Adrian Allen FCA
01482 389762

“Adrian is a hugely experienced Chartered Accountant having specialised for over 30 years in audit, accountancy and taxation of small and medium sized enterprises, along with personal tax and trust work.

Alongside dealing with many clients in the manufacturing and agriculture sectors, Adrian has particular expertise in leisure and hospitality working with a number of pubs, restaurants and hotels.

He also has a portfolio of high net worth clients, including several trusts, to whom he advises on all aspects of taxation including income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax.

Adrian has specialist expertise in a number of key niche areas for which the firm are renowned, particularly for those sectors and individuals to whom specific tax rules apply and Adrian is widely acknowledged as an expert tax adviser to both Merchant Seamen and Foster Carers.

Adrian also works closely with charities and solicitor clients along with Ruth Mort who also specialises in this area and has an in depth understanding of the specific taxation and accountancy challenges faced by both the legal and third sectors.

Adrian is a Hull University graduate and began his accountancy career with Hodgson Harris, now part of Price Waterhouse Coopers, before joining the firm in 1992 and his subsequent appointment as partner in 1997.”


John Hackney FCA
01482 389765

“Having just celebrated his 50th anniversary with the firm John has a massive wealth of experience in many areas of accountancy and taxation. John is one of the areas foremost practitioners when dealing with the medical profession with an extensive portfolio of GP’s and consultants.

In addition to this work he also has an extensive general portfolio covering such diverse areas as agriculture, manufacturing and hairdressing together with a large number of barrister clients.”


Andrew Easton CTA FMAAT
01482 389766

“Andrew is a Chartered Tax Advisor and also a fellow member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

Andrew has worked for the practice since leaving school and became a partner in 2014.

He has a wealth of experience in all general practice matters and advises on all accountancy and taxation matters from small tax returns to larger owner managed businesses. He also advises a number of barristers."


Richard Skewis FCCA
01482 389752

“Richard has over 20 years’ experience helping both family and owner managed businesses develop and grow. Richard provides business advisory, accountancy and taxation services across a broad spectrum of business sectors working closely in partnership with our clients to help achieve their business goals and objectives and plan for succession.

Richard has developed particular expertise in both the agricultural sector and the medical profession. He regularly delivers seminars to Doctors in General Practice and to farmers advising on the specific and complex accountancy and taxation issues faced by each sector.

Medical Profession Accountancy Expertise

Richard has an in depth understanding of medical profession funding via GMS, PMS and APMS contracts and applies detailed accounts preparation to help doctors ensure they receive maximum income stream entitlements.

He also advises on:

  • The most tax effective business structure for GP practices whilst ensuring funding contract rules are met.
  • The NHS Pension Scheme , with particular reference to the implications of the 1995, 2008 and proposed 2015 schemes.
  • The tax implications within the medical profession of the changes to pension tax relief

Richard keeps himself up to date with all the changes within the medical profession to ensure that he can adapt and advise his clients of the current and future events that are likely to affect them and their profitability. He is also able to help support the practice managers and ensure that your medical practice has a strong team.

Richard also provides Seminars to the medical profession – to receive notifications of the next seminar event please email

Agriculture – Accountancy & Advisory Services for Farmers
Richard has a strong agricultural client base and an in depth understanding of the needs and specific issues arising within the sector. Richard has particular experience and expertise in advising on:

  • Protecting all property assets on farms from Inheritance Tax (IHT)
  • The tax and IHT implications of diversification into the renewable energy sector
  • Succession planning for farmers

Richard focuses on building a working relationship with the whole family to ensure that succession planning is addressed and managed throughout his working relationship to ensure the needs of the entire family are met. He understands the specific issues that families face as they look to the future and plan succession.

He ensures that commerciality is the driving factor behind all decisions before then ensuring that these are delivered in the most tax effective manner.

Richard also provides Seminars to the agricultural sector – to receive notifications of the next seminar event please email

Owner Managed Business
Richard has a significant client base of owner managed businesses to which he has advised and helped build for growth and sale or plan for succession. Building strong relationships with his clients often leads to Richard effectively acting as an integral part of the management team and helping directors and shareholders face the challenges that growth, sale and succession plans bring.

Applying a holistic view to both the needs of the business and those of the directors and shareholders now and in the future underpins the principles to which both accountancy and advisory strategies are formulated and applied.

Richard qualified in 1994 and was a founding partner of BDO Stoy Hayward’s Hull office in 1996. He formed FRS Associates with Frank Farnill in 2002 which subsequently merged with Sowerby & Rushforth in 2006 to form Sowerby FRS.”

Christopher Snaith FCA

01482 389777

“Chris qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1974. Before establishing his own practice in 1982, he held senior accounting roles in two PLCs. Chris merged his practice with Sowerby FRS and became a partner in 2014.”

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