Scott Groves FCCA – Partner

A fully qualified accountant and Fellow with the ACCA, Scott started the business is in its original form on a part time basis in 2006.

It has since grown but Scott has been intent on retaining the personal service which has been an important part of the business since day one. Scott particularly enjoys dealing with personal tax.

Socially he is a keen fan of Tottenham Hotspur and enjoys spending time with his family.

Martin Sands ACCA – Partner

Martin heads up our Corporation Tax Department. He is a fully qualified Chartered Certified Accountant and is keen to ensure he is constantly keeping up to date with the latest tax laws.

Martin is also keen to ensure Apex maintain a competitive advantage with the use of the most up to the minute advice and technology.

Socially Martin enjoys rugby, football and the gym. He’s also getting into skiing, just an excuse for more holidays!

Daniel Newman BSc (hons) – Practice Manager

Daniel heads up our Bookkeeping and VAT Department. He also manages other aspects of the Practice and always welcomes clients with his warm sense of humour.

Daniel has a degree in Business Management and is a well-seasoned finance professional with a history in private banking.

However, he makes terrible coffee. Be warned. Out of the office Dan enjoys playing football (still at his age?!) and looking after his cats.

Clare March AAT – Bookkeeper

Clare works as a bookkeeper here. Clare is QuickBooks Certified and is AAT qualified.

She is a calm, conscientious and important member of the team here and assist Daniel in the VAT department.

Outside of work Clare loves to keep fit at the gym as well as being a Mum to her little girl.

Viktorija Abizova AAT – Bookkeeper

Viktorija joined us 2017 to assist in the bookkeeping department.

Viktorija is QuickBooks Certified and is AAT qualified.

She enjoys cycling, keeping fit and she always has a smile on her face!

Charlotte Godwin – Payroll Administrator

Charlotte is our Payroll Administrator.

She has the task of putting up with the rest of us.

We are afraid to say she’s a supporter of Chelsea FC.

David Milson MAAT – Accounts Manager

David joined us in 2021 and brings with him many years of Practice experience, working closely with owners of small businesses. David has a warm and friendly personality and clients have already commented on how they feel at ease working with him.

We are very pleased to have David here and he makes a great cuppa! Away from the office David enjoys working with cars and spending time with his wife, son and 2 dogs.

Louis Whaley AFA – Financial Accountant

Louis is an experienced accountant, following his move into the sector in 2011 after finishing University. His friendly and approachable nature have been warmly welcomed by our clients, and he has become a valuable member of the team. We would say ‘respected’ as well, but his admission at being a West Ham United fan scuppered that somewhat!

Here at Apex, Louis concentrates on business growth and development, personal and company tax.

Louis is also a keen footballer; playing for Biggin Hill and Five Oak Green at the weekend – and from what we have seen, would easily make it into the current Hammers side.

Kim Groves – Administrator

Kim is Scott’s sister in law and helps ensure the office runs smoothly – well at least on the 2 or 3 days a week that she’s in! Kim will often be the person answering the phone or perhaps chasing your for your bookkeeping records. Kim’s friendly nature is always welcomed by staff and clients alike and we reckon it must be linked to her love of Meditation. Perhaps we should get her to teach the rest of us!

Andy Humphreys – Accounts Assistant

Andy is our Accounts assistant and is in the final stages of his AAT qualification. His efficient and pragmatic approach to his work is well received, and Martin is always making sure he’s got plenty to do. Thanks Martin! Outside of work Andy likes going to the gym and eating copious amounts of chicken and rice. Whatever floats your boat Andy.

Bethan Hemsley – Apprentice Accountant

Bethan joined us in 2021 and started on the same day as David. Bethan is studying the AAT and this is her first fulltime job since leaving school. She has already settled in well and completed her work is super quick time; making it a challenge to keep her busy.

Bethan recently passed her driving test, a good start considering the number of accountancy exams she has ahead of her! Good luck Bethan, we know she’ll smash it…