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Ian Walker & Co - About


We are an accountancy firm based in York.

We believe in providing clear, concise, and timely services and advice. We are a progressive firm with a wealth of experience across our varied services. 


At Ian Walker and Co we believe in providing clear, concise and timely services and advice. We are a progressive firm with a wealth of experience across our varied services.


We aim to exceed our clients’ expectations whilst providing a friendly and open service.


Ian Walker is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and our wealth of experience gives our clients assurance over professional development, confidentiality, integrity, independence and expertise.


Our range of services meets the requirements of both, personal taxation clients and business clients. We provide all services required by established businesses and new start-ups alike. Our approachable and friendly outlook encourages clear lines of communication, thus empowering us to meet your requirements on all fronts.


On top of the expertise provided by Ian Walker & Co, we can provide access to a trusted and established network of financiers, advisors and professionals who will meet your varied needs across fields such as banking, legal services, access to finance, investment advice and grant opportunities.


Ian Walker & Co - Ian Walker, Director


Accountant, cyclist, hiker and keen supporter of business in York

Ian Walker & Co - Andrew Blakey

Andrew Blakey BA (Hons)

Senior Accounts Manager

Andrew qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991 with a small firm in York and has worked in the York and Leeds area throughout.

Ian Walker & Co - Laura Bailey

Laura Bailey FIAB

Payroll & Business Support Manager

After working in the engineering sector for many years, Laura qualified as a Book Keeper.

Ian Walker & Co - Holly Hird

Holly Hird

Practice Manager

Holly joined us from an international insurance company and has experience in office administration and customer service.

Andrew, Laura, Holly
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James Shaw ACCA

Accounts Manager

James studied business before going on to complete his accountancy qualifications, becoming a Chartered Accountant in 2020.

Ian Walker & Co - James Hilton-Scott

James Hilton-Scott MAAT

Accounts & Tax Manager

James previously worked for a subsidiary of the University of York as a finance clerk where he secured experience of finance administration and customer service.

Ian Walker & Co - Daniel Jamieson

Daniel Jamieson MAAT


Daniel has worked in accountancy practice since 1999 and qualified for the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) in 2003.

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Ian Walker & Co - Lisa Footman

Lisa Footman

Payroll & Business Support Assistant

Lisa joined us in 2017 to pursue a career in administration, Payroll and Business Support Unit duties.

Ian Walker & Co - Josh Kendall

Josh Kendall


Josh first came to us by the way of work experience relating to his University course. He has now joined us as a Trainee Accountant.

Ian Walker & Co - Mary Cooper

Mary Cooper MAAT


Mary has worked in accountancy practice since 2003 and qualified for the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) in 2006.

Lisa, Josh, Mary
Ian Walker & Co - Marcus Nunn

Marcus Nunn

Trainee Accountant

Marcus left school to go straight into the accounting world. After completing his AAT level 3 in May 2021.

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Sharon Cocker

Administration Assistant

Sharon joined us as Administration Assistant in June 2022 and supports the team with client liaison, office correspondence and record keeping.

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Mollie Wright

Trainee Accountant

Mollie joined us as a Trainee Accountant after she had finished her Level 2 Accounting qualification. 

Marcus, Sharon, Mollie
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