Money Matters


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The Team at Cook Trotter Ltd

Harrogate Chartered Accountants

Everything you need to know about our team of money-saving specialists….


Gillian Trotter Bsc (Hons) FCA

Jill brings more than 30 years of accountancy experience to the table for her clients. She first became a partner just four years into her career at the then Cook Alsford and Co, which has grown to become Cook Trotter Limited.

When not helping clients save their hard earned cash, Jill who has two adult children, likes a good book, a trip on the push bike and fancies herself as a bit of a thespian!

Anne Scaife Bsc (Hons) FCA

Anne has over 24 years experience having trained and practised in London before jetting off with HSBC for seven years to work in the Cayman Islands. When the call of Blighty became too strong to resist Anne packed up and came home to join Cook Trotter Limited in 2007.

A keen sportswoman, Anne juggles work with tennis, skiing and the odd triathlon.

Gemma Kell BA (Hons) ACCA

Gemma joined Cook Trotter Limited in March 2011 following three years as a management accountant at an international franchise organisation. She recently completed her ACCA Qualification and is now wondering what to do with herself.

When not working she enjoys spending time with her partner and their families, reading a good book and spending as much time outside as the British weather allows.


Sue Darley MAAT

Sue has been with the firm for more than 25 years, guaranteeing the expertise that clients really appreciate. She specialises in management accounts, sole trader accounts, SAGE/payroll and VAT. Sue likes to work on site with our clients saving them even more time and provide that all important personal service.


Mike Lovell

Mike joined mum, Jill, in the business in 2006. After studying for the AAT, he is now training for his ACA qualification.

In his spare time Mike can be found at home spending time with his wife Sarah and three young daughters.

Vanessa Wright

Vanessa is our well travelled secretary. Having worked in New York and the Middle East she came to work with Cook Trotter on a temporary placement in 1991 and never left!

When not busy in the business, Vanessa is even busier at home looking after her two children.

April Jones

April’s excellent secretarial skills were honed in numerous placements within the Civil Service all over the world before settling in Harrogate where she enjoyed working full time for a local business for over eighteen years. Although retired from full-time employment, April has worked for Cook Trotter on a part-time basis for 15 years.

  Gina Trotter


Gina is one of the newest members of the team, starting in July after finishing her A Levels. She is currently training for her ACA qualification with help from mum, Jill.







 Sarah Lovell

Sarah is our newest member, starting in September when her three daughters were all at preschool and school.

She is studying for the ACA qualification along with Gina.

Sarah spends her time ferrying her daughters between activities, at the same time, putting up with Mike, the worlds worst back seat driver!




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