Meet The Vibrant Family

We’re not your typical accountants.

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 well earnt 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.

I then took full ownership in September 2022, and am hugely ambitious to drive Vibrant forwards, by putting our clients at the forefront and growing with them. 

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.

Emma Vibrant Accountancy Derby based accountant

Meet Emma

ACA

I trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant after training with Cooper Parry, I spent a year in industry before embarking my journey here at Vibrant. 

At Vibrant we’re constantly pushing the boundaries and the status quo, constantly assessing what clients want from an accountant and moving towards helping our clients with a one stop shop to help out clients push forwards and achieve their potential. 

My passion is building relationships with business owners, understanding their companies and providing support and helping clients have the bravery to excel. 

It’s probably no surprise in my spare time I very rarely sit still! I am into all sorts of adventures, including CrossFit, hiking in the Peaks and the Lakes and generally exploring outdoors – especially with my fur baby Oakley.

Amie Vibrant Accountancy Derby based accountant

Meet Amie

Having worked in the accountancy industry for the last 15 years, I have spent most of my time supporting small businesses with their day-to-day finance function, which I really enjoy. 

I am ACCA qualified and have spent the last 6 years at KPMG in Birmingham, working with clients in a range of sectors for their different accounting needs.

Away from work, my 2 small children keep me & my husband very busy . I am also a keen tap dancer and have been part of a local group since I was 6! I also enjoy swimming when I get the chance!

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, with an ethos of helping you to ‘look after the books, so you can write the story!’. 

With over 16 years experience, I’m driven by making sure you, as the business owner, come first. I’m eager to ensure that I can arm you with the knowledge necessary to help and support you, alongside my colleagues, in ensuring we know the numbers, what you’re wanting to achieve, and guiding you on your journey.

Vibrant shares the same ethos of ensuring that all our clients are treated as people not numbers, and empowering our clients to recognise why they went into business and give them confidence. n

After work, you’ll find me walking my four dogs with my husband and little ones. 

I’m also a passionate Derby County supporter!

Meet Maliha

With over 12 years experience working in accountancy and tax. I spent the last decade within an accountancy practice that started out as three members to a thriving reputable franchise business with a team throughout the UK. 

I’m an ACCA finalist and AAT qualified. Alongside working on the numbers and accounts, I specialise in VAT returns, tax planning, personal and corporate tax returns. 

I get pleasure from making customers happy and looking forward to helping both our customers and Vibrant to grow. 

I adore work, but outside of work enjoy spending time with friends and family.

Lynn 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.

 

Meet Zoe

I started my career in Accountancy in 2012. I am AAT and ACCA qualified . 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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Meet Gemma

I’m ACCA qualified and love working with clients from their bookkeeping needs to all things accounting. 

I started my accountancy career in 2009 and joined Vibrant in October 2023. I

Meet Rose

I am AAT Level 2 qualified and currently studying under my apprenticeship my AAT Level 3 qualification locally with EMA Training. 

I am an artisan baker by trade, and have my own business – Poses Pantry – where I did my own bookkeeping for my business ahead of joining Vibrant to take my career to the next level. I wanted to be part of a business who are helping others to achieve their business dreams. 

Outside of Vibrant, unsurprisingly you’ll find me in the kitchen making brownies, cakes and sourdough. I also love running, and spending time with family and my, recently married, husband!