Meet the team

Michael Anthistle FCA – Consultant

Michael Anthistle

Michael founded Anthistle Craven in 1977. Since then he has refined his skills to offer a comprehensive and personal service to each client.

As a specialist in tax advice, if your business needs help with Self Assessment, CGT, IHT, Corporation Tax, or more detailed support with HMRC negotiations, Michael is always available.

Michael is a keen sportsman with a passion for golf and his beloved Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. Well we all have a cross to bear!

Contact: mike@anthistlecraven.co.uk 01280 813208

Shaun Craven FCCA FMAAT – Partner

Shaun Craven

Joining the firm in 1991, Shaun brings his substantial financial acumen to the practice. Spending his professional life demystifying accounting and tax planning for his clients, Shaun now develops financial strategies for a wide range of businesses.

Whether your business needs to expand or make your assets work harder, Shaun has the knowledge and experience to help your enterprise flourish.

When not crunching the numbers for his clients, Shaun can usually be found on the golf course attempting to cure his hook.

Contact: shaun@anthistlecraven.co.uk 01280 813208


Iain Anthistle ACCA – Client Manager

Iain Anthistle

Iain followed in his father’s footsteps to become an accountant. As a qualified Chartered Certified accountant, Iain joined Anthistle Craven in 2004. Iain brings a detailed appreciation of the complexities of corporate reporting, taxation and management accounting requirements – all of which he is able to communicate to the businesses he supports.

In addition, Iain has experience in payroll, bookkeeping and auditing including audits of charities and solicitors.

When not helping his many clients navigate their accounting and tax affairs, Iain spends his time watching Wolverhampton Wanderers, contemplating where the next 3 points will come from!

Contact: iain@anthistlecraven.co.uk 01280 813208

Louise Hathaway – Client Manager

Louise Hathaway

With over 10 years of experience working as a management accountant in industry, Louise moved into public practice joining Anthistle Craven in 1997. Since then Louise has been supporting our clients with her in-depth expert commercial awareness.

As partners with each of the clients we work with, Louise continues to bring her masses of expertise to every client she supports.

When Louise isn’t offering expert advice about business practices, you’ll find her walking her beloved greyhounds.

Contact: louise@anthistlecraven.co.uk 01280 813208

Craig Dumbarton – Client Manager

Craig Dumbarton

Craig joined the company in July 2010 as a trainee and has completed his training during this time.

Craig has passed all of the examination requirements for ACCA. His role includes general accounting duties, corporate and personal taxation advice, bookkeeping and payroll as well as helping trainee accountants as and when required.

Outside of work Craig enjoys playing Rugby and travelling around the UK.

Tierna Santhera

Tierna Santhera

Tierna is the Office Manager and is responsible for HR, Training, Marketing, dealing with suppliers and making sure the office runs smoothly.

Outside work, she likes to spend time with her family, go walking and travel abroad.


The rest of the Team

Of course our Team would not be complete without our compliment of staff, offering different levels of training and experience.

We pride ourselves on the training that we provide, recognising the need for quality as a firm wide culture.

Thomas Woodwards

Thomas Woodwards

Thomas is an AAT Qualified senior accountant. His main duties include looking after clients accounting and taxation needs also dealing with HMRC on clients’ behalf. Thomas also helps to oversee junior trainee accountants and assist when required.

In his spare time, Thomas plays football and cricket. He enjoys spending time with friends and family and also watching Manchester United play.

He is also soon to become a dad for the first time.

Joe Short

Joe Short

Joe has recently become AAT qualified and is due to start his studies towards becoming ACCA qualified in February 2018. He currently looks after client's accounts, some payroll, bookkeeping and VAT work.

In his spare time, Joe enjoys playing football for his local team and is an avid Arsenal supporter. Joe likes socialising and travelling round the UK as well as abroad.

Abbie Craven

Abbie Craven

Abbie joined the company in January 2018 as a receptionist.

Her main duties are answering the telephone, greeting clients in person and general reception duties.

In her free time, Abbie likes going on holiday and socialising with friends and family!

Conor Roberts

Conor Roberts

Conor joined the company in February 2019 as a trainee accountant. He will be studying towards AAT.

In his spare time, Conor plays football and is an Everton supporter. He also likes to go out with friends and family.

Lydia Robinson

Lydia Robinson

Lydia is studying towards AAT level 3. When Lydia is not in the office or studying, she enjoys doing ballet, going to gym classes and socialising with friends.

Alex Clarke

Alex Clarke

Alex is studying towards AAT level 3. In his own time he plays football and supports Spurs. He also enjoys spending time outside, and socialising with friends and family.

Caroline Boulet

Caroline Boulet
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