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Chris Haywood

Chris is the senior partner and founder of Haywoods. He has been a member of the ICAEW for over 45 years after qualifying in 1969 and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Taxation.

Chris enjoys nothing more than spending his leisure time in Abersoch, North Wales where he is an active member of Abersoch Golf Club.

Mike Haywood

Mike is the managing partner and has been with Haywoods for over 20 years.

Mike is a fourth generation Chartered Accountant qualifying almost exactly 100 years after his Great Grandfather Charles Haywood in 1909; so we guess it’s in his blood.

Aside from the day to day running of the practice, Mike is of course a Wanderer and still regularly plays five-a-side football.

He loves to spend his holidays in Abersoch and whilst at one time this may have involved activities such as wakeboarding, he is now more likely to be seen with a fishing rod in hand trying to catch his tea.

Charlotte Aldcroft

Charlotte is the newest partner at Haywoods having joined the company in 2015.

Charlotte was one of the first students in the UK to enrol on the ACA-CTA Joint Programme, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2020 and a Chartered Tax Advisor in 2021.

As well as managing the day to day running of the practice Charlotte is responsible for all new business development opportunities and would love to meet you for a coffee and a natter.

In her spare time you can catch Charlotte playing Netball for her local team and she loves nothing more than spending time with friends and family especially if it involves seeing new places!

Sue Hamer

Sue is a tax consultant and joined Kevan Pilling & Co as an Articled Clerk to Chris Haywood in September 1981, after gaining a BA (Hons) in Accounting in Finance from Manchester University.

Following two mergers, resulting in Touché Ross (now Deloittes) taking over, Sue followed Chris when he decided to set up Haywood & Co in 1992.

We won’t do the maths but we can agree that’s some serious loyalty, especially in this day and age!

Sue’s main hobby outside of work is golf, and she plays on the team at Haydock Park Golf Club, this is where she achieved her first ‘Hole in One’ earlier this year. One would argue Sue spends as much
time on the course as in the office, however we confirm these claims are yet to be substantiated!

Kristina Graham

Kristina confesses that she walks on the happy side of life, just make sure you avoid her on her ‘off’ days!

As payroll manager Kristina enjoys helping clients understand the myriad of issues business face with current HMRC RTI and Auto-enrolment obligations.

Kristina has a BA (Hons) in Economics and worked in several European countries before moving to the UK.

In her spare time Kristina loves gardening, watching wildlife and whilst this may not be on everyone’s bucket list she one day hopes to enter the European Stone Staking Championships (no Joke!!).

Melati Smit

Earlier in life Melati never thought of becoming an accountant, but then again, she never saw herself living in Bolton! Life doesn’t always go to plan, but she always tries to make the best of it.

Melati is currently studying for her AAT and is enjoying taking care of her home-grown fruits and vegetables.

Melati is proficient in all of the major bookkeeping solutions and assisting clients in the day to day running of their businesses.

One day she would love to live in a treehouse with a garden, own some chickens and brew moonshine but until then she’s at her happiest reconciling bank accounts!

Raza Alam

Raza joined the company in 2018 after completing his A levels and is currently studying towards his AAT qualifications.

Experienced in all of the major bookkeeping solutions, Raza is a versatile team member undertaking bookkeeping, VAT, software training and accounts preparation.

A diligent and articulate individual, Raza spends a lot of time assisting clients with their bookkeeping both onsite and virtually.

Outside of work Raza loves to spend time with his family and friends. His interests include five-a-side football, he supports Liverpool and he is a bit of a car enthusiast.

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