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Meet the team at Braidwood Graham, Chartered Accountants Tax Advisers in Peebles.

Karen Graham B.A. C.A.

Karen Graham B.A. C.A.

DSC_9644“Starting my own practice has given me valuable insight of what it feels like to take a chance and start out in business. I have much more empathy and have been able to give clients real advice from actual experience, which makes all the difference in a great client relationship.”

Karen has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland since 1993. She trained as a CA with J G Henderson & Co and was with the firm for 13 years.

“I had a fantastic training experience and loved the work. The firm was able to give me experience in a wide variety of businesses, which laid a solid foundation for my career.”

In 2003, Karen became a partner in a 5 partner practice in the Borders and went on to build up further experience with multi franchise car dealerships, construction industry and property rental companies, textile manufacturers, professional partnerships, retail and trades.

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Jennifer Redfern AAT C.A.

Jennifer Redfern AAT C.A.

DSC_9590Jenny is a Chartered Accountant with nearly 25 years experience in general practice accountancy. For the majority of those years she has worked with Karen in three general practice firms. She joined Braidwood Graham as an Associate in August 2011.

Jenny has many years of knowledge and experience on limited companies, in particular, family owner-managed limited companies. This experience comprises audits, accounts preparation and corporation taxation for limited companies.

Alongside this Jenny also has strong knowledge of charities, sole traders and partnerships.

Jenny’s experience has shown her that clients appreciate a professional, friendly and pro-active approach to the working relationship with their Accountant. Building and maintaining this type of relationship is central to how Jenny works and is key to the philosophy of the firm.

Jenny uses her knowledge to help local charities and not for profit groups. Her hobbies include walking, photography and reading.

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John Dunney C.T.A

John Dunney C.T.A

John Dunney Chartered Tax AdviserJohn is a a qualified Chartered Tax Adviser and ex-Inspector of Taxes with HM Revenue & Customs. At HMRC he gained extensive experience on a wide range of projects including undertaking enquiry work into SME and corporate business accounts.

He is currently working on a project designed to help deliver profit improvement and tax mitigation for property professionals and landowners.

John truly believes that client care is fundamental to providing the level of service that clients deserve and, that building close relationships with clients is key to securing this goal.

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Mandy Roger B.A. C.A.

Mandy Roger B.A. C.A.

Mandy Roger

Mandy Roger

Mandy became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1994, training with Ritson Smith & Partners in Aberdeen. She has many years of experience in the accountancy profession and deals with accounts preparation of sole traders, partnerships and limited companies as well as preparation of personal, partnership and company tax returns. She is also involved in marking and mentoring C.A. students for our professional body, ICAS.

Mandy believes in nurturing strong relationships with clients, ensuring delivery of the highest level of professional service, and fits perfectly into our team. Outside the office her interests include baking, painting and golf… the good, the bad and even the ugly rounds!

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Lauren Cormack AAT

Lauren Cormack AAT

Lauren Cormack

Lauren Cormack

Lauren has been a dedicated colleague of ours us since 2011. She trained and qualified as an Accounting Technician and has a wealth of experience to help our clients and other team members. Looking after clients’ accounts, corporate and personal tax and VAT she looks after our clients compliance work and is involved with a variety of accountancy and tax work.

Outside the office Lauren enjoys keeping fit and Munro bagging on a weekend with her family friends and dog, Fergie.

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Colin Shaw BEng. CA

Colin Shaw BEng. CA

Colin Shaw

Colin Shaw

Colin obtained a Chemical Engineering degree from Heriot Watt University and made the bold step of changing career to accountancy. He was our first Apprentice C.A., joining in 2016. He qualified as a C.A. with first time passes in his exams in 2019 and is staying on with us to help deliver our professional service.

Colin specialises in accounts preparation, corporate and personal tax work. His engineering background and problem solving ability adds to the team’s versatility and strength. Colin enjoys time off with his family and dog, Brea.

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Gillian Moran B.A (Hons). ACCA

Gillian Moran B.A (Hons). ACCA

Gillian Moran

Gillian Moran

Our longest serving colleague, Gillian, joined in 2009 after training with an Edinburgh firm and completed her professional qualification with us.  She graduated from Stirling University in 2005 with a degree in Marketing and Business Studies. As part of that, she spent a year studying at the University of Kansas, USA, which was a great experience.

Gillian enjoys Accounts Preparation, Corporate and Personal Tax work and helping train clients with digital and cloud accounting (Sage, Xero, Autoentry) She has also been instrumental in training our new C.A. student. Outside of office work, Gillian is a Special Constable with Police Scotland in Edinburgh and enjoys tennis, golf, and spending time with her family.

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Luke MacLean, Graduate Apprentice/Trainee CA

Luke MacLean, Graduate Apprentice/Trainee CA

Luke MacLean, Graduate Apprentice/Trainee CA

Luke MacLean

Luke is our newest trainee and has joined us as a graduate apprentice after finishing his Highers at Peebles High School. This is a five year accredited work-based learning programme combining an honours degree from Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University with the ICAS Chartered Accountant qualification.

Luke was with us for some work experience a few summers ago and it has been his ambition to become a Chartered Accountant. We are pleased to be able to help him achieve this in Peebles.

Luke is a keen footballer and plays for local club Peebles Rovers.

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