The Team

Find out a little bit more about our team members and the work that they do…

Tony Coates

Tony founded Coates & Co twenty five years ago. Tony is a qualified Chartered Accountant, and has many years' experience in both industry and the profession. He oversees all aspects of the business.


Rest of the team

Back Row (L to R): Samantha Davies, Tony Coates, Tracy Rankin. Front Row (L to R) is Michelle Audley, Debby Watson and Karen Dixon.

Michelle Audley

Michelle is a graduate and has been with us since 2004. Michelle mainly deals with the preparation of statutory limited company accounts, management accounts and also oversees our IT systems.

Tracy Rankin

Tracy has been with us since 1999. She is a qualified accounting technician and deals with payroll, VAT, company secretarial matters and also with our internal administration.

Debby Watson

Debby commenced to work for us in 2005, and is a qualified accounting technician. She deals with accounts preparation, VAT and payroll and is also responsible for implementing all client company pension arrangements under the new auto-enrolment regulations.

Samantha Davies

Samantha originally commenced to work for us in 2006. She is a qualified accounting technician and re-joined us in 2012. Samantha deals with limited company accounts preparation, payroll and VAT. She also oversees all Corporation Tax matters for limited company clients.

Karen Dixon

Karen worked at a senior level for HMRC for many years. She joined us in 2010 and deals with self assessment tax returns, HMRC enquiries and all CIS matters, in addition to payroll and VAT responsibilities.