Meet the Team

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Simon Dimblebee
- Principal

Qualification: Chartered accountant (ACA)

Simon qualified as an accountant in 1988 and became a partner in Thain Wildbur in 2001. His expertise is in all areas of taxation and business advisory services, having had more than 30 years’ experience working in accountancy practices. He specialises in dealing with owner-managed businesses, with particular emphasis on tax planning and tax-efficient profit extraction strategies.

Specialist subject: staying one step ahead of the taxman

Likes: being on a golf course, on a mountain, in the sea or on a sandy beach

Dislikes: being in sand on a golf course

Favourite food/drink: something spicy with something cold

Favourite place: Austria or Switzerland

Currently drives: within the speed limit

Email: simondimblebee@thainwildbur.co.uk


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Caroline Flowers
- Client manager

Qualification: Chartered Certified accountant (FCCA)

Caroline joined the firm as a trainee accountant in 1992 and qualified in 2000. She has a substantial amount of experience in providing accounting, auditing, taxation and general business advisory services to clients. In addition to managing a portfolio of clients, ranging from individual tax return cases to limited companies, Caroline works as a senior accounts clerk, dealing with the accountancy and taxation affairs for a range of business types and sizes.

Specialist subject: booking a holiday

Likes: being on holiday

Dislikes: being late, or people who are late!

Favourite food/drink: anything someone else has cooked for me/wine

Favourite place: on holiday

Currently drives: Corsa (always black)

Email: carolineflowers@thainwildbur.co.uk


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Robert Wicks
- Client manager

Qualification: Chartered Certified accountant (ACCA)

Robert joined the firm as a trainee accountant in 2014, having worked as an accounting technician in industry. He completed his training and qualified in April 2018. His experience in industry has enabled him to gain firsthand knowledge of how businesses operate. In addition to working as a senior accounts clerk, Robert assists with the training of other staff members and advises clients on a range of business, accounts and tax issues. He has been at the forefront of the firm’s development of digital technology and cloud accounting.

Specialist subject: Making Tax Digital (yuck, but someone’s got to do it!)

Likes: everything tied up nice and neat with a bow! (oh except for my desk, which leaves a lot to be desired!)

Dislikes: messy ledgers!

Favourite food/drink: my mother’s Sunday roast (don’t tell the wife!)

Favourite place: at home in the garden

Currently drives: change in the way we do things (oh and a Mazda – zoom zoom!)

Email: robertwicks@thainwildbur.co.uk


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Louise Chilvers
- Client manager

Qualification: Chartered Certified accountant (FCCA)

Louise joined the firm as a trainee accountant in December 2000, having worked as an accounting technician for another local practice, and qualified shortly afterwards. She works as a senior accounts clerk, dealing with all areas of accounting, taxation and general business advice for a variety of clients. She also manages a portfolio of clients, ranging from individual tax return cases to owner-managed businesses.

Specialist subject: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Avengers/Fortnite (can you tell I'm a mum to boys!)

Likes: family holidays

Dislikes: bad manners

Favourite food/drink: prosecco

Favourite place: The beach

Currently drives: to wherever my children need to be

Email: louisechilvers@thainwildbur.co.uk


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Angela Sutherland
- Payroll/bookkeeping manager & practice administrator

Angela joined Thain Wildbur in June 2016, having previously had experience working in a variety of bookkeeping, accounting and payroll positions within other local businesses. Her responsibilities include managing the firm’s payroll and bookkeeping bureau services and looking after our practice accounts. She also assists with the preparation of accounts.

Specialist subject: number crunching

Likes: chilling out

Dislikes: untidiness/bad manners

Favourite food/drink: Mexican/almond toast cocktail

Favourite place: somewhere hot with sunshine

Currently drives: white Audi A3

Email: angelasutherland@thainwildbur.co.uk


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Sheralyn Colman
- Accounts clerk and administrative assistant

Sheralyn joined the firm in May 2018 as an accounting technician and administrative assistant. She has had more than 30 years of experience working in bookkeeping, accounts and payroll positions within various sectors, including retail and manufacturing. Her responsibilities include bookkeeping/VAT work and the preparation of accounts for the self-employed and owner-managed businesses. Sheralyn also works on reception.

Specialist subject: food

Likes: family time

Dislikes: dieting

Favourite food/drink: G & T (a large one!)

Favourite place: the beach

Currently drives: a red Ferrari (in my dreams)

Email: sheralyncolman@thainwildbur.co.uk


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Sheila Newling
- Typist and administrative assistant

Sheila is our longest serving member of staff, having worked for the firm since 1989. She has a wealth of experience in dealing with secretarial and administrative matters within the office.

Specialist subject: laughing and having fun

Likes: dancing and sewing (but not at the same time)

Dislikes: football and miserable/rude people

Favourite food/drink: Bakewell tarts (lots of them) and alcohol - any kind, no preference

Favourite place: anywhere hot and sunny, but mainly Greece

Drives: work colleagues up the wall

Email: sheilanewling@thainwildbur.co.uk


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Penny Stanton
- Receptionist and company secretarial clerk

Penny joined the company in March 2014, having previously had more than 30 years’ experience working in various secretarial and administrative roles.

Penny’s responsibilities include company secretarial work and database administration, in addition to reception and secretarial duties.

Specialist subject: food

Likes: eating and cleaning

Dislikes: diets

Favourite food/drink: oh yes please!

Favourite place: bakery

Currently drives: cholesterol levels right up

Email: pennystanton@thainwildbur.co.uk

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