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First and foremost, our Partner group are business people – between us we have worked within a range of industries and, as we support businesses of every size, shape and sector on a daily basis, we also have a unique insight into what it takes to create a sustainably successful enterprise.

Alongside creating a great working environment so that the specialists you work with are happy, committed and professional, our client relationships are the most important element of our business.

We take great pride in our ability to develop extremely long-standing relationships with our clients that not only makes all of our working lives nicer, it enables us to get under the skin of their financial objectives so we can add real value in the support and advice we provide.

Most importantly, our door is always open.  Your Partners and all the staff at Hentons are here to support, advise and guide you and are only a phone call away whenever you need us.

Get to know us a bit better:

Nadeem Ahmed

Managing Partner

‘Running a successful business requires incredible dedication, self-resilience,  belief and an outright refusal to be defeated.’

Focussing on audit, accounts and taxation, Nadeem supports a number family companies, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals, helping them to develop to their full potential.  

Nadeem also has a keen focus on delivering the firm’s strategy and maintaining our vision,  values and culture:  our promise of excellence to you.

We know Nadeem as a thai-boxing chess champion who is also something of a serial entrepreneur.


Simon Gray

Simon Gray


‘Lifelong learning is the key in business – successful business leaders are constantly looking at ways to hone and improve their knowledge and skill set.’

Simon is our double-barrel: both a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Adviser.  As such Simon is able to offer both tax and strategic advice to our business and personal clients.  Simon also takes the lead on many of our marketing activities and his creative approach leads to fresh ideas and useful business events – watch this space!

We know Simon as a globetrotting, go getting triathlete!


Chris Howitt

Chris Howitt


‘Enjoy what you do – passion cannot be manufactured.’

Chris advises clients across a diverse range of sizes and sectors, helping them with all types of business support including tax mitigation techniques, group re-structuring, compliance matters, strategic planning and advice.

We know Chris as the dart-throwing, gym-going footie hero.


Peter Hart

Peter Hart


‘Plan ahead and budget – measurement of actual performance allows mistakes to be spotted early.’

Peter supports a wide range of clients’ accounting and auditing needs, combining his technical skills with a resolve to work to the highest standards and develop long term relationships.  Peter also leads on our Human Resources and Recruitment activities scouring our region to find people who are as committed to excellence and accountability as we are.

We know Peter as a long distance rambling golfer who is a self-proclaimed Leeds United ‘SuperFan’.


Pav Bagri

Pav Bagri


‘Keep it simple and believe in yourself.’

Pav is an all-rounder, being both a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, which enables him to provide advice on both accounts and taxation matters. Pav delivers innovative and commercial solutions for our SME clients.

We know Pav as a gym going 5 a-side footie playing weight-lifter.


Richard  Hayter

Richard Hayter


‘Most of the problems that arise in business have at their heart a failure to communicate effectively.’

A Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience in advising family and entrepreneurially managed businesses, Richard works with our business advisory and corporate finance team. His experience in this field has enabled many clients to progress from humble beginnings to substantial value and some to flotation on capital markets.

We know Richard as a singing descendant of Bahadur Shah who has a penchant for Italy.


Ian Wallace


‘A positive client journey is everything - it helps you to build long-term relationships that are valuable to both your business and your client’

Offering a wealth of experience, Ian supports a wide range of clients and sectors with a focus on SME’s and high net value entrepreneurs in the agriculture and charities sector. He advises in areas of tax, tax investigations accounts and business advisory.

Ian’s client relationships are built on providing a high quality, honest and efficient service to all clients.

We know Ian as a motorcycle enthusiast who also has a passion for classic cars. With a keen interest in clay pigeon shooting, you could say Ian has a sharp eye and is focussed on hitting targets.


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