Get to know our team a little better so that you can rest assured that your accounts are being handled by our highly qualified and efficient members of staff.
David Reid CPA, MAAT, ATT Director
David has been a director with Tolvern since incorporation having previously traded in partnership with Peter May under the name P S May & Co. He has a keen focus on tax and knows how a good knowledge and understanding in this area can really help support clients and help them reach their goals. With clients at the core of everything we do, David sees himself as a sounding board with a wide range of skills to support local businesses.
David feels that with the ever-changing tax landscape by continuing his studies towards the CTA (Chartered Tax Adviser) qualification will help to keep his experience in line with the training. Tax matters to everybody not only being a major cost in running a business but a vital part of society. The work we do ensures that you can balance those factors along with your books.
His previous career working as a chef for over 10 years has given him a wealth of experience within the service sector, which contrasts with his degree in Mathematics from UCL, which fuelled a strong desire to problem solve and optimise those solutions.
Living in Budock Water, David makes the most of being close to the coast, gets out with the dog every day. With a young family, he loves to spend time at home in the garden and exploring the local area.
Peter Masters CPA, MAAT, CTA Director
Pete joined Tolvern in April 2016, as an accountant. Shortly after, he completed his AAT qualification and went on to complete the ATT (Association of Taxation Technicians) qualification and then his CTA (Chartered Tax Adviser) in July 2019.
Prior to Tolvern, Pete had been teaching A-Level Mathematics at Truro & Penwith College for 8 years. Pete started at Truro & Penwith College after graduating from Exeter University with a First-Class Honours Degree in Mathematics, with two Dean’s Commendation awards for academic excellence.
In his spare time, Pete enjoys running, playing basketball and spending time with his growing family.
Daniel Masters Accounts Manager
Dan joined Tolvern full time in July 2017.
Being keen to progress in the accounting industry, Dan completed his AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification with flying colours and has since achieved full membership status. Dan is currently training to be a chartered accountant, studying the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) qualification, which he hopes to conclude in 2024.
Prior to becoming an Accountant, Dan worked at Truro & Penwith College teaching Mathematics and Accounting at varying levels. Dan taught at Truro & Penwith College after graduating Exeter University with a 2:1 in Mathematics.
Dan has recently started a family. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with his family.
Molly Gallagher MAAT Accountant
Molly joined Tolvern in September 2018 and has recently completed her AAT qualification. In her free time Molly enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Suzanne Hembrough MAAT Accountant
Suzanne joined Tolvern in April 2019 as a trainee accountant, after she began her AAT studies in September 2018. She has now completed the AAT qualification and is studying towards the the ATT (Association of Taxation Technicians) qualification.
In her spare time Suzanne enjoys spending time with her two children.
Sharon Caesar Administrator
Sharon joined Tolvern in February 2016 as an administrator and has worked in various secretarial roles in the past, as well as hairdressing and setting up her own business in domestic cleaning.
Originally from Leeds, she has lived in Cornwall for 30 years. In her spare time Sharon enjoys shopping, fashion and interior decoration.
Kerry Endean ACIPP Payroll Manager
Kerry joined Tolvern in May 2018, following 2 years at Truro & Penwith College as a learning support assistant.
In the admin team, Kerry has developed her PAYE skills, performing all duties for payroll, CIS and pensions.
Kerry started her career studying the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification and working in accounts until she had her 3 daughters. She then went on to work at Penair School for 10 years as a teaching assistant, before transferring to Truro College.
Kerry is currently studying towards her CIPP (Chartered Institute of Payroll Practitioners) level 5 qualification. She hopes to be fully qualified in the next few years and progress within the industry.
Kerry enjoys spending her spare time with her daughters, going to concerts & festivals, travelling & camping.
Chloe McGrath MAAT Accountant
Chloe joined Tolvern in March 2022.
Chloe completed her AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualification in 2021 and is currently studying towards her ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) qualification, which she aims to complete in 2024.
Chloe started her career working in the NHS as an Assistant Management Accountant and is now keen to progress within the accountancy industry.
In her spare time Chloe enjoys walking, going out with friends and spending time with her two cats.
Michelle Robbins Trainee Accountant
Michelle started at Tolvern in May 2023 as a Trainee Accountant.
Michelle worked as an Audiologist in the NHS having gained her degree from University of Bristol in 2009, before becoming a Stay at Home Mum to 3 children. In September 2022 she started the AAT Level 2 Certificate Accounting at Cornwall College and is now working towards Level 3.
In her spare time Michelle enjoys exercising, she attends several HIIT classes a week (some very early in the morning) and spending time with her family.
Joe Mitten Trainee Accountant
Joe joined Tolvern in February of 2023 as a Trainee Accountant.
He has since completed his Level 3 AAT qualification and is currently working to complete his full AAT qualification by early 2024. Before joining the world of accountancy, Joe worked as a primary school teacher In Bristol, then Cornwall.
In his spare time, Joe enjoys climbing, hiking, and playing squash.
Hannalie (Hanni) Gardiner Payroll and Administration Assistant
Hanni started at Tolvern in September 2023 as a Payroll and Administration Assistant.
She moved to London 10 years ago, where she studied, and then worked, as an events manager, before setting up her own Virtual Assistant business, working with various people and companies, helping with administration and personal assistant duties. She moved home to Cornwall a few years ago, once her daughter arrived, (and after longing to be back by the sea).
Hanni enjoys surfing and all things water sports, attending festivals and events and generally spending time and going on adventures with her daughter.