Matt is a Chartered Tax Adviser and Accountant. He has many years of experience in both Industry and Practice. His broad range of experience benefits both corporate and personal clients.

Matt heads up the tax team and has a particular interest in R&D tax, Capital allowances and family company tax planning.

Group Commercial Director

Jay Cholewinski joined the main Board in 2018 bringing with him a wealth of experience in the business development sector having previously co-founded a multi-million pound business. He heads up the technical division of the R&D tax credit team and works alongside Matt and his tax team advising and helping businesses with their R&D claims.


Lyndsey qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2002 having worked in practice since 1997. She joined us in June 2018 and is one of our Senior Accountants.

In her spare time Lyndsey, her husband Alan and 3 children are heavily involved with First Wellington Scout Group. She is also a Governor of Court Fields Secondary School in Wellington.


Chris has a degree in Accountancy and is now completing his ACCA. In his spare time Chris is a keen cyclist and an avid Manchester United fan

Payroll and Office Manager

Kim has been with us since we first opened our doors in Wellington and has worked her way up the career ladder to manage our Payroll Bureau as well as managing our VAT and Book keeping department.

In her spare time, Kim likes to watch movies, listen to music and spend time with her family and friends.


Emily joined us in November 2018. She has studied her AAT Levels 2 & 3 and is an AAT qualified bookkeeper after gaining her status in 2017.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, watching rugby and regularly competing at weekends for her local netball team.


Tanzeel is a Chartered Certified Accountant with over 7 years of diversified experience in Accounting and taxation. He has a passion for helping small business owners and individuals to manage and grow their financial well-being. 

His hobbies include travelling, hanging out with friends and family to try different foods, watching movies and playing cricket.

Payroll Clerk

Julia has been working for Tax Shop Accountants since December 2015 after a long, rewarding career within the industry.

She likes to spend her spare time crafting and enjoying early morning walks with her faithful pup Murphy.


In 2019, Darren completed the London Marathon, raising money and running for Asthma UK. He hoped to complete another in the future.

Trainee Accoutant

Ellie started working for Tax Shop in September 2018 and is studying for her AAT qualification at Huish. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Apprentice Accountant

Danielle started working for Tax Shop Accountants in September 2017 after completing one year of AS levels. She is currently studying her AAT qualification.

In her spare time, Danielle enjoys playing various sports and also spending time with her younger cousins.


Laeeq is a Chartered Certified Accountant with over 7 years practice experience. In his spare time, he enjoys family outings, watching movies and eating out.

R&D Technical Writer

Fran is an NCTJ-qualified journalist with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in English literature and journalism, respectively. He has worked in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, delivering copy for globally recognised banks, insurance brokers, credit score agencies and accounting firms.

Fran writes R&D technical narratives for our clients, ensuring that complex, innovative projects are translated into concise reports.

R&D Support Administrator

Rachel joined the Tax Shop at the start of 2020 after working in various administration and sales roles across the South West.

In her spare time she likes listening to music and going to see live bands (an avid queen fan), keeping fit and enjoys the occasional glass of wine.

R&D Accountant

Dan joined in April 2019 specialising in R&D Tax. In working for Tax Shop, he fully qualified through AAT in February 2020.

In his spare time, Dan watches all sorts of sports, plays cricket in the Summer for Timberscombe CC and is always hoping that Liverpool F.C don’t throw away the next title challenge.

R&D Technical Writer

Having graduated from Cardiff University with an English Language degree, Rosie spent the next few years travelling throughout Australia.

On returning to the UK in 2019, she joined Tax Shop. Her main role involves writing R&D technical narratives for our clients.


Emma joined Tax Shop as an apprentice in 2014. She studied her AAT qualification as well as a Business Admin course, fully qualifying in both areas in April 2018. Emma became a full member of AAT upon qualifying and was recently approved as a licensed accountant and bookkeeper in March 2020.

 She married her husband Steve in 2019 and loves spending time with him outside of work along with other friends and family also. They love going for walks and do this as often as they can. A lot of their time is also spent in activities related to their faith as Jehovah’s Witnesses.