Our Team

We are a dedicated team which strives to provide success to our clients in regards to all their accountancy needs. Our team is very close-knit and ensures that unified support is provided to you whenever you need it. With expertise covering all aspects of accountancy, taxation and business advisory services, we are well placed to take a holistic view to plan for the future as well dealing with specific matters.

Peter qualified in 1984 and started the business in 1989 after leaving Moores Rowland, a top 20 National firm of accountants based in Brighton. His role as the LLP Managing Partner is to ensure that the firm continues to look forward to offering clients top quality business advice from top quality ACCA qualified staff.

Peter’s business and tax experience mean that he is often involved with ‘exceptions’ and ‘one-off’ situations such as Tax Enquiries, company sales or acquisitions, as well as tax saving opportunities.

Peter lives on Shoreham Beach with his family and enjoys polishing his car & motorboat. He still plays 5 a side football and watches Chelsea.

Qualifications: FCCA, QuickBooks Online Advanced Pro-Advisor.

Kayvan joined the business in 2003 as an ACCA student and after qualifying as a chartered certified accountant he became a partner in 2013. He now manages a portfolio of clients as well as overseeing the work of all the portfolio managers. Kayvan also acts as Finance Partner for the LLP.

Kayvan specialises in advising incorporated and unincorporated owner managed businesses ensuring that they remain accounting and tax compliant whilst looking at ways to save tax and improve profits.

He stands in the North Stand at the Amex and is a lifelong Seagulls fan. He has a keen business interest in Brighton’s digital media scene while his interest in sports including rugby, cricket and golf are reflected in the business clients that he advises.

Qualifications: FCCA, QuickBooks Online Advanced Pro-Advisor, Xero certified advisor.

Katie is a fully qualified ACCA accountant and joined PJCO in May 2016.  She has over 10 year’s experience in the industry and also worked in another accountancy practice for four years prior to joining PJCO. She brings a wealth of knowledge and insight broadening our knowledge base in the firm.

As a Client Portfolio Manager her role includes dealing with limited companies, corporation tax, VAT, sole trader and partnership accounts plus personal tax. She is always ready to help and chat about any issues or assistance a client may need.

Katie enjoys spending time with her family, trips away and attempting to match the great bakes on the “Great British Bake Off”, with some success and some bakes not to be mentioned.

Qualifications: FCCA, QuickBooks Online Advanced Pro-Advisor, Xero certified advisor, AAT

Sophie has recently completed our ACCA Accountants Graduate Trainee programme and has become a fully qualified Chartered Certified Accountant.

Sophie joined the firm in 2015 after finishing her degree in Mathematics at the University of Brighton and moving back to her hometown of Arundel. She became a Client Portfolio Manager in early 2017.

Her role includes dealing with limited companies, corporation tax, VAT, sole trader and partnership accounts plus personal tax.

She is an avid traveller and loves exploring new places and cultures. She enjoys being outdoors whether it’s going for walks or pursuing more adventurous activities on her travels, such as scuba diving, flying and white water rafting. Sophie likes to keep fit, regularly visiting the gym and taking part in classes.

Qualifications: ACCA Qualified, BSc Hons Mathematics, QuickBooks Online Advanced Pro-Advisor

Selda originates from Turkey and completed her ACCA training at PJCO where she qualified as an ACCA accountant in 2011. Selda has over 17 year’s experience within the practice.

Selda deals with the accounting, tax and compliance matters for a portfolio of clients including limited companies, corporate tax, personal tax, VAT and marketing.

Selda’s interests include playing tennis, travel, photography, foreign languages and cultures.

Selda is currently learning Italian and trying to grow an olive grove and a small vineyard in Tuscany.

Qualifications: FCCA, QuickBooks Online Advanced Pro-Advisor

Daniel joined our team back in April 2016 and prides himself on being a specialist in Payroll and Automatic Enrolment. He also produces dividend documentation for most of our clients.

Daniel is an expert in the payroll software we use called ‘Brightpay’ and is responsible for the majority of the client’s weekly/2-weekly/4-weekly and monthly payroll processing. He ensures accordance with HMRC via Real Time Information (RTI) and that all clients get the correct payroll information, on time.

Daniel also is an expert with the workplace pension provider we use called ‘NEST’ and is responsible for the majority of the client’s automatic enrolment duties. He ensures all clients comply with automatic enrolment alongside processing the correct pension contributions and payments to NEST.

He is training towards a ‘Foundation Degree in Payroll Management’ through the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP). He is keen to help any new clients with their payroll and automatic enrolment requirements. Outside of work; Daniel lives in Shoreham, enjoys playing football and has been a Brighton season ticket holder since 2009.

Qualifications: PTC Certificate in Payroll

Jake works as a Client Portfolio Manager having worked his way up through the PJCO Graduate Training program, joining in early 2016 after gaining a 1st Class Degree in Mathematics from Greenwich University.

He assists a range of clients with their accounts, tax returns, VAT’s and other compliance as required. Keen attention to detail and a strong maths background, Jake is exceptional in finding issues and fixing them.

Jake comes from Worthing and is a keen cinema goer, enjoying nothing more than to put his unlimited cinema pass to good use with an entertaining film and a nice meal out.

Qualifications: ACCA, QuickBooks Online Advanced Pro-Advisor, 1st Class Mathematics BSc (Hons)

Abbie joined us in the summer of 2016, after graduating from the University of Sussex with a degree in history, and is through our Graduate Training programme is now a fully qualified ACCA accountant.

She is now looking after a portfolio of clients dealing with limited companies, corporation tax, VAT, sole trade and personal tax.

Abbie lives locally and loves socialising with her family and friends. She enjoys visiting different cities with New York being her favourite so far. She is also keeping fit by running!

Qualifications: ACCA, History BA (Hons). QuickBooks Online Advanced Pro-Advisor.

Chloe joined us in October 2017 and has worked her way through the PJCO Graduate Training Scheme to become a fully qualified Chartered Certified Accountant, as well as her QuickBooks Online Advanced Pro-Advisor qualification.

Working as a Client Portfolio Manager, Chloe specialises in start-up companies and small owner-managed businesses, both incorporated and unincorporated.

Having studied English and American Literature and Film for her degree, Chloe has a broad interest in the arts and loves a trip to the cinema or investing time in a good book. You may also see her at a pub quiz, loving a bit of healthy competition!

Qualifications: ACCA, English and American Literature and Film BA (Hons), QuickBooks Online Advanced Pro-Advisor.

Amy joined our ACCA Graduate Accountant Training Program in 2018. During Amy’s time at PJCO, she will be gaining relevant tax knowledge, working to build a portfolio of clients and studying to become a fully qualified Chartered Accountant.

Amy studied Accountancy and Finance at Southampton Solent University and graduated in July 2017 with a 2:1. She decided to continue with her studies after gaining a years’ experience as a Purchase and Sales Ledger Analyst.

Amy lives in Horsham and enjoys exercising regularly, socialising with friends, and trying out new places.

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance Degree, QuickBooks Online Advanced Pro-Advisor

Matt joined the graduate ACCA training program in 2018 after graduating from the University of Portsmouth with First class honours in Accounting with Finance.

Working alongside the portfolio managers and other graduates, Matt will be looking to build on his existing tax and accountancy knowledge, work towards becoming fully qualified and eventually manage his own portfolio of clients.

Matt lives in Worthing and enjoys keeping fit whether that’s venturing out on his road bike or going for a run along Worthing beach. He loves to travel and has been to numerous places in both Europe and America and one day hopes to travel around Asia.

 Qualifications: BA(Hons) Accounting with Finance First-Class honours, QuickBooks Online Advanced Pro-Advisor

George joined the ACCA graduate training programme in October 2018 and will be assisting Jake with his portfolio of clients. He graduated from Southampton Solent University achieving a 2:1 in International Business Management. He also spent a year overseas studying at The Hague University of Applied Sciences on ERASMUS exchange.

George is a Shoreham-By-Sea local but has spent many years living abroad in Spain, The Netherlands and Australia. He is fluent in Spanish and his interests include travelling, live music and adding to his record collection.

Qualifications: BA (Hons) International Business Management, Quickbooks Online Advanced Pro-Advisor.

Isabella joined the ACCA Graduate Accountant Training Programme in October 2018. Isabella will be assisting with a portfolio of clients, involving confirmation statements, payroll and personal tax returns. She graduated in July 2018 with a 2:1 in Psychology with Forensic Psychology from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Isabella currently lives in Peacehaven and enjoys playing golf, shopping, going to the gym and travelling.

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Psychology with Forensic Psychology.

Donna joined us in 2018 from a background in Administration and Practice Management, she brings with her a wealth of experience in Administration from a varied background, most recently in Accountancy. Donna will be helping to implement changes in our systems with the use of new technology and focusing on consolidating and streamlining the way we work in order to support and improve our overall efficiency.

Donna lives locally and enjoys camping in her 1972 VW ‘Dafi’ and socialising with friends and family.

Disney has joined us as head of marketing, she will be keeping us up to date on our website, social media and helping to advertise the business. Disney also works as a graphic designer for local youth charity ESTEEM.

Out of the office she enjoys spending time with her pugs, working on her photography and going to the cinema but prefers to be wrapped up in bed with a cup of tea.


