Red Shoes Accounting Services

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Victoria Cooper

Victoria has enjoyed a career of more than thirty years working in tax, accountancy and audit. She started as an apprentice in Liverpool in 1989 with a small firm In Liverpool and since then has enjoyed senior roles both within industry and practice, successfully continuing her professional studies from AAT through to ACCA. Victoria has a full practising license with AAT which enables her to provide full professional technical services to the business community; assisting local businesses and individuals with their compliance obligations.

Victoria very much enjoys supporting time pressured business people; taking away the strain that HMRC compliance often brings and bringing clarity and transparency to the financials of everyday business transactions. She provides insight and advice when needed to give business owners and managers the information and tools they need to move their business forward.

In her spare time Victoria enjoys spending time with her family and dogs. She also enjoys playing field hockey and is currently Ely City Hockey Clubs’ goalie for the ladies third team. When she is not number crunching for her clients, walking the dogs or playing hockey you can usually find her stuck in a novel as she loves to read anything from Jane Austen to Margaret Atwood.

Victoria is also a director of Talking FreEly, a community interest company which promotes mental health awareness in the local area.

Lorraine Partridge

Lorraine has worked in practice since leaving school, qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1997 and has 25 years of experience within small accountancy firms. She enjoys interacting with clients and prefers a personable approach to her work.

In her own time Lorraine has a passion for cooking – she boasts a library full of cookery books and enjoys conjuring up gourmet meals from these. Lorraine keeps fit through a number of high intensity workouts each week and enjoys sports including hockey, tennis, walking and cycling. Lorraine loves travel and looks forward to holidaying in different countries and cultures. Her family takes most of her time up whether it be taking her son swimming, cycling or simply spending quality time with her family at home.

Ryan Lane

Ryan studied Accounting and Finance at Nottingham Trent University. After a successful temporary summer job at Red Shoes Accounting before Ryan’s final year of University, he returned the following year and is now the firm’s longest serving employee. Ryan’s organisation and thoroughness are good attributes for his payroll, tax and accountancy work. His main role at Red Shoes Accounting is payroll manager; however, he also works on VAT returns, annual accounts and self-assessment tax returns for a handful of clients. Some people say he is also the firms in-house ‘IT guy’.

When not producing payslips, Ryan is a speedy football player, an avid gym goer, and all-round health and fitness enthusiast and even claims his body is a ‘temple’.

James Hayden

James attended Ely Sixth Form and completed a Business and Administration Diploma which has improved his organisation skills. He is currently on an AAT Accounting Apprenticeship at Red Shoes and is enjoying being part of a small supportive team.

James enjoys spending time with his friends, although this mainly ends up in them sitting around loudly enjoying shenanigans within the virtual world. James also has an interest in writing and often creates collaborative stories with his friends.

Laura Barrow

Laura is our Practice Manager after enjoying an almost ten years of service as a full time Firefighter (the latter years of her career involved being promoted to Crew Commander.)

Having made the decision to hang up her fire helmet for the last time, she is now looking forward to the new, and the very different challenge, of becoming Red Shoes Accounting new trainee accountant - swapping fire hose for a calculator!

In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with her partner, young daughter and step daughter whose various interests include gymnastics, hockey, singing and acting. This keeps Laura busy, travelling to and from various clubs, lessons, tournaments or shows.

Laura also likes to get out for a run when she can and enjoys being out with the family taking their dogs for long walks. Laura enjoys reading, being by the coast, and socialising with friends.

Amber Smith

Amber is fully AAT qualified and now embarking upon her Chartered ACCA training.  

When not being an accounts whizz in the office, Amber likes to spend time doing plenty of DIY in her new home and spending time with friends and family on days out and escape rooms.  She also has a Daschund called Noodle and cat named Luna. 

Amber also has a love for baking, designing various cakes and testing out different flavoured treats for everyone in the office to try!

Charlotte Watkinson

Charlotte Watkinson is a Trainee Accountant responsible for accounts preparation for sole traders, limited companies and partnerships; training & supporting clients on cloud software; production of tailored management accounts for clients; preparing VAT returns, Corporation Tax returns and Personal Tax returns.

Charlotte’s desire to become an accountant started when she completed her degree in Business Management. After a few years working in car sales, she started her career as a trainee accountant in 2018. Charlotte is on the final stage of her AAT qualification (Level 4) with the view to move on to Chartered ACCA when she qualifies.

In her spare time Charlotte has many hobbies and is always on the go, these include anything from playing classical piano to clay pigeon shooting.

Charlotte also enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Zoe Slocombe

Zoe Slocombe is our Payroll Associate. Zoe started her payroll career within the education sector, processing payroll for local schools before moving to a well- known construction company running the in-house payroll for over two years. Zoe joined us to develop her skills further and her payroll experience is a great asset to the team.

In her spare time Zoe likes to create some weird and extravagantly decorated cakes. She's made cakes that look like beer glasses, trampolines and even a camel! She also enjoys crafting and making many a crochet blanket while binge watching favourite TV shows.

Callie Weller

Callie is an apprentice trainee accountant who gained her Level 2 AAT qualification and business A Levels at Ely Sixth Form and is now part way through her Level 3 AAT qualification.

Callie previously played football for nine years, but has recently decided to hang up her football boots and swap them for a pair of gym trainers instead. In her own time, she likes to spend time with friends and family, going to the gym, going out for food and taking her dog for long walks in different locations.

Lisa Parrin

Lisa  is our part-time administrator who lived in London for most of her life and enjoyed a varied career in the Civil Service for almost 33 years, working mainly in the Whitehall area. Escaping the rat race and moving to the Ely area with her family 11 years ago, Lisa enjoyed a well-deserved career break, during which time she project managed, supervised and drew up a schedule of works for building and electrical works for home improvements within her own property. She also completed online courses in Business Administration and Customer Service and held administrative jobs in Education and Hospitality.

Lisa is currently attending Adult Further Education classes at Ely College, working towards a GCSE Foundation Level qualification in Mathematics.

In her own time, when she's not ensuring our admin procedures run like clockwork, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family on days out, visiting historical places of interest, reading and gardening.