Partner Profiles / Key Staff
Harry qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994 and gained his practicing certificate in 2001. After leaving partnership in a successful accountancy practice in the West End Harry founded Kemps in 2003 and became a fellow of the ICAEW in 2009. Harry manages the practice and lives in Broadstairs. Amongst many interests Harry is volunterr for Broadstairs Folk Week and a non executive trustee of Thanet Early Years Learning Project, both Registered Charities. He especially enjoys advising business start ups and helping established businesses grow.
John qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991 and after a few years in practice moved into industry carrying out a wide variety of roles. Returning to practice in 2011 John opened the Hamble office for Kemps which he manages and leads the practice in implementing appropriate IT solutions to keep up with new technological advances . A keen sailor John also runs a day event yacht chartering business.
Sarah joined Kemps in 2010 after working as a scientist undertaking senior international roles in companies such as Unilever and Cadbury Schweppes. In autumn of 2015 Sarah took on the role of Practice Manager, managing client care, office administration, regulatory compliance, marketing and business development. Sarah is a governor of East Kent College, a member of various national scientific committees and continues to write scientific reference books.
We are pleased that Laura joined us in June 2017. Laura became fully ACCA qualified in 2014 and has strengthened our team, bringing with her many years of experience. Predominantly she works on Limited Company, LLP and Partnership accounts preparation and taxation, as well as using her fluency with Sage and other accounting softwares on the majority of assignments. With a strong background in audit, she brings added resource to specialist areas of work such as Independent Examinations and verifications of service charges accounts. She became a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants in March 2019.
Lora joined Kemps in early 2009 after working at another local accountancy firm. She is AAT qualified and studying for the Institute of Certified Chartered Accountants professional exams. Lora is an accounts senior and primarily prepares accounts for Limited Companies, sole traders and partnerships as well as VAT Returns and Personal Tax Returns. She has over 15 years of exeperience working in practice.
Initially Cathy joined the practice on 1 April 2014 in an admin support role and since then she has progressed to an accounting technician role. Her main role is the preparation accounts for sole traders and Limited Companies as well VAT Returns and Personal Tax Returns. In 2017 Cathy attained the AAT level 3 qualification at East Kent College and is currently working towards level 4 AAT.
Veronica joined Kemps in June 2017 in an accounts junior role and is now AAT level 3 qualified. She is currently studying for level 4 AAT at East Kent College. She carries out many duties within the office, mainly processing payrolls in her role as payroll bureau supervisor, preparing company confirmation statements, maintaining company secretarial records and preparing vat returns and accounts for limited company's and sole traders.
Jessica joined Kemps in June 2016 in a part time administration support and receptionist role. She became a full time employee in September 2017 and completed AAT level 2 in 2018 . She has moved on to start AAT level 3 at East Kent College. Her role continues to evolve alongside her AAT studies and is now a mixed one incorporating administration duties, payrolls, company statutory matters and basic accounting work.