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The Team

Barbara SpurrierPartner: Barbara J Spurrier (FCCA)

Barbara is a qualified certified accountant (FCCA) with more than 25 years experience in financial and accountancy roles. From her accountancy training with Kidsons in London, she has progressed through accounting and fund management roles, on to chief financial officer (CFO) within PLCs and a range of entrepreneurial companies. She has held several non executive director positions.


She achieved her first finance director role in 1985 during the growth phase of a chilled food business company where she secured venture capital finance for the expansion of production facilities, successfully applied for EEC grant aid and successfully sold a subsidiary to Geest PLC. As CFO of a life science business, she established a US subsidiary, outsourced manufacturing, and prepared financial statements under IFRS.


She has experience as CFO and Company Secretary of a PLUS quoted PLC in the life science sector and as part time Finance Director for 2 AIM listed PLCs in the technology sector. She has successfully secured funding, undertaken M & A and MBO projects and has stepped into the CEO/COO role on an interim basis when circumstances have required.


stock market tickersAs an experienced CFO, Barbara focuses on achieving corporate and social objectives and delivering shareholder value through the implementation of profit-centred strategic plans.  Her focus is on financial and cash management, profit optimisation, and implementation of long-term strategic objectives. A key influencer within the board and management team, she identifies areas of underperformance and finds solutions to enhance profit and business growth.



Associate: Rohan Badenhorst

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Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA, ACMA) and IFRS Financial and Statutory Reporting Accountant with a focus on Technology, Healthcare, Oil & Gas and Construction sector organisations. Experienced in Risk Management, Change Management, Operational Finance and Strategic Cost Management gained in Shared Service Centres of FTSE 100 Enterprises and other multi-national organisations, (turnover up to £5 billion) combining the implementation of robust financial controls and reporting with overall target operating model transformation agendas. Rohan has extensive experience both in Finance Management and General Management working in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.


Delivering Compliance Services under the Companies Act 2006, Limited Liability Partnership Act 2008, Value Added Tax Act 1994 and the Income and Corporation Tax Acts including Statutory Annual Accounts, Individual, Partnership and Corporation Tax returns, VAT returns and PAYE/NIC reporting.


Rohan serves on the Interim Management Special Interest Group committee at the ICAEW and is a registered Member in Practice with CIMA.



Associate: Hooi Cheeseman

Jamie MurrayHooi Cheeseman ACA, a hands-on and pro-active finance manager with over 27 years experience in financial reporting, management accounting, team management and systems implementation.


Extensive knowledge in IFRS and GAAPs, skilful in preparation of statutory accounts and KPI/forecast reporting.


Her varied experience includes working in telecoms, engineering, media, information specialist, oil and gas and software companies.



Associate: Janne Vaagenes

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Janne is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner with over twenty years finance, business and project experience gained in both the commercial and public service sectors.


After starting her career with Coopers & Lybrand she moved into the media and digital industries where she achieved increasingly senior roles including Financial Controller at London Weekend Television Productions and interim Chief Operating Officer at Channel 4 Interactive.


Her career developed in programme and operational management where she rapidly gained a reputation as a troubleshooter and problem solver with particular expertise in:

  • Managing the transition from Research & Development based cultures to ones delivering successful products and services, effectively supported.
  • Managing cross discipline teams in developing business and strategic plans and taking them through delivery and into successful operation.
  • Improving business control and transparency through identifying and implementing new governance procedures and improved management reporting up to Board level.
  • Transforming stalled or underperforming programmes and projects at all stages of the development cycle.
  • Preparing and reviewing complex business cases.

Janne is experienced in working as a member of senior leadership teams and boards and has developed exceptional interpersonal, people management and communication skills. Janne has a B.Sc. Honours in Chemistry and a postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies.



Associate: Valerie Holt

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Valerie Holt acts as a mentor and Non-executive director for start-up and growing companies. As CEO, she profitably built PSINet UK from turnover of less than £1m to over £40m during the Internet boom and also built the London Hosting Centre to introduce innovative and creative hosting products. She started her business career at merchant banker Hill Samuel and went on to work, first at JWT and then Burson Marstellar as an advisor on financial PR. While in these roles she worked with Blue chip companies in the UK, USA and the Far East on corporate change, including acquisitions and mergers. She also prepared documents for lobbying on a variety of proposed legislation.


Valerie studied Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin and after graduation went on to work for the University of Zambia building the Extra-Mural Department in Kitwe and collaborating with the ILO advisor to create an educational learniing programme for the Zambian Congress of Trade Unions.


She is a member of the UK Board of UNIFEM, a trustee of the Cambridge Preservation Society and a keen follower of Internet developments. She lives in Cambridge.



Associate: Andrew Clarke

Consultant: Athar Ackram

Associate: Jeremy Brecknock


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