Meet The Team
Meet the team: our core team of qualified, experienced staff have involvement in all stages of the business life cycle, from registration to maturity. We are keen to share our expertise with you.
Andrew Rand FCA – Principal
Andrew qualified in 1989 with Baker Tilly, London. He spent 12 years practising in Mayfair; six as a partner specialising in commercial property transactions and tax-efficient investment schemes. He established Stanes Rand in 2001 and remains at the forefront of the firm, providing comprehensive tax, business development and profit improvement advice to a wide range of businesses in East Anglia and London.
Andrew is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is also a registered auditor.
In addition, in May 2014, Andrew became an associated member of the Society of Share and Business Valuers.
Ben Howe ACCA – Senior Manager
Ben began his accountancy career in 2000. He trained with a local firm primarily working in their audit department dealing with a variety of clients which included charities, private schools, university colleges and owner managed businesses.
Ben joined Stanes Rand in April 2005 where he has since qualified and manages a portfolio of clients from a wide range of industries providing both audit and non audit services. He deals with a number of clients from specialist areas which include charities, pension schemes, property management businesses, FSA regulated and general insurance businesses.
Craig Lockley ACCA – Senior Manager
Craig joined Stanes Rand in 2004 as a graduate trainee, having gained a 2:1 Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Business Studies from De Montfort University Business School.
Since joining, Craig has gone on to work with a range of small owner-managed businesses across East Anglia dealing with a range of compliance matters. Craig qualified with the ACCA in 2009 and has since developed a specialism in auditing and financial reporting issues affecting small businesses, as well as continuing to provide general business advice.
Simon Tu BSc ACA – Manager
Simon joined Stanes Rand in 2008 as a trainee, qualifying in 2013. Simon graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from King’s College, London. Having worked for HSBC in central London, he has gained valuable experience within the banking industry with particular interests in investments and corporate operations.
Since joining, Simon has worked with a range of industries providing both audit and non-audit services including preparation of statutory accounts, management accounts and business plans.