After 30 years in commerce, Peter ventured out as a sole practitioner accountant in 2017 – giving him the flexibility for school runs for Georgia his grand-daughter – and to walk Leah their Labrador/Alsatian rescue dog. He is a Director of Buy Local, an organisation which encourages people to support and buy from local independent businesses, as well as a Director for Eastern Landlords which ties in with the small rental portfolio built up over the years. He is Treasurer for Shine – a charity in Yarmouth providing nursery and day care for children with special needs since 2010. He is also a keen cyclist, who can be often found at rock concerts of increasingly aged bands – all of which doesn’t leave much time with his wife Emma!
Holly, our Practice Manager at Abacus, is a pivotal force in overseeing our business while handling accounts, self-assessment, VAT returns, and providing invaluable support to our clients. Her journey began in an agricultural accounts department, before transitioning into the Civil Service, specialising in procurement and contracts. Following a career break to raise her two children, she embarked on her AAT studies, culminating in the achievement of her MAAT qualification.
Outside of her professional commitments, Holly immerses herself in county-level pool playing, where her skills have earned her the honor of representing England in the past. When not at the pool table, she dedicates her time to accompanying her children to a multitude of activities, embracing the joys and challenges of parenthood.
Living in Poringland with my partner, three children, a dog and two spoilt bunnies. After working for HMSO as a customer service agent then as credit control officer in the finance department, I was fortunate to be a stay at home Mum for many years while running our family run carpet cleaning business, and now enjoy working at Abacus with the wide range of clients and love a challenge. I enjoy being a parent rep for the CCAA Norfolk & Suffolk Charity, working with NNUH to support families with children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), a role that involves being the voice of the families affected, supporting their journey, and being a positive role model.
Georgina is the Administration Assistant for Abacus and assists in the day to day office work, answering the phones, dealing with emails and supporting the team where needed. Georgina started her career as a groom for a local showjumper and travelled to shows around Europe. She has now worked in office roles for over 5 years and enjoys spending time with her horse outside of work. Georgina currently has three horses and likes to take them to show jumping competitions at the weekend. As a big family person, she spends the rest of her time with her family and friends or enjoying holidays with her partner.
Maria joined the team in 2022 with many years of accounting knowledge. Moving from Derbyshire back to her home town of Norfolk, she was keen to get back into an accountancy role. Maria supports our clients in completing tax returns and monthly bookkeeping. At the weekends she is found travelling across the UK at ballroom dance competitions with her daughter.
Katie is currently studying for her AAT Level 2 qualification, whilst also being introduced to some payroll training at Abacus. Having previously worked in other office environments as an Administrator she’s eager to learn and progress into an accounting career. When away from work she is busy baking for her small business from home, creating all sorts of baked goods from large celebration cakes to gooey brownies. In the small amount of spare time Katie has she enjoys going to the zoo with friends/family as she’s such a big animal lover!
Leah specialises in keeping an eye out for any intruders and being a friendly face for our visitors. In her spare time she enjoys long walks and having time at home with Peter, Emma and Georgia.