The Kidwells Accountancy Team

Our team is qualified and experienced in accounts and business, so they know exactly how to help businesses of all sizes be compliant and financially healthy.

Alan Michael Kidwell-Horne LLB (Hons)

Owner of the Kidwells Group

Alan Michael, commonly known as Michael, has a leading role in all areas at Kidwells as its Founder. He is also the Founder of Kidwells Group of companies, which encompasses our sister companies such as Kidwells Guest House, Kidwells Solicitors, Kidwells Rated, and Kidwells Loans. 

Michael achieved his degree and Legal Practice Course at the Derby and Wolverhampton Universities, qualifying in 2006. Before founding Kidwells Solicitors, he worked at several law firms across Hereford and the Midlands and spent 12 months working with barristers gaining insight into serious crime and immigration. 

Above all, Michael’s background in business gives him a unique perspective.

Michael’s biggest passion outside of Kidwells is sailing. He is a qualified Ocean Yacht Master, on top of being a qualified pilot, skydiver, and sea diver, and many other qualifications, skill, and experiences that he will gladly share with you. Not least of all, owning a firm and driving lorries delivering goods all around Europe. Michael understands the requirements of businesses of all kinds, so wherever you are in your business you can feel confident that Michael has faced the same challenges and triumphs personally, and come out of it successfully. 

Michael Horne is the founder and owner of the Kidwells group of companies, including Kidwells Solicitors, Kidwells Loans, Kidwells Accountancy, and Kidwells Rated. He is Managing Director of Kidwells Solicitors, Kidwells Loans, and Kidwells Rated.

Andrew Robinson ACA

Director

Andy Robinson, ACA, has over 25 years of experience as an accountant. More notably, Andy has over 10 years of experience in the financial management of small to medium-sized businesses, including developing plans to improve their performance.

When you need a sound financial strategy, Andy can help. His wide range of experience means not only is he great with numbers, he’ll help you make great decisions with them, too.

Emily Horne AATQB

Director

Emily Horne, AATQB has worked within accounts for several years, she’s currently part qualified ACCA.

Emily will be your first point of call when contacting the business. She will help you identify your business needs with her wide range of experience, from working in internal financial controls to bookkeeping for clients, as well as the preparation of accounts.

Emily is passionate about team development and the growth of the Kidwells Group. In her spare time, she enjoys playing netball, riding horses and socialising with her friends and family. 

Amber Kelly

Trainee Accountant and Supervisor

In January 2021, Amber joined the team to support the Kidwells Solicitors Finance department with administrative and financial support. She then moved to Kidwells Accountancy in June 2021 where she now uses her skills and excellent service for our clients. Amber is AAT2 qualified. 

As Trainee Accountant and Supervisor, she works with Emily on credit control, liaising with clients, admin, and bookkeeping. Amber has a jubilant family life, loves reading, and is always keen to spend time with family and friends.

Sam Bayliss

Chartered Accountant

Sam is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser. Having trained in a medium-sized accountancy practice and worked in industry for a number of years, Sam understands the inner workings of a business, whilst having a technical focus and a wide knowledge of tax. This gives him a unique wealth of experience with which to guide and advise businesses with all their financial requirements.

Outside of accountancy, Sam is a part-time professional musician, including as a member of Hereford Cathedral Choir, has 2 children, and plays squash whenever he can find the time!

Reilly Sockett

Finance Assistant

Reilly is working through an accountancy apprenticeship, studying at Hereford and Ludlow College. Around this, he works at Kidwells Accountancy as a financial assistant four days a week. 

He studied for his A-Levels at John Masefield Sixth Form, where he studied accounting, psychology and physics.  He enjoys going to the gym and playing basketball.

Becky Martin

Bookkeeper

Becky has joined the company on a freelance basis assisting the team with Bookkeeping and administrative duties.

She is currently studying AAT Level 2. Around work and study, Becky enjoys cooking, crafting and going to concerts.

Marketing Team

Lorna Murphy

Marketing Supervisor

Lorna joined the Kidwells team in 2021 and has been working in industry since finishing university in 2018. She completed her degree at Hereford College of Arts, where she gained a BA (Hons) in Graphic & Media Design. Lorna initially specialised in Graphic Design, but then moved into a Marketing Officer role and proceeded to explore other areas.

Outside of work, Lorna loves to attend music festivals and events. She also enjoys going to the gym, reading, and spending time with her two cats, Roni and Piper.

Lorna works for Kidwells Rated, find out more here.

Caroline Simpson

Marketing & Business Assistant

Caroline joined Kidwells Solicitors in 2011 in business support and joined the marketing team a year later. She has 30 years experience in design, publishing and marketing having worked for several local newspaper and magazine publications. She joined the Rated team in 2021 marketing across the Kidwells Group.

In her spare time Caroline enjoys long distance walking, travel at home and abroad, a good book and meeting up with family and friends dotted around the country.

Lauren Haycock

Creative Assistant

Lauren joined the Kidwells Rated team in 2022 as Creative Assistant. In 2020 she graduated from the University of South Wales, where she achieved a BMUS in Contemporary Music Performance. Since graduating she has been working on a wide range of creative projects, from painting, photography to music.

Lauren uses her free time to the fullest – exploring nature, paddle boarding, and walking her two dogs. Any other free time is spent travelling or attending music events and festivals.

Lauren works for Kidwells Rated, to find out more click here.

Aiden Purdy

Business Support Administrator

Aiden works for the Kidwells Rated team as a Business Support Administrator. Alongside of his work for Kidwells, Aiden is studying a further education plumbing course at Herefordshire & Ludlow College. 

In his spare time, he enjoys going out with his friends and mountain biking.

Aiden works for Kidwells Rated, to find out more click here.

Marketing

Kidwells Rated Limited is also part of the wider Kidwells group of companies. The Rated team works closely with the team to provide marketing advice, strategy, and day-to-day support such as website management, social media support, and more.

Learn more about the Kidwells Rated team here. 

Michael Horne is the owner and Managing Director of Kidwells Rated.