Meet the partners

Gaynor Armitage FCA BSc (Hons)

I have been a key member of the Giess Wallis Crisp accountancy team for over 15 years, the most recent five years of which I have been a Partner. My experience and extensive financial knowledge coupled with my personable and professional approach to accountancy is a winning formula when assisting both corporate and personal clients.

Gaining a BSC (Hons) Degree in Mathematical Engineering at Loughborough University of Technology, I enjoyed working in the aviation engineering industry before retraining in accountancy. Qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1993, I now hold a Fellowship and specialise in audit, accounting and taxation.

My expertise is plentiful and I assist clients who are sole traders, owner-managed limited companies and PLCs from all business. My engineering background means that I have strong computer and analytical skills, but I am able to talk to clients in plain English with no unnecessary jargon.

Outside of the office I enjoy a variety of hobbies including motorcycling, piano playing, drumming, and making glass lampwork beads and jewellery.


Tony Crisp FCA

I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987 and worked in a top 10 London Practice before returning to Giess Wallis Crisp becoming a partner in 1991. I enjoy working with small and medium sized businesses as it gives me the opportunity to get involved at a strategic level. I spend my time talking with clients about their business, resolving issues, attending management meetings and networking with businesses in the local community. When it comes to tax law I pride myself on ensuring clients have a plain English understanding of the Law which helps in achieving good sound tax planning strategies. I manage a varied portfolio of clients across a wide range of business sectors, in particular Dentists, Opticians and Solicitors.

I enjoy most sports particularly watching and playing football and I am a Trustee at the local community Sports Centre.


Andrew Taffs FCA

I joined Giess Wallis Crisp in 1985, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1989 and appointed as a Partner in 2002.

My experience and extensive financial and taxation knowledge coupled with a personable and professional approach to accountancy is a winning formula when assisting both corporate and personal clients. I like to work closely with clients talking and meeting on a regular basis to keep up to date and be proactive with advice.

I enjoy watching most sports and play golf


Michael Wallis FCA

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