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Meet the team

Jon Dawson


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Jon Dawson

Partner

 

Splitting his time between general practice and heading the outsourcing department, Jon Dawson is always looking for new ways to help his clients meet their business objectives and maximise efficiency. His focus is on strategically supporting decision-makers as their business grows. Feedback from clients is that it’s Jon’s refreshing, forward-thinking approach that they value particularly highly, along with his genuine enthusiasm for their business. Whether an SME with a headcount of 100+ or an innovative start-up, Jon’s clients span professional services, media and marketing, tech, and real estate and construction.

Jon’s role is to facilitate thought-provoking dialogue. Through challenging his clients, he helps them crystallise their thinking and thus formulate a strategy for their business’s success. He guides them through competitor analysis, revenue stream analysis, share buy-back, attracting investors, M&A and sale preparation, global expansion and partnership-to-LLP conversion, to name but a few of his recent projects.

A critical member of the firm’s digital transformation team and technology strategy group, Jon has built a specialist tech team within the outsourcing department, and also allocates time to fine-tuning in-house systems. As well as guiding businesses on their future growth trajectory, he proactively improves their internal processes and systems by deploying the latest tech and furthering all aspects of their digital transformation.

Nicki Savill


Telephone: +44 (0)208 848 5535
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Nicki Savill

Director of Outsourcing

 

Having worked in outsourcing for over 20 years, Nicki Savill understands clients’ needs on a practical level and can communicate in a language that is relevant to their business and not just as an accountant. She is dedicated to understanding how businesses operate; helping them to achieve their objectives, not just financially, but by providing a bespoke, holistic service. She builds strong relationships with key figures within the organisation and is recognised for her friendly and personable approach.

Nicki heads up the day to day management of the KS Connect team, and is constantly thinking of new ways to provide a better client experience. Over the years, Nicki has built up a broad knowledge ranging across many industries, particularly solicitors and professional services businesses, the hospitality sector and charities and not for profit organisations. Her specialisms have developed with mainly owner-managed businesses. As the resident technologist at Moore Kingston Smith, she is constantly looking at solutions to provide seamless, streamlined accounting solutions.

With two young children Nicki spends much of her spare time freezing on the side of a football pitch or watching ballet! She also enjoys walking, cooking, eating out and treating herself to spa days.

Brendan Hegarty


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Brendan Hegarty

Director of Outsourcing

 

Brendan joined Moore Kingston Smith as a trainee in 1987 and spent 12 years as a general practice accountant before becoming a founding member of our business management outsourcing team, where he is now a Director.

Brendan’s current role oversees a team of 70 colleagues, who report to him on a daily basis. Brendan is heavily involved in project managing the setup and transition of new clients, making sure our client’s expectations are aligned with ours, whilst making the process as seamless as possible.

Brendan uses his experience to design and build strong internal control systems within his team, streamlining our working practices whilst maintaining the quality and delivery of our services. His sector expertise is wide ranging, covering media, entertainment, entrepreneurs, family offices, charities and real estate.

As a project manager, Brendan is a “details” man and invests time at the initial engagement stage to understand the assignment, following up with systems notes, control checklists and service level agreements.

A key requirement in Brendan’s role is to make sure each member of the team knows their role and responsibilities, communicating effectively and crucially, delivering on time. Dealing with clients queries in a clear and efficient way is something he prides himself on, as well as making himself available to his clients.

Outside of work, Brendan enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He has a passion for most sports, notable horse racing, football and golf.

Hemant Patel


Telephone: +44 (0)208 848 5509
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Hemant Patel

Manager

 

Hemant Patel joined Moore Kingston Smith in 2006 as an ACA trainee and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2009. After qualification Hemant continued to work within general practice, being seconded to Rwanda for four weeks to work with the local government running workshops to help local SMEs develop accounting systems and processes. Since then he has continued to gain further experience within audit, accounts and corporate and personal tax. He has a varied portfolio of clients including property, technology, freelance consultants and hospitality clients and applied this experience when he joined the Business Outsourcing team as manager in November 2016.

In his spare time, Hemant enjoys being outdoors in his garden, travelling to new places and embracing new adventures.

Melissa Lambell


Telephone: +44 (0)1708 757739
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Melissa Lambell

Manager

 

Melissa Lambell completed her ACA qualifications in 2009 and has over 15 years’ experience working at Moore Kingston Smith within both the general practice and outsourcing teams. ​

Mel’s daily responsibilities include managing the business outsourcing team and providing insightful reporting for clients as well as assisting with VAT compliance, annual accounts, corporation tax returns and personal tax planning. Mel continuously works with her clients making sure they are utilising the latest technology to the fullest so that they have up to date financial information in a way that helps them run their businesses. Due to her background in the general practice team, Mel is also able to advise clients on wider business and personal tax issues.​

As outsourcing manager, Mel is always working to ensure the team consistently deliver our services to the highest standards and will always go above and beyond for her clients.

Simon Woodhams


Telephone: +44 (0)20 7566 3800
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Simon Woodhams

Outsourcing Digital Innovation Lead

 

Simon Woodhams leads the software consultancy team. With 15 years experience working with Accounting and Business solutions, he is best place to advise on the solution that is best fit of the client, rather than a one fits all size. ​

He has overseen implementation projects of all sizes ranging from 1 week to 6 months, he and the team are here to assist from Project Managing to getting stuck in to the migration of data, and anywhere in-between.​ Projects undertaken cover organisations of all sizes ranging from single entities to multi-company, multi-location groups.

Phil Humphries


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Phil Humphries

Tech and On-Boarding Advisor

Sarbjit Sambhi


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Sarbjit Sambhi

Business Unit Leader

Lucy Williams


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Lucy Williams

Business Unit Leader

Patrick Nash


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Patrick Nash

Outsourcing Advisor

Lauren O’Flaherty


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Lauren O’Flaherty

Advisor

Verity Adusei


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Verity Adusei

Outsourcing Supervisor

Emily Newell


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Emily Newell

Digital Advisor

Sam Collins


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Sam Collins

Digital Advisor