MEET THE TEAM

Edward Corrigan
Founding Partner – Business advisory and assurance

Before establishing this firm, I was a partner at Baker Tilly, with responsibility for business services in the South West. I’d previously trained with Grant Thornton and spent two years working in industry as a financial controller.

However, in setting up Corrigan Associates, I had other plans: I wanted to work with sectors that interested and excited me, like fast-growing technology firms and not-for-profit outfits. I wanted to help these businesses and organisations forge their own paths to growth through making good decisions, minimising risk, and building smart and motivated management teams. I wanted to help increase the prosperity of Bristol and the South West – the region in which we’re based – while putting something back into the community. I’ve long been a trustee of various charitable bodies, mostly in housing and care services.

Outside of the office, I have three grown-up daughters and enjoy a range of outdoor activities. I enjoy cycling and an occasional round of golf and taking on the odd physical challenge.

Richard Bunker
Partner – Private client and growing business tax

I joined Corrigan Associates in early 2016 from Bristol firm Whyatt Pakeman. Before that I was a partner with a major national practice. I’ve been advising businesses and individuals on tax matters for over 30 years, helping clients both meet their compliance obligations and reduce their tax bills.

My work has included capital gains tax and inheritance tax planning for individuals, as well as partnership taxation, share valuations and pension planning, profit extraction, succession and exit planning, company mergers and demergers.

Away from the office, I love sport, and I’m still playing football regularly and improving at golf. I’m pleased to see my interests in good coffee, cycling, craft ale and vinyl have finally become fashionable.

Pete Edwards
Partner – Corporate tax, share incentives and R&D

I trained at an independent firm before moving to Baker Tilly as a tax specialist. I’m now one of the two principal tax advisors here at Corrigan I trained at an independent firm before moving to Baker Tilly as a tax specialist. I’m now one of the two principal tax advisors here at Corrigan Associates, and work closely with all our business and private clients.

Through working with high-tech, entrepreneurial companies over the years, I’ve gained in-depth knowledge of Research and Development (R&D) tax credits and employee share option schemes.

Before all of this, I attended Bristol Grammar School, and played football for Bristol City F.C. as a schoolboy. I still play five-a-side now, and am a season ticket holder at Bristol City.

Andrew Jordan
Associate Partner – Assurance and not-for-profit sector

I began my accountancy career at a regional practice in the Midlands, where I trained in all aspects of accounting and tax. I have since worked within both industry and practice, spending ten years at Baker Tilly, and joined Corrigan Associates in early 2016.

My portfolio includes commercial and not-for-profit, and I have also worked with listed companies as well as owner-managed businesses and charities of all sizes. My role here at Corrigan Associates is to build our audit practice and expand our not-for-profit offering.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my young family, reading, playing football and the occasional round of golf. I also support Coventry City (someone has to).

Hayley Stead
Accounts Manager

I trained and worked with Baker Tilly’s Hereford office as a qualified chartered certified accountant, before moving to Bristol to join Corrigan Associates in 2012.

I have a background as an audit specialist, with experience in professional practice and the schools and not-for-profit sectors. I’m now managing the accounts team here at Corrigan Associates.

Outside of work, I’m a keen traveller and once spent nine months touring Central and South America. I look forward to returning someday, but in the meantime I try and visit as many new places as possible.

Rich Harding
Business Support Services Director

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Annabelle Jillett
Corporate Services Manager

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Jon Turner
Assistant Manager

I graduated with a first-class degree in economics from the University of West England. I spent my university placement year working in the finance team at Hargreaves Lansdown in Bristol.

I joined Corrigan Associates as a graduate in 2012, and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2015. I have worked on some of our larger audit assignments, and am now taking a lead role in managing a broad range of business clients.

In my spare time, I play guitar and enjoy a range of outdoor activities – including walking, cycling and rock climbing.

Ben Fotheringham
Trainee ICAEW Accountant

I graduated from the University of Bristol with a Masters degree in chemistry. I worked as a retail buyer in the marine industry before joining Corrigan Associates to begin my ACA training in 2014.

I have a solid grounding in accounts production and tax, and am working as part of the audit team on a broad portfolio of clients.

Outside of the office, I enjoy swimming and badminton, and spend as much time as I can on the South Coast.

Ben Simmons
Trainee ICAEW Accountant

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Sarah Devaney
Trainee ICAEW Accountant

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Stacey Barrett
Apprentice Accountant

I am an AAT trainee here at Corrigan Associates, where I support the accounts and business support service teams.

I attended Henbury School in Bristol until 2014, before going on to study for my Level 2 Diploma in Accountancy & Business. I joined the team here in 2015 to develop my career in accountancy.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with close family and friends, and I love to travel.

Gillian Watkins
Executive Assistant

I joined Corrigan Associates in 2016, and am the executive assistant to the partners. I have previously worked within recruitment businesses, and this is my first venture into the world of accounting.

I manage day-to-day activities in the office, including organising meetings with clients, and ensure everything runs smoothly here.

Daniela Kent
Office Accounts Assistant

I carry out bookkeeping and credit control activities internally here at Corrigan Associates. I also produce reports and carry out record keeping.

I’m married with two children and, as my family come from Sicily, I speak fluent Italian.