James A Guest

As the founder of Guest & Company, James has built a unique practice that is now located in the heart of Manchester’s China Town. With over 50 years experience in the industry, James has a wealth of knowledge that has allowed him to build Guest & Co. into what it is today. He is a  Former fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the ICEAW.

In his spare time James enjoys to garden, and spend time with his grandchildren. He has also been known to take on (and win no less!) a Grand Master at chess.

Matthew Guest

Matthew has been working at Guest & Company for over 10 years and has a wealth of both business and accountancy knowledge. He is head of IT and works closely alongside his Father with building relationships with all our clients.

When he isn’t busy working, Matthew enjoys spending time with his children, and being outside.

John Carroll

John has been with Guest & Co since the day the practice opened its doors back in 1977, and is an invaluable member of the team. He is a specialist in Property Accounting and Auditing.

In his spare time, John enjoys walking and reading a good book.

Wendy Lee

Wendy has been an integral member of the team for over 30 years and is responsible for building and maintaining client relationships. She is part of the team who do accounts for many businesses ranging from restaurants to retail units. Wendy is one of our many multilingual members of staff and is fluent in both English and Cantonese but to name a few!

Wendy enjoys travelling the world, and spending time with her family.


Helen Spencer

Helen has been at Guest&Co for over 5 years, and works primarily in an Operations role. With a BSc Hons in Marketing, she is responsible for developing the business and helping it to grow.

In her spare time, Helen enjoys spending time with her 3 young children and baking cakes.


Sally Sung

Sally is currently working towards her qualification with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and is hoping to qualify soon. With a BA Hons in Business, she is an invaluable member of the team, understanding both the accountancy and the running of the practice.

Sally has two young children, and enjoys visiting the park in her rare time off.


Shaena Guest

Shaena has been with Guest & Co for over 10 years, and as a part time member of staff looks after all personnel. Her role in Human Resources is essential and she is a valuable member of the team.

When Shaena is relaxing, she enjoys entertaining her grandchildren and walking her dog.

Sharon Sung

Sharon is responsible for the day to day running of the office, and is integral to the communication system. She speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin, which allows the majority of our clients to communicate with ease. With her BA Hons in TESOL with Chinese, she is a great asset.

In her spare time, Sharon enjoys spending time with her young family.


Eric Pok

Eric has worked alongside James for a number of years on a remote basis. With over 30 years experience, he has been a valued member of the team. He has recently returned to the office in a more full time role, and we all appreciate having him back! Eric enjoys travelling the world and spending time with his family.

Fiona Zhao

Fiona is the newest member of the team at Guest & Company and is joining us as a trainee accountant. We hope to pass on our wealth of knowledge and experience to her, and are enjoying watching her settle in to the team.

Fiona has recently got engaged, and is currently busy planning her big day!