Why was Valued born?

Stephen founded Valued Accountancy in April 2011 with the belief that accountants should partner business owners to get what they really want from both business and life.

Valued started its journey as Valued Accountancy Services when Stephen retired from being a partner in a leading north east accountancy firm, after the loss of his mother. Stephen was driven to redefine the traditional accountant-client relationship, by helping each business owner along their entrepreneurial journey, instead of only showing up at tax time.

Since then Valued has grown and developed to become a leading UK wide accountancy firm, that offers a range of solutions to clients (and other accountancy practices) using cloud technologies, ensuring clarity for better decision-making and most importantly putting people first.

Why Valued

Powerful Accounting, Dedicated People

We use the most robust cloud accounting systems, driven by our qualified and dedicated team of expert accountants, here at Valued Accountancy.

Everything we implement and work on for your business is carefully designed to maximise the efficiency of your information exchange with us and to expedite financials, including real-time cash flow data direct to your dashboard, so that you can make important decisions quickly.

Let's work together

The Values we live by

We listen, understand and communicate with regularity

We are consistent, accountable and reliable

We work hard to exceed expectations and always stay humble

We care with a passion, no matter how small the business we deal with is

We help our clients to make better choices and live better lives

We believe that the personal touch matters

Company Goals

Meet Team Valued

We welcome you to Valued Accountancy and invite you to meet our exceptional Team.

Stephen Paul, CEO at Valued

Stephen Paul

Managing Director

Father to Lucy and Jessica, and husband to Kate, Stephen loves to take long walks and is a big fan of the song Dignity by Deacon Blue. Currently his favourite phone app is Fitbit, which is helping him count steps in his #stepchallenge.

Stephen Paul - Linkedin

David Oliver, Solutions at Valued

David Oliver


When David isn’t enjoying time with his wife Samantha and son Cooper, he is treasurer at Consett Tabletop Games Society. He favours Warhammer 40,000 as his game of choice and loves building Lego for our office.

David Oliver - Linkedin

Lyndsey Robinson, Valued

Lyndsey Robinson


Lyndsey is a superfan of the band Embrace. When she isn’t travelling to gigs, or listening to their music, she is chatting to fellow fans online. Her claim to fame is walking alongside Snoop Dog in the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Vegas.

Lyndsey Robinson - Linkedin

Michael Mann, Valued

Michael Mann


Michael is a big family man, so loves spending time with his beautiful wife and young son Henry. He also designs stunning wooden furniture.

Michael Mann - Linkedin

Sharon Main, Valued

Sharon Main


Sharon enjoys taking time away with her beloved husband Peter at their caravan. If Sharon were a superhero, she would choose the powers of invisibility and mind reading.

Danielle Berry, Payroll at Valued

Danielle Berry


Danielle loves spending time with her family and french bull dogs. When she is able to Danielle loves to workout and spend time in cold water. A real adrenaline junkie, Danielle really enjoys doing sky-diving and loves doing obstacle courses for charity and giving back.

Danielle Berry - Linkedin

Ruth Oxley, Valued

Ruth Oxley


Ruth enjoys baking, yoga, being mum to handsome Teddy and relaxing with a good book - she was recently bowled over reading The Heavens by Sandra Newman. Ruth's brush with fame came when she once performed as an extra in Byker Grove, playing Trivial Pursuit.

Alex Morton, Valued

Alex Morton


Alex loves travelling and exploring new places. When closer to home she loves catching up with friends at the weekend. Her favourite pizza is a Vegetarian Supreme with chicken and pepperoni.

Alex Morton - Linkedin

Katie Borlace,Valued

Katie Borlace


Katie enjoys family time the best, having fun with husband Andrew, son Jack and her crazy Boxer Bobby. Her favourite pizza is ham and pineapple, with extra pineapple, of course!

Eileen Walker, Valued

Eileen Walker


Eileen lives with her two beloved dogs, Blue, a springer spaniel and Dee, a pug. In her spare time she loves to make handmade cards as gifts. Her perfect pizza would be a BBQ base with chicken and sweetcorn.

Ryan Spalding, Valued

Ryan Spalding


Ryan enjoys spending time in the Lake District with his partner and Sprocker Spaniel Holly, trying to tick off all 214 Wainwright peaks. He enjoys baking and cooking, speciality being Chocolate Guinness cake

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Laura Nattrass, Valued

Laura Nattrass

Bookkeeping Assistant

Laura enjoys family time with her Husband David and two children, Will & Jessica. Laura looks forward to family holidays and has been lucky enough to take her children to Disney World in Florida, the most magical place. 

Kate Paul, Valued

Kate Paul

Executive Assistant

Kate loves nothing more than long walks with her husband and 2 beautiful children and their dog Bruno. Kate also enjoys spending time by the coast. Her favourite fictional character is Mary Poppins.

Kate Paul - Linkedin

Claire Johnson, Valued

Claire Johnson

PA - Executive Business and Marketing

Claire is a mum of two, who loves nothing more than a family holiday in the sunshine with them and her husband.  She loves listening to music and doesn't shy away from an opportunity to get up on the karaoke. 

Claire Johnson - Linkedin

Sara Patterson, Valued

Sara Patterson

Business Support 

Sara is a mum of 2 beautiful girls.  In her spare time she enjoys camping and family days out with her children and husband.  Sara is not a big fan of the sun and much prefers the winter months!!

Jenene Brown, Valued

Jenene Brown


Jenene is a fan of the outdoors, enjoying hiking in the lakes and loves to travel and visit new places.  Jenene loves brunch with the girls on a weekend, & is a cat mum to Loki. 

Jenene Brown - Linkedin

Zaki Abutair, Valued

Zaki Abutair

Apprentice Accounts Assistant

Zaki enjoys going to the gym and playing football.  He likes watching Newcastle United and he enjoys eating out.  His favourite food is a good steak and we know he's a huge fan of a Greggs Yum Yum!