Admitting to having been born sometime in the late 1950s, Tony was brought up in the West Country, where he has remained (apart from two years in London). After a short spell making cheese, he worked in the Tax Office for six years (this provided an insight into the opposition!). Four years as a mature student at Exeter University followed, while his young family kept home life busy.
Tony then trained as a Chartered Accountant with Albert Goodman of Taunton, a leading independent practice. Qualification was achieved with a regional top five place in both sets of exams. A spell as a manager specialising in small business and tax came to an end when Tony took up an appointment with one of the country’s top Consultancy and Accounting groups. Here he specialised in tax and quality control for five years.
The move to Chalmers came in 1994, where the emphasis is on keeping clients tax to no more than it has to be, supporting their business and more generally their financial affairs.
Outside interests when time allows, include dinghy sailing, tennis and badminton.