About us

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Acre Accountancy Limited was established in Hereford in 2010 and today, we continue to build on our reputation for providing excellent advice and first class service to our client portfolios.

We have many clients of a wide range of business forms and size in many different industries including unincorporated to large corporate companies, trusts, estates and charities.

As well as accountancy, audit and tax skills, our three directors also have individual specialisms which enable us to provide clients with a first class tailored service. With a wealth of extensive experience in the accountancy profession, we pride ourselves on delivering a high-quality service to all of our clients, whatever their size or sector.

In addition to traditional accountancy services we also provide advice on how to improve and develop your business. Whether you need an integrated business strategy, access to corporate finance or specialist tax advice we are here to help you achieve your goals.

Meet the Team

Director Profiles

Russell Spencer B.Sc (Econ) FCCA

Russell Spencer B.Sc (Econ) FCCA

Although formally trained and with a strong background in audit and assurance, Russ has extensively worked with business owners in analysing their existing business and forecasting for future business models.

Russ never loses sight of the big picture and will always keep it simple and understandable. His aim is to help business owners to achieve their goals by giving practical common-sense advice.

In his spare time Russell enjoys motorsport and swims for fitness.

Robin Mason (FCCA)

Robin Mason (FCCA)

Robin specialises in advising larger corporate organisations and professional practices. He has a commercially based, common sense approach to advising his clients.

Robin was once British BMX champion in the 80s and would like to resume his love of cycling. He plays squash in his spare time and enjoys spending his holidays in the Costa del Sol.

Mark Bevan (FCCA)

Mark Bevan (FCCA)

With over 30 years of experience and expertise in OMB’s, agriculture, education and charities, Mark provides a personable approach to a broad client base. He is also a governor for his local village primary school.

Mark is married with four young children and has an interest in all sports particularly, cricket and football.


Admin Team

Tracy Mayo

Tracy Mayo

Tracy was our very first employee, joining Acre in 2010. Tracy has worked with the directors for over 20 years and so has a very good working relationship with not only them, but the large majority of our clients.

Tracy has a young daughter, so is currently enjoying the delights of being parent taxi to all of her clubs and social engagements!

Nicola Mason (Assoc CIPD)

Nicola Mason (Assoc CIPD)

Nikki joined us in January 2012 and is our practice manager. She previously worked as a teaching assistant and still likes to return to the school to help create the school’s classroom displays.

Nikki is learning to speak Spanish and enjoys fundraising for local charities.

Christine Smith

Christine Smith

Christine joined Acre in 2015 but previously worked for the directors for 11 years. Working on reception, she meets a lot of our clients, which is a part of her job that she enjoys. Christine has a good working relationship with our clients and enjoys working as part of a team.

She has two children who are both teachers, and two young grandchildren who keep her on her toes!! When Christine has time, she enjoys raising money for charities, socialising with friends, likes walking and tries to keep fit!


Accounts Team

Susannah Sherwood (BA Hons, FCA)

Susannah Sherwood (BA Hons, FCA)

After graduating with a degree in geography from Leeds University, Susannah changed track completely and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1989.

Susannah has been employed in practice all her working life. Her main speciality is the agriculture sector.

Away from the office, Susannah enjoys watching cricket and is a keen traveller, cyclist and long distance walker, regularly taking part in challenge events around the country.

Anna Roberts (ACCA)

Anna Roberts (ACCA)

Anna joined Acre in July 2012 and lives in Hereford with her husband and young son. Anna started her career bookkeeping in Industry in 2001 and then moved into practice in 2006.

Kirsty McKenna (FCCA)

Kirsty McKenna (FCCA)

Kirsty has worked at Acre since March 2013, joining us with 6 years’ experience in practice. She focuses on audit and accounts for corporate clients as well as other aspects of accounting. Kirsty also has experience on ‘Xero’ converting and training clients.

When she is not hard at work, Kirsty is a self-proclaimed dog lover and has a taste for adventure, trying her hands at sky diving, bungee jumping and white water rafting.

Laura McCarthy (MAAT, ACCA)

Laura McCarthy (MAAT, ACCA)

Laura joined the Acre team in 2018 and completed her final exams of her ACCA qualification in 2019. Laura enjoys socialising with friends, baking celebration cakes and walking her adorable cockapoo named Alfie.

Henry English

Henry English (MAAT)

Henry joined us in September 2017 as an AAT apprentice and has recently qualified. He has just started to study for his professional qualification with ACCA. Henry is a keen musician and plays electric guitar and piano, and hopes to achieve his piano grade 8 soon. He enjoys watching sports, particularly rugby, and usually has a book or two on the go.

Georgia Bevan

Georgia Bevan

Georgia joined the Acre Team as an AAT apprentice in September 2018. Georgia enjoys listening to music and attending music festivals. She likes to spend time socialising with her friends and walking her ‘pug’, named Poppy.

Liv Prosser

Liv Prosser

Liv has recently joined us as an AAT apprentice after completing A levels at Hereford Sixth Form College. In her spare time, she is Secretary of her Young Farmers Club and competes in a wide range of competitions including cake decorating, tug of war and woodwork! This led her to join a local tug of war club and compete most weekends throughout the summer. She also helps out at a family cider business where she spends her weekends pressing apples and carrying out quality control checks on the cider. Another hobby is exhibiting her old Stationary Engines with her dad at local shows to educate the public on past times.

Liv also enjoys charity work and volunteers with fundraising events like ‘Rock The Barn’ and fireworks displays. With any other spare time, she finds herself walking the Golden Valley or practising her shooting skills, ready for the season.

Tom Davies

Tom Davies

Tom has recently joined us as an Accounts Trainee after graduating from the University of the West of England. Although he studied his degree in Architecture, he has always been interested in numbers and business and decided to pursue a career in Accountancy.

Tom is a keen ‘all round’ sportsman playing football and rugby but now you will often spot him on a local golf course or cycling around Herefordshire.


Tax Team

Hayden Russell (FCCA)

Hayden Russell (FCCA)

Hayden joined the Acre team in 2015 with over 10 years of experience in all aspects of taxation.

Outside of Acre, Hayden enjoys watching Liverpool FC and playing a variety of sports including football, squash and snooker.

Laura Nicholls (ATT)

Laura Nicholls (ATT)

Laura has been working in practice since 2008 and works within our tax department. Our clients benefit from her knowledge and expertise in all areas of taxation including Trusts and Inheritance Tax.

Laura is a busy mum of three young children, enjoys socialising with friends and family and is a keen ‘foodie’ fan!