About Us

Lakelands Accountants


We are friendly and listen to your each and every inquiry


We are able to relate to you on a personal level to ensure that we accommodate your needs exactly.


We are able to communicate and relay information to a high standard quickly and easily.


We endeavour to work at your pace, and ensure that you are fully informed on our workings.

Can relay information to our clients in a manner that they will understand

Can operate on a fixed fee basis if preferred.




Derek has worked in practise for the last 22 years since leaving school at the age of 17. Derek did his training with two firms of accountants, and has worked for a top 100 firm of accountants where he qualified in 2005. Here he has worked with individuals and businesses of all sizes in a variety of sectors, not only in Essex, but throughout the UK. Derek worked himself up to the roll of Salaried Partner.

Derek can offer an extensive range of accounting services which take care of your bookkeeping, accounting and taxation needs. Whether you need a straight forward service or guidance and assistance with setting up a new business, I can provide the support and advise on a daily basis. At Lakelands Accountants we believe in adding value to the business.

Being an experienced accountant, Derek is able to convey information across to the client at an incredibly high level, and has a good ability to provide the client with an understanding of what he is doing at all times.

Finally, Derek is also able to operate a fixed fee basis if this is more suitable for the client, providing a much more flexible and viable option for some.