THL is a dynamic accountancy firm based in Sussex with over 60 years combined experience in our team. Our growing team love crunching the numbers for clients, saving them money and helping them to grow too. Here’s a bit more info about our team:
Meet the Team
Managing Partner - Paul Thatcher
Tel: 01903 258084
I am a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years experience providing a range of accountancy services to individuals and businesses on the South Coast. I pride myself in helping businesses plan and increase value for owners and stakeholders.
Over the last 25 years, 10 were spent as a partner in a large regional firm. My portfolio grew to one of the largest in the practice, due to my efficient and personal approach to client service. From an audit perspective, I have significant experience in providing this service to clients particularly in the property, technology, manufacturing and service industries.
I have worked with a number of clients in providing finance director roles, helping businesses to raise capital, set up financial systems and assisting in exit strategies.
In my personal time I like to keep active and am a particularly keen cyclist. When I am not exercising you can normally find me socialising with friends and family.
If you would like to arrange a free consultation with Paul to better understand how THL might be able to help, please feel free to get in touch.
Partner - Hayley Sengebusch
Tel: 01903 258080
Having stumbled into a career in tax on leaving school, I’ve worked in about every area of tax possible, along the way gaining vast experience and professional qualifications. Recently I’ve settled into general practice but specialise in IHT planning, looking after those running owner managed businesses as well as those clients with more demanding issues such as those relating to residency and domicile.
Outside of work, I love spending time with family and friends and if that can include my passion for yoga, running, cycling or tai chi then that’s all the better!
Accounts Manager - Laura Clark
Tel: 01903 258088
I have worked in accountancy now for 6 years and recently joined the THL team as the Accounts Manager. I originally studied accountancy at college and then went on to complete my degree in Accounting and Finance at Brighton University. During my studies I completed a placement year and it was at this time I decided accounting was for me.
Upon leaving University I went straight into studying ACCA and have become a chartered certified accountant. During my time working in practice I have gained experience working with a wide variety of clients in all areas of business.
Outside of work I spend a lot of time with friends and family and enjoy theatre trips and walks along the beach.
Payroll Manager - Katie Herbert
Tel: 01903 258083
I have worked in the accountancy industry for approximately 8 years, focusing my qualifications on Business Administration and Payroll. After attending Northbrook College to complete NVQ in Business & Administration, I studied and qualified in Level 2 AAT Payroll Administration at Brighton College of Technology.
With 6 years’ experience of dealing with various sized payrolls and processes, I enjoy the challenge of ever changing HMRC and PAYE Regulations and working alongside clients to meet their needs.
Away from work, music and socialising is one of main enjoyments, along with yoga, fitness and travelling.
Practice Administrator - India Elliot
Tel: 01903 300230
Since leaving school, the majority of my work has been in administrative roles spreading across various industries.
My role focuses on clerical duties, supporting the team and communicating with clients. It is my responsibility to help ensure the smooth efficiency of our service.
Outside of work, the majority of my time is spent with my family and running around after my son.
Accounts Manager - Katarina Pemberton
Tel: 01903 258082
My career in accountancy began in 2013 when I enrolled in a AAT course at Northbrook College. I look forward to gaining my qualification and plan to study ACCA in the near future.
I joined the accounts team at THL in October 2016 and have found my career progress at a great pace as I work with a wide range of clients.
A lot of my time out of the office is dedicated to studying for AAT exams but I like to break that up as much as possible by spending time with my friends and family.
Practice Administrator - Sarah Pettitt
Tel: 01903 258089
I joined THL in May 2017 as Practice Administrator having previously worked for a firm of accountants for 15 years where I gained a wide experience in various PA, secretarial and administrative roles within the business.
My role at THL involves communicating with clients as well as secretarial and administrative support for the team and working together with India to ensure the smooth running of the business.
Out of the office, I enjoy yoga, walking in the Sussex countryside, as well as visiting the theatre and socialising with friends.