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Meet the Team - Brighton

Guy Rolliston



Phone: (0)1273 202311

Office: Brighton

About Guy

Based in our Brighton office, Guy is one of our partners and has worked for the firm since qualifying as a chartered accountant.

Guy is responsible for a wide-ranging portfolio of mainly commercial clients providing audit, accountancy and taxation services. In addition, Guy is a chartered tax adviser and as such provides tax consultancy services to our other offices and outside parties.

Finally, Guy is a founder member of the Expert Witness Institute and is frequently asked to undertake forensic accountancy assignments and has acted as an Expert Witness for the purpose of Court proceedings on numerous occasions.

Dan Simpson



Phone: (0)1273 202311

Office: Brighton

About Dan

Dan received an Honours Degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Brighton. He subsequently trained as an accountant with a smaller Sussex firm and gained valuable experience on all aspects of general practice work.

Dan became qualified with the ACCA in early 2000 before joining Hartley Fowler in March of that year as a senior auditor. He carried out most of the office's larger audits but also worked with sole traders, partnerships, solicitor practices and smaller limited companies.

Dan was promoted to manager in June 2004 and became a Partner at our Brighton office in December 2011. He now enjoys responsibility for a significant number of clients across a variety of business sectors, including all types of Owner Managed Businesses, Solicitor Practices, other compliance and assurance work as well as taking responsibility for many personal taxation clients.

Outside of work, Dan enjoys spending time with his two young children, socialising with friends and playing sport when he gets the opportunity.

Kevin Depper

Accounts Manager


Phone: (0)1273 202311

Office: Brighton

About Kevin

Kevin started his accountancy career in 1998 after leaving College. He started his training with a two partner firm before moving to a six partner firm in 2001. During that time Kevin gained a wide variety of experience in all aspects of accountancy.

Kevin joined Hartley Fowler in 2007 as an accounts and audit senior. He carried out some of the statutory audits and took on most of the offices management accounts. Kevin worked with sole traders, partnerships, smaller limited companies and also undertook a great deal of solicitors and other compliance work.

Kevin was promoted to the role of accounts manager in December 2012. He is now responsible for a diverse selection of businesses in the office, including solicitors, international businesses and smaller owner-managed businesses. Kevin is extremely competent at IT and is more than happy to help you take the strain out of financial reporting in your business by developing bespoke automated reporting systems.

Outside of work, Kevin is a keen golfer and enjoys playing a wide range of courses in the south east. He also used to take part in several other sports until injury forced him into early retirement.

Dan Chapman

Audit & Accounts Manager


Phone: (0)1273 202311

Office: Brighton

About Dan

Dan graduated from Durham University in 2010 with a First Class Masters degree in Mathematics and Physics. He joined Hartley Fowler later that year as a trainee accountant and within a few years progressed to Audit Senior for the Brighton office.

In June 2014 Dan was promoted to Assistant Manager having gained Chartered Accountant Status and is currently undertaking the qualification to become a Chartered Tax Advisor. Dan manages a varied client portfolio that includes both domestic and international audit clients, as well as developing specialist corporate strategies with the firm's Tax Partner.

During his time with Hartley Fowler, Dan has worked with sole-traders, partnerships, charities and limited companies. He has performed most of the Brighton office's statutory audits and has experience of working with Solicitor's Accounts Rules, private company valuations and forensic accounting.

Outside of the office, Dan enjoys live music, photography and seeing family and friends.

Ian Wood

Tax Manager


Phone: (0)1273 202311

Office: Brighton

About Ian

Ian was born in Brighton and has lived all his life in Sussex. He left education having attended Hove Grammar School for Boys. His first significant employment was with the Inland Revenue which he left in October 1980 before joining Hartley Fowler.

Since 1980 Ian has worked in the firm's tax department as a junior, senior and then manager. Ian is responsible for most aspects of personal tax and business and company compliance.

Outside of work, Ian enjoys reading, cricket (although he no longer plays), music, cinema, theatre, concert going and dining out. Ian has a wife, two grown up children and a granddaughter all of whom he enjoys spending time with.

Karen Stent

Tax Consultant


Phone: (0)1273 202311

Office: Brighton

About Karen

Karen was born in Kent and has lived in Sussex since the early Seventies after returning from Perth, Western Australia, where her family emigrated to for five years.

Karen started her career in tax by working for HM Revenue & Customs at Worthing 1 tax office in 1985. She moved across to a private accountancy firm based in Brighton in 1988 as a tax senior and has continued to work in practice since then, apart from a three year break when she had her daughter in 1992. During her time in private practice Karen has also qualified with the AAT and ATT.

Karen joined Hartley Fowler in November 2015 as part of the merger with Clark Brownscombe (Hove) and is responsible for most aspects of personal tax, payroll and P11D.

Outside of work Karen enjoys art, music and theatre.

Paul Haynes

Corporate Services Manager


Phone: (0)1273 202311

Office: Brighton

About Paul

Originally from Surrey, Paul studied at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and in 1981 graduated with an Honours degree in Politics and Law. Paul then spent some time with a large independent firm in Brighton training as a Chartered Accountant where experience was obtained covering many aspects of general practice work. After qualifying in 1984, he joined a national top 20 firm and was promoted to Audit Manager where his client list included larger limited companies and charities.

Paul joined Hartley Fowler in 1995 and his work now focuses mainly on corporation tax, company secretarial work and flat management accounts.

In his spare time, Paul particularly enjoys reading, gardening and days out.

Brighton Office:

Pavilion View
19 New Road
East Sussex


T: 01273 202311

F: 01273 206496

Over the years, Hartley Fowler Chartered Accountants has developed an excellent reputation for providing local companies in Brighton, such as yours, with professional, independent business services that can be totally relied upon to meet the most demanding requirements.

With direct access to a partner to look after your accountancy needs our expert business accountants pride themselves on offering a fast, responsive and pro active service. This is ideally suited to the financial demands of modern commerce; and with offices in New Road, in the heart of Brighton, Hartley Fowler is conveniently local to many of its clients.

We offer a range of business services, including audit and assurance, corporate taxation, company secretarial services and management accounts. We also have an expert team working with the charity and not for profit sector, and a specialist department covering personal taxation and accounting services such as inheritance tax planning and wills and estates. If you require further details please contact us on 01273 202311 or email:

We look forward to helping you develop your business.


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