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Meet The Team

At Broadbents, 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 as dealing with specific matters.

Adrian Broadbent FFA FIPA ATT(Fellow)

Senior Partner

Adrian started his Accountancy career back in 1975 in Essex and started the current business in 1988.

He primarily looks after the personal tax and sole trader clients.

His hobbies include travelling, music, cooking and Liverpool FC!

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Simon Brook MAAT FFA FTA

Managing Partner

Simon started his accountancy experience in Halifax at the age of 17. Over the last 30 years he has gained knowledge in all areas of accountancy.

He enjoys a challenge and has taken on board new technology which is needed to take the business forward in the digital age.

He enjoys going to the gym having recently joined a local fitness hub. Also enjoys the outdoors as he was brought up on the family run farm.

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Paula Steele

Office Manager and Senior Accountant

Paula started working for Broadbents over 20 years ago starting off in Administration, since then she has grown and worked her way up to now being the Senior Accountant and Office Manager. 

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Helen Brook

Semi Senior Accountant

Helen started her career off in Administration for a local textile firm before moving into credit control for a well known local drinks firm. She joined Broadbents in 2006 and had a natural progression into Accountancy where she specialises in Sole Traders and Sub-Contractors, becoming an excellent asset to Broadbents.

During her spare time, she spends a lot of time with her 2 children, alongside this she also loves spending time socialising with her friends.

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Haley Pullen

Semi-Senior Accountant

Haley has started as a semi-senior accountant working towards the progression to a senior accountant. She has already achieved a level 3 AAT and is working towards becoming fully qualified.

Outside of work Haley enjoys netball, staying active and socialising.

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Amir Rafiq

Semi Senior Accountant

Amir has recently joined Broadbents as a trainee accountant, he graduated in 2014 with a BA Hons in Accountancy and Finance and has been working in practices since 2015. Amir is very experienced in preparing accounts, submitting self assessments, preparing and filing VAT’s and many other things.

In Amir’s spare time he enjoys going to see Liverpool FC play at Anfield and when he is not there, he is in steak houses.

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Kelley Randall CIPP


Kelley has been with Broadbents for over 11 years, she started in 2010 as Receptionist.

Since then she has progressed to be a CIPP qualified Payroll clerk.

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Cole Halstead

Semi Senior Accountant

Cole recently joined Broadbents working in accounts preperation, he is working towards his AAT Level 4. Cole has worked in accounts since 2015 dealing with self assessment tax, corporation tax, VAT returns and much more.

Outside of work Cole likes mountain biking, playing football and socialising with his friends.

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Karen Haggerty

Bookkeeper Manager

Karen joined Broadbents in March 2019 following a long career in sales and customer service.

She has 6 years’ experience in Bookkeeping and VAT and specialises in offering these services to our clients. 

She enjoys spending time socialising with friends and her dog Charlie.

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Karen Moran

Trainee Accountant

Karen joined Broadbents in June 2021 after a long career in IT Project and Service Management, followed by bookkeeping for her husband’s limited companies where she was a Broadbents customer.

She is training in Bookkeeping, VAT and Accounts Preparation, and will also be studying towards her AAT qualifications.

Outside of work Karen enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering as an NHS Responder and raising funds for charities through various walking challenges, including the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

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Gillian Shearer

Digital Marketing / Assistant Bookkeeper

Gillian has joined Broadbent’s recently after a long career in Insurance managing e-commerce deliveries.  She joins Broadbent’s to manage the ‘Making Tax Digital’ Initiative and pro-actively supporting clients with the move onto QuickBooks.

She will also be learning the ropes as assistant Bookkeeper.

Gillian is passionate about live music and spends her spare time seeing as many bands as possible.   

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Elise Holroyd

Trainee Accountant

Elise joined Broadbents in the beginning of 2021 working in administration, since then she has worked in areas of marketing and payroll but has moved up into accounting.

Elise still holds the responsibility of money laundering checks, filing confirmation statements, and covering reception.

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Debra Mills


Debra has been with Broadbents since 2013 in the role of Receptionist/Administrator, she has worked for 20+ years in the role of Receptionist in the Halifax area and enjoys meeting and greeting clients on a daily basis.

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