Director Profiles

Alison Daniels

Alison Daniels FCA Managing Director

Alison qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1977 in a West End practice in London.

After qualifying she moved to Smith & Williamson in London and spent 10 years working in specialised sectors such as farming, landed estates, studs and trusts before heading up the Small Business Department.

Since becoming a partner in Hughes Waddell in April 1989 her role has included being the Technical Audit Partner on clients such as charities, pension funds, Financial Services Authority regulated entities and solicitors.

Alison has a varied portfolio of clients and has a great deal of experience in assisting start-up businesses.

Nicola Miller

Nicola Miller MA FCA TEP Tax Director

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with a large firm in London in 1979, Nicola spent some time living and working overseas until resuming her career in tax with a small firm in Farnham in 1990. She joined Hughes Waddell as tax manager in 1999 and became a partner on 1 April 2007.

As well as preparing tax returns, Nicola specialises in the provision of taxation and financial planning advice for individuals, small businesses and limited companies. The need to provide clients with up to date tax and estate planning advice led to her studying for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ Diploma for Accountants in the summer of 2012. She was successful in this and is now a qualified Trust and Estates Practitioner (TEP).

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Nick Dodd ACA Tax Director

Nick qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1997 and has considerable experience in auditing and also provides accountancy support and financial advice to small and medium sized companies, LLPs, partnerships and sole proprietors.

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Paul Heighes ACA FCCA Accounts and Business Development Director

Paul is both a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Certified Accountant.

Since joining Hughes Waddell from a top ten practice in 2007 Paul has continued to work closely with a number of small and medium sized enterprises. In addition to providing day to day support to established business Paul also has a great deal of experience assisting start-ups.