Our Team

Darryl Hazelhurst-Jeavons CTA FCPA ATT (Fellow)


In 2006 Darryl set up Hamilton Blake after 7 years working for large companies including time at one of the big four accounting firms. Darryl is a very experienced Chartered Tax Adviser who has a wealth of experience in all areas of owner managed business taxation. Outside of work Darryl is a keen golfer and, outside of the office, you can usually find him playing his local course in Middleton.

Karen Wharf BA (Hons)


Karen graduated from university with an honours degree in accounting in 1996. She then worked for 18 years at a large accounting firm before joining Hamilton Blake to assist with general tax compliance. Karen manages a wide range of clients and assists in day to day running of the business.
In her spare time, Karen keeps fit through boot camp fitness and netball.

Simon Wilby BSC (Hons)

Tax consultant

Simon joined Hamilton Blake in June 2015 after graduating with an honours degree in accounting and finance from Anglia Ruskin University.Since then Simon has gained affiliate status from the accounting body ACCA and is currently undergoing his exams to become a chartered tax adviser. Simon works closely with Darryl gaining experience and assisting with all aspects of tax consultancy.
Outside of work, he is an avid Norwich City fan and also plays cricket for a local side.

Heather Liney

Practice Manager

Heather has worked for Hamilton Blake since 2010.

Previously she had run several successful, profitable businesses before coming across to manage the day to day running of the business here at Hamilton Blake. Heather looks after the staff while also manning reception and helping with client maintenance. Heather enjoys relaxing in her own time and spending time with the family dog, Alfie.

Jacqui Reeves

Assistant Practice Manager

Jacqui joined Hamilton Blake in June 2014 after our acquisition of local firm Berry and Co. Jacqui is one of our receptionists and also works with our client maintenance. She has over 30 years of office experience and has helped form a strong bond between the firm and our clients. In her spare time Jacqui enjoys keeping fit and is learning to play golf.

Kieran Jeavons


Kieran came on board in October 2014 and has taken charge of the filing and archiving within the firm. Since joining Kieran has created a whole new system for company files creating a much more user-friendly system appreciated by the whole team. Kieran is currenlty training towards his AAT level 2 qualification broadening his overall business knowledge. In his spare time, Kieran is a keen golfer and a former junior captain of the Middleton Hall golf team.

Conor Murray


Conor is the newest and the youngest member of the team, after moving over from another local firm.

He is currently aiming towards his AAT qualification while gathering vast experience from the workplace. During Conor’s spare time, he has a keen interest towards sports such as golf and rugby, previously being the captain of Springwood High School Rugby Team.