Meet our Crew

Meet the crew of HMB Accountants.

Meet the crew of HMB Accountants.


At HMB we are a close-knit crew, providing the audit, accountancy and taxation services you would expect from Chartered Accountants. As well as this we work with our clients to help make their businesses ‘live long and prosper’. At the helm are Howard & Sarah Bedford who between them have over 60 years’ experience in the accounting profession.

Howard M Bedford

Howard is a director and an experienced Captain of our Crew and has been at the helm of HMB since its inception in 1997. As well as accounting, Howard has extensive experience in taxation and works closely with clients to help them make their businesses ‘live long and prosper.’

Howard is a lifelong Trekkie and Sci Fi nut and in his spare time enjoys family travels.

Sarah Bedford

Sarah is a director and First Officer at HMB, as well as accountancy and legal qualifications Sarah also has a professional interest in tax ethics research. As well as accounts and audit, Sarah helps businesses prosper by helping them systemise their processes.

Sarah spends much of her free time travelling and making memories with her family.

Nimisha Patel

Nimisha has both accounts and taxation qualifications and works in our accounts section. In her spare time Nimisha enjoys playing boardgames with her daughter and cooking for her family.

Natalie Jarvis

Natalie works within both the administration and payroll sections of HMB. In her spare time Natalie enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as creating beautiful cross stitch masterpieces.

Krishna Patel

Krishna works in our accounts team mainly specialising in VAT and bookkeeping. When not processing receipt bank uploads Krishna enjoys travelling, hiking in the woods and collecting memories with her young family. Holidays are always on her priority list!

Claire Hayes

Claire works within the administration and payroll sections at HMB. In her spare time she enjoys exploring new places, mainly nature and historic, but anything outdoors. She also loves to cook and bake, cake is always welcome at HMB!

Deep Panchal

Deep works within our accounts preparation team. Having completed a Master’s degree in Accounting & Finance he is currently studying for his ACCA qualifications. Deep has an interest in facts and figures so working at HMB is an ideal opportunity to make his vocation his vacation.

Jeanette Purnell

Jeanette can be found in the MTD section of the HMB crew. A qualified accountant with decades of experience Jeanette is our ‘go to’ for bookkeeping queries. When not working animal lover Jeanette enjoys relaxing with her cats and spending time with her daughter when she is home from Uni.

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