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Chartered Accountants, tax and advisory for private individuals and commercial businesses.

We understand that by working together we give you more room to grow your business. From start-up to multi-national enterprise, our clients rely on our highly qualified, friendly professionals to lend insight and confidence at every step. With offices in Douglas and Ramsey, our team are here to support you.

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SERVICES


At Harding Lewis we provide our clients with a full support structure. We know that in order for businesses to thrive, they need to feel comfortable to take those all-important leaps, safe in the knowledge that they can rely on their advisors to deliver on any given task and support them every step of the way. This is why we pride ourselves in offering a comprehensive and diverse range of services and why we are committed to continued professional development and to new learning opportunities.

Accountancy & Advisory for Smart Businesses

Your next step is always the most important. Accountants for forward-thinking and ambitious businesses, large or small.

Audit & Compliance

Our expert team of Chartered Accountants allow you to focus on what is most important in your business.

New Business Start-Ups

We’re here to help make your ideas happen, to help you set objectives and achieve results.

Corporate Outsourcing

We can provide experienced staff at all levels to meet any temporary capacity shortages you may have.

Internal Audit & Risk

Your company’s systems are integral. Our business advisors can add value through risk control and expert analysis.

Tax, Bookkeeping & VAT

Our experienced and helpful team have the knowledge to support your business.

Statutory Services

Our business support team provide everything you need to successfully manage your corporate obligations.

Insolvency & Liquidations

We provide comprehensive insolvency management and liquidation services.

Payroll Administration

We provide accurate and timely payroll solutions for you and your staff.

Valuations & Business Sale Services

Thinking of selling? Our experienced team can provide you with an objective valuation. We can also assist you in presenting your business for sale to a prospective buyer.

OUR CLIENTS SAY


"As a new business we have relied heavily on Phil and the team at Harding Lewis to provide guidance and support at every turn. Phil’s friendly and attentive approach to handling our account has meant that we have seen Harding Lewis as far more than just our accountants and rather our advisors, who have provided valuable advice as we have grown and tackled new challenges." Jessica Brown, Afundi

“Harding Lewis Limited and Andrew Gerrard have been my Company’s accountants for over twenty years. When I first set out with my business I was advised by a friend that the best money I would spend would be by employing a good accountant. That advice has served me well. It has been a privilege dealing with Harding Lewis all of these years – Andrew is the ultimate professional and this can be said for all of his fellow Directors and employees of whom I have also dealt with on many occasions and received a truly superb friendly, service. This backing has enabled me to concentrate on developing my business with the comfort that my accounts are all kept perfectly in order. Thank you so much Harding Lewis Limited." Gary Blackburn, Absolute Scaffolding

"When we were looking for an accountancy firm we had a clear idea of our requirements. Whilst we looked for that personal touch missing from larger accountancy practices we still required the back-up and expertise associated with such firms. In Harding Lewis, we believe we have found that combination. It is reassuring to deal with the same personnel in a friendly and progressive office." John G Harrison, Eurocycles

ABOUT US


Harding Lewis was established in 1993 and became Harding Lewis Limited in 2004. Since the beginning, our focus has always been on moving and adapting with our clients and the environments in which they do business. It’s what keeps us growing. Whether training our team to become experts in cloud accounting software or hosting workshops and events to bring together likeminded professionals and entrepreneurs, by staying close we’ve been able to give our services context in a world that’s always changing. Private individuals, small and medium sized businesses, start-ups and multi-national organisations trust our forward-thinking team of Chartered Accountants and business advisors to help them see more in their finances. We help them take stock, fine tune and plan for the next step. We offer core accountancy services as well as business advisory services to put ambition into practice. In today’s world, working together is what gives us and our clients the confidence to look ahead. Whatever happens, we’re here to support you.

Andrew Gerrard

Director

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Andrew gained an Honours Degree in Management Science (Operational Research) in 1986. This course is frequently used as a board by students for a career in management consultancy or corporate finance. Andrew previously worked for Coopers & Lybrand (IOM) Limited (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), where he trained for 7 years and with KPMG (Bermuda and London) for 3 years. He worked his way up to manager before joining Harding Lewis in 1996. As Director Andrew’s role includes advising clients on their business and related personal affairs including planning for the future. This covers many areas including business establishment, tax planning, ongoing strategies and exit planning and execution. The key theme is adding value and doing what is right for our clients.

