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Who we are

The practice was founded by Graeme Tremaine in 1994  under the name “Graeme Tremaine and Associates” and has grown steadily since then, with nearly all new business coming by recommendation. The firm rebranded to the snappier name of Tremaines Ltd in 2011.

Key personnel are:

Graeme Tanner-Tremaine, BSc (Econ), FCMA, CGMA

The firm’s Principal, Graeme holds a practising certificate issued by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Since graduating in 1984, he has worked in public practice in a variety of chartered accountancy firms before establishing Tremaines. His main professional interests are working with clients to improve the profitability of their businesses and the efficiency of their systems and tax structures.

Graeme is a committed Christian, and his role as Church elder and Trustee takes a lot of spare time, the rest of which is largely occupied with the excitements of family life with teenage children. Sailing and hill walking are favourite hobbies, but only occasionally indulged in these days!.

Mel Downton

A vastly experienced financial administrator, Mel’s skills include VAT, payroll, bookkeeping and programming spreadsheets to a degree that invokes the admiration of her colleagues. She is the in-house expert in TAS Books accounting software, and has implemented systems for many clients as well as providing training and consultancy.

Away from the office, Mel is an accomplished singer, pianist and cellist, and contributes greatly to the life of her church. Other interests include helping with a homeless charity, and spending time with her husband now their children are largely off their hands!

Sue Woodgate ACA

After graduating with a degree in Business Studies, Sue qualified as a chartered accountant in 1994, having trained with Shipleys in Central London. Before joining Tremaines in 2010, Sue held a variety of financial controller and financial accountant positions for a range of companies. Sectors ranged from manufacturing, brand retailing, software and training providers.

She is responsible for overseeing total financial administration for key clients and production of year end accounts for a wide portfolio. Experienced in a variety of accounting packages including Access Accounting, Sage and TASBooks.

Leisure time is almost fully occupied with lively twins, but still manages to listen to music amongst other things, with the occasional charity fun-run thrown in.

Clare Tremaine

Company secretary, assistant to the Principal, advises on strategic issues.

Interests include dressmaking, woodland conservation, reading and walking.

Garry Deacons

AAT qualified, Garry gets involved in many aspect of servicing clients: bookkeeping, administration, payroll, monthly and year-end accounting.

A very experienced Excel user, Garry is also skilled in TAS and Sage.

Outside of work, Garry enjoys gaming, following American football, dog walking and keeping fit.

Other staff

We are supported by other professional staff in the fields of bookkeeping and specialist tax, either on a freelance or part-time employed basis, all of whom share our commitment to providing excellent service. 


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