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Meet the team

Meet our team of accountants and consultants

We’re proud of the depth of knowledge, experience and industry expertise we can offer to all of our clients. Here are some of our excellent team.


Jon Terry, FCA

Managing Partner

As a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years experience in accountancy, Jon has spent the last few years running Blackman Terry as Managing Partner.

As Managing Partner of Blackman Terry Jon has greatly enjoyed the challenge of building a client base for the practice which ranges from start-ups to large corporates. Jon ensure that at Blackman Terry we always aim to provide a level of service and attention to detail which identifies key savings for our clients. Our strap line ‘Accountancy that pays for itself’ is not just a set of words, we can genuinely say we achieve this time and time again.

Jon has two daughters who certainly keep him grounded in life. When Jon gets some time to himself he expresses his artistic self through a local Theatre group.


Rob Blackman MA MBA

Business Consultant

I am a business consultant who really understands what SME businesses need because as well as consulting for a range of different businesses across many industry sectors, I am also an active business owner who has successfully acquired and sold businesses.
I combine this real world experience with the academic rigour that comes from holding a Master’s in Change Management and an Master’s in Business Administration.
This makes me an ideal resource for your business as I can craft bespoke solutions that are right for you.
So if you are a business owner looking to solve a particular thorny issue, if you want to grow and develop the business or you are looking to buy or sell, give us a call and we’ll set up an free initial no obligation consultation.

Mark Ticehurst FCCA

Tax Manager

Mark is our experienced tax manager, with over 18 years of experience in the accountancy industry. Having previously worked for Blackman terry on a self-employed basis, Mark joined as a full-time member of staff in February 2015.

Mark specialises in accounts preparation, from sole traders through to the larger corporate companies, together with overseeing clients’ personal tax affairs, which often goes hand in hand.

When he’s not at work you will often find him around a pool table, having first picked up a cue at the age of 8 Mark now plays weekly for a pub team within the Lewes and District pool league.

Helen Bryant

Projects Coordinator

Helen’s role is varied, but includes marketing, recruitment and business development. One of her main roles includes meeting existing and potential clients, to find out more about what they really want from an accountant, and topics that are of interest to them. We regularly run business seminars so getting to know people really helps with deciding on the topics for these.

Throughout Helen’s career she has worked for a large blue-chip company in a variety of roles. Whilst this has given her a great foundation, she really enjoys the benefits of having a detailed understanding of the whole business and all its team, who are all passionate about Blackman Terrys success and the success of its clients.

Helen likes to keep busy and active both at work and at home. Her two young children help to keep her fit! She is a runner in training and is proud to have completed the Royal Parks half marathon in 2016.

Susan Pettitt

Business Development

I love travelling and drinking Coffee. There’s nothing better than a cappuccino whilst sitting in a Piazza in Rome. My two children keep me young and are vital in keeping me up to speed with the latest trends in social media and fashion.

Lawrence Rose ACA


Lawrence joined our team in 2014 as a trainee accountant, and qualified as an ACA in 2018. Before joining our team Lawrence studied for a degree in business administration at Kent University.

Lawrence is always developing his accountancy knowledge and since qualifying has excelled in his role.

In his spare time Lawrence enjoys keeping fit and can regularly be found in the gym.

Elizabeth Emery MAAT, AATQB

Accounts Assistant

Elizabeth joined Blackman Terry in 2014 as a trainee accountant, partially qualified for the AAT. Elizabeth has since completed her AAT training and is now MAAT and AATQB qualified.

As well as working on client bookkeeping, payroll, and VAT returns, Elizabeth is also in charge of managing the internal Blackman Terry bookkeeping and payroll. On top of this she also oversees all of the auto enrolment pension contributions.

In her spare time Elizabeth loves nothing more than finding a good book to escape into for a few hours. At the weekend she’s often in the kitchen cooking up her next batch of famous chocolate brownies.

Lynn Wright

Accounts Assistant

When not at work I love to walk through the woods with my family and our Miniature Schnauzer Dave. I have two teenage girls who I ferry around most evenings to various dance clubs so life is always busy. When it’s my turn to relax, I love attending Pilates and Yoga classes.

Abbie Payne

Accounts and Admin Assistant

With a masters degree in Business Studies and over 20 years of experience in IT sales. Abbie brings her varied skills into her role within Blackman Terry, making her the office jack of all trades.

Abbie will likely be the person to greet you at the end of the phone. Her role is varied and covers jobs such as; office administration, CPD, insurance sales, on boarding new clients, producing our monthly newsletter, updating our website, billing and credit control, resolving HMRC issues. Her keen eye for detail and great organisational skills help ensure that the office runs smoothly.

Abbie has two daughters, one a Swimmer and the other a Gymnast so in her spare time she can often be found transporting them in between training and competitions. Having lived in West Sussex for 12 years, Abbie also enjoys exploring the surrounding countryside with her family.

Josh Hough

IT Manager

I have a keen interest in IT both at work and at home. In my spare time I like to listen to music and often partake in clay pigeon shooting.

Paul Dallibar

Business Consultant

Having spent almost 20 years in financial services, Paul started in 2002 as an independent consultant and business coach. Since then he has worked with business owners and senior management, across a wide range of industries, to successfully deliver projects aimed at increasing business value.

Recognising finance is the lifeblood of business, Paul helps clients improve their cashflow through the claiming of R&D tax credits, where he identifies qualifying expenditure and prepares the technical submission required by HMRC.

He also supports clients by identifying available grant funding and successfully submitting claims on their behalf and has helped businesses source equity investment from outside investors, via his extensive network of contacts.

Married with two grown-up children, outside of work, Paul enjoys heckling officials at sporting events, cooking, the odd bottle of wine and a day at the races.

Our Team

In addition to the above we have a number of team members that are progressing through their training and get involved in all aspects of our work including payroll, accounts preparation and consultancy support.

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