Our Management Team

Tim McNeal


Tim joined Hardings in January 1985.  He has a good all round experience in accountancy and taxation matters.

He started his training at Donald H. Bates & Co and has had experience also at Astbury & Co and Everitt, Collins and Loosley in Milton Keynes.

James Scott


James has worked in practice since 1996, and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2004. He has a broad range of experience with clients of all sizes across various different sectors.

Away from the office James has a young family and is a keen Aston Villa fan – a pastime that has become increasingly challenging in recent years!

Anthony Roche


Anthony joined the firm in 2001 following completion of his business studies degree. He trained with the firm to obtain the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification. He has a broad range of experience with clients from different sectors and of varying size. In recent years, Anthony has led the firm’s move into the Academy sector

Outside of the office, Anthony has a young family and is a Port Vale season ticket holder. Other interests include sport in general and listening to live music.

Brian Baggaley


Having trained and qualified with a top four national practice, Brian has spent over 35 years in practice, interspersed with a further 15 year spell in industry.  As a result, he can offer a good mix of practical advice and business experience.

Outside of work, Brian enjoys tennis, music, walking and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Michael Fox


“Michael joined a big four national practice, after leaving school, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He has worked in general practice for 35 years, advising and assisting all types of businesses and guiding them through the complex regimes of accounting, taxation, VAT and finance.

When away from work, he enjoys tennis, cycling, hiking, socialising and being with his family and grandchildren when time allows.”