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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 – Senior 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, going to the cinema and reading.

Claudia Naisby – Senior 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 2021, welcoming a beautiful little girl.

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 loves to travel and most recently lived in Australia for 12 months on a career break.

Ellie Ash – Assistant Manager

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.

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. She also enjoys reading and watching TV series.

Gemma Lyne – Assistant Manager

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 is currently studying towards her ACCA qualification.

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

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.

Lindsey Foster-Flood – Payroll Manager

Lindsey joined the team in August 2022. She has worked in payroll for 13 years at a previous firm.

In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys walks on the beach with her dog Bella and spending time with family and friends.

Joseph Ahmed – Accounts Executive

Having gained his AAT qualification in 2017 and previously working in industry, Joe moved into practice in 2021 and joined the team in October 2022.

In his spare time, Joe enjoys travelling, socialising with friends and going to the gym.

Christine Dacey – Payroll Administrator

Christine joined the team in January 2023. With previous payroll, company secretarial and OSHCR experience, she is a great addition to the payroll department.

In her spare time Christine enjoys long walks with her dog and spending time with her two grandchildren.

Sam Rhead – Accounts Assistant

Sam joined the team in November 2023. Having previously undertaken a level 3 AAT qualification, he joins the team with 2 years of experience and with a view to completing his AAT qualifications.

In his spare time Sam is a football fan, enjoys indoor climbing and is part of a rowing club.

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