Meet our directors

Melinda Atkinson

Melinda Atkinson LLB FCA

I have over 30 years experience as a chartered accountant supporting business owners. Having been a partner in an Essex practice I took the bold step in 2009 to establish Lucentum and this has become a successful business. My focus is very much on setting business goals and putting in place a strategy and organisation to achieve them. I also lead our corporate finance team which focusses on business acquisitions, mergers, sales and corporate reconstructions. I am a strong advocate of getting a proper work life balance and the ability to work remotely means I can spend my time between the UK and my house in Italy and still provide the same level of support the business demands.

Outside of work I take an active interest in most sports including rugby and cricket but also love playing golf, running, skiing and sailing as well as walking my dog. I also love food and drink and take an interest in wine although my favourite tipple is definitely a G&T.

Simon Medcalf

Simon Medcalf ACA FCCA

I trained with one of the big six accounting firms but after 10 years realised that owner-managed businesses are best served by a more relatable smaller practice. I joined Lucentum as a partner in 2013 and continued to act for some clients that I have worked with for more than 20 years. My focus is on building long term partnerships with our clients and really getting to understand their business. I work with clients in lots of different sectors and in the past have been involved with a client that floated on AIM.

In my spare time I enjoy football, going to the gym and, being a bit of a petrol-head, all types of motorsport. I’ve also been known to do a bit of cycling.

Alex Young

Alex Young BA FCA

I have 15 years experience as a chartered accountant supporting business owners. Having been offered partnership in a nationwide practice I decided that the better step would be to join the very capable team at Lucentum and add my particular skills to this business. Over the last two years, I have worked side by side with my clients to assist in minimising their tax bill and ensuring their company is working for them rather than vice versa. I pride myself in making sure that I’m always there for my clients and if I don’t know an answer to their question, I will ensure I find somebody who does.

Away from the office, I enjoy taking part in obstacle course racing (for which I recently competed in the OCR World Championships), trail running, bouldering, bike riding with my two kids and gardening with my wife.

Tim Harbour

Tim Harbour BSc FCA

After graduating from Imperial College, I trained at a local Essex-based firm. Since qualifying as a chartered accountant, I have spent the majority of the past 15 years supporting local business owners. I am a keen advocate of cloud-based accounting and focussing on saving my clients time and effort by utilising new technologies. I am also one of our audit principals.

Outside the office, I take a keen interest in most sports although I have retired from competitive participation after various injuries over the years so I now focus my efforts on the firm’s fantasy football competition.

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