Gwilym Lobo FCCA BA (Hons) - Senior Manager

Main Practice Area? Corporate accounts, tax and audit. I also work on company valuations and due diligence.

Career rundown: I started my training with a big 4 firm in London auditing FTSE100 financial services businesses on a graduate scheme. I then moved to a top 60 firm in the West Sussex area where I completed my training and was more involved in general practice and corporate finance. I qualified in 2010 and remained with the same firm for another year and a half.

I joined RPD in early 2012 as a Senior working directly under one of the Client Managers here on her portfolio. Over the years I have been here I have developed my all-round knowledge. I became a Client Manager in 2015 and in 2020 a Senior Manager.

Achievements within your professional life you are particularly proud of: I'm proud of gaining my professional qualification and when I help others to develop towards their goals.

What would you be if you weren't an accountant? An engineer

Your favourite band: The Manic Street Preachers

Your favourite comedian: Ed Byrne

Your favourite holiday destination: Kefalonia

Your favourite author: Hilary Mantel

What doyou like to do in your spare time? Usually I spend this pleading with my children.

Your favourite football team: Newcastle United

If you could have witnessed a significant event in history, what would it be? Newcastle winning the 1968-69 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, the last major trophy they won.