Tony Bennewith founded A J Bennewith & Co in 1986, having previously been a partner for the Guildford office of Neville Russell (now Mazars). With 15 years at Neville Russel under his belt, he stepped out on his own to look after a number of existing local clients.
Tony has now formed Bennewith 2018 Limited and has brought Chrissie, one of his daughters, on board.
Tony is a director of SESCA (South Eastern Society of Chartered Accountants) and represents other accountants.
Chrissie is a Director of Bennewith 2018 Limited after training as a Chartered Accountant as her second career. Chrissie is a STEP Affiliate studying for an Advanced Diploma in STEP. She is President of SECASS (South Eastern Chartered Accountants Student Society) and a member of SESCA (South Eastern Society of Chartered Accountants). Chrissie is also a Director of a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) in West Sussex.
Chrissie has 5 children, chickens, dogs and a cat and enjoys spending time with them all.
Chris joined the company in 2005 after graduating with a degree in Accounting and Finance from Exeter University. Chris qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2010. He works primarily on audits and larger charity accounts. Chris enjoys playing golf and travelling in his spare time.
Anne joined the team in 2014 and has many years’ experience in accounting, auditing and bookkeeping as well as hands-on experience as the accountant for a local charity. Anne qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a mid-tier firm. In her spare time she enjoys walking and is an avid reader.
Bryan joined the team in 2016 after graduating with a Business Management and Administration degree from the University of Zaragoza, Spain. During his degree he spent a year at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Bryan is bilingual in Spanish and English and enjoys going to the gym and concerts in his spare time.
Lissa has recently joined the team at A J Bennewith & Co and has 6 years’ experience in accounts and bookkeeping. She works full time and is managing the bookkeeping and payroll for our clients as well as general accounts. Lissa likes reading, baking and going on adventures with her three small children.
Carol has been at A J Bennewith & Co since its inception in 1986. She has played a vital role in many aspects of the business. She lives in Godalming, has three children, three grandchildren and her interests include performing in the Wintershall plays, theatre-going, trekking and bridge.
Max is a part-time volunteer at A J Bennewith & Co. He is often rewarded with a biscuit for his friendliness. He keeps Tony company on his walk to and from work along the riverbank to Godalming. When in the office Max is there to welcome visitors with enthusiasm.