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Introduction

Introduction to Beyond the Numbers

Our team

We take a slightly different view to most other firms when it comes to the ‘TEAM’. You see, our view is simple: the TEAM comprises of US AND YOU, not just us.

That’s why we work so hard to build a solid relationship with you and all our other clients. It’s what helps set us apart from all other accountancy firms.

In fact the TEAM ETHOS we work to is the key ingredient in forging a successful relationship with you.

Having said that, let us introduce ourselves to you. Here’s a brief introduction to the director and staff…

  • Val Wishart

    Director

    Val Wishart has been working as a qualified Chartered Accountant for over 25 years and has a wealth of experience with many different kinds and sizes of business. Val has worked closely with business owners and managers both within multi-national and small local businesses and from within the accountancy profession and has good experience of how it feels to sit in the shoes of the business owner. Val is an optimist with a positive attitude and she is passionate about helping her clients to achieve their goals. When she is not working she is mad about yoga, books, travelling and anything to do with food.
  • Elaine McLaughlin

    Practice Manager

    Elaine has been Practice Manager at Beyond the Numbers since May 2012. Prior to this she has had a varied career with includes managing an Out of Hours GP Cooperative, a Nursing Agency and a Pilates Training Company. She has also worked in the software industry where she met her husband. Elaine started her working life as a nurse and midwife. She enjoys her wide and varied role at Beyond the Numbers where no two days are ever the same. In her spare time Elaine enjoys travel, gardening and spending time with family and friends, where the saying “sit long, talk much” is her mantra!
  • Anne Campbell

    Bookkeeper

    Anne has worked in finance for 13 years and has been with Beyond the Numbers from its creation. Her role in the company is mainly using her skills in bookkeeping, payroll and VAT. She is an experienced administrator and provides support to the accountants in-house. She has exceptional people skills and loves the interaction with the clients. We strive to ensure that each visit to our office is a pleasurable encounter and Anne lends herself to this. When she is not working Anne enjoys movies, exercise classes, theatre, gardening, spending time with friends and family (which always involves eating) and laughing!
  • Lorraine Dick

    Client Services Manager

    Lorraine qualified in 2015 with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She has held various financial managerial roles. Lorraine has worked with Val since 1999 and has been with Beyond the Numbers since its creation. Lorraine is a “glass half full” kind of person and likes to see the positive in everything. Lorraine is married with two children and enjoys keeping fit by jogging.
  • We have been working with Beyond the Numbers for over three years now and have been delighted with the progress achieved in this time and the level of customer service provided by Val and the rest of the team. We received a word of mouth recommendation from another restaurant business, as we were keen to work with an accountant who understood our industry; Val has certainly demonstrated this understanding from the outset. It is true to say Val really has gone “beyond the numbers” on many occasions, often offering us excellent advice on new business ventures and growth plans, while never losing site of the day to day details. We look forward to a continued working relationship with Beyond the Numbers.

    Gillian Reith, Three Sisters Bake LLP

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