Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith MA MEng FCA

Senior Partner

I joined Humphrey & Co in 1997 having completed an engineering Masters degree at Cambridge University the year before. I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2000 and, after two years working in the Aerospace industry, returned to the firm and became a partner in 2006. I am based in Eastbourne with the majority of my clients spread across East and West Sussex. My client base is extremely diverse with start ups through to international corporate entities. In my spare time (or what's left of it from having 3 young children), I particularly enjoy scaring myself sailing my RS dinghy in nearby Pevensey Bay!

  • What do you like most about your job? Meeting lots of amazing people!
  • What's your best quality? Never giving up
  • Secret skill? Hanging pictures :)
  • Favourite film? Bourne trilogy (yes, I know that's 3!)
  • Perfect day? On a beach in Bora Bora
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Consultants & Associates

Mike Bryan

Mike Bryan BSc (Hons) ACA


I work at the Hove office, specialising in the Healthcare sector with a focus towards dentists, doctors and care homes. As I enjoy the variety of my work I have a portfolio containing a broad range of industries, from start-ups to established companies. I have championed Xero at Humphrey & Co and provide clients with ways to streamline their bookkeeping by implementing the simplest but most effective system that suits them. I enjoy a multitude of sports including squash, golf and football - regularly attending Brighton & Hove Albion FC. I have also completed the Three Peaks Challenge, raising over £2,000 for charity.

  • What do you like most about your job? Learning about different businesses, speaking to a diverse range of people.
  • What’s your best quality? Good communicator
  • Secret skill? Ambidextrous at darts
  • Last meal on earth? Steak & Chips
  • What essential item would you take to a desert island? iPhone & Sonos
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Elizabeth Bowden

Elizabeth Bowden BSc FCCA

Senior Manager

I joined Humphrey & Co in 2012 having qualified with the ACCA in 2009. I work with a variety of clients providing general accounting and tax advice.

  • What do you like most about your job? Solving puzzles
  • What’s your best quality? I'm forgiving!
  • Gadget you couldn’t live without? iPhone
  • What essential item would you take to a desert island? Shampoo
  • Perfect Day? Sunny day with fish & chips on Bexhill beach.
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