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Meet The Team

We are a dedicated team which strives to provide success to our clients in regards to all their accountancy needs. Our team is very close-knit and ensures that a unified support is provided to you whenever you need it. With expertise covering all aspects of accountancy, taxation and business advisory services, we are well placed to take a holistic view to planning for the future as well dealing with specific matters.

Antony Rookes, FCCA


Antony (Tony) has been part of the fabric of Southgates for over 25 years. Having joined the firm aged 20 back in 1987, Tony trained and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1993. His then employer, Stephen Southgate, supported him through his training and then through the post qualification period resulting in Tony obtaining his Auditing and Practising Certificate. He then became a partner in 1999 before taking over the whole of the practice when Stephen ‘retired’ to New Orelans, USA. He has overseen the steady growth of the firm since then and is especially proud of the training he has provided to employees who he has seen qualify during this time.

Tony is married to Maria and lives in Elstronwick with his two sons. Tony is a strong believer in community and is a former Governor of Burton Pidsea Primary School and now has the same role at St Mary’s College, Hull as well as treasurer of Holderness Vikings Youth Rugby League Club. Most of his hobbies are on the back burner as he proudly enjoys watching his sons play both Rugby League and Rugby Union across the Yorkshire area.

Andrew Guy, FCCA, MAAT


Andrew (Andy) started with Southgates in July 1997 aged 16. After completing the AAT qualification he subsequently qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in August 2003. In June 2011 Andy became a partner in the practice on receipt of his ACCA practising certificate. In addition to his role as a director of Southgates Andy still spends a large amount of time working with clients. With over twenty years of experience working alongside clients Andy is ideally suited to work with new and current clients to add value to their business and provide expert advice.

Andy married in April 2013 and lives with his wife Rachel in the village of Patrington. The vast majority of Andy’s spare time is dedicated to Patrington Cricket Club where he has a number of key roles the most important being club coach of Patrington’s junior sides. When not on the cricket field Andy will either be walking his dog Wilson or watching cricket, football or rugby league.

Lewis McKinley, FCCA


Lewis started working at Southgates in October 2002 as an accounts assistant. Since qualifying with the AAT and ACCA he was given the role of Accounts Manager in 2009. He is experienced with sole traders, partnerships, personal and business tax, management accounts and VAT. However, he focuses most of his time working alongside Companies, providing accounting, management and corporation tax advice.

Lewis lives in Hedon with his wife Alex and two young children.

Susan Boasman, MInstLM

Susan (Susie) joined the practice in 1998 after working as a freelance farm administrator and became Practice Manager in 2004 after qualifying with a NVQ Certificate in Management with the ILM. She is responsible for ensuring that our clients receive the high standard we expect and they deserve as well as in-house practice matters.  She manages a portfolio of clients acting for sole traders, partnerships, personal and business tax clients. Susie also heads up our payroll, CIS and VAT services. With her experience on Sage products she can also offer support and training to clients with bookkeeping.

Outside of work, Susie lives on a working farm with her husband and three children. She enjoys spending time with her family as well as walking, swimming, cycling and socialising.

Maria Rookes, MAAT, ATT

Maria joined the practice in June 1989 aged 16. After completing the AAT qualification she trained and qualified as a Tax Technician with the Chartered Institute of Taxation. She is highly experienced across a range of sole traders, partnerships and Limited Companies and utilises her tax qualification with both personal and business tax. She currently works on a part time basis.

Maria is married to Antony Rookes and they have 2 boys. Maria enjoys spending time with her family and supporting her children. She also enjoys socialising, spending time outdoors taking country walks with the family dogs and skiing holidays.

Lewis Ford, ACCA, MAAT

Lewis began his career at Southgates in September 2011 at the age of 16 and immediately began studying for the AAT qualification. Shortly after qualifying as a member of AAT, Lewis began working toward his ACCA qualification and upon completion in January 2017 became a Chartered Certified Accountant.

Outside of work Lewis takes a keen interest in many sports, particularly golf and football. He also enjoys spending time with family, and is a keen traveller.

Jordan Taylor

Jordan became a member of the Southgates team in June 2015 at the age of 16 prior to the completion of his GCSE’s.

He is currently working towards the AAT qualification. Jordan’s job role includes helping in the preparation of accounts, bookkeeping and the preparation of VAT.

Outside of work Jordan is interested in many sports, particularly football.

Brad Bowden

Brad became a member of the Southgates team in the summer of 2015 at the age of 18 after finishing his final year at Withernsea Sixth Form College where he studied Maths, Business and History.

He is currently working towards his AAT qualification. Brad’s job role at Southgates is helping to prepare the accounts, VAT returns and bookkeeping.

Away from the office Brad is hugely involved in football. He is a Manchester United supporter and plays locally for Easington United.

Other passions include travelling, fitness and music, all three of which he enjoys with friends and family.

Katie Bostock

Katie started working at Southgates in February 2015.  Since joining the team Katie has undertaken the roles of assisting with the preparation of accounts, book keeping and administration.

Katie spends her spare time with her partner Stewart and two children.

Hayley Pollard, BA (Hons)

Hayley started at Southgates in February 2016 after a career change from working in education. She gained a BA (Hons) in 2011 from the University of Hull. Since joining the team Hayley has taken on roles including office administration, payroll and sage bookkeeping.

Hayley married in October 2016 and lives with her husband Marc in Patrington where they spend a lot of time at the cricket ground and socialising with friends.

Teri Bateson, BA (Hons)

Teri joined Southgates in June 2017, after a career in customer relations and financial services. She gained a BA (Hons) in 2012 from the University of Hull. Since joining the team Teri has taken on roles including office administration, payroll and bookkeeping.

Teri spends her spare time with her partner and enjoys eating out and socialising with friends and family.

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