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Director Profiles


Nigel Sheldrake - Managing Director

Having qualified in 1993, Nigel joined the practice in 1995 and became a partner in 1996. Since then Nigel has enjoyed working with a wide range of clients covering various business sectors and sizes. Aside from the general business advice, Nigel also advises a number of clients in respect of Inheritance Tax Planning and assisting clients with Inheritance Tax planning and Probate Returns.

Nigel now has a wealth of experience to share with his portfolio of clients. He appreciates the importance of not only providing his clients with the information that they need but also assisting them in improving their own business skills and tax knowledge. He enjoys seeing hard working clients grow their business and helping them to achieve their goals.

Nigel lives in Colchester with his wife and two teenage children. He loves most sports, especially football, golf and cricket. He plays golf regularly, desperately trying to reduce his handicap to be nearer single figures, and also manages his son’s junior football team.

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Andy Green - Director

Andy qualified in 2000, having undertaken his training whilst at a Nationwide firm. Andy joined Richard Edwards Group in 2002 and became a partner in 2005.

Andy heads up our Corporate team and also has overall responsibility for audit and regulatory matters. His portfolio of clients range from smaller family owned businesses to larger SME companies. Andy enjoys working closely with clients to achieve their business and personal goals.

Outside of work Andy enjoys travelling and all sports and fitness. Andy is currently a Trustee and Treasurer of two local Charities - The League of Friends of Halstead Hospital Ltd and the Halstead Community Centre Charitable Company Ltd.

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Dan Drysdale - Director

Dan qualified as a Certified Chartered accountant in 2006 and has since become a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He was appointed a Partner in the practice in September 2015

Dan manages the Business Services and Payroll teams in our Halstead office which looks after small and medium sized businesses. He has particular expertise in the selection, introduction and use of accounting systems and processes.

Outside of work Dan enjoys creative pursuits and is a very keen cook and artist

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