Meet the Team

Tom Haslehurst FCA

Tom qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen in 1997, gaining extensive experience of accounting, audit and corporate tax matters. He then spent four years as a manager with KPMG Corporate Finance, advising large and small clients on buying and selling businesses and raising finance, before joining Haslehursts in 2002. As well as looking after clients' general accountancy, audit and tax needs, Tom is keen to help clients grow and become more profitable and can offer specialised corporate finance and financial due diligence services to help these goals to be achieved. Tom's extra-curricular interests include golf, playing football and supporting Derby County and spending time with his young family.

Andrew Haslehurst FCA FCCA CTA

Rew qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2001 within the audit department at Kidsons Impey. He moved to specialise in corporate tax with Baker Tilly in London and completed his Chartered Tax Advisor exams in 2005. Rew moved back to Birmingham and Haslehursts in 2006 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2011. Rew is a general partner and particularly enjoys tax planning including reorganisations, exit strategies and employee share schemes. In his spare time, Rew enjoys playing and watching football (another long-suffering Derby fan), music and making the most of his time with his family and dog.

Philippa Pearce FCCA

Philippa qualified with a small local practice based in Lichfield that she joined in 1989. After gaining considerable experience of general practice, she joined Haslehursts in February 2000. Philippa is responsible for a number of our corporate clients, and also specialises in personal taxation and payroll matters. She is one of our Sage experts and will help to train clients in the use of Sage and other accounting packages. Philippa’s interests outside of work include travelling, cinema and reading.

Stuart Penfold FCCA

Stuart joined Haslehursts in October 2011 tasked with managing and growing the audit services of Haslehursts, along with advising his non-audit clients. His responsibilities include working closely with clients to ensure that Haslehursts deliver the best possible compliance and advisory services to them. Stuart has many years of experience within the profession and has a strong commercial background, with experience in advising companies with turnover ranging from £50k up to £80m across many industry sectors. He also specialises in Pension Schemes, Charities, Housing Co-operatives and Golf Club audits. Stuart spends his time away from work with family, watching Aston Villa and playing as much golf as possible.

Anita Stewart

Anita joined Haslehursts in 2018 with over 25 years' experience within personal tax and is our Tax Director. Having worked at large national practices and small boutique firms, there are few tax scenarios that Anita hasn't encountered. Anita is a tax residence specialist and she particularly enjoys demystifying tax and helping clients understand their tax issues, as well as day-to-day compliance. Away from work, Anita is married with grown up daughters who share her passion for shopping!

Accountants and tax advisers you can count on