Our People

At A. I. Cherry, Chartered Accountants we recognise that our staff are our main asset, and therefore we always recruit the highest calibre individuals to ensure a quality and continuity of service whilst enhancing our reputation in the market place.

In addition, we are proud of the fact that we have been recognised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales as an ICAEW Authorised Training Employer (ATE). We also have Approved Employer Platinum ACCA Training Office Status.

Meet The Team

Some of our key Team Members are:

Anthony Ian Cherry Profile

Anthony Ian Cherry


Professional Qualifications:
Ian is a Business Graduate and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He has been awarded The Forensic Accountant and Expert Witness Accreditation from ICAEW.

Richard Crowther Profile

Richard Crowther

BA (Hons), FCA, B Dip, MCIArb

Richard is a Senior Consultant carrying out a wide range of Forensic Accounting assignments. He trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and worked for KPMG for a further 3 years within their North West audit practice on the audit of company accounts and related advisory services. He then worked for Guardian Royal Exchange as a Fraud Investigator for a number of years working on the investigation of reported frauds until 1999. From there he took on the role of Fraud Investigation Manager with AXA UK, in charge of the investigation service provided to AXA UK, where he oversaw significant changes to the processes and procedures operated within the fraud team.

This led to the team being awarded the accolade of Insurance Awards Fraud Investigation Team of the Year in 2010. Richard has considerable expertise in the investigation of fraud, internal issues and anti money laundering/Proceeds of Crime Investigations.

Public Appointments
President, North West Society of Chartered Accountants, ICAEW (2015 to 2016)

Rewarding External Activities
Richard is a Trustee for Great Eccleston Village Centre, which is a charity providing a facility for the benefit of the local community. He is also Company Secretary of Great Eccleston VC Trading. Richard is a Member of the Main Committee of the North West Society of Chartered Accountants (NWSCA). He plays a good round of golf, likes to keep fit and enjoys country pursuits!

Daniel Gaukrodger Profile

Daniel Gaukrodger


Daniel qualified as a Chartered Accountant with A. I. Cherry Chartered Accountants in 2020. He is now a Tutor at iCount Training. We have retained Daniel’s services as a Consultant to our Firm.

Rewarding External Activities
Daniel is currently ICAEW Chair of Student Council and in this capacity sits on the main ICAEW Council in London. He is also Treasurer of the North West Society of Chartered Accountants.

Daniel is a keen singer, and has been an integral part of Broughton Church Choir, just outside Preston, for many years; a Choir which has a national and European reputation. He has served as Head Chorister, and has led the Choir whilst on tour both on the Isle of Man and in France.

Susan Cherry Pprofile

Susan Cherry

BA (Hons)

Susan works as the Marketing Director for the firm. Prior to this Susan spent 10 years working for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in a senior management capacity and for the last few years was its Head of Corporate Relationship Management. This included responsibility for its 6 Advisory Boards advising the Chief Executive. She also had a wide international remit and was responsible latterly for setting up the Middle East Members Advisory Board with a high calibre membership across the region to support the new Middle East Regional Office as part of the organisation’s international strategy.

Prior to this Susan worked with a number of leading global alcohol companies and was responsible for setting up and developing a global industry backed initiative on corporate social responsibility within the alcohol industry where she was Chief Executive.

Public Appointments
President, Rotary Club of Preston Guild (2016 to 2017)

Foundation School Governor, Broughton-in-Amounderness Church of England Primary School (September 2015 to date)

Rewarding External Activities
Susan is a mezzo soprano and enjoys all types of singing particularly opera.

Tracey Martland Profile

Tracey Martland

Practice Manager

Tracey Martland is our Practice Manager. Tracey has been with the firm for 18 years. She is usually the first point of contact between ourselves and our Clients and is responsible for secure data storage and the overall receipt and transmission of data in accordance with GDPR.

She is also responsible for our time keeping records and billings and overall accounting procedures.

Please get in touch to find out more about our accountancy services and discuss your specific requirements with a member of our team

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