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Our team

The people behind Praxis

Christopher Blunn S Our Team

Christopher Blunn

Founding Partner

Hi, I’m Chris, I specialise in advising clients in the technology, media and creative industries on strategic and commercial issues. I focus on transaction work and regularly assist with business acquisitions and disposals. I also lead Praxis Audit, providing statutory audit services to a varied client base including international groups. I enjoy all things sport (Arsenal in particular), technology, and tending to my indoor urban jungle.

Pete S Our Team

Pete Heslington

Founding Partner

Hi, I’m Pete. I lead the Tax Team at Praxis. I focus on tax planning and structuring covering matters such as mergers and demergers, acquisitions and sales, remuneration planning, share schemes and valuations, partnership taxation, and wills and probate. I have also written a book for Bloomsbury, which probably explains why my wife calls me a tax geek! Outside of work, I enjoy golf, cycling, NFL and building the latest Lego release with my son.

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Alexander Shall

Founding Partner

Hi, I’m Alex. I work closely with owner managed businesses advising on commercial and accounting issues. I specialise in professional practices and design businesses with a particular focus on sucession planning and international expansion. Outside of accounting I enjoy spending time with my young family, cooking and tending to my wine cellar. Before I was an accountant I owned a bar and could imagine myself growing grapes in France or Greece.

Alex Stowe

Alex Stowe

Audit and Accounts Manager

Hi, I’m Alex. I support our trainees and manage our audit work. I also have a keen interest in data analytics and am working on ways to improve process functions and audit testing for the Firm. I have over 5 years’ experience working in top 20 practices servicing a variety of sectors. I consider myself an amateur chef and enjoy experimenting with food. Physical exercise is important to me too, I often cycle to work and participate in events.

Annie S Our Team

Annie Davies


Hi, I’m Annie. I handle the company secretarial work as well as our client onboarding processes. I assist the Partners with administrative matters for the firm and I am the self appointed Social Secretary for the Firm alongside Niki! Outside of work, I am a keen tennis player. I play for two local clubs competing in matches and tournaments and have recently taken up Padel tennis!

Anshu Diddee S Our Team

Anshu Diddee

Senior Tax Manager

Hi, I’m Anshu. With an extensive experience in tax advising I can provide solutions to a range of your tax needs be it deals, acquisition structuring, corporate restructuring, land transactions, share schemes, business incorporations, selling to an EOT, exit strategies, corporate interest restriction reviews and many more. Outside of work, I enjoy gardening, trying new recipes (latest being chicken tikka biryani) and baking with my two girls!

Ayeesha S Our Team

Ayesha Jabeen

Tax Manager

Hi, I’m Ayesha. I have 15 years’ experience. I am the only “double chartered” member of the Firm. I work alongside Pete, our Tax Partner, mostly on all things tax related but I’m often doubling up as his PA! I assist Pete with tax advisory projects alongside managing the Firm’s Private Client Tax Services and Corporate Tax compliance work. Away from work, I love spending quality time with my young family, enjoy music and watching movies.

Carole Mansfield S Our Team

Carole Mansfield

Payroll Manager

Hi, I’m Carole. Payroll Manager at Praxis. Previously, I worked within the oil industry processing payroll before moving into practice and managing payroll functions for a varied portfolio of clients. I process and manage monthly and weekly payroll runs for the Firm’s clients alongside dealing with all payroll related matters for our clients directly. Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym, reading and cuddles with my cat, Jazzy.

Fahim Ahmed S Our Team

Fahim Ahmed

Audit and Accounts Trainee

Hi, I’m Fahim, one of the newest members of the team! I mostly work alongside Hesham and Katie on audits. Whilst numbers are my bread and butter during the workday, outside of the office, you’ll find me reading a book to keep my mind sharp. If I hadn’t followed this path you might have found me working under the hood of a car, cooking as a chef in a restaurant kitchen, or perhaps even working in a lab as a scientist.

Hesham Butt S Our Team

Hesham Butt

Audit and Accounts Trainee

Hi, I’m Hesham, the youngest member of the team and I was the firm’s first ever trainee! I asist with the delivery of audits as well as managing accounts productions of smaller jobs myself. Outside of work, my hobbies include marine fishkeeping, spending time with family/friends and playing football and cricket. If I weren’t training to be an accountant I think I’d be travelling the world, trying to go to as many countries as possible.

Katie Mills S Our Team

Katie Mills

Audit and Accounts Trainee

Hi I’m Katie. I work alongside Hesham, Fahim and Alex assisting with the delivery of audits as well as managing accounts productions of smaller jobs myself. I’m working towards my ACA qualification and if I could have a superpower, now, it would be a photographic memory so that I didn’t have to revise for exams! I also love watching films, Forest Gump is my favourite and I could watch it every week!

Kathryn Renouf S Our Team

Kay Renouf


Hi, I’m Kay. I manage a portfolio of clients for the Firm managing their compliance and adhoc needs across bookkeeping and VAT. I have a background in IT, working on large payment systems for a major UK bank and have also previously worked as a Teaching Assistant when my children were young. In my spare time I love hiking in places with beautiful scenery or curling up with a good book (or two)!

Mihir Soni

Mihir Soni

Audit and Accounts Manager

Hi, I’m Mihir. With over 10 years of practice experience I work closely with the Partners managing a diverse portfolio with a particular focus on professional practices whilst also mentoring our trainees. Outside of work, I enjoy playing cricket and I’m an avid Indian cricket team supporter! My interests include wildlife documentaries, Bollywood music, dancing and experimenting with food. If I weren’t an accountant I’d have been a jeweller.

Morisha S Our Team

Morisha Christy

Senior Consultant

Hi, I’m Morisha. I have over 30 years’ experience in practice as a Chartered Accountant and am passionate about finding solutions to problems. Outside of work, I enjoy travel, cooking and all things food and drink, and walking my white German Shepherd, Snowy. I am a proud Samaritan, and as well as being a listening volunteer, I co-run a branch with 170 volunteers. Our vision is that fewer people die by suicide, and I support good mental health and kindness to fellow human beings.

Niki Baller S Our Team

Niki Baller

Audit Director

Hi, I’m Niki. I lead the audit team at Praxis and manage the development of the team. I’m a people person at heart, this job suits me well as I get to build client relationships and work with peers across all service lines. I’m organised and enjoy problem solving, so audit fits! I balance being a professional and a suburban Surrey mum of two. In another life, I’d open up a coffee shop and become a life coach!

Shima Ali S Our Team

Shima Ali

Senior Accountant

Hi, I’m Shima. I’ve been here since day one covering all areas of general practice including VAT and Bookkeeping and Accounts Production. I’ve over 12 years of experience advising businesses. I am Xero certified and love it (don’t ask me about other software out there)! I’m a Geordie! I love travelling (though nowadays that’s mostly going back up North with my son to visit family) and I love going to the gym!

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