Partners

Paul Potter

Paul Potter FCA

Partner

I have been a partner in the firm since 1988. As well as dealing with all aspects of general practice, I have developed specialisms in working with our older retired clients and also the charities sector. I enjoy advising the retired and elderly and seeing the benefits and appreciation that assistance brings. This involves working alongside our Trust and Estates team on Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and when necessary Estate / Probate work. In addition to client work, I also have a number of administrative responsibilities on behalf of the partnership, including acting as a staff partner, liaising on insurance matters for the firm and ensuring regulatory aspects are complied with under ICAEW guidelines.

  • What do you like most about your job? The variety of work, interaction with clients and seeing the benefits gained by clients, not just the financial ones
  • What's your best quality? Approachable
  • Gadget you couldn't live without? My glasses!
  • Favourite film? I prefer live theatre, my favourite is Blood Brothers
  • What essential item would you take to a desert island? Toothbrush and toothpaste

    Managers

    Jon Robards

    Jon Robards ACA

    Client Manager

    I joined Humphrey & Co in 2014 and subsequently passed the AAT and ATT qualifications before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2019. I work with a variety of clients providing accounts and taxation advice for both individual and corporate clients. I also work closely with partner Paul Potter to assist clients in the charity sector. In my spare time I enjoy playing a variety of sports including cricket, football and golf. I am often found taking part in charity events whether it’s a half marathon, bike ride or bungee jump! 

    • What do you like most about your job? The variety of work and helping clients find solutions
    • What's your best quality? Upbeat & positive
    • Secret skill? I can fly (with the aid of a paraglider)!
    • Perfect day? Kayaking around the coast followed by a Brighton & Hove Albion away game
    • If you could be an animal what would you be? A bird - so that I can fly anywhere
      Emily Smith

      Emily Smith BSc (Hons) ACA

      Senior Manager

      I joined Humphrey & Co in 2009 after graduating from Lancaster University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2012. I currently work closely with partners Paul Potter and Andrew Robinson providing a wide range of business and taxation advice for both individual and corporate clients. As well as providing general practice services, I specialise in charity and audit clients and am a member of both the specialist charities and audit teams.

      • What's your best quality? Honesty
      • Last meal on earth? Curry
      • Favourite film? Rock of Ages
      • What essential item would you take to a desert island? Sun Cream
      • Perfect day? Walking the dogs on the downs