John Stevens - Wilson Stevens

John Stevens

John has been practicing on his own account since 1981 with his extensive financial knowledge and experience advising clients in different sectors and across many industries. John prides himself on his ability to recognise clients’ needs (which they often don’t fully see for themselves) and to powerfully help facilitate the achievement of their dreams and ambitions. Clients regularly speak of John having a unique and holistic view of business and finances.

Whilst most of John’s expertise focuses on financial and business matters, alongside wealth creation, he holds the strong belief that real wealth only comes from having a balance of assets, family, health, fun, work and community. John is a constant networker trying to positively impact the lives of others. He is chairman of a regional charity supporting young people with learning difficulties and is proud of his work supporting many charities across the UK. John’s most precious assets are his wife, Malti, his five beautiful daughters, Yasmin, Karina, Zoe, Riya, Ashani and his 6 Grandchildren. John is a passionate football fan with a lifetime allegiance to the Arsenal

John’s most important monetary measures are: –

o   “Earn more than you spend”; and

o   “Have more assets than liabilities”.

Whilst John is certainly not risk adverse, he believes in sound financial planning and expert advice.

Nigel Wilson - Wilson Stevens

Nigel Wilson

Nigel founded Wilson Stevens with John Stevens in 1987 after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1983. He has worked in general practice throughout his professional career and is the managing partner of the firm. Nigel specialises in audit, accounting and corporate reporting for a wide range of substantial owner managed businesses, with a recent emphasis on architectural practices. He also has extensive experience dealing with business start-ups, management buyouts and business restructuring, including the increasing use of employee ownership trusts.

He has been happily married to Elaine for more than thirty five years and is the immensely proud father of his two recently married daughters. Nigel is a long suffering but increasingly optimistic Tottenham Hotspur fan and also a keen cyclist.

David Hatchard - Wilson Stevens

David Hatchard

After gaining a degree in Accounting and Financial Management, David joined Wilson Stevens in 2007. David qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2011 and soon became manager of the audit and accounts department. In 2013, David became a partner and is heavily involved in the preparation of a range of company accounts on top of his role as the principal audit partner for audits of various sized companies and groups.

David is happily married and with 2 young boys, has bucked the trend of the other partners at Wilson Stevens, who all have daughters. He enjoys going to see Arsenal in his spare time but is kept on his toes with his very active children.

Matt Dowsing

Matt Dowsing

Matt became AAT qualified in 2006 and from there began his career in industry before making the move into practice. In 2014 he joined Wilson Stevens and in 2015 qualified as a Chartered Certified accountant, soon after managing the accounts and bookkeeping departments. In November 2017, Matt became a partner and is involved in a huge range of company accounts and audits. Matt is married, has one daughter and two dogs.

Liam Palmer

Liam joined Wilson Stevens in 2014 and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2018. He has worked in general practice throughout his professional career and became a partner in March 2021. Liam specialises in the preparation of accounts, tax and audits for small companies.

Originally from Norwich, Liam supports The Canaries and enjoys spending his weekends on adventures with his wife, son and dog.

Photography courtesy of Karina Stevens –


David Rout

Accounts Manager

Having previously worked as a bookkeeper for a drinks company and as a junior accountant for a practice in Essex, David joined Wilson Stevens in February 2016 as a junior accountant.

In July 2019 David qualified as a Certified Chartered Accountant and is involved in the preparation of company accounts and audits of various sized companies.

Outside of work David lives with his fiancé and has interests in many sports, one of which includes being a long suffering Tottenham Hotspur fan.

Gaynor Chandler

Office Manager

Gaynor has been the office manager at Wilson Stevens since 2005. She started her career in London at the age of 19 as a secretary in an investment bank. In 1988 she left to start her 12 years as a stay at home mum for Daniel and Rebecca, who are now all grown up and left home.

Gaynor went back to work part time locally before restarting her full-time working life in London again. Apart from the commuting on Southeastern trains, she loves her job, especially having a chat with clients when they call or come into the office.

Gaynor is married to Eddie and they enjoy walking and cycling by the sea or in the country, keeping fit at the gym, eating chocolate and generally trying to relax whenever their busy lives allow it!

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