Tom joined us in July 2019 to study towards the ACCA Graduate Training Programme, after graduating from the University of Portsmouth having achieved a 2:1 in Economics and Management.

Tom lives in the small village of Partridge Green and enjoys most sports including regular football and golf.  He likes to go to live sporting events when he can, whether that is watching his football team Arsenal or watching Sussex play cricket down at Hove.  He loves to travel, having spent a few months travelling around the USA before joining us at PJCO, and one day he would like to see more of Australia.

Melitta is currently a student at Chichester College studying in an AAT course. She has just finished an AAT Foundation and Diploma in Accounting and Business Level 2 and will continue further into the course.

Melitta is eager to broaden her knowledge of accounting to become an ACCA Chartered Certified Accountant within PJCO. She enjoys trips to the cinema, going out shopping with friends, and relaxing at home with her two cats.

Katherine has joined us in 2020 as part of the marketing and admin team, she will be working alongside Disney in organising charity events, updating the website, social media and promoting the business. 

She enjoys spending time with family and friends. She likes travelling, reading, animals and going to the gym. Her main interests are Art&Design.

Jo joined our ACCA accountant graduate training programme in March 2020, assisting Chloe with her portfolio of clients. She graduated in July 2018 with a 2:1 in Biology from the University of Southampton.
Jo is a Shoreham local but has also spent time working abroad in Greece. Out of the office, she is a lover of the outdoors, a qualified sailing instructor and lifelong ballet dancer.

 I have just finished my Level 2 AAT Foundation in Accounting and Business at Chichester College and I am eager to progress as far as I can. I live in the seaside town of Bognor Regis. I really enjoy travelling, listening to music, and spending time with my friends and family.

I have recently finished my Level 2 AAT Foundation Diploma in Accounting and Business at Chichester College, I aspire to pursue a career in accounting. In my spare time I enjoy reading, art and spending quality time with my friends and family. I also attend bat surveys, its exciting to watch the bats commuting/foraging and listen to them on the specialized bat detecting devices.

Zak joined in the Autumn of 2020, after graduating from the University of Brighton with a 1st class degree in Business. He has joined the team as a Trainee Accountant, where he will undertake a Graduate Training Programme to become a fully qualified ACCA Accountant.

During this programme, he will work closely with his mentor Matthew and dealing with a portfolio of clients with various elements of company finances.

Zak in his free time set up a social enterprise, EDGE Brighton, which evolved to provide missed opportunities to adults with disabilities. Alongside, staying up to date with the latest football news, watching the newly released films at the cinema and loves travelling/ taking road trips across Europe.


Behind every good business is a great accountant.


Meet Our Consultants

David Logan – CTA, ATT


David Logan of TAG Tax and heads up our tax technical team.  David has over 25 years of wide-ranging tax experience and is a Chartered Tax Adviser (“CTA”) with the Chartered Institute of Taxation. David spent over 14 years with the Big 4 firm working specialising in Corporate Tax dealing with both national and international companies and groups. David also spent 3 years with mid-tier firm heading up a tax team in a regional office dealing with both corporate and personal tax matters for owner managed businesses. This enabled David to gain valuable experience in managing Director/Shareholder issues for owner managed businesses.

Gavin Johnson

Gavin has been providing independent financial advice to discerning clients since 2000.  Attention to detail, good listening skills and great empathy are some of the most common traits highlighted by his clients.

He has spent the vast majority of his career specialising in advising business owners, and high net worth individuals.

Gavin has extensive experience and detailed technical knowledge in advising clients across all areas of retirement planning, tax planning, investments, estate & inheritance tax planning and personal/business protection.

A keen football fan, who still plays even though he is the wrong side of 40, Gavin now also enjoys teaching and watching his 3 sons playing football and rugby. 

Daniel Bird

As a Chartered Financial Planner, Daniel brings over 15 years’ experience as a trusted adviser to a wide client base of professionals, entrepreneurs, business owners, board directors and continues to work with many families that he has advised for many years. He has extensive technical knowledge in advising clients across all areas of retirement planning, tax planning, investments, estate & inheritance tax planning and personal/business protection.

Daniel joined the team in 2019 following 7 years at Adam and Company Bank, where he was a director in the London Financial Planning Team. Outside of work Daniel enjoys spending time with his wife and young son but will also take the opportunity in playing golf, football and squash when he can.  

Nick Hills


Nick is our independent mortgage and Insurance adviser and his company Private Premier Finance based in Haywards Heath, offering our clients the best available on the market at no fee.

Simon Barrs FCCA – Consultant

Simon is retained as a consultant and offers systems-based solutions to clients.