Michael Estella

Director

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Michael is a Director of Harding Lewis and splits his time between our Ramsey and Douglas Offices. He has over 30 years’ experience working mainly in small accountancy practices, providing business advisory services to a variety of small and medium size businesses. Michael likes to gain an in-depth knowledge of our clients businesses and related personal affairs which allows him to develop strong working relationships and provide valuable advice. In addition to this Michael is an Audit Engagement Director and he deals with all aspects of accounts preparation and tax (Manx and UK). In his spare time Michael enjoys singing with the Roc Vannin Choir, which raises funds for local charities. He is also an avid music, theatre and comic book fan, having built up a very large collection of American super-hero comics over the past 40 years

Stephen Jackson

Manager

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Having gained an Honours Degree in Accounting & Finance at University of Wales Institute Bangor, Stephen moved to the Isle of Man in 2002, joining the graduate recruitment scheme of PKF (now part of BDO) in 2003. Stephen worked with PKF in the audit department and later as manager of the small business accounts team before joining Harding Lewis in 2012. He primarily manages our audits but is also responsible for handling a number of clients' accounting and tax affairs. Stephen is a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor and has championed the transition of our bookkeeping department from traditional bookkeeping practices into the various online platforms.

Phil Butler

Manager

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Phil started his accountancy career with Harding Lewis in 2008. After progressing through the technician qualification, he started with the ACCA exams in 2011 and qualified in 2014. Phil was awarded his fellowship membership in 2019. Having worked with some clients for over 11 years, Phil has developed a wealth of experience in audit and accounts, business, tax and personal finance. In recent years he has taken an active role in developing the practice and appreciates the value of providing a consistent quality customer experience. When Phil isn’t working you will either find him searching for the steepest trail to climb on his mountain bike or exploring with his family.

Alex Hullock

Assistant Manager

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Alex became qualified as an ACCA in December 2017 and manages several of the firm’s audit engagements, assisting the team with the fieldwork whenever necessary. His experience includes auditing corporate and trust service providers, insurance brokers, financial advisors, as well as other industries. He believes developing a sound relationship with his clients is key to providing a professional and quality service.

Aside from the busy audit schedule, Alex’s in-house work includes preparing sets of financial statements, tax computations and tax returns for both companies and individuals within our varied client base. His role has enabled him to develop a wide range of accounting skills, becoming an adaptive, well organised and valued member of the team.

Outside of work Alex enjoys a range of sporting activities including football and running.

Katrina Baker

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Katrina joined the Harding Lewis team in 2015 as trainee accountant, having previously attended the Isle of Man College, where she gained a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business. Day to day, Katrina works as a semi-senior within the audit department, helping to lead and train the new trainees, whilst herself gaining knowledge and experience to enable her to take on more responsibility and grow within the business. In her spare time, Katrina enjoys live music on and off the Island and she has previously organised a few music gigs on the Isle of Man.

Fynn Hill-Heaton

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Fynn joined the team in 2019 as a trainee accountant, after having obtained an Upper Second-Class Honours Degree in Accounting and Finance at Chester University. In a short time period Fynn has shown great promise in the field of accountancy and is hungry to learn and develop his skills. Outside of work Fynn is passionate about music and, playing both the piano and bass guitar. He is also an avid gamer and e-sports fan.

Leah Marsden

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Leah joined the team in August 2020 as Office Administrator, she comes to Harding Lewis with over 9 years’ experience as an Executive Assistant. As a qualified Fitness Instructor outside of work Leah enjoys teaching fitness classes at various gyms on the island.

Sue

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Sue is one of our longest standing team members, having worked with Harding Lewis since 1988. Over this time she has shown a phenomenal dedication to her work, clients and to her team, always striving to provide a first class service. Sue is a senior member of our accounts team and has a wealth of experience in company and personal tax, as well as accounts and advisory.

Shaun Burtenshaw

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Shaun moved to the Isle of Man and joined the team in 2019 as a trainee accounting technician. Prior to Harding Lewis, Shaun worked in accounting practices in the UK for over 5 years, gaining a wide range of experience in tax, bookkeeping and accounting along the way. Shaun is currently working towards his AAT full qualification and plans to move onto the ACCA thereafter.

Outside of work Shaun is an avid TT and motorbike racing enthusiast.

