About usOur priority is to deliver first class client service
The practice was established over 80 years ago and today, we continue to build on our enviable reputation for providing excellent advice and first class service to our business and personal clients alike.
We have many clients in the local community and service businesses, small and large, across many sectors including:
- the service sector
- the construction industry
- manufacturers and
As well as accountancy and tax skills, our partners also have individual specialisms which enable us to provide clients with a first class tailored service. With our wealth of experience, we pride ourselves on delivering an unparalleled service to all clients, whatever their size or sector.
In addition to traditional accounting and tax services we also provide advice on how to improve and develop your business. Whether you need an integrated business strategy, access to corporate finance or specialist tax advice we are here to help you achieve your goals.
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John Simpson is based in our Newton Stewart office. John qualified as a Chartered Accountant after training in an accountancy firm in Banbridge, near Belfast. Advising small and medium sized businesses has always been one of John’s key skills. Whilst working for BDO Stoy Hayward in Belfast, John successfully helped to prepare business plans for clients seeking grant funding from Northern Ireland’s economic development agencies. He also worked on funding proposals for clients seeking bank facilities.
John’s attentiveness is popular with his clients who appreciate the friendly advice and experience he offers to Charities, the Land and Agriculture sector, and tourism and holiday home businesses.
Outside of Montpelier, John is married and keeps himself busy spending time with his two young children and in his garden. He is actively involved with rugby and enjoys following the successes of Ulster and Ireland.
Lesley Carnochan joined the Montpelier Carlisle office in July 2010 as Office Manager then moved to the Newton Stewart office in 2013 as an Associate, quickly being promoted to Director in January 2014.
Having passed her BAcc(Hons) with merit at Stirling University, she qualified as a Chartered Accountant whilst working in Dumfries before coming to Montpelier. She recently passed the new ICAS Tax Professional Exams, giving her an in depth knowledge across the taxation sector. Lesley works between the Stranraer and Newton Stewart offices.
Lesley grew up on the family farm near Castle Douglas and attended the town’s high school. This background, along with her studies, gives her the experience to specialise in the farming and agricultural sector, business start-ups and owner managed businesses. Getting to know her clients and their business is Lesley’s speciality, and this shows with her client base expanding all the time. Lesley recently got married to Ewan and is settling into married life whilst continuing to help on the family farm, following rugby both locally and nationally, and getting to know other cultures through foreign travel.
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