Meet the Team
Most of our people are local to the area, and many come from farming families.
- Andrew Irving (FCA)Partner - WigtonAndrew Irving (FCA)Partner - Wigton
“When you treat people like individuals instead of ‘numbers’, loyalty inevitably follows…”
Andrew has been with Saint & Co since 1989 and is based in the Wigton office. He helps advise clients in the Wigton area on how to minimise their tax liabilities and offers help on how to improve their profitability and efficiency.
He believes that businesses should be aware of their financial position at all times. “Having access to up to date accounting information is crucial in decision-making and managing a successful business.”
Andrew says: “I’ve known the majority of my clients for over 20 years and would like to think they see me as somebody they can trust to always have their best interests at heart. I get a real sense of satisfaction when clients acknowledge that we’ve played a part in their success.”
Although specialising in the farming and agricultural sector, Andrew also advises a wide range of personal and corporate clients.
Most of Andrew’s colleagues and clients know of his passion for cycling but many will be unaware that he is also an accomplished pianist.
- Jennifer McDairmant (ACA)Partner - Annan, Castle Douglas and DumfriesJennifer McDairmant (ACA)Partner - Annan, Castle Douglas and Dumfries
“Accountants don’t bite. We’re always delighted to help…”
Jennifer has been with Saint & Co since 2007. Based in the Dumfries and Annan offices she helps clients with all aspects of their business and personal tax affairs.
Working in the heart of a rural economy Jennifer spends her time supporting a variety of owner-managed and family run businesses across a wide range of industries, helping them maximise their efficiency and minimise their tax bills.
Jennifer says: “A quick phone call to us before making any big decisions could save business owners a lot of time and tax. We’re easy to talk to, and always have our client’s best interests at heart.”
Jennifer enjoys foreign travel and has a list of places she’s keen to visit.
- William Moore (FCA)Partner - CockermouthWilliam Moore (FCA)Partner - Cockermouth
“Business owners shouldn’t be afraid of change. If something’s not working or selling, change it.”
William has been with the firm since 1999 and is based in the Cockermouth office. He grew up on his family’s hill farm and knows the farming and agricultural community extremely well.
He believes that a key part of his role is to encourage clients to take an interest in their overall financial position so they can ensure they’re on the right path to meet their business goals.
William says: “I enjoy working with ‘hands-on’ owner-managed businesses. I get to work with real people with real aspirations, and I love being a part of their achievements.”
Like many people who grew up on a farm, William has been driving vehicles of all shapes and sizes since he was 13 years old.
- Helen Little (ACA)Partner - Penrith and WigtonHelen Little (ACA)Partner - Penrith and Wigton
“I’m a proud Cumbrian and want to see the region do well…”
Helen joined the firm in 2010 is based in our Penrith and Wigton offices. She’s a ‘born and bred’ Cumbrian and is keen to see local businesses across the region flourish and grow.
Her work focuses on the needs of small businesses and the agricultural sector, helping business owners ensure their records are correct and that tax liabilities are minimised.
Helen says: “I really enjoy getting to know our clients and finding out about their businesses. Saint & Co is a very friendly firm and I like that we go out of our way to make our clients feel at ease and at home.”
Helen is known as being powerhouse of energy. Before starting her family, she was a whirlwind of bouldering, skiing, running and horse-riding. Her energy is now focused on taking care of her family and taking care of her clients.
- Will RobinsonXero Champion - CarlisleWill RobinsonXero Champion - Carlisle
“Efficiency is key. Know your costs, know your margins and the rest will fall into place.”
Will is the firm’s agricultural adviser and has been working for Saint & Co since 1997. He works with agricultural and rural businesses of all sizes and offers advice on growth, efficiency and profitability.
Will says: “The agricultural sector has a special way of working. It’s important that our clients feel they can get access to partners who really speak their language and understand the problems and issues they face.”
In his spare time, Will is a keen and proficient darts player, participating in local leagues and playing against darts professionals.