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Peter Wood
Director
Qualification: FCA (1983)
Expertise: Tax/Business Planning
Email: peter@bensonwood.co.uk

I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1977 with Benson Wood rising to become Senior Partner for many years, a position that has now been passed to Graham Thompson.

Due to my family’s agricultural background I have always taken a special interest in our Farming clients. I also enjoy assisting all other types of businesses.

I tend to specialise in tax planning whether for income tax, capital gains or inheritance tax. This role enables me to assist clients in succession planning strategies & buying or selling businesses achieving successful outcomes for our clients.

I am married with four grown up daughters & to relax I enjoy travel, going to the gym, watching rugby & the occasional game of golf.


Graham Thompson
Managing Director
Qualification: FCA (1983)
Expertise: Audit/Legal Practices/Practice Development
Email: graham@bensonwood.co.uk

I joined Benson Wood in 1983 as a Chartered Accountant & progressed to the role of Managing Director taking over from Peter Wood.  Auditing & medium-sized family businesses are a couple of my fields of expertise and I have a particular interest in legal practices.

I am married with grown up children, and for better or worse have been a supporter of Middlesbrough Football Club for nearly 50 years.  The 1800 games to date have been a mixed bag.

In my spare time I have written & had published a couple of books in the 'Thriller' genre.

I am a keen traveller, with the USA being my preferred destination, the whole family are big fans of Las Vegas, for everything it offers outside of gambling!


Sharon White
Director
Qualification: FCCA (2012)
Expertise: Accounts/Legal Practice
Email: sharon@bensonwood.co.uk

It all began modestly as an accounts clerk at Lishman Sidwell Campbell & Price in 1997 studying for an AAT qualification. I joined Benson Wood in 2002 as an accounts clerk. I qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2007, and have been promoted over the years unitil I was appointed as a director in 2013. Today I take special interest in small businesses, one man service companies & legal practices.  

I am married and in my spare time I try to keep fit despite my love of chocolate. I enjoy arts, crafts & reading.


Danielle Carolan
Director
Qualification: FCCA (2012)
Expertise: Audit/Accounts
Email: danielle@bensonwood.co.uk

I specialise in audit & accounts production in particular providing virtual finance director services to medium sized owner managed businesses. I started as a student with Arnott Insurance studying for an AAT qualification in 1998 moving to practice in 2000 where I went on to study the ACCA qualification. I joined Benson Wood in 2003 qualifying in 2007 & was appointed as a director in 2013.

I am married & in my spare time I enjoy music, attending concerts & festivals throughout the year. I like to keep fit, read & go for walks, frequently visiting the Lake District National Park.

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