Meet the Directors...

We believe that we should employ people not just accountants. Time and time again, it is said that it is the person that makes the business relationship what it is and we are rightly proud of all of staff, not just for their professional skill and competance but also to how they apply themselves to their work. At Atkins Ferrie we believe that all our staff should have client contact and "take ownership of the task/job". We have an extensive range of business contacts which helps when we need to look at financing, grant funding, legal advice etc.

Tom Tripp - Accountant Cornwall


Tom was born in Hayle and educated at The Humphry Davy Grammar School, Penzance. After qualifying at a large firm he joined Atkins Ferrie in 2000 and became a Partner in 2003.Tom's main area of expertise is within the corporate sector and he acts for many of the larger clients of the firm as well as handling company acquisitions, disposals and corporate finance activities in general. Tom also looks after the overseas activities of our corporate clients.

He is a member of the Institute of Directors (London), has studied strategy and motivation on numerous courses and holds leadership qualifications recognised by the Mountain Leadership Training Board.  Tom is also a school governor and an Ambassador and supporter of The Royal Marines Charity, with previous involvement with The C Group.

Hannah Collison - Accountant Cornwall

Hannah Collison FCCA ACA

Hannah moved to Cornwall in 1985 and began her accountancy career in Helston before moving to a practice in Falmouth in 1990. She qualified there as a Chartered Certified Accountant before returning to Helston to join Atkins Ferrie as a Manager in 2004 with a strong following of clients. She became a Partner in 2007 and has since joined the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Having considerable experience in many types of industry, Hannah's specialist areas are; Companies and owner managed businesses, all aspects of personal and corporate taxation, professional advice and assisting with sales and purchase of companies. She mentors a lot of her clients without each of them formally realising that's exactly what is done, aiming to give more than just a compliance service to her clients and believing that helping with their business is far more rewarding and helpful.

Hannah can be found at weekends trying to reclaim her garden and being walked by her dog Holly (also an employee of the firm) in the countryside.

Our Team

We are rightly proud of the skills possessed and dedication shown by our employees. The directors are supported by a multi disciplined team. One of the firm's strengths is the depth and breadth of technical knowledge across all industries which enables practical and relevant advice to be tailored to the circumstances presented.

Kelly-Jade Ovett

Kelly-Jade Ovett

Kelly is a manager in the firm and as well as assisting the directors, has her own portfolio of clients. She has a wealth of experience in all general practice matters with a bias towards taxation.

Outside of work Kelly likes to keep fit through a mixture of Boxercise classes and Insanity workouts. She also has a keen interest in natural horsemanship and has been lucky enough to train with a Parelli Natural Horsemanship professional from New Zealand.

Matthew Davies

Matthew Davies ACCA CTA

Matthew Davies is a manager in the firm and as well as assisting the directors, runs his own portfolio of clients. He is a Chartered Tax advisor and as such specialises in tax planning and intricate tax matters.

Outside of the office, Matthew keeps himself fit by running and cycling regularly and occasionally outdoor rock climbing. He also has a keen interest in Formula 1.

Brendan Kelly

Brendan Kelly ACA
Audit Manager

Brendan relocated from Ireland in 2014 to join Atkins Ferrie. His primary responsibility is to head up the Audit department where his breadth of experience is put to good use. Brendan is fully conversant with all aspects of Charity accounting together with commercial considerations that Charities face on a daily basis.

He has settled well in Helston integrating in the local community and is a keen sportsman with an interest in all sports but in particular rugby, football and shinty. He recently has been made captain of the Cornwall shinty team!

April Osborne

April Osborne FCCA
Assistant to Tom

April's main role in the firm is that of Tom's assistant, dealing with a wide range of clients. She has a wealth of experience gained over many years of working in accounting practice and deals with a wide range of industries being extremely experienced with Sage. April assists with Payroll and Construction Industry returns as and when required.

Outside of the office April can often be found helping at a local and district Scout group.

Jane Walker

Jane Walker
Assistant to Hannah

Jane's main role in the firm is that of Hannah's assistant, dealing with a wide range of clients. She has a wealth of experience gained over many years of working in accounting practice and deals with a wide range of industries being fully conversant in Sage, QuickBooks and various other mainstream software packages.

Jane's time out of the office is currently spent renovating an old cottage. She has a passion for baking and making the odd wedding cake and can also be found entertaining the family dog Cooper.

Alison Hosking

Alison Hosking
Accounts Team

Alison has been with the firm since leaving school and is extremely experienced and has dealt with a number of our clients for many years. She deals with a wide range of clients particularly in the agricultural industry

Her free time is spent with family and friends and she enjoys keeping fit by attending various exercise classes. She really enjoys cooking and baking, coffee and chocolate and is a huge fan of Strictly Come Dancing!

Tamsyn Matthews

Tamsyn Matthews MAAT
Accounts Team

Tamysn is part of our general accounts team and is currently studying the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants examinations. She regularly assists clients with all bookkeeping and software queries.

In her spare time Tamsyn is a keen cinema goer, she also makes baby clothes for charity in the evenings and is an avid bookworm

Angie Smith

Angie Smith FMAAT
Accounts Team

Angie is part of our general accounts team and deals with a large number of our agricultural clients. She is a fellow member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and has been with the firm for a number of years.

In her spare time, Angie enjoys walking her dogs along the beaches.

Rachel Thomas

Rachel Thomas ACCA
Accounts Team

Rachel works part time in our general accounts team. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Rachel's main interests out of the office are looking after her three children, and a variety of sports but predominately gig rowing.

Gemma Hopper

Gemma Hopper

Gemma heads up our reception team and has worked for Atkins Ferrie since leaving full time education. She co-ordinates the Professional Fee Protection Scheme for clients in the event of an HMRC enquiry.

A Helston girl through and through, for Gemma, Flora Day is equally as important as Christmas!

Sue Jones

Sue Jones

Sue works in our reception team and along with Gemma, has been with the firm a number of years.

In her spare time she enjoys gardening, cooking and caravanning. She has spent a lot of time travelling and wants to see a lot more of the world.

Kath Newton

Kath Newton

Kath works in our reception team and has worked in Helston in the legal profession for most of her working life.

She enjoys walking and line dancing.

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