Meet The Vibrant Family

We’re not your typical accountants.

Ian Ball Vibrant Accountancy Derby based accountant

Meet Ian

BA (Hons) ACA

I’m known as a happy chappy, despite my photo depicting differently!

I love building strong partnerships and working side by side happily!

I understand the challenges that small business owners and enjoy helping people overcome them. This is what drove me to join forces with Bev and to co-found Vibrant.

Don’t judge me, but I get a buzz from making financial business plan fun for clients!

Outside of work, you’ll find me with my two little dudes. When I can, I love running, DCFC and travelling!


Bev Wakefield Vibrant Accountancy Derby based accountant

Meet Bev

BA (Hons) ACA CTA

I’ve got a genuine passion for helping others to get clarity on their goals, and helping them to smash them! I also enjoy geeking out over tax, helping people understand their numbers, and saving them some money along the way too!

I co-founded Vibrant with Ian after feeling frustrated at the lack of support available to small business owners and seeing a huge opportunity to shake up the accountancy world. We want to offer more support to businesses, not just bean-counting, or delivering numbers that are from last year.

After work hours, I’ll be spending quality time with my hubby and two young kids, trekking up a mountain, and travelling. I also enjoy keeping fit so you may find me running or doing a yoga session in the garden.

Sam Vibrant Accountancy Derby based accountant

Meet Sam

I’m a Member of the ICB and part ACCA qualified but also known as the Queen of Bookkeeping at Vibrant! I help clients get to grips with their numbers and prepare end of year accounts for them.

After work, you’ll find me walking my four dogs with my husband and little ones. I’m also a passionate Derby County supporter!

Emma Vicars Vibrant Accountancy Derby based accountant

Meet Emma

I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2013 and have since spent my time working in a client-facing role in practice before spending time working in industry too. My passion is building relationships with business owners, understanding their companies and providing support wherever I can, to try and make accounting as helpful (and fun) as it can be!

In my spare time I very rarely sit still! I am a regular member of a local CrossFit gym, I enjoy cycling, running and generally exploring outdoors - especially with my labrador puppy Oakley.

Lynn McCabe Vibrant Accountancy Derby based accountant

Meet Lynn

I’ve worked in accounting for over 25 years, which not only means that I am REALLY ancient, but also fills me with confidence that I have the experience to support the team. You’ll find me offering cups of tea or a friendly ear when they are needed, as well as completing a broad spectrum of general office duties including filing accounts and HMRC tax returns online. I’m always happy to help, even if I’m a little slower nowadays.

At the weekend, I LOVE to shop! Any shopping will do, but clothes shopping is my favourite (always with a sneaky stop in a coffee shop). Having three grown up children, I now focus my mothering instincts on Reggie our golden retriever.


Lauren Hiller Vibrant Accountancy Derby based accountant

Meet Lauren

I started my career in tax in 2008 and have a host of experience! I specialise in R&D and Tax for Small and Medium Sized Business Owners!

So I’m a chartered tax advisor by day, and in my down time I’m mum to two little ones. Once the kids are in bed you’ll find me either running or on my indoor bike (that’s if I’ve chosen a workout over a glass of wine!)


Meet Zoe

I started my career in Accountancy in 2012. I am AAT qualified and have passed all my ACCA exams. I love all aspects of accounts and tax, with my favourite parts being client interaction, problem solving and tax savings!

My spare time is packed with walks with my partner and our two crazy Labradors, cleaning the house (which I surprisingly enjoy) and spending time with family. I also like to sneak in a glass of gin, or 4.


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