The Directors

Our team is headed by our two directors:

Adam Dutton FCCA FMAAT

Adam Dutton FCCA FMAAT

Adam joined the practice in 1993 as Audit Manager before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1996 and becoming partner in 2000.

In his role as Director, Adam works closely with our corporate clients; offering advice on how to minimise tax liabilities and maximise long-term profitability.

Adam lives in Skipton and has two children - Abigail and Bradley. He is a keen runner and has completed the Great North Run every year since 2007! He also enjoys skiing, playing golf and watching local and international rugby.

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Andrew McManus BSc ACA

Andrew McManus BSc ACA

Andy joined The Shepherd Partnership in 1986; becoming a partner in 1987.

His role involves working with and offering advice to a portfolio of approximately 70 clients, including a number of farmers and other business owners.

Job satisfaction, for Andy, comes from the variety of work that he carries out… and meeting lots of nice people!

Andy appreciates reading and family life. He is also a keen walker and spends his free time enjoying the Yorkshire countryside.

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