Who are we…
Louisa Holt BSc (Hons) FCCA
After graduating from The University of Manchester in 1999 with a degree in Mathematics, Louisa trained with an eight partner firm based in Manchester City Centre and was accepted as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 2002. Louisa later worked for Alliance & Leicester Commercial Bank and a large Charity and with her own practice now has as over 17 years’ experience working with a wide variety of types and sizes of businesses.
Prior to becoming an accountant Louisa trained at London Contemporary Dance School and still enjoys the odd dance class, time permitting. Away from work, Louisa is most happy spending time with her two young children and husband, whilst a night out with friends, good food and music is always a bonus!
“I understand first-hand the challenges of starting and operating your own growing business. I setup Houghtons in 2007 in the midst of starting a family and have since worked tirelessly to grow the client base from scratch.”
Jayne Widdop BA (Hons) FCCA
Jayne qualified with ACCA in 2010 whilst working for a top twenty accountancy firm based in Manchester City Centre. After working in practice for 6 years, Jayne began working for herself as a Freelance Accountant before joining Houghtons at the beginning of 2015 adding to a wide variety of experience with large companies to sole traders and a lot in between!
Jayne loves to travel having visited many parts of the world, although these days this is now more limited to weekend camping in the Lake District or the odd City break! Away from work, Jayne is kept busy with three young children and enjoys music and likes to spend time watching bands and going to music festivals with family and friends.
Cameron Holt BA (Hons) MIET
As well as fulfilling an external quality role, Cameron has been co-opted onto the Board of a local Primary School since February 2014. Any free time is taken-up entertaining two young children and combining a passion for photography and motorsports. Cameron provides strategic input bringing nearly thirty years’ experience of working and managing within the sectors of manufacturing, education and skills.
A former accredited Productivity & Competitiveness Analyst with the National Skills Academy for Manufacturing, Cameron brings skills in applying continuous improvement tools & techniques such as 5S/5C, problem solving, flow process analysis and value stream mapping which can bring about cost savings and quality improvements in any process oriented work environment.