Meet the Partners

At SW&P, every member of our team plays an integral role in ensuring our clients’ satisfaction, and as a result, we strive to keep our team motivated and help them be the best they can. We want to help our employees develop the skills they need to ensure our prosperity as well as yours.

Read more about our team below, or get in touch with us today on 01133 455350 or at [email protected] to find out more about our accountancy services throughout Leeds, Yorkshire, and the UK.

Michael Sparrow ACA

After completing an Economics degree, Mike was recruited from a top 10 accountancy firm as their first corporation tax graduate in UK, working alongside renowned individuals both from practice and the professional bodies with clients such as Haribo, Taylors of Harrogate and Fulton Foods all whilst working towards his Chartered status. From here, Mike moved to a mid-sized practice in Harrogate specialising in SME and owner managed business.

In 2014 Mike launched SW&P alongside his business partner Matthew Whelan. The intent was bringing focus back to the business owners through practical, pragmatic and commercially focussed advice. He has since led SW&P through sustained growth and seen the firm develop from its humble roots to become one of the region’s most successful independent accountancy firms.

Mike is renowned for being able to explain complex business and tax issues to his clients in clear and easy to understand terms. He has a wide-ranging client portfolio which includes manufacturing, commercial property and high net worth individuals. Over the years he’s gained significant experience in many industries and is able to advise clients on bespoke solutions based on sound understanding of their industry sector.

Away from the office, Mike enjoys spending weekends with his family and when he has any spare time left over enjoys sailing and  skiing.

Matthew Whelan FCCA

After graduating university in the mid 00’s, Matthew joined an independent accountancy practice in Harrogate where he specialised in working with small and medium sized businesses. After nearly seven years in what had become an increasingly multifaceted role, Matthew left in 2014 to establish SW&P alongside fellow partner Michael Sparrow. Matthew’s hands on approach is key to the success of SW&P and his proactive attitude has helped to maintain strong client relationships and instil our ethos to our excellent team of staff.

Matthew continues to be a key factor to the ongoing growth and success of SW&P, acting for a wide range of clients across all four corners of the United Kingdom, assisting in all areas of accounting compliance, taxation solutions and strategic and corporate advice. Specialising in working with owner managed businesses, Matthew has an impressive track record, providing thorough, proactive guidance to facilitate growth and maximise our clients opportunities for success. This understanding, client focussed approach, accompanied with Matthew’s technical expertise and experience helps solidify the strong relationships we build which are the foundation of what makes SW&P different.

Away from work, Matthew likes to stay busy, whether it be learning a new language, another instrument or trying his hand at a new sport. A keen traveller, Matthew likes to spend his weekends in new places as often as he can and when he can’t, he enjoys the ups and downs of supporting Aston Villa!

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