Profiles

Keith Lawrence

Keith Lawrence FCMA, AIMC

Profit Adviser & Tax Director

Keith is a business owner with lots of experience helping other business owners. He can help you to be clear on your nosiness & personal goals, and help you develop and improve your business to achieve these goals. He’ll do this by helping you to work ON your business rather than just IN it. The over-riding aims should be to help you to put more profit in your pocket and to increase the saleable value of your business.

Keith has significant experience of working across a wide range of industries, including start-ups, helping them to develop their market offering, their business effectiveness, and their bottom-line results. In addition, he has previously impacted dramatic bottom-line improvement in larger companies (£100m-£500m turnover), in both consultancy and line management roles. Previous experience includes having held directorships in multinational Telecoms businesses and being Chief Financial Officer for Global Crossing's UK-based undersea Internet Cable laying division.

In addition to advising and assisting with company structure, accounting and tax, Keith works closely with business owners and managers to develop their pricing and profit models.


Linda Lawrence

Linda Lawrence

Business Director

Linda ensures the smooth running of the UK business, being responsible for marketing and all internal administration including all finance and HR matters.

Prior to Lawrence Young, Linda worked in finance and administration roles in a variety of industries including the UK Civil Service, Motor Parts Manufacture, Telecommunications, and Financial Services. Linda has a strong interest in personal development and enjoys reading, aromatherapy, walking and listening to music. Linda is also an active member of a local quilting group, where amongst other things they make ‘Project Linus’ quilts for sick children (https://projectlinusuk.org.uk/).


Leanne Huckstepp

Leanne Huckstepp

Client Accounts Manager

With a background in Customer Service, Leanne heads up our client accounts team. in processing bookkeeping work, payroll, accounts preparation, etc. Leanne works closely with clients and ensures that their deadlines are met.

In her spare time, Leanne enjoys staying active with hobbies including country walking and horse riding and is also a member of an aerial hoop and pole fitness team.


Simon Duffield

Simon Duffield

Trainee Accountant

Having joined Lawrence Young as a Trainee Accountant after finishing college, Simon assists with clients’ day to day accounts and bookkeeping whist studying towards the ACCA qualification. He previously worked part time in Customer Service roles in retail.

Outside of work, Simon has a strong interest in listening to and making music, as well as sports such as football and rugby.


Connor Eccott

Connor Eccott

Business Development Manager

Connor previously worked as part of the team here at Lawrence Young for 2 years as a Trainee Accountant before moving into the security paper manufacturing industry. He re-joined the team to manage the marketing function.

Connor has a keen interest in football, as a player, referee and supporter. He also plays English Blackball Pool, having previously represented both Hampshire Youth at the national finals and England U23’s at the European Championships.


George Parker

George Parker

Customer Services Manager

George previously worked as a Company Accountant within industry before spending over 20 years as a Senior Lecturer at Farnborough College teaching Accounting. Within Lawrence Young George is responsible for Customer Services.

Outside of the office, George has been heavily involved with Scouts for over 30 years.