Amy joined the team in February 2022 having worked for another accountancy firm. She gained her AAT qualification in 2014.

Her specialisms include company formations, business accounts and VAT.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her two children Oliver and Evie. She also enjoys reading and watching TV series.

Tony McQuiggan – Manager

Tony joined the company following the merger with Kingham Accountants in March 2022. He initially trained and spent 26 years in a large corporate firm in Liverpool before moving to another local corporate firm, and moving to Kingham accounts, with a total time of another 26 years there!

He manages a portfolio of business clients.

In his spare time, Tony enjoys listening to country music and reading, he is also a big football fan.

Lloyd Ellis – Accounts Assistant

Lloyd joined the company in March 2022 as part of the merger with Kingham Accountants. He has 10 years experience and is currently studying towards his ACCA certification.

Lloyd enjoys watching rugby league, Formula One and socialsing with friends.

Mia Davies – Accounts Assistant

After a number of years working in the equine industry teaching young children to ride horses, Mia decided she wanted to start a career in accountancy and joined the team in June 2022.

She is due to start her AAT studies in September 2022.

Mia keeps busy outside of work riding her horse Nina and walking her dog. She also loves spending time with family and friends.

Rebecca Kaouk – Accounts Assistant

Rebecca joined the team in June 2022. Having previously worked in the banking industry Rebecca moved into practice in 2019 and gained her AAT level 2 & 3. She will be started her level 4 studies in September.

In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her fiancé and two boys, Lennon and Seb. She also has a keen interest in travelling to new places and hot yoga.

Katie McDonough – Office Administrator

Katie joined the team in June 2022. She has many years of experience in office administration, most recently working in the 4D baby imaging industry.

She is also a qualified yoga teacher and in her spare time enjoys teaching yoga, walking her dogs and spending time with family and friends.

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