Meet the Team

Discover more about our team of experts.

Paul Weller

Paul Weller

Founder

Paul is the founder and Managing Director of Astonia Associates and has been running accountancy and tax practices for over 20 years.

Whilst dealing with many different business sectors, Paul has developed Astonia into arguably one of the leading property tax specialist practices in the country.

Paul says “we have proudly developed a solid and professional team covering every area of tax, legal, insurance and finance so that our clients do not need to go anywhere else. We have an incredible team who deliver an outstanding service and are meticulous in everything they do”.

James Middleditch

James Middleditch

Senior Tax Manager

Areas of expertise:

• Business structuring
• Succession planning
• Property taxation

James is a Chartered Tax Adviser having responsibility for our client’s tax affairs. James previously worked at Coutts where he was responsible for advising on personal and family tax issues for wealthy clients. James works with clients to ensure that their personal or business affairs are structured efficiently and remain compliant.

Zahra Nikolaidis

Zahra Nikolaidis

Practice Accountant

Zahra is one of the Practice Accountants at Astonia and has many years of experience in the Accountancy and Tax sectors . Zahra’s in-depth knowledge of preparation of company and personal accounts together with identifying tax saving opportunities ensures that our clients are always operating as tax efficiently as possible.
Anton Lane

Anton Lane

Tax Partner

Anton is a Chartered Tax Adviser with over 20 years experience solving the most complicated of tax challenges.

Anton is an industry recognised specialist dealing with tax planning, HMRC investigations as well as specialist subjects including property tax and VAT.

He is the author of the Practical Enquiries Manual, several annotated Finance Acts and writes regularly for Taxation, Tax Adviser and Tax Digest.

Suzanne Fox

Suzanne Fox

Practice Manager

Suzanne is our Practice Manager at Astonia Associates and has been working in senior positions in Accountancy Practices for over 25 years.

Suzanne manages all relationships with our clients and team members, to ensure that the practice and our team run seamlessly and our clients receive a first class service.

Sarah Badis

Sarah Badis

Practice Bookkeeping Manager

Sarah runs and oversees all of the Bookkeeping operations for our clients using Xero, QuickBooks, Sage and many other Bookkeeping packages including the specialised Landlords software packages.

Sarah and the team can also produce monthly/quarterly Management Accounts and other Management Information and KPI’s to ensure that our clients have the most up to date information to run their businesses effectively and are well informed for business decision making.

Jean Hillman

Jean Hillman

Practice Director

Having been involved in the financial services sectors for over 25 years, Jean now ensures that all of our operational deadlines are meticulously met, and oversees all ongoing technical training with our team.
Kerry Corpe

Kerry Corpe

CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER

Kerry is the Client Services Manager of Astonia Associates and has been working in the accountancy sector for several years.

Kerry manages our team to prioritise the flow of client work throughout the practice to ensure a deadline is never missed.

Sue Whiting

Sue Whiting

Finance Manager

Sue is our Finance Manager and has been a valued team manager for over 10 years.

Sue manages the whole finance function of our group of companies and ensures that our internal processes and our processes with our clients run accurately and efficiently.

Cate Jackson

Cate Jackson

Tax Manager

Areas of expertise:

• PAYE and employment status issues
• Remuneration strategies
• Self-assessment enquiries

Cate became a qualified member of the Association of Tax Technicians and qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2019. Cate manages enquiries, tax compliance and tax health checks.

Lee Kitching

Lee Kitching

CONSULTANT MORTGAGE ADVISOR

Lee is a professionally qualified Mortgage Adviser with over 12 years experience within both Estate Agency and Financial Services fields.

Lee helps our clients and contacts build property portfolios across the whole of the UK, from first time landlords to the very experienced landlords with 100’s of properties both commercial & residential.

As an independent broker Lee has whole of market access to products and over the years has built up solid and trusted relationships with many of the lenders which allows direct access to underwriters and also access to exclusive rates/products.

Pinder Dhaliwal

Pinder Dhaliwal

CONSULTANT INSURANCE ADVISOR

Falcon Insurance are an award winning insurance broker based in the Jewellery Quarter. Headed up by Pinder Dhaliwal, with 35 years insurance expertise and having set up Falcon in 2007, seeing the firm go from strength to strength.
Becky Guy

Becky Guy

CONSULTANT FINANCIAL ADVISOR

With over 20 years experience in providing financial advice for high net worth individuals, Becky prides herself on the long term relationships she has built with clients over that time.

As an independent financial adviser, the most important aspect of financial planning for her is really getting to know and understand the needs and aspirations of each client. This results in working with them to ensure the most appropriate solutions are found to achieve their goals and reviewing annually to keep on track.

Becky also runs the Hertfordshire practice of Sterling and Law.

Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts

CONSULTANT CAPITAL ALLOWANCES ADVISOR

Chris is the Managing Director of Capital Allowance Review Service who have 20 years expertise in processing Capital Allowance claims against property expenditure and are seen as one of the market leaders across the UK.

Legislation changes over recent years has seen Chris and his multi disciplinary team continue to showcase their importance in what has become an extremely complex subject with significant tax benefits.

Tim Bishop

Tim Bishop

CONSULTANT LEGAL ADVISOR

Tim qualified as a Solicitor in 1987 originally working in London’s West End.

Tim is arguably one the of the best property lawyers in the country and integrates all legal planning with our tax planning team.

Tim prides himself on providing friendly, approachable and value for money legal services – with a high level of professional expertise.

“We believe solicitors should be proactive by keeping clients informed and advised well before problems arise. We aim to deliver legal services in a more convenient way to our clients”.

Contact Us

0845 519 6610

Kings Court London Road Stevenage Herts SG1 2NG