Meet The Team


Derek Curtis, FCA



Derek has over 40 years of experience in the accounting profession.   Having previously lectured in accountancy and taxation, Derek has built up a good relationship with our clients, many of whom have been with the firm since it started more than 30 years ago.  He has an excellent knowledge of Corporate Tax and Limited Companies Statutory Requirements.



Pat Curtis, FCA



Qualified for 40 years, Pat started The Curtis Partnership with Derek in 1983.  Pat has an excellent knowledge of all areas of accountancy and taxation and in particular Pat is an expert on personal taxation and SA income tax returns.  She also takes a particular interest in helping new businesses, forming companies, and finding solutions to your problems.






Mark Shaw, FCCA



Mark has been working in accountancy for nearly 20 years having started at the practice as a trainee all those years ago.  He has a wide range of knowledge in every area: VAT, PAYE and Payroll, Personal Tax, and Corporate Tax. 

Steve Walklate, FCCA



Steve has been with The Curtis Partnership for two years having worked in accountancy for nearly 20 years.  He has excellent knowledge of accounts with a particular focus on Limited Companies.  Steve also works with our clients to find the best accounting procedures and software for their needs.






Alex Thorley


Alex is in his final year of study for the AAT qualification.  He has been with the practice for nearly 10 years now and has built up a wide knowledge of all areas from book keeping, accounts and VAT through to PAYE and Payroll.


Janella Beaman


Janella has been with the practice for over 10 years and processes the payroll for all of our clients.   She ensures that clients meet their statutory deadlines and has an excellent knowledge of PAYE and CIS.






Katy Shaw


Katy is our office administrator.  She has been with the practice since January 2017 she has already become an invaluable member of our team.  She is always at the other end of the phone and is happy to help and advise you with any issues you may have.


Sarah Plaskett


Sarah joined the practice in 2016 having worked in an accounting role at her previous employment.  Sarah is our CIS officer and ensures that all of our clients comply with their monthly CIS submissions.  Sarah also has a good knowledge of VAT and bookkeeping and is able to help with any question you may have.