Neil has gained invaluable experience in the small business sector having initially trained for 4 years with Hacker Young in Manchester. He then spent the next 4 years as senior in a 3 office practice in Warrington dealing throughout with the accounts of owner managed businesses as well as the audits of corporate enterprises. After joining Bennett Brooks in 1996 as a senior, he subsequently achieved the role of director in 1999, which involved looking after a wide range of owner managed businesses from sole traders and partnerships up to companies whose requirements ranged from accounting and tax compliance through to auditing and reporting.