Meet the Blu Sky team

 

We are strong believers that your finance team should be your most important ally when growing your business.

You need to be able to rely on your finance function to get the essentials right so you can sleep at night. Your financial controller needs to provide timely, forward looking financial insights focused on getting more cash into your business quicker. Your CFO should own helping you shape an innovative business strategy that drives your business forward.

Your specialist Blu Sky finance team will own your business like it’s their own. Collaborating with a finance team that has deep commercial experience in the tech, digital and manufacturing sectors ensures you will have time again to focus on growing your business. Whatever the strategic challenges you face, we’ll help provide the foresight and support for you to overcome them.

 

Our Values

Ownership

Your business is our business. We empathise. We are proactive and resilient. We chase, we get things done.

Specialists

We know our stuff, that is a given. We share knowledge and we’re mightily helpful, constantly learning and providing reassurance.

Collaborative

Blu Sky is a family, open and inclusive. We believe in collaboration to create an environment for success. We are passionate about meeting deadlines.

Innovative

We use the latest technology to minimise repetitive tasks for us and you. We provide a forward looking, reliable and efficient service to free up your time.

Our Promise

Never file late – if we do, we will pay the fine

Provide information that you can understand

No last minute surprises with your tax bill

Our Team

Paula Henderson

Financial Controller

Nathan Embleton

Financial Controller

Sara Forbes

Financial Director

Dave Gibson

Co-Founder

Matt Booth

Accountant

Ying Guo

Accountant

Charlie Griffiths

Accountant

Jon Dudgeon

Co-Founder

James Rees

Accountant

Jaspreet Lally

Accountant

Sam Wood

Director of Digital Innovation and Transformations

Steven Robinson

Director of Client Experience

Manu Ratiu

Accountant

Roisin Parker

Accountant

Helen Huntley

Accountant

Jason Brunton

Accountant

Ben Gibbin

Accountant

Silvia Anghel

Accountant

Gary Thompson

Board Adviser

Our History
2019

Steven Robinson is promoted to Director of Client Experience

Steven Robinson steps up as Director of Client Experience with immediate effect. This reflects the ownership, innovation and specialist focus Steve puts into delighting his clients, and also his collaborative approach to developing his fellow Blu Skier’s and contributing to the Blu Sky vision.

2018

Blu Sky win Medium Firm of the Year at the Xero Awards

Blu Sky were thrilled to find out that they had been named the Xero Mid-Sized Firm of the Year! Xero cited reasons such as having close relationships with start-up hubs, and actively contributing to industry business events such as Newcastle Startup Week.

2018

Blu Sky moves into Ye Olde Hundred pub

Although operated under a number of different guises for over 100 years, the pub was taken on by Blu Sky with a view to completely renovating the ground floor to give the space a completely new lease of life.

2018

Sam Wood wins Accountant of the Year at the North East Accountancy Awards

Sam thanked the team for their hard work as it allowed him to focus on Innovation.

2018

Sam Wood is promoted to Director of Digital Innovation and Transformations

Sam’s promotion followed a lot of hard work, dedication and expertise provided to our growing national client base.

2017

Blu Sky wins Independent Firm of the Year at the North East Accountancy Awards

For the second year running, we won an award at the North East Accountancy Awards. This time it was the Independent Firm of the Year.

2016

Blu Sky wins Small Employer of the Year and the North East Apprenticeship Awards

We were nominated for the Small Employer of the Year, and we won!

2016

Blu Sky wins Small Accountancy Firm of the Year at the North East Accountancy Awards

We only went and won the ‘Small Accountancy Firm of the Year’ category in the North East Accountancy awards, beating some very decent competition. A fitting reward for the blood, sweat and tears put in by the team over the last year. Well done guys, we’re really proud of you. Many thanks for those who nominated us as well – it was nice to be told we had ‘too many’ nominations!

2011

Blu Sky wins Independent Firm of the Year at the North East Accountancy Awards

We fine-tuned to the point of winning the Independent Firm of the Year in the 2011 North East Accountancy Awards – beating some substantially bigger competition.

2008

Jon Dudgeon and Dave Gibson founded Blu Sky

Blu Sky Chartered Accountants was founded by Dave Gibson and Jon Dudgeon in 2008.

We go further than you think.

We speak your language. We aim to help you grow.

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