Mark Schofield

I am a highly experienced and qualified Chartered Accountant with 35 years’ experience. We provide accountancy, tax and commercial solutions to owner managed businesses, (both regional corporates and smaller businesses). We can devise solutions to complex commercial issues and have also developed a particular specialism in farming, served by offices in Settle and Bentham. Our clients include both owner managed corporates and small medium businesses within a diverse range of sectors.

My aim is to be an integral part of our clients business by providing specific accountancy and financial advice: preparation of statutory annual accounts; audit work; tax returns; practical help and advice on today’s complex, ever changing and increasingly bureaucratic business environment. Our financial services business focuses on specialist private side wealth management offering wealth protection and pension schemes.

I take an active role within both the accountancy profession and business communities: President of the North West Society of Chartered Accountants; Chairman of the Settle Chamber of Trade; Chair of the Community Service committee of the Accrington Rotary Club.


Paul Spencer

I commenced work with Haworths in 1987 and qualified in 1994 having undertaken the AAT qualification before moving on to the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants professional exams. I became a partner in 2001 and a Director on the incorporation of our business in 2007.

My day to day work involves me closely with clients to assist them in achieving their goals. This includes management accounts preparation and review, fund raising, acquisition and disposals of businesses, tax planning and providing a general commercial sounding board. 

Over the years I have developed excellent relationships with the regions business angels, Venture capital organisations and local grant funding bodies; I have a thorough knowledge of their appetite for investment both from a loan and equity perspective, and as well as referring clients to these organisations I help them with business plans and developing a pitch to the investment teams. Recently I have also been involved in some of the ‘crowdfunding’ investment platforms and a number of clients have raised investment funds this way.

My hobbies include attending the local gym and watching football.