• Helen Stewart FCCA

    I am currently an audit manager based in the South West working for a top 30 accountancy firm.

    I got involved with the panel after my studies had finished so that I could continue to engage directly with ACCA, benefiting from the resources and support it offers. Furthermore, being on the panel allows me to put ideas directly to ACCA for CPD needs and local issues.

    I have gained so much from having my ACCA qualification and in return I enjoy giving my time to network with other members and by being an advocate for ACCA.

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  • Panel members

  • Lyndsay Blackshaw ACCA

    I work as a senior manager for a large regional firm of accountants, looking after a large portfolio of clients, predominately owner manager businesses, whom I provide with expert accounting, tax and business advice.  I am very proud to be an ACCA member and therefore joined the panel as I wanted to become more involved with the profession, to act as an advocate and to offer support to members and students. 

    Lyndsay's LinkedIn profile

  • Poppy Brimson ACCA

    I currently work as an adviser at a regional firm of accountants and financial planners. My goal is to help owner managed businesses of a range of sizes achieve their compliance and advisory needs. I predominantly work with audited entities and am a very keen auditor! 

    I got involved with the panel because I want to inspire people to join the profession and meet other ACCA members.

    I am very passionate about the profession and am proud to be an advocate for ACCA.

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  • Luke Venner FCCA

    I am part of the senior management team of a UK Top 30 Chartered Accountancy and Advisory firm, and specialise in restructuring, all areas of insolvency and litigation. 

    I am a proud fellow member of the ACCA and a member of its panel, which enables me to engage directly with the Institute and its members on matters relevant to the profession, and support other members as they progress through their studies and professional careers.

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  • Ashley Smith FCCA

    Ashley's biog will be available in due course

  • Hazel Tucker FCCA

    Hazel's biog will be available in due course

  • Member engagement manager

  • Amanda Thurlow

    Amanda is the ACCA member engagement manager for the South Western members network and can be contacted using the details provided:


    Amanda’s LinkedIn profile


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Joint Professions Working Groups South Western

ACCA South Western Members' Network is proud to be associated with the Plymouth Accountants Group and the Joint Professions Networking Group Exeter, an association of professional bodies with the common purpose of networking, promoting CPD events and raising the profile of its member organisations.

For further information or to book Joint Professions Networking Group Exeter events contact:

Viv Daly

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