About Us

Meet Our Team

We pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable to make sure our clients feel comfortable when talking to us about their accounts.
Find out more about our team members below, and come and say hello if you see us out and about.

Chris Vickers

Chris Vickers

Chris is the Director and founder of SQK accountancy.

He is a fully qualified Accountant; and started SQK in 2015 as he saw there was a gap in the market for an approachable, young, accountancy team to help small and micro-businesses to get started.

He also helps small businesses to understand the ever so slightly confusing tax system!

Chris has close links with the business community in Manchester, and has partnerships with Lloyds Bank, People Plus, Barclays Bank and HSBC. And, he is often found working at the Lloyds Business Hub in Manchester.

When he is not working, he is interested all things nerdy including playing board games and drinking good quality ale where ever it can be found in Manchester (though not always at the same time).

Alicia Turner

Alicia is the part-time Administrative Assistant at SQK accountancy

She is responsible for keeping the company organised on a day to day basis and can be found mainly at the Innospace, alongside Chris. She works for us part-time whilst also attending Manchester Metropolitan University.

At MMU she currently studies Microbiology and Molecular Biology and is looking to move onto a Master’s degree, alongside working with us, once she has completed the 3-year Undergraduate course.

When not working or studying, Alicia likes to spend time with friends or watching Netflix in bed to recover.

Joe Hayes

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Joe is a Semi-Senior Accountant who has been part of the team since February 2020

He is a semi-senior Accountant looking to complete his studies to become a Certified Chartered Accountant in the next year or so. He will be handling all things technical ranging from bookkeeping to end of year accounts to tax returns. He can be found amongst other colleagues in the workplace.

His goal is to become qualified and assist in the growth of the company. Outside of work, his hobbies include travelling, reading and keeping active.

Chantelle Norcross

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Chantelle joined SQK as a semi-senior accountant in early 2021.

She comes from a contractor background so is excited to expand her knowledge with the variety of clients at SQK. She is ready to start her professional qualifications, with the goal of reaching a chartered status within the next few years.

In her own time, she enjoys socialising with friends and binge watching tv shows.

Shannon Fraser-Batey

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Shannon joined SQK Accountancy as an Assistant Accountant Apprentice in August 2020. 

She joined straight from school and is looking to achieve her Level 3 AAT in 2022. She enjoys learning new things on the job and working with clients.

She will be learning how to handle everything from wages to annual accounts.

Outside of work she enjoys going to the gym and spending quality time with her family and friends. 

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