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Meet the superstars in our team

Wayne Stannard FCA


Wayne qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986 after training with a medium sized practice which specialised in the Construction and related trades industry. He started his own practice in 1991, and formed RS Partnership in 1998. Wayne still has an interest in the construction industry and has a number of clients who have been with him since he started in 1991.

Wayne is responsible for the continued growth and development of RS Partnership, particularly in growing the specialist tax advice service.

Outside work:

Wayne is a keen golfer and follows Arsenal Football Club, but don’t let that put you off! He has an interest, mainly armchair, in most sports. He has two adult (in theory) children living at home, who still take up a lot of his spare time.



David Carman


David is an experienced accountant with over 30 years working in professional Practices. His commitment to our clients is akin to that of a partner. David specialises in producing accounts, tax computations and ad hoc assignments and is a valued member of the Team. David enjoys contact with clients and likes to help them reduce the amount of tax they pay wherever possible, and is fully conversant with specialist tax saving products.

Outside work:

Outside RS Partnership David is a keen sports follower – only his age prevents him from taking part now! He has also recently acquired an allotment to ‘get back to nature’.



Mark Estwick FCCA


Mark is an experienced accountant, qualifying as a Certified Chartered Accountant in 2005. Having worked for a number of small practices since 1998, he has built up an extensive knowledge of working with small and medium sized companies. Mark is the Accounts manager here at RS, and is responsible for advising and helping companies streamline their business in order to run at maximum efficiency and reducing the amount of tax payable wherever possible.

Outside Work:

Mark is a serious film buff, and likes to think he knows about everything to do with movies! He also is a keen follower of football, supporting the most successful English football club of all time (Liverpool!) and also loves his cars (both in his own life and by following Formula 1 religiously). The rest of the time he spends being bossed around by his 6 year old daughter!


Ann Rustrick FCCA


Ann is a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, having qualified in 2000, and has been a member of the Team since 2004. Ann’s role as a senior client relationship manager means that she is responsible for producing accounts, tax computations and management accounts for some of the larger clients of RS Partnership.

Outside work:

Ann’s time outside work is taken up looking after her two young children.


Rajni Shah


Rajni is a stalwart of general practice having spent virtually all his working life in professional firms, and has been employed by RS Partnership and its former guises for over 30 years now!

Rajni’s passion is with the smaller clients of the firm, dealing with businesses ranging from one man bands (sole traders and limited companies) to partnerships and smaller limited companies. He has a particular attention to detail that ensures clients achieve the maximum tax relief by maximising their allowable expenses. He makes sure even the smallest client obtains the greatest amount of tax relief available.

Chris Drinkwater ACCA MAAT


Chris is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant with nearly 7 year’s practice experience, and having qualified at RS is now a senior member of the team. His experience is in Accountancy and Tax for small companies, and specialises in providing cloud solutions using Xero to businesses looking for growth and modernisation.

Chris is the RS Partnership cloud accounting guru. Find out more about Chris’ work with Xero here:


Outside work:

Outside work Chris is a keen sportsman (although he can’t be a serious sportsman because he supports Spurs) and likes to keep fit.


Karen Lorimer


Karen is the firm’s bookkeeper and is responsible for client payrolls. She also does bookkeeping work for clients both in the office and at client premises.

Karen is a vital member of the Team in dealing with payroll for clients as this is becoming an increasingly complex area even more so with the introduction of Real Time reporting. Karen is extremely diligent and ensures that all clients get their reports on time to enable them to pay staff wages, make payment of payroll deductions to HMRC and avoid any penalties for late submission of forms and returns.

Outside work:

Karen is a keen follower of her local football team, Stevenage, supporting them both home and away, including Wembley on a few occasions.


Pauline Bedwell


Pauline’s primary role is as Wayne’s PA but she also maintains the firm’s database of clients and makes sure clients they are aware of their various statutory and financial deadlines so there’s no danger of penalties or fines being levied by the relevant authorities.

Pauline is also the voice of the firm; she is the primary telephone answerer and acts as receptionist.

Pauline along with her assistant Julie, looks after the statutory affairs of RS Partnership’s clients, including company formations.


Friendly and communicative always help to explain when queries are raised.

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