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Business owners like doing business with us because we are business owners too and fully understand their frustrations. We are the shoulder to lean on, the sounding board they need to share ideas and problems with and we provide the no-nonsense straight talking approach that gives them the support and solutions they need, when they need it most.


All our directors and consultants are interested in building long-term working relationships with business owners and are there to provide all the advice you may need to drive your business forward and achieve your goals.


Of course, not only are we business owners but we have the required professional training and qualifications giving you the assurance that you are in good hands.


Over our careers we have also made it our mission to seek out the solutions and support our clients may need, so if we don’t know all the answers, we will ‘find a man who can’.


We also believe that life should be fun and we encourage our clients to achieve an acceptable work-life balance.

Melinda Atkinson


LLB FCA and ACQ Regional Business Woman of the Year 2016


Originally trained at what is now one of the Top 10 accounting firms, Melinda specialises in business solutions and structures, strategic plans and their implementation, as well as advising family businesses on succession planning. Outside of work, she is a keen sports enthusiast who enjoys a few rounds of golf at the weekend, as well as watching Rugby Union with a gin and tonic in hand, socialising and travelling.

Alex Young




Alex came from a Top 15 firm, bringing over 10 years of experience and knowledge to Lucentum. Alex enjoys getting to know his clients to gain a thorough understanding of their vision and aspirations for their company. He believes accounting is more than just crunching the numbers, providing clients with a complete business advisory service. After working hours, if Alex isn’t out running or competing in an obstacle course, he can be found riding his bike with his wife and two kids.


Simon Medcalf




Simon started his career with one of the Top 10 accounting firms before realising that owner-managed businesses are best served by a more relatable smaller practice. Simon is a registered auditor and has experience with all kinds of SMEs. In his spare time, when he is not chasing around after his two sons, he is a keen motoring enthusiast.

Vanessa Rush




Vanessa is our tax guru with a vast experience and knowledge of VAT, PAYE and corporate taxes, as well as EMI schemes. Vanessa is straight talking and will keep you on track. When she identifies potential tax problems, she provides available solutions that work, ensuring there are no nasty surprises. Vanessa loves a pint of real ale and walking her pooch.

Stuart Cumberland




Stuart maintains his London roots and contacts, providing no-nonsense advice to businesses looking for acquisitions or financing for expansion. If a business is exiting, he has a number of routes to market as well as turnaround solutions. Stuart’s spare time is occupied by his twins, his boisterous hound, and his talented artwork.

Lucentum Business Services Ltd
Chartered Accountants
& Business Advisors


Kingfisher House

No. 11 Hoffmanns Way


Essex CM1 1GU

Tel: 01245 216800


Opening Hours:

Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Tel: 01245 216800


Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm