About FLB

FLB’s highly qualified and experienced team is based in Reading and London. We provide a unique accountancy offering driven by technology and client-focused service.

1,800+

Clients supported

140+

Team members

99%

Client satisfaction

2008

FLB established

Our team

Meet our Partners and Directors

FLB is led by three partners and has a highly qualified, experienced team of over 140 people.

Gary co-founded FLB Accountants in 2008 and has 20 years’ experience in professional accounting practice. Prior to founding FLB, Gary spent his early career working in top tier accounting firms. Gary supports a wide spectrum of businesses across all sectors, providing both business and tax advice at board level. He works closely with high-growth businesses, the technology sector and owner managed businesses.

Gary Bell

Partner

Danny co-founded FLB Accountants in 2008. Danny’s excellent reputation in the Thames Valley is built on his caring approach to all client relationships. Danny specialises in advising dynamic owner managed businesses of all sizes. A key aspect of this is the provision of joined up advice in respect of both business and personal tax planning opportunities.

Danny Faust

Partner

Sam has 20 years’ experience working in financial services regulated businesses, including board director level experience leading finance and operational functions in multinational and privately owned businesses. Sam joined FLB in 2020 and has broad sector experience focused on venture capital and private equity, media and infrastructure.

Sam Collett

Partner

Mike has over 10 years’ experience in the financial services and practice industries. He has specific experience in the management of investment products, project financing and dealing with complex investment structures. In addition, Mike has skills in the private equity world with knowledge across the media and infrastructure asset classes.

Mike Sharp

Director

Mike has 10 years of finance experience working across a variety of industries including technology, media and infrastructure. Mike joined FLB in 2020 to oversee the day-to-day business, primarily focusing on financial and operational processes. Prior to joining FLB, Mike was responsible for media and infrastructure central finance at a leading boutique asset management firm.

Mike Evans

Director

Chanchal joined FLB after working for one of the largest global financiers in film and TV project financing. At FLB, Chanchal continues to focus on media and entertainment, with specific knowledge in project financing, film financing structures, production accounting and post-production accounting.

Chanchal Panwar

Director

Sam joined FLB in 2020 with a background in professional financial services, specifically in the investment banking and media and entertainment industries. Sam specialises in the management and facilitation of film/TV project and portfolio-related financing, with experience at a leading global film financier based in London.

Sam Fitzgerald

Director

Alun manages the outsourcing requirements of the extensive portfolio of owner managed business clients. Alun started his career in a professional accountancy practice before moving into the industry working as a financial director. He has over 20 years’ experience in a variety of industries, including construction, leisure, property, hospitality and project management.

Alun Williams

Director

Carly is an FCA and CTA qualified tax director, with over 15 years’ experience, specialising in venture capital reliefs and taxation issues affecting owner managed businesses. Prior to joining FLB, she trained and qualified at Deloitte and spent 8 years working as a tax director at a leading boutique asset management firm, where she worked across the media, infrastructure and real estate sectors.

Carly Dimes

Director

Brandon has over 10 years experience in financial outsourcing. He works with larger entities and subsidiaries specialising in onboarding, system migration and implementation of processes to facilitate the delivery of financial outsourcing needs. Before joining FLB, Brandon worked in a number of different roles both in practice and industry ranging from aircraft leasing to biotech to a FTSE 100 listed service provider.

Brandon Theron

Director

Jane is a Fellow of the CIPD. Jane has significant experience in the delivery of strategic and operational HR advice in both the private and public sector, including training and development, recruitment and complex employee relations.

Jane Hockey

Director

Lucy has over ten years’ experience in practice, with an audit background that spanned a variety of different industries from financial services and retail to theatre and membership associations. Lucy’s specialisms include advising large groups on their consolidation, supporting subsidiary entities of large overseas groups and supporting new clients during their start-up phase.

Lucy Needleman

Director

Dan joined FLB in 2022 as Head of Audit with 19 years’ experience in finance, including over 15 years as an auditor and 4 years as the Vice President of Finance in a UK listed global technology business. Dan worked for the majority of his career in a large audit practice servicing clients ranging from small UK subsidiaries through to global listed groups under both International and UK GAAP accounting frameworks, across a wide spectrum of sectors.

Dan Wesolowski

Director

Steven joined FLB in 2022 with a background in outsourced financial services. He has 20 years’ experience in outsourcing, specialising in inward investment and regulated businesses.

Steven Birney

Director

Chris joined FLB in 2021, with over 10 years’ finance experience, to assist with the media client portfolio. Prior to joining FLB, Chris specialised in tax technical audit, forensic accounting and financial services across a number of industry sectors and client types.

Chris McNae

Director

Lloyd has over 12 years’ experience in accounting practice, training at EY in their media audit division, progressing to Manager, before moving to Saffery Champness to specialise in creative sector tax credits. Lloyd has worked with productions ranging from micro-budget independent films to some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters and high budget TV shows.

Lloyd Gunton

Director

Where we are

Take a look at our office locations

Reading

London

Our services

The services we provide

All of our services are designed to add value to you and your business. Whether it’s freeing up your time to allow you to concentrate on your business, or helping you to generate more value from your business.

FLB Accountants utilizes the best technology to deliver a superior client-focused service.

our sectors

The sectors we work with

We have a range of sector specialist teams with expert knowledge of each of the below sectors. Therefore, you can have full confidence in our specialist teams to understand the needs of your business.