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About Us

Our History

HaesCooper was originally established by our father Peter Strange in 1976. He built HaesCooper over the last 40 years based upon a commitment to forming strong, long lasting business relationships. We both followed in his footsteps and became qualified Chartered Accountants (at PwC and Deloitte) and after gaining some vital experience in both practice and industry, we joined HaesCooper, Emma in 2006 and Mellissa in 2013. We are now working together to take HaesCooper forward as a family run firm of accountants, with expertise in providing a complete portfolio of services such as accountancy, taxation, payroll, business planning and cash flow management. We are completely committed to clients whether they receive all or just a selection of our specialist services.

Our Approach

When you think of an accountant you may have the typical picture of a person who takes away your invoices, bills and receipts once a year and within a few weeks will return with a set of accounts and a tax return that will mean very little to you.

At HaesCooper we focus on supporting you and your business throughout the whole year and not just when an accounts or tax deadline is looming. We believe in investing time getting to know you, and building close working relationships with our clients. We feel by gaining a deep understanding of you and your business we can really add value and help you to improve profits and support growth. Our expertise in accountancy and up to date tax advice will also allow you to minimise tax and maximise profits. Our approach will help you plan ahead for tax, and will aid you with the extraction of profits from your company in the most tax efficient way, which is vital for the long term success of any business. All this and we strive to do it in a way that will make your accounts and tax affairs easy to understand, by explaining things in simple terms.

The Team

Emma Barty (BSc. FCA, CTA)


Emma specialises in providing ‘Virtual Finance Director’ services for clients as well as providing accounting and tax services to limited companies and their Directors. Her portfolio includes clients across a variety of sectors including marketing and IT consultants, digital marketing, catering, engineering, education and retail.

Emma qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Leeds, in September 2000, and then gained experience in financial and management accounting as well as business planning within a number of businesses of varying sizes across several sectors such as retail (Sainsburys Plc), and FMCG (Burtons Foods Ltd). Emma also qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor in January 2012.

Emma lives in Lamberhurst, Kent, with her husband and three daughters, and any spare time she has is spent running in the beautiful Kent countryside.

Mellissa Packwood (BA, FCA)



Mellissa specialises in providing accounting and taxation services to limited companies and their Directors. Her portfolio includes clients in a variety of sectors including IT and management consultancy, medical consultants, retail, training and recruitment.

Mellissa qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte, London, in 2006. Mellissa has since gained experience in all aspects of management and financial accounting whilst working for a number of large organisations, such as Dixons Retail Plc and Parker Hannifin Corp.

Mellissa lives in Wheathampstead, Herfordshire, with her husband and two children. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog and singing with a local choir.

Peter Strange (FAIA, CTA (Fellow))

Non Exec Director

Peter Strange

Peter specialises in taxation and VAT advice and has considerable experience in dealing with HMRC in particular the handling of HMRC formal and informal Enquiries. In 2013 Peter was nominated as Accountant of the Year by the Association of International Accountants to recognise his years of dedicated service to clients.

He continues to work with Emma and Mellissa on a consultancy basis to HaesCooper particularly in the areas of personal and corporate taxation.

Peter lives in Fairlight, East Sussex, with his wife Janice, and in his spare time he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his grandchildren.

Georgina Carter (BSc. ACA)

Senior Financial Accountant

Georgina specialises in management accounts, budgeting/forecasting, financial reporting and VAT.

Georgina qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Jersey in 2007 after gaining considerable experience auditing a number of financial clients. After qualifying, she moved to London and spent a year in the banking department as an Assistant Manager at the audit firm, Mazars LLP. Here she gained a diploma in management whilst managing a portfolio of clients. Before returning to practice with HaesCooper in 2016, she was the Finance Manager at The Pensions & Lifetime Savings Association for 5 years.

Georgina lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, with her husband and two daughters, and in her spare time she enjoys Yoga.

Human Resources

We work closely with StirlingHR for our clients’ human resources needs (https://www.stirlinghr.co.uk) .They offer a personal but professional service to our clients and understand the worries and needs of small and medium sized businesses. Their services include Recruitment, Contracts of Employment, Employee Policies & Procedures, Employee Handbooks, Discipline & Grievances, and Redundancy & Restructuring.

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