The Team

Martin Horton

Martin is a qualified accountant and founded the business in 2008 after working in industry for over 20 years, he understands the commercial aspects of running a business and ensures that Rivington Accounts provides the perfect service for ambitious businesses in the 21st Century.

If you could come back to life as an animal, which animal would you choose?

“I prefer dogs but cats have an easier life.”

If you could be any superhero/villain, who would you be and why? 

“Brown Bottle from Viz”

Tell me a fun/random fact about yourself … 

“I can juggle”

Heather Hodgson

Heather is a qualified Solicitor who has taken up the challenge of working for an accountant because it is much more fun! Heather looks after lots of things in the business including the marketing and admin, of which there is plenty…

 If you could come back to life as an animal, which animal would you choose?

“A cat”

If you could be any superhero/villain, who would you be and why? 

“I’d have the power of invisibility so I could go anywhere”

Tell me a fun/random fact about yourself … 

“I once performed in a show with Ken Dodd”

Lisa Hilton

Lisa has worked with the business pretty much from the start and looks after the payroll, running the auto enrolment pensions and filing CIS returns. Lisa also looks after the bookkeeping for our clients, ensuring that we keep up to date with all of the HMRC legislation.

If you could come back to life as an animal, which animal would you choose?

“A Horse or a Dog”

If you could be any superhero/villain, who would you be and why? 

“Wonder woman – I like how she can spin round and change clothes in seconds!”

Tell me a fun/random fact about yourself … 

“My mum used to Cellotape my ears back to my head when I was a baby, because I was half FA cup and Half Elf”

Sam Crispin

Sam joined the team in 2013 as an apprentice and has since moved up in the business to Accounts Assistant and is studying his professional exams. He works on compliance work for clients and specialises in online bookkeeping which we are big advocates of. Outside of work he supports Liverpool – it is a shame he isn’t 30 years older as he would have seen them when they were good!

If you could come back to life as an animal, which animal would you choose?

“A goat”

If you could be any superhero/villain, who would you be and why? 

“Thor because he’s a God”

Tell me a fun/random fact about yourself … 

“I saw a night space shuttle launch live whilst on holiday in Florida”

Katie Brooks

Katie joined the team back in 2014 as an apprentice in Admin & business. Since then, Katie has progressed in becoming a part qualified accountant, completing accounts, VAT, tax. Katie also provides our Xero training to new clients! She is very organised and has a great eye for detail which helps in an accountancy practice. Outside of work Katie loves to watch films.

Gianfranco Zanolini

Gianfranco has worked with Martin on and off for over 15 years in various accounting and reporting roles, he is responsible for giving clients up to date insights and reports for their business. This is the most valuable information that a business can have and use to run their business.

If you could come back to life as an animal, which animal would you choose?

“A Tawny Owl. I would then be crepuscular!”

If you could be any superhero/villain, who would you be and why? 

“Wolverine. An end to nail clipping and shaving.”

Tell me a fun/random fact about yourself … 

“I enjoy painting office interiors.”

Liam Edwards

Liam is our latest apprentice and is here to learn from and support the team and our clients whilst he begins his career in accountancy.

Craig McElhinney

Craig has had a very successful career in HR Management and this background has given him an excellent foundation to be able to change his focus on guiding and developing people within a business setting to guiding and educating individuals and businesses in their financial planning.

If you could come back to life as an animal, which animal would you choose?

“A Panther.”

If you could be any superhero/villain, who would you be and why? 

“Superman, as he can do anything.”

Tell me a fun/random fact about yourself … 

“I have Titanium in my heart, put there by a real Superhero!”