Gail Dudley

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Gail has been with Harding Lewis for over 5 years and in that time has played a vital role in helping our bookkeeping department transition from traditional bookkeeping practices into the various online platforms.
She is a Certified Advanced QuickBooks Pro Advisor, a highly experienced bookkeeper and a helpful and committed all-round team player.

Betty Marsh

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Betty joined the firm in 2008 as a senior member of our accounts team, bringing with her a wealth of experience in bookkeeping, VAT, payroll and management accounting. Over the years Betty has reduced her hours to a few days a week but remains integral in managing all things ‘personal tax’ within the firm. In Betty’s spare time you will find her tending to her crops in her allotment, or out walking with her husband Brian. She is also the Treasurer of the Isle of Man Embrioderers’ Guild and enjoys a variety of arts and crafts.

Ola Rogalewska

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Ola joined our team in 2017, bringing with her a wealth of experience in bookkeeping and VAT. As an Advanced Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor she is a key member of our bookkeeping team and manages a large portfolio of varied clients. She is a fellow of the International Association of Bookkeepers and holds a level 3 certificate in Bookkeeping as well as an AAT Associate Bookkeeping membership and level 2 Certificate in Accounting with the ACCA. Ola has a busy family life but when she has spare time enjoys keeping fit by running and practicing Taekwondo. In recent years she has attended and competed at a Taekwondo summer camp in South Korea.

Rachel Gregson

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Rachel is a fresh new member of the Harding Lewis team. She joined us as a trainee accountant in the summer of 2020 and is looking forward to starting her exams and career.

Anne

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Anne is one of our longest standing Ramsey branch team members. Having worked for what was originally Shannon Kneale in 1983 and then later Shannon Callister, Anne became part of the Harding Lewis team when Shannon Callister was acquired in 2010. Having been able to provide continuity of service to some clients for over 30 years, Anne is a highly experienced bookkeeper, accountant and “go-to gal” in the Ramsey community for all things business, VAT and tax. Anne is also our Harding Lewis pub quiz extraordinaire, boasting general knowledge the likes of which have never been seen south of Snaefell.

Fiona Brown

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Fiona is our Secretary and Receptionist in the Ramsey office. She holds various RSA secretarial and business administration qualifications and has worked part-time in the firm for over 13 years. Alongside Sonia, she provides secretarial support, covers reception duties and is the first point of contact for many visitors and telephones enquiries in our Ramsey office. Fiona and Sonia assist with general enquiries, appointments, paying bills and directing you to the relevant staff member within the firm. Outside of work, Fiona has a keen interest in fitness and holistic therapies. Her interest in holistic therapies has led her to work part-time as a Reflexologist.

Joan Bell

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Joan has over 30 years experience in the Office Administration field, with the majority of that experience having been gained in the banking arena, and she now works part-time for Harding Lewis as an Administration Assistant. Joan, alongside her colleague Sally, manage the reception area, ensuring clients visiting the firm or calling in are assisted and directed to the relevant staff member. In her spare time Joan can be found reading or enjoying a walk in the beautiful outdoors especially with her three dogs.

Ali

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Ali is one of our longest standing Ramsey branch team members. Having worked for what was originally Ernst & Young in 1991 and then later Shannon Callister, Ali become part of the Harding Lewis team when Shannon Callister was acquired in 2010. Having been able to provide continuity of service to some of clients for over 28 years, Ali is a dedicated and experienced bookkeeper. Ali is a family woman and community spirit through and through. As a woman of nature you will often find her scouring and cleansing our fair Isle’s coastlines of rubbish or stargazing in one of our amazing and unpolluted ‘dark sky sites’.

Sonia Kennish

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Sonia is based in our Ramsey Office and assists the team as a part-time Receptionist. Having gained her qualification in CIH Level 2 in Housing Practice, Sonia has gathered 30 years of office experience having worked for the Ramsey Commissioners for over 20 years. Sonia has since joined Harding Lewis in a part-time capacity to ensure she has a great home/work life balance. Sonia assists the team with secretarial and reception duties and is often the voice at the end of the phone when clients call in.

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ISLE OF MAN


The Isle of Man’s proposition to businesses is as unique as the community that calls it home. It combines an excellent quality of life with a can-do approach reinforced by the full support of the Isle of Man Government. This has created a stable political and economic environment for enterprise and continuous growth in gross domestic product for over 25 years. The Isle of Man also operates a clear and simple tax regime with generous personal allowances, giving entrepreneurs the confidence to always look ahead.