LK & Associates was established in 2012 by Laura Kenyon. Over the past 6 years Laura has been committed to growing the business and forming strong, long lasting relationships with our clients.
Meet The Team
BA FCA, Chartered Accountant and Financial Consultant
Laura qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG London (one of the Big 4 accountancy firms) 18 years ago, winning a national prize in her final exams along the way. Laura also went on to gain high-profile experience in a number of senior roles in the Financial Planning and Strategy teams of several FTSE 250 companies. She set up LK & Associates in 2008 after seeing an opportunity to provide value-added accounting services to small businesses and individuals in and around her local area.
Her key strengths are the ability to provide clarity and challenge operational and strategic plans by identifying opportunities for growth and by working closely with decision makers.
Laura uses very simple and visual techniques to enable business owners not only to understand their numbers, but to be able to interpret them, own them and act on them.
BSc, Associate Director
Karen is a people person who is passionate about working with clients to help them reach their true potential through gaining a clear understanding of the intricacies of their accounts. Karen is proud to be able to offer a personal service that enables her to build long lasting and rewarding relationship with clients.
Drawing on a wealth of experience gained in the Financial Services industry, Karen worked closely with small business owners during her time as a Business Banking Manager with a leading UK retail bank. She subsequently specialised in credit risk management whilst working at one of the Big 4 management consultancies and a major investment bank. Karen is now working towards achieving the ICAEW’s Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) qualification.
With over 20 years’ experience in a variety of different Finance & Accounting roles, Vanessa combines an analytical approach to numbers with a friendly, approachable attitude, helping her work closely with clients and save them time and money. Her wide experience lends itself to a detail orientated approach and means that clients trust her advice and input.
Vanessa’s experience includes working in the automobile industry, corporate accounts and travel industry, both at the sharp end, and working closely with the business owners which means that Vanessa is comfortable working with all levels of business, getting into the numbers that matter and working with the team at LK & Associates to ensure that the business is able to make the right decisions, based on the right numbers.
Financial Reporting Manager
Jo Kemble has over 10 years of accounting and bookkeeping experience. Working with Laura Kenyon since August 2012 as Assistant Accountant Jo has recently taken on the new role of Senior Bookkeeper. She oversees all of the client bookkeeping, VAT returns and Management Reports with the help of our bookkeepers and really enjoys working with our clients to meet their business needs. Her organised and methodical approach, together with her love of problem solving, lends itself extremely well to this role. Jo is currently furthering her skills through completion of various VAT courses.
Lucie joined LK & Associates in February 2017 as the company’s office manager. She has a background in eMarketing. Lucie ensures that the office is run smoothly and efficiently. As well as dealing with general office, marketing and company secretarial duties she acts as the liaison between clients and staff to ensure a high standard of customer service is maintained.
Head of Tax
Robyn started her career in a small bookkeeping practice but found her interest lay in Taxation. Having passed both her ATT and CTA exams Robyn now specialises in Personal Taxes and enjoys being able to assist in an area which can often cause much stress and anxiety. In 2014 Robyn was shortlisted for a Taxation Award for her work aimed at improving tax information available to ‘normal’ people and providing careers advice to young people.
Trainee Chartered Accountant
Danielle started her career in accounting by studying the AAT qualification and setting up her own bookkeeping company. She then went on to work in various departments within accounts for Historic Royal Palaces at Hampton Court Palace. Danielle is now training to become a chartered accountant (ACA) with LK & Associates and focuses on bookkeeping, company accounts and personal tax returns.
Tracy Day (pictured), Helen Templeton-Cross, Katie Dietsch-Horsman and Nicola Waite make up our team of dedicated and experienced bookkeepers who provide support to our clients remotely or at client sites.
Bookkeeper / Tax Accountant
Jemma joined LK & Associates in May 2019 as our Bookkeeping Clerk. Jemma came to LK & Associates from a specialist Accounting and Property Management practice and has built up extensive knowledge in small business accounting and personal tax client services. Jemma provides high quality bookkeeping and management accounting services.
Bookkeeper / Assistant Accountant
Anita began her career in the accounts department of a manufacturing company working as a Purchase Ledger administrator that led to her studying the AAT qualification. It was during these studies she began her new role working for one of the top ten international petroleum companies as Assistant Accountant. Deciding to utilise her experience gained, she accepted the role of Bookkeeper/Assistant Accountant here at LK & Associates.
Accounting Services Manager
Josh is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has worked in accountancy since leaving full time education, working as an accounts and audit senior in a small growing firm for 13 years before joining a top 15 firm and progressing internally from senior to manager. Josh manages a varied client portfolio at LKA, including clients working in architecture, retail, marketing and property.