John has spent most of his professional life in the North East having studied Economics and Accounting at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He qualified with KPMG and was a Senior Manager there until 1992. Since then John has worked with SME's in general practice with particular emphasis on audit and assurance, management accounting and business planning.
John became a partner in Stephenson Coates in 2002 and is responsible for the provision of all the practice's accounting and audit services. He is a hands on individual but with an ability to see and advise on the influence of wider business issues on client affairs. He has broad sector experience and deals with most of the practice's charitable and voluntary sector clients.
He is a non executive director of the PNE group and a trustee of their youth enterprise loan fund.
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