The Team

Chris Gillie BA FCCA – Managing Director & Accountant

Chris studied Accounting before beginning his accountancy career in 2002. He qualified as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2006 and has since gained vast knowledge & expertise in all services areas. Chris provides clients with business advisory & consultancy services while also overseeing internal operations. Chris, originally from Kelso now lives in Bellingham with his wife, 2 children & 2 dogs.

Robert Charman BSc Hons FCA – Director & Accountant

Rob began working in the accountancy industry in 2005 following on from his time at Durham University studying Natural Sciences. He then went onto qualify as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2011. Rob has vast experience of Limited Company Accounts and Corporation Tax so is best placed to oversee our Corporate clients. He deals with any internal Training needs within TyneRede. Robert grew up in the Tyne Valley and now lives in Bellingham with his wife & daughter where his commute to work is on foot.

Sarah Little BA Hons ACCA – Senior Accountant

Sarah studied Accounting & Financial Management before joining us. Since then, Sarah has gained experience in all areas of accountancy. She qualified as a member of ACCA in 2020. Sarah deals with Farming and Forestry clients while overseeing internal HR, Marketing, external training and Client Relations. Sarah, originally from Bellingham, now lives with her partner & 2 young boys on their family farm on Hadrian’s Wall.

Gemma Dagg BA Hons FCCA – Senior Accountant

Gemma gained her degree in Business Studies with Accounting before spending time working in the leisure industry. Gemma qualified as a member of ACCA in 2015. She has vast knowledge of Charities & Non-Profit Organisation Accounts so naturally she oversees those clients at TyneRede. Gemma also oversees our VAT and Management Accounts, and acts as our Compliance Officer. Gemma is married with 2 young boys & lives in Bellingham.

Kate Ogle BSc Hons ACCA – Accountant

Kate studied Agri-food Marketing with Business Studies at Harper Adams University before spending some time working in New Zealand. Since joining us Kate has completed ACCA. Kate has gained exposure to bookkeeping, VAT and Personal Tax, and is now concentrating on Limited Company Accounts and Corporation Tax. Kate grew up on her family farm near Haltwhistle & now lives in the town.

Jake Hutchinson ACCA – Accountant

Jake joined us after leaving high school. He qualified as a member of AAT in 2018 and more recently completed ACCA. Until 2020 Jake has concentrated on our Payroll service offering - Jake now concentrates on our Personal Tax clients. Internally Jake is our digitalisation guru. Jake grew up in the North Tyne Valley but has since moved closer to Hexham where he lives with his partner & their 2 dogs.

Lucy Walby - AAT Trainee

Following high school Lucy gained an apprenticeship in Business Administration before joining us. Lucy deals with VAT Returns & monthly/quarterly bookkeeping for our clients. Lucy is currently studying AAT Level 3. Lucy lives on her family farm near Capheaton and in her spare time, enjoys competing in Young Farmers competitions and eventing across the county and beyond with her horse, Lance.

Rosie Le Page – AAT Trainee

Before joining us Rosie was an Accounts Assistant for a large hospitality firm. Prior to that she had worked for the Royal Bank of Canada Guernsey. Rosie joined TyneRede to manage our Payroll service offering. Alongside payroll Rosie assists with VAT & Accounts Preparation. Rosie has recently completed AAT Level 3 and is moving onto Level 4. Rosie lives with her family close to Bellingham, with their vast brood of dogs.

Emma Watson – AAT Trainee

Emma joined our team after working as practice secretary at a local vets firm. She brings vast experience in practice administration and customer service. Emma oversees practice administration, client onboarding & administration and company secretarial duties for our Limited Company clients. Emma is currently studying towards AAT Level 3. Emma grew up on her family farm near Kirkley but now lives close to Kirkwhelpington with her partner, and their cocker spaniel and wirehaired dachshund.