A wealth of knowledge and experience

SYKAM Chartered Accountants was established in 2013 to provide a personalised business focussed accountancy and tax service to SME businesses We are a growing practice with a commercially experienced team of accountants and support staff committed to providing high quality personal service to support your business and your growth.

Stuart McDonagh is a highly experienced Chartered Accountant and Finance Director. He has been involved in a wide variety of businesses for over 30 years ranging from start-ups and small businesses to major Plc’s.

Stuart began his career in the London office of BDO Binder Hamlyn , one of the UK’s largest accountancy practices (now part of Deloitte Touche), where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991. He then moved into industry and worked as a Finance Director for several large companies including, BET plc (now Rentokil plc), George Wimpey plc (the UK’s largest house builder at the time), Berkeley Group plc and Kier Group plc.

As Managing Director of a division of Kier Group plc, Stuart increased turnover from £12m to £24m in an 8 month period. From 2010 he has been involved with a range SME’s as a Finance Director, Managing Director and Non-Executive Director.

Stuart now covers all business sectors in general practice and uses his specialist knowledge in the food and drink, property investment and development and manufacturing sectors to help businesses achieve their growth targets.

Leanne Melia is a highly experienced Accountant. She has been involved with a variety of businesses and accountancy practices for over 15 years, initially growing up surrounded by her father’s successful plumbing & heating business where she gained a useful insight into business, putting in place bookkeeping and accounting systems.

After completing a diploma in nursing, Leanne changed her career path back to accountancy joining the operations department of Saltire Facilities Management Ltd where it became apparent that she had a genuine love for numbers!

Leanne undertook a degree in Accounting and Finance, joining Wallace White Chartered Accountants, where she worked with a wide variety of SME clients, gaining an in-depth knowledge of their businesses. She then moved into industry and worked as a Financial Controller with MES Ltd consolidating her commercial experience and helping the company achieve its growth targets, before moving back into practice with a firm of chartered accountants specialising in property investment clients. Leanne worked with a variety of their larger clients both in property investment
and other sectors.

Leanne joined SYKAM in June 2022, as a Senior Accountant to help support the growth of the practice, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. She covers all business sectors and is a specialist in the property investment, development and related trades sectors. She has a genuine care for every client that she works with, nothing is too much trouble or inconvenience for her, in delivering excellent customer service.

Our name

We often get asked where the name SYKAM came from, it’s simply the first letters of the first names of Stuart’s family and the first letter of their surname:
Stuart, Yasmin, Kalim, Anisah McDonagh.

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