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Simon Harrison

Simon Harrison FCA - Director

Simon is the practice founding director. He set up the practice in 2003 when he merged the existing client base he had from a local accountancy practice, with a long established practice he purchased in Malton.

After qualifying in 1990, Simon worked in industry as a Financial Controller to gain a front end and inside experience of how businesses operate. A few years later, Simon joined a practice where he was able to assist his clients in a more practical and understanding way as a result of his time in industry. Nowadays, Simon leads on the vision of the practice and actively assists his clients with all aspects of their financial needs, from business turn around to ideas on reducing tax liabilities.

When not working Simon enjoys a game of golf, fishing and spending time with his family.

David Elliot

David Elliott FCCA - Director

David has been a director of Townsend Harrison since 2005 and has over 20 years’ experience gained in practice. David draws on this experience ensuring his clients have the latest performance related indicators, working with a broad spectrum of clients across many industries. David believes that all businesses require the same level of support and care and it is this belief that David strives to maintain.

Outside of work David enjoys spending time with his young family.

Richard Douthwaite

Richard Douthwaite FCCA - Client Manager

Richard is an experienced accountant who has been in private practice in Malton for over 30 years. He is involved with all aspects of accounts and tax work and deals with specialist tax issues and planning.

His interests outside work include gardening, travel and sport.
Mark Boler

Mark Boler - Commercial Manager

Mark joined Townsend Harrison in July 2013. He has 32 years’ experience in banking, including 25 years in commercial banking as a relationship manager with responsibility for a varied portfolio of clients.

Mark uses his knowledge and experience gained in commercial banking to assist clients with any banking requirements they may have. Areas where Mark adds value are complex lending proposals; looking at personal guarantees; reviewing current facilities or any banking issues that may arise from time to time.

Outside of work Mark enjoys cooking, fishing and theatre and is an active member of the local amateur theatre group.

David Atkinson  

David Atkinson BSc - Client Manager

David has worked in accountancy in Malton for over 25 years and has been with Townsend Harrison since its inception in 2003. David is on the senior account team and specialises in the preparation of company and charity accounts, along with all aspects of their tax and compliance affairs.

Sue Carter-Ferris  

Sue Carter-Ferris ACA - Client Manager

Sue is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience both in practice and in industry, having worked in a number of countries performing a variety of roles from internal and external audit to systems analyst, management accountant and systems implementation project manager. Sue is currently involved in all aspects of accounts and tax preparation as well as other ad-hoc projects. 

Her interests outside of work include horses, of which she has three, live music, skiing, food and wine.

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