Meet the team



Name: Paul Whitmell
Position: Director
Qualifications: FCA BSc

Paul trained in accountancy, law and economics from an early age and obtained a degree in these subjects at Cardiff University. He then went onto train with Dearden Farrow (Now BDO) based in Fleet Street, London and qualified as an Associate Chartered Accountant in 1982.

Paul had several roles in Industry before becoming a partner in a small accountancy practice.

In 1993 Paul was invited to become a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

In April 2004 Paul set up PWA to provide a more proactive service to the ever increasing client base and was pleased to be joined by both Sharon and Karen in this new venture.

Since then the business has grown enormously.

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Name: Sharon Compton
Position: Chartered Accountant
Qualifications: ACA FCCA MAAT

Sharon joined the firm at its beginning in 2004. She qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2002 and was invited to become an FCCA in 2007.

In August 2012 Sharon became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, through the Pathways to Membership scheme.

Sharon often goes out to visit clients at their premises to carry out software training and to support clients with their bookkeeping needs. She also deals with accounts preparation, company taxation, personal taxation and VAT work. Her main interests outside of work are going to the gym and reading a good book.


Name: Steven Hardwick
Position: Accountant
Qualifications: FCCA BA(Hons) MCIPPdip

Steven joined our firm in 2007 after completing a degree in Accounting and Finance. He has since qualified with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2010 and was invited to become an FCCA in 2015. He is also a member of ICAEW.

Steven heads up the payroll department, as well as doing book keeping, account preparation and VAT returns. He has recently gained a payroll qualification with the CIPP (Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals). He also looks after our trainee accountants.  His main interests outside of work are looking after his young family, motorsport and football.


Name: Annie Clark
Position: Trainee Accountant

Annie joined us in 2014 after completing her A levels in Economics, ICT & Maths. She has recently passed her Level 3 AAT qualification and is currently studying towards her Level 4. She works on payroll, VAT returns, accounts preparation, company taxation and personal taxation. Her main interests outside of work are baking and cooking. Annie is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (2018).





Name: George Birch
Position: Trainee Accountant

George joined us in 2015 after completing his A levels in Business Studies, Geography &  Psychology. He is currently studying towards his AAT qualification. He works on payroll, VAT returns and accounts preparation. His main interest outside of work are golf and football. George is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (2018).


Name: Nina Pauley
Position: Secretary

Having been in the legal profession for 29 years, Nina joined PW Accountants in April 2016 as a part time secretary. She handles the day to day administration of the practice. She is the friendly voice at the end of the phone and makes everyone welcome.  In any spare time she has, Nina is an avid football fan, both professional football and helping her husband run their son’s football team. She also loves tennis, the theatre, reading and holidays.