Our people

Our dedicated specialists provide a bespoke and tailored approach across a wide range of sectors to help accomplish your goals.

Emma Bennett

Business Support Administrator

James Biggs

Tax Manager

Stephen Bradley

Senior Accountant

Mollie Budden

Trainee Accountant

Shane Cann

Director

Joanne Caruana

Senior Manager

Joanna Chartres-Moore

Manager

Alison Cobbin

Finance Assistant

Lee Cramer

Senior Manager

Jasmine Dowd

Trainee Tax Adviser

Georgia Dyer

Trainee Accountant

Catherine Dymond

Director

Dominique Harcourt

Financial Controller

Luke Harris

Audit Manager

Jack Holmes

Trainee Accountant

Katie Howells

Manager

Aylyan Ivanova

Accounts Assistant

Charles Lever

Trainee Accountant

Alice Mahoney

Senior Tax Manager

Kerry Mann

Tax Manager

Matthew Moore

Manager

Abbie Morgan

Senior Accountant

Ellie O'Flaherty

Marketing and Administration Assistant

Jake Pomfret

Senior Accountant

Tracey Rae

Senior Bookkeeper

Joanne Smith

Manager

Luke Teague

Manager

Sunny Truran

Director

Jack Walker

Trainee Accountant

George Watson

Trainee Accountant

Torin Wellesley-Miller

Trainee Accountant

Kieran Whyte

Senior Accountant

Suzannah Willey

Receptionist

Alex Winter

Senior Accountant

Emma Bennet

What is your favourite part of your job? 

I enjoy the HR admin most as I’m able to be involved in a variety of areas that focus on supporting employees.

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?

It’s a lovely city, and I am able to meet friends on my lunch breaks.

Where would we find you at the weekends? 

Spending time with family and friends, or at home with my nose in a book!

What is one interesting fact that others don’t know about you?

I have been playing the flute for more than 10 years but am still not very good!

Stephen Bradley

What is your favourite part of your job?

The team I work with & how supportive we are of each other, keeping a very relaxed vibe in the office.

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?

The sense of community.

What are you passionate about?

Running – I like joining the 5k race with Bush&Co as well as training & going to the gym with my other half.

Where would we find you at the weekend?

Possibly at a craft fair – my other half makes & sells jewellery.

What is an interesting fact that others don’t know about you?

I came 2nd place in an under-16s fencing tournament.

 

Mollie Budden

What is your favourite part of your job?
As a trainee I have particularly enjoyed developing my skills and knowledge from my colleagues around me with new learning opportunities being found every day

What is your favourite thing about working at in Exeter?
Exeter is a particularly social city with lots of choices for exploring and eating out. With lots going on around the city centre it is easy to get involved in new hobbies and interests. I believe Exeter has the perfect balance of city and green living. Its natural parks and woodlands surrounding it make for a perfect balanced lifestyle.

What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about developing and implementing a greener ecofriendly lifestyle. If everyone can make small lifestyles changes, we can minimize our carbon footprint to protect our world.

Where would we find you at the weekends?
You can generally find me out walking with friends, family and my dog Nellie. We love to explore new paths and beaches. Otherwise, I will probably be studying at home!

Are you part of any clubs?
Outside of work I am part of a dance group. It’s been fun getting to dance again after a few years out of practice!

What is one interesting fact that others don’t know about you?
It may be scary for some, but I find heights exhilarating. When I last went to Australia, I sky dived over Woolongong and it is one of my favourite experiences.

Shane Cann

What is your favourite part of your job?
Seeing client’s succeed and meet their goals, it is such a privilege to be part of that journey.

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
When the sun is out, it is such a fantastic place to be.

What are you passionate about?
Helping clients succeed.

Where would we find you at the weekends?
With my family either playing cricket or enjoying mid-Devon.

Are you part of any clubs inside or outside of work?
I am a member and coach at Cullompton Cricket Club and Horizon BJJ.

Do you do/have you done any volunteering?
I am a Trustee of Exeter Leukemia Trust.

What is one interesting fact that others don’t know about you?
I could fly before I could drive.

Lee Cramer

What is your favourite part of your job?
Working closely with clients and helping them with their business needs in order to build strong relationships.

What is your favourite thing about working at in Exeter?
Good community in the heart of Exeter where many of our clients are located.

What are you passionate about?
Travel, foodie, hiking, football (all sports really).

Where would we find you at the weekends?
Family time, always doing something!

Are you part of any clubs?
Weekly 5-6 aside football of a deluded group of people who think they are still young enough to run around are any good!

