The Simply Additions Team

LorraineLorraine Ellison FCMA, MiP, MBA
Chartered Management Accountant

I started working full time in my own accountancy business in 2006 following many years of working for North East businesses in the manufacturing and service industry. My love of tax combined with my desire to help others created a good mix to work with small businesses to prepare accounts and tax returns who don’t have any in-house expertise. I started with one customer, who is still with me today, and grew the business year on year. We now have 3 full time staff and over 175 customers.

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My previous experience working for larger companies means I can bring that expertise to smaller companies who do not employ their own accountant. With over 20 years experience in preparing Financial Statements and Corporation Tax returns we have the expertise to offer a wider range of accountancy services including historical accounts, up-to-date management accounts and future projections for profit and cashflow.

I am currently learning to play the piano – it’s proving to be more difficult than doing a tax return!



AlisonAlison Giblin

Accounting Technician

I am currently studying level 4 AAT course.  Since joining Simply Additions I have gained lots of new skills as part of my training program.

I look after the payroll and bookkeeping records for our customers and deal directly with HRMC to sort out queries.  I am now trained to prepare sole trader accounts and income tax returns so I can help out during January when it gets very busy!

View Alison Giblin's profile on LinkedInI have recently passed my driving test but you are all safe for now while I save up to buy my first car.


HelenHelen Adamson ACCA

Chartered Certified Accountant

I am the newest member of the team.  It’s great to join Simply Additions and I am looking forward to getting to know our customers.

I have many years experience in preparing and auditing accounts for small limited companies, charities, and co-operatives.