Wes Hickinbotham - Director

With a career spanning over two decades in the world of finance, Wes Hickinbotham is a experienced Director at Value Added Accountancy. He holds qualifications as an ACMA qualified chartered accountant and AAT qualified professional. Wes opened Value Added Accountancy in his home town of Ilkeston in 2008, offering clients a comprehensive array of accounting expertise. His skill set covers a wide spectrum, including business startup guidance, tax planning, VAT management, and cost-saving strategies. Wes's journey began as a Trainee Accountant over 20 years ago, setting the stage for his impressive career trajectory. He honed his early skills at a firm of Chartered Accountants in his Ilkeston, where he spent approximately three years. These initial experiences were instrumental in building a solid foundation of knowledge, establishing him as a trusted authority in the field of accountancy.

In July 2000, Wes embarked on an exciting chapter in his career when he joined Boots the Chemist Ltd, assuming a role within the Financial Accounting department. Over the course of nearly a decade, he held various positions within the department, amassing a wealth of experience and insights into the intricacies of working for a large corporation. Wes's dedication to continuous growth and adaptability has positioned him as an expert in the field, capable of providing valuable guidance and solutions to clients in diverse financial situations. Wes Hickinbotham is the go-to source for sound financial advice, helping clients navigate the complexities of accounting with confidence and success.

In his spare time Wes is an avid Nottingham Forest Supporter and enjoys seeing friends and family.


Alex Centritto - Senior Accountant

With over 25 years of invaluable experience in accounts and bookkeeping, Alex Centritto is a seasoned professional at Value Added Accountancy. Working closely with Wes for around half of her career, Alex brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. Beyond her financial expertise, she's a music enthusiast, in her spare time she can be found enjoying the summer vibes at the Download Festival or seeing live bands at a concert. She has recently gotten into fitness and loves the gym, she also enjoys spending time with close friends.


Millie Chambers - Accountant

Millie Chambers, another accomplished accountant at VAA, completed AAT Level 4 and is on her way to becoming chartered through ACCA. Since joining the firm in July 2019, she has been a key contributor, specialising in VAT, accounts, payroll, CIS, and tax returns. Millie is not only a numbers person but also a food enthusiast who enjoys taking long walks and has a beautiful dog named Ruby.



Georgia Boothe - Accountant

Georgia Boothe is a qualified AAT Level 4 accountant, recently promoted to VAT Manager at VAA. She also helps with payroll, CIS, tax returns and accounts. Joining the team in 2020, Georgia fulfilled her dream of pursuing an apprenticeship. She loves all things food related and aspires to explore the world and travel extensively.



Lucy Adams - Accounts Assistant

Lucy Adams, an Accounts Assistant at VAA, is currently studying AAT Level 3 and manages the offices administration. Besides her administrative responsibilities, Lucy actively contributes to VAT, accounts, and tax returns. She's a gym enthusiast who loves spending time with friends and family, as well as being the proud owner of two lovely Shih Tzus.



Ady Hardy-Fisher - Administrator

Ady Hardy-Fisher, our part-time administrator, brings over 15 years of exceptional administrative skills to the team, having previously worked as a receptionist at a doctor's surgery. Beyond her professional life, Ady is a devoted parent of three children and three dogs.



Kristen Hamilton - Payroll Manager

Kristen Hamilton serves as the Payroll Manager at VAA, leveraging her extensive experience in bookkeeping and payroll. She is also involved in the completion of Tax Returns. In her free time Kristen loves to relax with her family. She would love to cultivate more hobbies, however her responsibilities as a parent keeps her busy.



Elliot Smith – Accounts Assistant

Elliot Smith is the newest addition to our team, eagerly pursuing his AAT Level 3 apprenticeship and looking forward to kick-starting his career in accountancy. Elliot’s hobbies include football, cricket and golf, he also enjoys going out with friends. His fresh perspective and enthusiasm promise a bright future in the accounting.



Stacey Lomas – Assistant Accountant

Stacey is studying AAT Level 3 to pursue her dream of being a qualified accountant.

Stacey is mum to two boys and enjoys spending time with them and her wider family.

In her spare time Stacey is a keen gym enthusiast and loves the outdoors.



Lalita Price – Assistant Accountant

Lalita has over 8 years experience working in an accounting practice with vast knowledge of various types of accounting software she has qualifications in business administration and is also AAT level 3 qualified. Participates in VAT returns, Accounts and Tax Returns. Along side her career in accountancy she is also a proud mum to two boys and a sausage dog. She enjoys spending time with her family and going for walks. She plans on completing her AAT level 4.


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