Our Directors

Our General Practice

Our directors provide a full range of Audit, Accountancy and Business Support services.

Stephen Seifert BA Econ (Hons) FCA

Stephen started work in the Audit Department at Price Waterhouse in 1988, progressing to Audit Manager. During this time, his Audit Clients included Selfridges, the Shell Pension Fund, Shell Trading Subsidiaries, Britannia Airways, DHL and Chase Manhattan Bank.

A Change in the approach to Auditing was then introduced, spearheaded by the Large Firms of Accountants and he decided it would an opportune time to move to a smaller, more local Firm, which coincided when his wife was expecting their first child.

Stephen was introduced to the Partners at Elliot, Woolfe and Rose and joined this Firm in 1992, to oversee its Audit Department and take responsibility for technical compliance. He was admitted as a Partner in the Firm in 1996, since which time Stephen has developed a significant portfolio of small to medium size businesses, providing a wide range of accounting, audit and taxation services. He also advises his Clients on computerised accounting systems and management reporting. Via links with various Solicitors, Stephen has prepared many forensic accounting reports.

Stephen also acts for a number of Charities, which stems from his dedication to volunteer work, having been a Foundation Governor at a local primary school for over 20 years, where he was Chair of the Finance Committee for many of those years.

Stephen takes pride in his work and would like to think that as the greater majority of his portfolio has been developed via recommendations and referrals over the years from existing clients, this is a good reflection on the services which he has been providing in the accountancy profession for over 35 years.

Outside of work, Stephen is married with 3 grown-up children and his interests include holding a Season Ticket at his beloved Arsenal Football Club (his 2 daughters being 4th generation Arsenal supporters in his family), playing 5 a side football twice a week and if time allows, playing his piano and clarinet for relaxation at home.

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Rikesh Patel

Rikesh is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and has worked in the profession for nearly 15 years  in and around North West London. He has all round knowledge in accounts, audit, taxation and corporate finance. Over the last few years he has accelerated his passion for business advisory and corporate finance.

Over the years he has worked for small one man bands to UK subsidiaries for global listed companies including hotel groups.

Rikesh has spent many years in international tax and travelled all over world, presenting in Europe as well as publishing tax articles globally. He has built up a global network on lawyers, accountants and tax advisors worldwide.

He specialises in supporting start up businesses offering advice on the most suitable business structure and evaluating business ideas. His client portfolio operates in a large range of sectors including investment property, construction, hospitality and the healthcare sector.

Other specialisms:

  • Tax advisory for owner managed businesses.
  • Advising clients on business growth.
  • International tax planning
  • Audit and assurance services
  • Corporate finance services including valuations, buying and selling businesses.
  • Tax structuring for corporate reorganisations, acquisitions, disposals and group planning.

Martin Briggs FCA

Having  trained with Levy Gee in Chalk Farm, Martin qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990 and started full time in his own Practice in March 2000.  He merged this into Elliot, Woolfe and Rose in June 2023.

He has a wide range of individual clients and businesses, with a niche for community pharmacies and is also a Certified Trainer for ClearBooks accounting software.

Our Consultants

Nigel Freedman FCCA

Nigel qualified in 1977 becoming a Partner at this Practice in 1986, holding responsibility for a wide range of clients, from small businesses to substantial companies. Nigel is also experienced in the preparation of business plans and cashflow forecasts. More recently, Nigel became a Consultant at the Firm.

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Mark Horsnell BA (Hons) FCA FCCA

Mark qualified in 1988, joined Elliot, Woolfe & Rose in 1994 and was admitted as a partner in 1998. Mark specialised in providing accountancy and taxation services to small and medium-sized owner-managed businesses. Mark was the Firm’s tax partner and was responsible for the Firm’s IT department. More recently, Mark became a Consultant at the Firm.

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