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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.

Simon Brook MAAT FFA FTA

Senior Partner

Simon is a highly experienced accountant who embarked on his career at the age of 17 in Halifax. With over 30 years of comprehensive knowledge in all areas of accountancy, he brings a wealth of expertise to the table.

Recognizing the importance of staying ahead in the digital age, Simon has eagerly embraced new technologies that drive businesses forward. By integrating cutting-edge tools and software into his work, he ensures his clients thrive in the modern era.

Outside of the professional realm, Simon leads an active lifestyle. He recently joined a local fitness hub, where he enjoys the challenges of the gym. Growing up on a family-run farm, he has a deep appreciation for the outdoors and all that it offers.

Simon’s profile exudes expertise, adaptability, and a zest for life. His commitment to technological advancements, coupled with his dedication to personal well-being, enables him to provide exceptional accountancy services while embodying a balanced lifestyle.

DD: 01422 768 011

Mobile: 07787 803 267

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Paula Steele

Senior Accountant and Small Business Manager

Accomplished Senior Accountant and Office Manager

Paula’s remarkable journey with Broadbents began over 20 years ago, where she first made her mark in the field of administration. Through her unwavering dedication and relentless pursuit of excellence, she has risen through the ranks, steadily progressing to her current esteemed position as the Senior Accountant and Office Manager.

Paula’s extensive experience and expertise in the realm of accounting make her an invaluable asset to the Broadbents team. Her profound understanding of financial intricacies, combined with her exceptional leadership skills, ensures seamless operations and drives the success of the office.

With an illustrious career, Paula’s profile exudes accomplishment and commitment. Her journey from administration to senior management stands as a testament to her relentless drive for growth and continuous professional development. As a vital member of the Broadbents family, Paula’s exemplary skills and dedication bring immense value to the firm and its clients.

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Helen Brook

Senior Accountant

Accomplished Accountant with a Vibrant Lifestyle

Helen’s journey began in administration, where she quickly showcased her skills while working for a local textile firm. Recognizing her potential, she transitioned into credit control for a renowned local drinks company, further honing her financial acumen. In 2006, she found her professional home at Broadbents, where she seamlessly transitioned into accountancy, specializing in supporting sole traders and sub-contractors. Her expertise and dedication have made her an invaluable asset to the Broadbents team.

Beyond her professional achievements, Helen leads a fulfilling life outside of work. As a devoted mother, she cherishes spending quality time with her two children, prioritizing their happiness and well-being. In addition, she nurtures strong bonds with her friends, embracing social interactions that bring joy and fulfillment to her life.

DD: 01422 768 007

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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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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Adrian Broadbent FFA FIPA ATT(Fellow)


Accomplished Accountant with a Passion for Life – Adrian

Adrian began his successful accountancy career in 1975 and established his own thriving business in 1988. Specializing in personal tax and sole trader clients, he provides tailored financial solutions.

Outside of work, Adrian’s interests are diverse. He loves to travel, immerse himself in music, explore his culinary skills, and passionately supports Liverpool FC.

Adrian’s profile reflects his expertise, vibrant personality, and zest for life. With his personalized approach and wide range of interests, he brings a unique perspective to his profession.

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Gillian Shearer

Bookkeeper and Digital Onboarder

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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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.

DD: 01422 347 880

Charley Custance

Trainee Accountant

My main duties will be working in the Bookkeeping department and assisting Karen Haggerty.

During my free time I enjoy playing piano (Currently working towards my Diploma), baking and going on walks with my chihuahua.

DD: 01422 768 001

Jeanette Maguire

Payroll Manager

Payroll Manager

Matthew Lovell

Trainee Accountant

Trainee Accountant

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