Do you do any volunteering?
Treasurer for my son’s previous pre-school and previously the FD for a local community energy CIC.

Jasmine Dowd

What is your favourite part of your job?
Socialising with my colleagues.

What is your favourite thing about working at in Exeter?
Being able to go for a walk in the town centre and go shopping on my lunch break or after work.

What are you passionate about?
Baking, cooking, travelling, going to concerts.

What is one interesting fact that others don’t know about you?
Founding member of the Saka and Jordan fan club (joke!). I love watching the NBA and Arsenal and can name many of the basketball and Arsenal players.

Georgia Dyer

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
Nipping into Zara on my lunch breaks.

Where would we find you at the weekend?
Training in the gym, followed by a big cheat meal!

Catherine Dymond

What is your favourite part of your job?
Helping clients achieve their goals and being part of their journey.

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
The city has a great business community which is very active and collaborative.

What are you passionate about?
Working with people and making a difference.

Where would we find you at the weekend?
Walking the dog at the beach or the woods and seeing family and friends.

Dominique Harcourt
 
What is your favourite part of your job?
I like organising data in spreadsheets and also enjoy working within a great team
 
What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
I can walk to work!
 
What are you passionate about?
Running, nature, family and friends (not necessarily in that order!)
 
Where would we find you at the weekend?
Usually doing some or other DIY job at home…or on Dartmoor!
 
Are you part of any clubs?
I am a proud member of the Teignbridge Trotters running club.
 
Do you do any volunteering?
Before I joined Bush I did some volunteer work at Westbank, befriending elderly people.
 
What is an interesting fact others don’t know about you?
I once met Sean Bean at a Madness concert in London!

Luke Harris

What is your favourite part of your job?
My favourite aspect of my job is the opportunity it affords me to engage with a diverse range of tasks and assist our clients effectively.

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
Exeter is where I grew up, and it’s where I feel most at home. Working in the city centre is a bonus, granting easy access to shops, restaurants, and bars, which contribute to a vibrant and accessible work environment.

What are you passionate about?
I am very enthusiastic about sports and cinema.

Where would we find you at the weekends?
On the golf course honing my skills, or out with friends sharing the excitement of live sports, be it football, rugby, or cricket.

What is an interesting fact people don’t know about you?
I had the privilege of being a part of the GB under-16 water polo squad.

Jack Holmes
 
What is your favourite part of your job?
Being able to help businesses succeed and having a good work/life balance with hybrid working.
 
What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
Being so close to the city centre is great to be able to go into town during lunch or after work, this also helps for good staff socials!
 
What are you passionate about?
Debits and Credits!
 

Katie Howells

What is your favourite part of your job?
Working with a vast range of clients from different industries.

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
Social lunches and lots of good food choices in the city!

Aylyan Ivanova

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
I live in Exeter and my workplace is only 10 min away from home.

What are you passionate about?
Learning and developing new software skills.

Where would we find you at the weekends?
I like to visit Dartmoor and spend some quality time with my family and friends.

Charles Lever

What is your favourite part of your job?
I feel very lucky to be working in a team with a group of fantastic supportive people who are always happy to lend a helping hand. I feel this culture is a huge part of Bush’s success and definitely makes me feel welcome every day.

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
I think the best part of working in Exeter is just how walkable the city feels. I always like to pop out for a stroll whenever I can.

What are you passionate about?
I find great fulfilment in time spent outdoors, whether it be walks in nature or visiting new scenery, and I am passionate about being able to visit and spend time in places of natural beauty.

Where would we find you at the weekends?
I like to meet up with friends in Exeter on weekends to watch Formula 1 races and occasionally visit karting venues for races of our own.

Are you part of any clubs inside or outside of work?
I spent four years at university as part of the archery club, spending time practicing and attending competitions across the southwest.

Do you do/have you done any volunteering?
I have also  volunteered within the archery club as a coach for new members, serving as some peoples introduction to the sport. It is incredibly rewarding to see them progress and stick around, finding the same enjoyment I do

What is one interesting fact that others don’t know about you?
I have a rather absurd level of pub quiz trivia level general knowledge ranging from modern geography to natural sciences and obscure historical events. It’s never actually been very useful outside of the occasional pub quiz though…

Alice Mahoney

What is your favourite part of your job?
Working with clients and their families to assist with their tax planning across the generations, meeting a wide variety of different people from all backgrounds who need assistance with their tax affairs.

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
Beautiful surroundings and a lively centre for business brings all sorts of different and interesting work to us.

