Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors

Key Personnel

Sanders Geeson was founded by Mr. Jan Szczepanski with many years experience in industry and practice.

Jan Szczepanski (Director, SFB Sanders Geeson)
Jan Education: Warwick University, Bradford Management Centre & Nimbas, Utrecht
Qualifications: LLB, MBA (Distinction), DipPFS & Chartered Accountant (ACA)
LinkedIn: Profile
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Jan is a very experienced, versatile Chartered Accountant who also has a Law Degree, a Diploma in Personal Finance and an international MBA from The Bradford Management Centre. He worked for nearly twenty years as a Finance Director and Company Secretary in the UK and in Europe. His experience encompasses multi-site private businesses and plc subsidiaries across many sectors, both in services and manufacturing including fast growth businesses and start ups. Prior to working in industry, Jan trained with the well respected accountancy firm in Sheffield, Barber Harrison & Platt and subsequently with the international firm, Coopers & Lybrand in Leeds (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers).

Latterly Jan has worked with Central European business people helping them to establish their businesses in the UK and established Sanders Geeson, providing business support services for small business owners who are looking to start up or grow their business.

Jan has worked in many industry sectors including door manufacture, environmental services (spillage clearance & site remediation, jetting and tanker/tankering works), oil distribution, food, property repair services, export services including packing and freight forwarding, composite material manufacture, lubricating oil chemicals, textiles, professional services and mail order.

He established a track record for resolving finance/systems problems which have involved putting in strong financial controls, specifying systems and information requirements and subsequent implementation, business integration, reorganisation and turnaround, fraud investigation and involvement in an MBO process up to establishing the independent financial running of the business. For more information see his case studies.

Jan has recently received a Certificate under the Chartered Accountant's IFRS Award Programme.

In 2005, Jan decided to establish Sanders Geeson to help startups and smaller/medium sized businesses in the UK.

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Paul Carvell (Director, SFB Sanders Geeson & Director, SFB Group)
Paul Education: Coventry University
Qualifications: Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA)
LinkedIn: Profile

Paul considers himself to be a businessman, and not just an accountant. His real passion is to help others in business achieve their goals. He is a sounding board for clients and can support them to achieve their vision and aspirations.

Paul is currently President of the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce and has been a practising accountant and business advisor for 32 years.

Paul is a Director of SFB Sanders Geeson. Paul is also Managing Director of Stewart, Fletcher & Barrett Chartered Accountants (SFB) and a Director of SFB Wealth Management, which are based in the Midlands. Previous to this, Paul worked at Ernst and Young.

Since becoming Managing Director of SFB, Paul has launched a number of pioneering initiatives including a new fee structure supported by new systems, a paperless office, as well as expanding SFB's services into HR, marketing and wealth management. The firm has seen major growth in the past few years which is set to continue, leading the practice to be positioned at the forefront of accountancy services in the country.

Paul defies how accountants are typically perceived. He is an energetic maverick and is passionate about bringing new concepts and ideas to life. Paulís energy extends out of work and his passions range from scuba diving to sailing on the water, and playing the keyboard and golf on dry land.

Christine Szczepanski (Manager)
Christine Education: Warwick University
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) & Chartered Accountant (ACA)

Christine has many years experience in practice accounting, concentrating on small businesses across a wide spectrum of industry sectors including start up entities. She trained and qualified with Grant Thornton. Christine is responsible for our payroll services and also our internal bookkeeping and administration.

Marie Szczepanski (Client Manager)
Marie Education: Huddersfield University
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Multimedia Design & Chartered Accountant (ACA)

Marie joined us in July 2007 as a trainee accountant and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2010. She is responsible for managing a portfolio of clients and manages our audit services. In her spare time Marie enjoys watching Formula 1, photography and using Photoshop. She especially enjoys being able to combine her passion for Formula 1 and photography by attending races.

Thomas Szczepanski (Client Manager)
Thomas Education: Manchester University
Qualifications: BA (Econ) (Hons) Business Studies & Chartered Accountant (ACA)
LinkedIn: Profile

Thomas joined in 2009 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2012. As well as managing a portfolio of clients, Thomas supports Jan in SFB Sanders Geeson's business development activities.

Weronika Dolezal (Accounts Assistant)

Weronika joined us in August 2017 and is studying towards her Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification. Weronika assists with the Polish clients and our payroll services, as well as producing accounts and tax returns and helping with the bookkeeping.

Mark Armitage (Associate) (Business Development Services)
Education: Leeds University, Bradford Management Centre
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Russian, MBA
Languages: Russian (good), French (good), Spanish (good), Czech (Intermediate) and Hungarian (Elementary) - his English is pretty good too!

Mark has a selling and marketing functional background and has worked extensively across Central and Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union, as well as other parts of the world including the UK. He has worked for De La Rue and the NCR Corporation at all levels from Regional Sales Manager to Regional Managing Director. Additionally Mark's experience includes a position as Commercial Director of a start up IT business and as a Management Consultant. for a medium sized consultancy business, both businesses based in the UK. For the last three years Mark has been working as an International Regional Business Advisor for the ICT and Digital sector for the North West Development Agency and UK Trade and Investment, involving supplying management advice, planning and consultancy to UK SMEs, as well as acting as an interim Commercial Director for an SME business in the North West. Mark is also a Director in MOST UK Limited.

Suzie Bogle (Associate) (HR Services)
Education: MA
Qualifications: Chartered MCIPD

Suzie is Managing Director of Breathing Space HR Limited, based in Leeds. She is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and has over 10 years experience working in Human Resources in small and major businesses.