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About us


Tushar Desai, BA(Hons), FCCA

Tush is a Chartered Certified Accountant and has over twenty years experience in practice.

Tush has the overall responsibility for the strategic growth of the practice and for ensuring that Hanburys meet and hopefully exceed client expectations on the services that are provided.

Apart from founding and developing Hanburys, Tush has a wealth of general business experience and his broad accounting background has helped him sharpen his commercial acumen that is needed to advise growing businesses. His knowledge to consider all relevant issues for newly starting and growing businesses is perhaps his greatest asset. Tush has a particular interest in tax planning for individuals and owner-managed businesses.

In his spare time, Tush likes to keep fit and active. He is also a seasoned golfer and enjoys skiing in the Swiss Alps.

email: tush@hanburys.co.uk

Sanjay Parekh, FCA

Sanjay is a Chartered Accountant and has been in Practice for over 25 years.

Sanjay provides a complete all-round service covering accounts, taxation and audit. For his clients, he is their first point of contact for all their commercial and financial needs.

His clients range from individuals to audits and these include:
- Artists and businesses in the media and the entertainment sector;
- Interior designer businesses;
- Digital photography and software supplier companies;
- Family businesses

Sanjay works with a team of professionals who can give his clients a straightforward pragmatic advice about taxation issues, legal matters, mortgages, pensions and investments.

Sanjay enjoys a balance between work and the pleasures of family life which includes watching football (Arsenal).

email: sanjay@hanburys.co.uk

Ian Stacey, FCA

Ian is a Chartered Accountant having qualified in 1993, and has a passion for helping small and medium businesses achieve their full potential through engaging with the owners, fully understanding their goals and ambitions, and advising on how they might be met. He has very strong analytical skills and through client discussions can quickly identify areas for improvement and enhancement, not always purely financial.

In addition, Ian also likes to ensure that the owners get to keep their tax bills to a minimum to ensure the hard earned wealth is retained within the owners hands.

The clients cover a broad spectrum and businesses and include:
- Design and media agencies and individuals
- Pubs and restaurants (Ian is a personal licence holder)
- Construction, property development and CIS contractors
- Professional services

Away from the office Ian runs a Sunday football team, follows West Ham Utd, is interested in horse racing and financial investing, and regularly attends theatre shows.

email: ian@hanburys.co.uk

Stuart Brown, ACA

Stuart is a Chartered Accountant with over ten years experience in audit and accounts.

His skills are utilised to provide our clients with a range of services such as audit, accounts production and management accounting, including profit and loss and cash flow forecasting to guide businesses in their growth or to assist in difficult times. Within the firm, Stuart supports our client managers and is responsible for ensuring training is always at the highest standard.

Outside the office, Stuart is a keen sportsman who particularly enjoys racquet sports. He plays table tennis weekly in local leagues and has represented his home county in national tournaments.

email: stuart@hanburys.co.uk

Amy Martin, FMAAT, ACCA

Amy started her accountancy career here at Hanburys in April 2007. Since then, she has achieved both the Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) qualification and the ACCA qualification and is keen to progress further.

Amy is a versatile member of the team performing a wide range of tasks, and is responsible for accounts preparation, payroll and statutory affairs. Amy also routinely performs a wide range of other client services such as bookkeeping, personal and corporate taxation, CIS and VAT return preparation for a range of different clients.

In her spare time Amy enjoys various different classes at the gym, mainly ‘Body Combat’ and ‘Zumba’ and is also part of a Ten Pin Bowling league.

email: amy@hanburys.co.uk

Barbara Fahy, BA(Hons), ACCA

Barbara joined us after graduating from Hertfordshire University and has recently completed her ACCA qualification.

Apart from accounts preparation and audit work, Barbara also performs a wide range of other client services such as payroll, bookkeeping and tax return preparation.

In her spare time, Barbara enjoys travelling. Her biggest interest is North America. She also enjoys frequent visits to Poland, her native country. She likes to listen to music, especially classical and country and hopes to visit Nashville, USA one day, to get the full country music experience.

Barbara is also a devoted member of a local gym where she attends weekly classes and in particular enjoys 'Boxercise'.

email: barbara@hanburys.co.uk

Other Team Members:

  • Rhys Sutton MAAT (Trainee Accountant)
  • Joseph Ascroft MAAT(Trainee Accountant)
  • Alex Hartley (Trainee Accountant)
  • Ryan Parkins (Trainee Accountant)
  • Laura Goodchild (Trainee Accountant)
  • Emma Eldridge(Trainee Accountant)
  • Mandy Jacobs (Practice Development Manager)

The Practice

The Beginning

The practice was founded in 1996 by Tushar Desai who served his time at some of the UK’s leading Accountancy firms. He set up his practice originally from home, moved to leased premises in Harpenden and, with the expansion of the practice, eventually to our purpose built offices in St Albans.


Our core values have always been, and will remain, to offer our clients the highest level of customer service at a price that suits their pocket. To do this, we make full use of technology and encourage you to do the same.


Our standards will never be compromised. In recognition of this, Hanburys has been awarded ACCA Quality Checked seal of approval from The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).


Our staff are encouraged to undergo relevant approved training towards their professional qualifications, with full study support provided. To enable our qualified employees and directors to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of accounting and taxation issues, continuous professional development is necessary and is achieved through attendance of professional seminars and reading of technical publications.

By continually updating our knowledge, we are able to offer the best possible service and advice to our clients. For this, Hanburys has received the award of Approved Employer from the ACCA in recognition of the support provided to ACCA students and members who are training towards ACCA Practising Certificate.


Our intention over the coming years is to encourage our clients to use Hanburys as a ‘one stop shop’ for all business related issues and be viewed more as a Business Associate rather than the Archetypical Accountant.

Customer Care

Our fees are very competitive; we respond to client requests; we are proactive in offering advice; our clients know their best interests are foremost in our actions; we are always looking at new ideas to reduce our costs; and, they believe their success is ultimately our success.

We also offer a free meeting for all prospective clients, because we appreciate that you need to be comfortable with us (and us with you!).