Institute of Chartered Accountants

Accounting requirementsMeager Wood Locke Co are a specialised Practice, based in the heart of Birmingham and the West Midlands who have been providing commercial and strategic support to business leaders for over twenty years. As a Practice we try and live to our key philosophy that is � Client relationships are the key to our success�. We believe that our clients will tell you that they value and appreciate the close relationship that we develop with them and how we work together to develop solutions to their problems. Your key contacts are :

The Partners

Colin Meager

Colin Meager, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England Wales, is an experienced Chartered Accountant. He originally trained and qualified with Arthur Young, (now Ernst Young) and had responsibility for the audits of multi-national companies and their subsidiaries, working both in the United Kingdom and overseas. Since 1983, Colin has been a Partner at Meager Wood Locke Co. In addition to Colin�s strengths as an Audit Partner, his interests lie in the area of financial and overall business strategy planning. In particular the use of diagnostic techniques and in building and monitoring financial control systems. Colin is able to offer a wide variety of services from audit, accounting and support services to strategic business planning. In particular, building and evaluating financial information systems and undertaking reviews of internal controls.

In 2005, Colin was formally appointed as a member of the Integra International Global Board. Colin�s specific responsibilities are for marketing the Network in Europe the best bookkeeper. He is also a Financial Director of the Birmingham Press Club.

Chris Locke

Chris Locke FCA, Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1976 whilst at Ernst Young and was part of the audit team, which dealt with overseas subsidiaries (both US and European). He transferred in 1978 to the Mid West Regional office (Chicago) of Arthur Young and spent the next two years working all over North America, dealing mostly with UK subsidiaries in the US. Living in Chicago and partly in Louisville (Kentucky). After returning to the UK in 1980, Chris co-founded Edgbaston accountancy firm, Meager Wood Locke. Chris�s background in dealing with American companies brings a unique skill set to the practice who specialise in working with US subsidiaries based in the Midlands and clients who are seeking structured European and global growth strategies. Chris now lives in Bournville and spends any free time playing squash and skiing.

Katrina Williams

Katrina is a qualified Chartered Accountant who will be your contact manager for audit and investigatory assignments. Katrina is also very familiar with our two Practice specialised areas, the audit of solicitors accounts and advising companies within the Travel Industry.

Our Senior Managers

Nicki Bache

Nicki as our Corporate Tax Manager deals with all aspects of company tax affairs including corporate tax planning in addition to the preparation of your corporation tax computations and corporate tax returns. Nicki has been with us for over 18 years after joining us from one of the “Big 4” firms of Chartered Accountants. She is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor. In her spare time Nicki swims and enjoys hill walking.

Patsy Bond

Patsy, as our Personal Tax Manager, will supervise all aspects of your personal taxation affairs. She is well able to guide you safely through the maze of Self Assessment and Children’s Tax Credits and to advise you on all matters relating to National Insurance. Patsy has been at Meager Wood Locke Co for over nineteen years and therefore has many years of experience dealing with our Clients and is very able to help and advise you on all aspects of dealing with your personal tax affairs. Before joining Meager Wood Locke Co Patsy had five years experience working for the Inland Revenue before moving to be part of the Personal Tax team at Ernst Young.

Beverley Jones

Beverley will deal with all aspects of your payroll administration. As an experienced payroll administrator Beverley deals with both complex and more straightforward payrolls for a wide variety of our Clients on both a weekly and monthly basis. Beverley will be happy to answer any queries that you may have on any aspects of payroll administration regardless of whether or not we process your payroll.

David Williams

David joined Meager Wood Locke and Company in 2007 following the successful merger of eatonandco, which he assisted John Eaton in establishing in Solihull in 1993. During that time he has enjoyed the opportunities of working closely with a diverse portfolio of small and medium sized owner managed businesses, where his area of expertise is audit and accounts.

In addition, David has also developed a particular expertise in advising not-for-profit organisations and in addition to assisting you with your statutory audit requirements, is also available to assist on all aspects of charitable regulation and accounting requirements.