Partners

David Hartley (FCA) - david@stewartco.co.uk
David is the senior partner and oversees the development of the firm, its specialist departments, staff and IT resources. He is also responsible for practice assurance on behalf of the firm. David took articles with a London practice qualifying in 1988. Shortly afterwards he joined Stewart & Co. becoming a partner in the firm in 1992. He is an experienced and pragmatic general practitioner advising businesses and their owners on all aspects of their business, accountancy and taxation affairs. He is currently overseeing the development of a unique offering of rounded holistic wealth and capital tax planning.  

Andrew Cousins (FCA) - andrew@stewartco.co.uk
Andrew has spent his entire working life at the firm and was senior partner from1997 to 2014. With nearly forty years in the profession, he has a wealth of experience in all areas of accountancy and taxation, but more particularly in the area of tax planning. He acts for Private Clients including company directors, business owners, partnerships and high net worth individuals advising on income and capital tax strategies and is highly regarded by both clients and peers.

Philip Clennell (FCA) - phil@stewartco.co.uk
Phil trained and qualified in a ‘Big 4’ firm before joining Stewart & Co. in 1994 and being made partner in 1996. Phil has been able to build upon his strong audit and assurance background to impose the highest level of quality across all disciplines undertaken by the firm. Phil is also closely involved in the recruitment and development of new trainees ensuring that the firm continues to invest in the best staff available and hence secure the ongoing professionalism of the firm. In addition to a large portfolio of client work he oversees the firm’s own financial affairs in conjunction with his wife Sarah, who is also a chartered accountant and is our Practice Manager

David McCusker (FCA) - davidm@stewartco.co.uk
David qualified in 1992, and after several years post qualification experience in industry joined Stewart & Co. in 1998 as audit manager, before becoming a partner. David is responsible for audit quality control. His experience in both practice and industry puts him in a privileged position to understand some of the day to day issues businesses face. His role has evolved to include a specialism in owner managed businesses covering all matters from start up through to developing exit strategies.

Gary Robinson (ACA)gary@stewartco.co.uk
Gary joined Stewart & Co in 2004 as a graduate trainee, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with us in 2007.  Gary manages our outsourcing department, overseeing delivery of management accounts together with VAT and Payroll compliance services for a broad range of clients. In common with all the partners he also acts as a general practitioner to a large number of owner managed businesses.

Lucy Evans (ACA) –  lucy@stewartco.co.uk
Lucy joined Stewart & Co in 2007 as another of our annual graduate trainee intake, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with us in 2010.  Lucy manages our audit department, looking after all aspects of the audit process from planning to delivery. Her audit Client portfolio includes National Charities and Limited Liability Partnerships. Her role also continues to develop to encompass general practice skills