Clare Sowerby

Clare Sowerby


Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor

Specialisms – Family Businesses, Farmers, Tax planning

Clare started her career in accountancy after her A-Levels at Nelson Thomlinson School. She began working for a large regional firm in 1999. During the 16 years she worked there, Clare qualified as an Accounting Technician and later as a Charted Accountant.

In 2005, Clare became an internal Farm Account Manager. The following year, she passed her Chartered Tax Exams at the first attempt.

Around this time, she gained her own client portfolio. Since then, she’s built it up by acting for a large number of farming and small business clients.

In 2016, Clare made the decision to join Rob and David. She has taken over a retiring Partners portfolio of clients and is looking to build on this.

Outside of work, Clare looks after her three young children who mean the world to her. As a family, they enjoy the beautiful Lake District and taking short breaks away together.

Having been born and bred on a farm, Clare still likes to get her hands dirty a bit. Whether chasing her middle son or helping with VAT and other financial issues, she’s never far away from the farm.

Meet the rest of the team:

Rob Udale

Managing Partner

David Brookes


Julie Stalker

Accounts Manager

Christine Taylor

Tax Manager

Helen Somerville

Accounts Assistant & Payroll Clerk

George Udale

Accounts Assistant & Payroll Clerk

Lisa Fleming

Accounts Assistant & Payroll Clerk

Inese Busbridge

Accounts Assistant

Hannah Alego

Accounts Assistant

Steph Carson

Accounts Assistant


Communications Officer