Slade and Cooper Staff Team
Jayne Hoyland is a receptionist and administrative clerk at Slade and Cooper. She first officially started working for us over twenty-two years ago, when she did some occasional typing for Janet Slade.
Dawn Swan is also a receptionist and administrative clerk at Slade and Cooper and has been working here for eight years. “We all get on together as if one suit fits all,” says Dawn. “If you're ever stuck with a job someone will help to sort things out.”
Catherine Elliott has been a trainee accountant at Slade and Cooper since September 2007 and is currently training towards her ACCA qualification. Her most recent role prior to starting with Slade and Cooper was as UK Accountant for an International Development Organisation “Concern Universal” which won a 2008 Charity of the Year award. “I love the variety of client base and approach of work that Slade & Cooper deals with,” says Catherine. “The opportunity to continue my training in an accountancy practice entirely supportive of the Voluntary Sector is fantastic.”
Jennifer Chinwe Daniel has been a trainee accountant with Slade and Cooper since early 2007 and she's in the last stage of her ACCA qualification. Before coming to Slade and Cooper, Jennifer worked for three and half years for a voluntary organisation in Manchester (Women’s Action Forum) as their finance officer. “What I like about working for Slade & Cooper is the flexibility in working hours, friendly working environment and a good team,” says Jennifer. “Also, the partners and managers are committed to the training and development of the trainees.”
Margaret Laycock has been at Slade and Cooper for over two years and is the payroll administrator. She's worked in payroll for more than thirty years and likes working at Slade and Cooper because they are “friendly and informal”. Margaret likes decorating, has done two tandem skydives and is planning to go gliding sometime soon.
Patrick Browne has worked for Slade & Cooper since 2003. He qualified as a chartered accountant in1992 and as a chartered tax adviser in 1994. Since qualifying he has worked for small and large firms and has also lived in housing co-ops and been part of a team setting up a workers' co-op running an organic wholefood shop. His interests include animal and environmental activism and he has completed an MA in Environmental Philosophy. Patrick likes working for Slade & Cooper because they respect the work-life balance and provide him with the opportunity to do adding up for good causes.
Nevil Houghton has been with Slade and Cooper since 2001. He had a small printing business before starting at Slade and Cooper, which still operates on a part time basis. Before that had lived for almost 20 years in a self-reliant commune in the Pennines that operated as both a housing co-op and a workers’ co-op. Nevil has had links with Slade and Cooper for many years as Janet Slade had been the auditor for the co-op back in the 1980’s. Jim had also been a member of the same co-op for a period. While at the co-op there he acquired many skills from printing, building work, electronics, cooking for large numbers, fixing machinery, bookkeeping, and how to live and work with people with many differing views. He enjoys solving problems in areas such as QuickBooks, IT and payroll. “Working for Slade & Cooper suites me as the company, the people there, and the clients, are friendly and hold similar views to me on life and society.”
Christy Lau Christy joined Slade & Cooper in 2011 after working for George House Trust, an HIV charity and Tameside Citizens Advice Bureau. Christy brought this experience and enthusiasm for the charity sector with her when she joined us as a trainee accountant. Having already completed her degree in Finance and Accounting, Christy is now training towards her ACCA qualification. "I really like working at Slade & Cooper, where everyone is very helpful and friendly, not to mention very knowledgeable too"