Offices in Preston, Blackburn and Southport

Tel: 01772 812163

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Staff Profiles

There is a total of around 20 Partners and staff at TLL. These are the main contacts who will be able to assist you on a day to day basis.

David Lucas - TLL Accountants Preston

David Lucas - Partner

Qualifications: FCA, DChA

David has lived in the Southport area for over 35 years. He qualified in 1976 and has extensive experience in both practice and industry.

David's areas of expertise include:

  • Preparation of accounts of SMEs
  • Preparation and Audit of Charity accounts
  • Business acquisitions, disposals and exit routes
  • Company formations and business strategy


Chris Lees - TLL Accountants Preston

Chris Lees - Partner

Qualifications: BA (Hons), FCCA, ACA

Chris gained an Economics degree at Manchester in 1988 and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1997. Chris manages a portfolio of predominantly small/medium sized owner managed businesses based around Lancashire / Merseyside and specialises in business start-ups; solicitors’ accounts rules; and pub companies. Chris has assisted a number of clients to obtain grant funding through Business Link and GME.

He is the Honorary Treasurer of Kirkham Grammar School “Old Kirkhamians’ Association", Wrea Green Football Club and Wrea Green Cricket Club | LinkedIn

Peter Buck - TLL Accountants Preston

Peter Buck - Partner / Charities Director

Qualifications: ACA, DChA

Peter joined the practice after gaining 5 years valuable experience with a “Big 4” practice in Preston, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1996. He has vast experience of working with Owner Managed businesses as well as larger public companies and is a recognised specialist in the Charity and Social Enterprise sector. His breadth of experience has given him a sound commercial insight into business, which compliments well his careful attention to client needs. Peter lives in Southport with his wife and two young daughters. | LinkedIn

Michael Faulkner - TLL Accountants Preston

Michael Faulkner – Tax Manager

Qualifications: ATT

Michael joined the firm in April 2017 to head up our Tax Department having worked previously at a large regional practice as a tax consultant.

Michael has over 18 years of tax experience and is looking forward to working with clients of TLL and advising them on saving tax where possible.

Michael is married with three boys and is also the First Team Coach at Bamber Bridge Football Club.

Chris Brown - TLL Accountants Preston

Chris joined the firm in September 2016 to assist the Partners with their portfolio of charities and larger limited company clients.

Chris has some twenty years of experience in various sizes of private practice, and is qualified in both accountancy (FCCA) and taxation (ATT).

Chris lives on the outskirts of Blackburn with his partner and young daughter and is a keen supporter of Blackburn Rovers FC.

Mike Taylor - TLL Accountants Preston

Mike qualified as an Accountant over 10 years ago and has worked at TLL since 2010.

Managing a portfolio of Audit and Accounts work in a variety of sectors as well as completing ad hoc projects keeps Mike busy during the working week.

Outside of work Mike enjoys spending time with his 2 young children as well as trying to keep fit by regularly competing in 10K races.

Ian Hargreaves - TLL Accountants Preston

Ian Hargreaves - Tax Senior

Qualifications: FCCA

Ian is the firm’s personal tax specialist. Outside of the office, Ian’s main interests are fishing, Burnley FC, and the music of iconic Manchester bands The Fall and Joy Division.

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