What are you passionate about?
Our high quality of work and our technical specialisms in our highly qualified tax team. Training and supporting my team to achieve their best.

Where would we find you at the weekend?
At the beach with my family or enjoying time relaxing in the garden.

Are you part of any clubs?
Playing the flute with the Exmouth Town Concert Band.

What is an interesting fact that people don’t know about you?
As a young child I spent 3 years living in the Seychelles.

Kerry Mann

What is your favourite part of your job?
Enjoy chatting to clients and building new relationships. Also, being part of a team to help deliver a good quality of service.

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
It’s a beautiful city and I enjoy meeting friends for lunch and/or coffee in my breaktime.

What are you passionate about?
I enjoy running and try to run at least twice a week.

Where would we find you at the weekend?
Going for walks with my family or meeting up with friends and having fun family days out.

Do you do any volunteering?
I helped paint the MS centre in Clyst Heath and also painted bollards and redecorated the black bins with stickers in St David’s area.

What is an interesting fact that people don’t know about you?
I make pretty good eclairs, I enjoy arts and crafts, and I make a great espresso martini! I can solve a rubix cube too!

Matthew Moore

What is your favourite part of your job?
I enjoy working alongside of our clients, building relationships and helping their businesses grow and thrive. I have such a varied portfolio of clients, every day’s different!

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
It’s a small city, you can see green hills from almost any point.

Where would we find you at the weekends?
At the beach, walking, swimming, eating with family and friends – we’re lucky to live in Devon and have it all on our doorstep to enjoy.

Are you part of any clubs inside or outside of work?
I’m a petrol head with a passion for old VWs. My first car was a Beetle, it’s still with me now. It’s been part of weddings, christenings, family events – a part of our family for over 30 years.

What is one interesting fact that others don’t know about you?
I’ve never actually sold a car!

Abbie Morgan

What is your favourite part of your job?
Favourite part of the job is the team as everyone is so lovely.

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
Nice to have a day or two a week away from the home office, and adventure into town on lunches.

Where would we find you at the weekends?
Weekends I can be found with friends usually at the rugby or down the beach.

Have you ever done any volunteering?
I did a 2-week project at Shamwari conservation reserve in South Africa, mending fences, fixing roads, local community work etc.

What is one interesting fact that others don’t know about you?
My feet have 1.5 size difference between them!

Ellie O’Flaherty

What is your favourite part of your job?
That I can assist with different areas of the business and I still have space to be creative.

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
I love that there is green space and the location is convenient.

What are you passionate about?
I am very passionate about wildlife and I love arts and crafts.

Where would we find you at the weekends?
Walking on the moors, swimming in rivers, or relaxing on the beach.

Are you part of any clubs?
I attend a pottery club once a week.

Have you ever done any volunteering?
I helped with an adventure film “14 Days South Over Sea and Land” about a record breaking journey cycling from John O’Groats to the Isles of Scilly crossing the Channel on sea bikes. We raised money for National Parks UK during the process and our film is available on Amazon Prime.

What is one interesting fact about you that others don’t know?
I have a jumping spider named Pumpkin!

Jake Pomfret

What is your favourite part of your Job?
My day to day tasks are varied, involving working on a range of clients in different industries, which keeps my role interesting.

Tracey Rae

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?

Being able to run or walk to work and to pop into town at lunchtime

Where would we find you at the weekends? 

In the garden.

Do you do/have you done any volunteering? 

I volunteered as a Check In and Chat responder during Covid

Joanne Smith

What is your favourite part of your job?
Flexibility given for WFH and hours; this helps achieve a better work/life balance.

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
Central location, plenty to do during lunch or after work whether it be shopping or socialising.

What are you passionate about?
Helping trainees reach their full potential and travelling and visiting new places!

Where would we find you at the weekends?
Watching rugby, long walks along the coast/Dartmoor, and cold water swimming.

Do you do/have you done any volunteering?
Marshalling at charity runs

What is one interesting fact that others don’t know about you?
I trekked to Everest Base Camp, to raise money for Rowcroft Hospice

Luke Teague

What is your favourite part of your job?
The relationships built with clients.

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
There’s always something going on in the city.

What are you passionate about?
Most sports, especially football!

Where would we find you at the weekends?
Watching/playing football, out walking the dog or at the cinema.

Do you do/have you done any volunteering?
I have volunteered in the finance office of the Mare & Foal Sanctuary.

Sunny Truran

What is your favourite part of your job?
Seeing clients and knowing that my advice will make a difference.

