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People and History



Paul Cutter  BA(Hons) FCA


Paul Cutter graduated from University in 1998 with a BA honours degree in Accounting and Finance.

He then joined a ‘top ten’ firm in Birmingham City Centre where he gained his ACA qualification.

Post qualification Paul spent time working as a Financial Analyst for an American company before making the move to Cutter & Co in 2003 where he became a Director working alongside his father.  In 2013 Paul became a fellow of the ICAEW (FCA).

Paul likes to keep active, playing football, golf and regularly attending the gym.  He is the Honorary Treasurer of Halesowen Cricket Club and has been known to dust off his ‘whites’ from time to time.  Paul married his wife Lucy in 2008 and they started a family soon thereafter. They now have two children, Harriet and George.


Kate Jones  BA(Hons) ACA FCCA


After graduating from university in 1998 with a BA honours degree in Accounting, Kate went on to study her ACCA qualification whilst working for small to medium sized firms in the Black Country.

Kate joined Cutter & Co in 2006 as Senior Manager and continued her studies by becoming a member of the ICAEW in 2008.  In March 2009 she became a Director in the firm.

In her spare time Kate can often be found with a paint brush in hand as she renovates the property she owns with her boyfriend Paul.  Kate is also a Trustee of a local charity.


Dave Hazlehurst  BSc(Hons) FCCA CTA


Dave Hazlehurst graduated from Warwick University after completing a BSc honours degree in Mathematics.

He joined the firm in November 2005 and studied towards his ACCA qualification which was gained in 2009.

In 2010 he studied and passed his CTA exams and became a Chartered Tax Advisor specialising in individuals and owner-managed businesses.  Post qualification he was promoted to Manager and became a Director in 2016.

Dave is a keen golfer and plays regularly at a variety of courses around the West Midlands.  He also plays football on a weekly basis along with dabbling in a bit of ball room dancing.  He married his wife Lauren in the summer of 2012 at Dumbleton Hall near Evesham.


Laura Healey  BA(Hons) FCCA

Accounts Senior and Payroll Manager

Laura Healey graduated from Northampton University in 2005 with a BA honours degree in Accounting.

She joined Cutter & Co in November 2005 and studied towards her ACCA qualification which she gained in 2009.

Laura has a keen interest in music and attends music festivals and concerts on a regular basis.  She also attends comedy gigs at venues throughout the Midlands and is a keen cinema goer.

Laura married her husband Sam in 2009 and gained a new addition to the family soon after in the form of their dog Coco!


Mike Toone  BA(Hons) ACCA

Accounts Senior

Mike Graduated from University in 2007 with a BA honours degree in Business Studies and Information Systems Management.

After travelling the world he then joined Cutter & Co in 2010 and began his ACCA training which was completed in 2013.

Mike is a keen golfer and represented Worcestershire throughout junior level, although it is more of a social hobby these days. He is also a keen skier and footballer, and is ‘proud’ to be a committed Blackburn Rovers fan – he needs to be!

Manny Shokar

Manny Shokar

Trainee Accountant

Manny graduated from university in 2016 with a BSc honours degree in Business & Sociology.

After a short break, Manny joined Cutter and Co in September 2016 and is currently studying towards her ACCA qualification, which she hopes to complete in 2019.

In her spare time Manny likes to go out and socialise and also tries to keep fit by going to the gym. Manny also enjoys reading, travelling and has an interest in American TV Soaps.


Sarah Hayes

Accounts and Payroll Assistant

Sarah started her working career spending eight years as a secretary at a major insurance company before moving to a 'top ten' accountancy firm in Birmingham City Centre.

After spending 10 years there she joined Cutter & Co in July 2005.

Sarah is an avid reader, enjoying all types of books, and has recently been spending time renovating her new house.  She has also been known to go for a run if the weather conditions are favourable.

Dawn Yardley

Dawn Yardley

Payroll Administrator

Dawn has worked in banking and finance since leaving college in 1993. Dawn joined our payroll department in January 2016 and has two children which keep her busy. She also enjoys a good action movie, walking and caravan holidays to Wales.

David Cutter was a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and obtained over 40 years of accountancy experience. David worked in both practice and industry before establishing Cutter & Co in 1981. Since this time the business has grown into a well respected practice with a prime office location in Halesowen Town Centre. David sadly passed away in December 2009. The partners and team he helped put in place over many years will continue to drive the business forward in his name.

In early 2010 the partners setup Cutter & Co Limited.


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Directors:  Paul Cutter FCA | Kate Jones FCCA, ACA | Dave Hazlehurst FCCA, CTA

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