Alison is a Partner and has been with the practice for over 10 years. After leaving school she obtained an Honours Degree in Geography at Newcastle University and then went on to train as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in an accountancy practice in Sunderland. After completing her training and obtaining valuable experience Alison returned to her home town of Carlisle and joined David Allen.
Alison works closely with family businesses, charities and academies and specialises in audit work and business planning and development. She has a vast amount of experience in this area and has worked closely with charities and academies implementing systems of control and ensuring they are operating effectively, advising businesses on operating structures, group structures and tax implications as well as providing all round practical advice.
Alison leads the audit teams within the practice and acts as a Responsible Individual meaning that she is responsible for issuing audit opinions and signing audit reports.
Alison lives in Carlisle with her husband Kevin and daughter Lily and outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family.