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
The city is like a small village – you get to know so many business people and learn about them and their businesses which is fascinating.

What are you passionate about?
Ensuring that I give my best every single day.

Where would we find you at the weekends?
Pottering in the garden or walking my dog in the fields near my house.

Do you do/have you done any volunteering?
I am a trustee of various charities – it is very rewarding to give back to the community.

What is one interesting fact that others don’t know about you?
I don’t know how to ride a bike – I have no balance!

Jack Walker

What is your favourite part of your job?
The great work-life balance and opportunities to learn.

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
It’s so easy to get around and everything you need is in walking distance.

What are you passionate about?
I’m an avid gym-goer, I also enjoy learning about history, and play video games.

Are you part of any clubs?
I play Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournaments every week.

George Watson

What is your favourite part of your job?
The people I get to work with. The collaborative atmosphere and the opportunity to learn from my colleagues enrich my experience.

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
The incredible variety of takeout options available here.

What are you passionate about?
Food! The power of food to bring people together and create memories is something I hold close to my heart.

Are you part of any clubs?
I’m an active member of a local gym. Being part of this club not only keeps me motivated but also allows me to connect with like-minded individuals who share a commitment to well-being.

Do you do/have you done any volunteering?
Tea runner for the office!

What is one interesting fact that others don’t know about you?
A lesser-known fact about me is that I am a twin!

Torin Wellesley-Miller

What is your favourite part of your job?

The collaborative community that I work within. I feel able to learn from the experience of my colleagues.

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?

I love the variety of options for where I go in and out of the city. I am able to meet friends and easily walk to one of its many green spaces or travel outside of the city whenever I want.

Where would we find you at the weekends?

I enjoy going down to the climbing hanger when I get the chance.

What is one interesting fact that others don’t know about you?

I used to be a black belt in taekwondo after training for 7 years.

 

Kieran Whyte

What is your favourite part of your job?
Interacting and providing high quality service while building lasting relationships with colleagues and clients.

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
It is a perfect mix of urban and rural features, lots to do in the city centre while still having access to amazing landscapes nearby.

What are you passionate about?
Constantly learning and developing my knowledge over all aspects of my career and personal life.

Where would we find you at the weekends?
Getting stuck into revision for upcoming qualification examinations!

Suzannah Willey

What is your favourite part of your job?
Getting to meet and speak with all the different clients we get here at Bush.

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
Ideal location for travel to and from home (apart from when the traffic is bad!!).

What are you passionate about?
Animals of any sort.

Where would we find you at the weekend?
I love visiting Cornwall!

Alexander Winter

What is your favourite part of your job?
Working with the team – they’re great to work with, and we’re all good friends.

What is your favourite thing about working in Exeter?
The great selection of restaurants.

What are you passionate about?
Numbers and puzzles!

Where would we find you at the weekend?
At the gym.

What is one interesting fact that others don’t know about you?
I can solve a Rubik’s cube!

Alison Cobbin

What is your favourite part of your job?
Managing the invoicing process and solving technical issues.

What is your favourite thing about working at in Exeter?
Being able to walk to work; makes a great start to the day.

Where would we find you at the weekends?
Doing one of the local parkruns, walking the dog, and watching films (not at the same time!).

What is one interesting fact that others don’t know about you?
I learned to ride a bike at the grand old age of 30!

Joanne Caruana 

What is your favourite part of your job?
Great colleagues and the diversity of clients we meet and help.

What is your favourite thing about working at in Exeter?
Coming from a remote location it’s a great opportunity to do some shopping and get a good coffee.

What are you passionate about?
Gardening!

Where would we find you at the weekends?
Watching my son play football on a Saturday, he has just moved up from grass roots football to North Devon Regional Talent Centre. I also love walking in Devon’s beautiful landscapes and gardening.

Are you part of any clubs?
I regularly attend a yoga class.

What is one interesting fact that others don’t know about you?
I can touch my nose with my tongue!

James Biggs

What is your favourite part of your job?
Finding solutions for clients’ tax problems and making a difference.

What is your favourite thing about working at in Exeter?
Having lunch by the cathedral!

What are you passionate about?
I love football and music.

Where would we find you at the weekends?
Either at Home Park or out walking on the moors with my family.

Are you part of any clubs?
I am a season ticket holder at Plymouth Argyle.

What is one interesting fact that others don’t know about you?
I once played in a football team with a current Wales International and premier league striker, BUT the rest of the team was so bad, we still didn’t win our league!