Matthew Beard

Matthew joined Platt Rushton in 1995 and has experience in all aspects of financial accounting and audit. He works mainly with small owner managed businesses including Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies and coordinates the payroll, bookkeeping and VAT service provided by the practice. He also provides systems and practical support to clients with their day to day accounting problems.


Lisa Surridge

Lisa joined Platt Rushton in 2002 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW in 2007.  She was the top student in the South Essex area in her advanced stage examinations.  She is a member of the students and young member’s sub-committee of the ICAEW in South Essex.

She mostly works with corporate clients, groups, estate work, specialist tax and overseas clients although has the skills and knowledge to deal with all services provided by Platt Rushton.

Lisa has a major interest in tennis!  She particularly loves Wimbledon but also tries to attend at least one overseas event each year.  She also enjoys an annual ski trip and likes attending music concerts with a vast range of artists.


Piers Otton

Piers joined the Practice in 1996 and since then has gained experience in all areas of general practice.

As well as Corporate Accounting and Tax Compliance work, Piers specialises in financial forecasting and management reporting. In addition to managing a portfolio of clients, he also has IT experience with both hardware and software issues.