About Us


Rory Kilmartin, Director

A Financial Economics graduate, Rory began his career as an Equity Derivatives Broker with Tradition Financial Services, before joining Sungard International’s finance division. Rory was soon appointed the youngest Director within Sungard Europe and was accountable for the global sales (outside the US) of MicroHedge, Sungard’s live options trading software product.

Upon leaving Sungard Rory co-founded One Step Ahead Ltd providing high level performance consulting in the Private Equity and Hedge Fund arena’s; clients included Apax Partners and Cambridge Place Investment Management.

For the last six years Rory has specialised in the Contractor accounting and Trust arena’s, combining his considerable experience in Financial Services and business development with exceptionally high standards of product delivery and customer service.

Dickon Walker, Director

An experienced Business Development and Finance professional for many years, Dickon has enjoyed successful roles as Managing Director of Aviva Water, as a Business Architect with British Telecom and acted as a Management Consultant for many blue-chip corporate companies in the UK, Holland and Germany including British Telecom, AOL and Nortel.

More recently Dickon, working with tax experts and other industry sector specialists, has been providing a specialist consultancy service on tax affairs and tax strategies to maximise profitability for contractors and small business owners.

Management team

Emma Norman, Business Development Manager

Emma trained with the accountancy firm Deloitte in their tax and corporate finance departments working with both corporate and private clients. Following Deloitte Emma was invited to join WH Smith Plc and later Associate British Foods where she gained experience working in M&A and business development.

Most recently Emma worked with a management and change consultancy, where she was responsible for project and programme management working with directors and civil servants. This included responsibility for client service, corporate governance and professional contract management.

Emma is an Oxford University graduate and holds a Master’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics; she is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Jane Lipscombe, Senior Accounts Manager

Jane began her career working at Mars Confectionery for five years. Jane built a wealth of experience focusing in the finance area of Mars working as a business working in their Financial Planning department.

Following Mars she worked in the music industry, initially with Universal Music in their Commercial Marketing Department and then V2 Records (Virgin Group) as their UK Financial Controller.

Jane left the music business after 10 years and joined Omnifone Limited, a music software streaming start-up, with a brief to build their finance department reporting to the Board. Working closely with the company’s legal team in tax planning, Jane was responsible for setting-up global offices in the US, South America and Luxemburg.

Jane is a qualified CIMA Management Accountant.