About Us

All About us & What makes us different

Here at A P Robinson & Co we know our clients as well as they know themselves, and consequently they refer us because we strive, not only to be the best in our environment, but to offer products and services that our competitors do not. As a result this is the added value that makes A P Robinson & Co one of the most reputable and successful Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Read our personal profiles below and learn more about us!

Our 10 Commitments to you:
Unique pricing policy
Fixed fees
Unlimited free phone support
Unlimited free meetings
Free initial tax review
Work on time, every time
All your paperwork completed
Flexible & honest
100% Risk Free Guarantee
Quite simply we help you keep the money you earn!

Meet Our Team

Andrew Robinson

Managing Partner

Andrew graduated from Birmingham University in 1987, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991, and 1 month after gaining his practicing certificate, set up A P Robinson & Co in 1994. The practice started with a few clients and has since grown to become one of the largest independent practices in the region. While Andrew takes an active role in dealing with clients’ accounting and tax requirements specialising in tax planning, it is business development and profit improvement planning that interests Andrew the most, helping clients to maximise their opportunities, increasing their wealth and improving their quality of life.
Andrew is devoted to his family and loves to spend time on various outdoor activities, more recently golf!

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It's all about helping clients to maximise their opportunities, increasing their wealth and improving their quality of life.


  • - Business Development
  • - Profit improvement planning
  • - Tax planning
  • Professional Memberships
  • - FCA
  • - ICAEW
  • - Information Technology Faculty
  • - Member of the Tax Faculty
  • Claire Robinson

    Joined APR’s Barton office in 2018 with 20 years’ experience in local practice. Claire qualified as Chartered Certified Accountant in 2005 before becoming a Fellow of the Association in 2010. As well as assisting Sarah in Barton she manages a small portfolio of clients. 

    Outside of the office Claire enjoys socialising, spending time with her friends and family or watching her local team play football.

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  • - Small-Medium Size Enterprises
  • Professional Memberships
  • - FCCA
  • Emma Brook


    Emma joined A P Robinson & Co in 1997 as a trainee. After qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2001 she became a Fellow of the Association in 2006.

    Emma is responsible for managing the practice which brings in a multitude of skills including Human Resources, IT and mentoring to name but a few.

    Away from the office Emma enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, either at a musical, at the cinema, exploring a National Trust property or just hanging around together at home in Brigg.

    Emma is an avid murder mystery fan whether that being reading a vintage murder mystery or watching a classic Agatha Christie whodunnit on stage or on the tv. Emma is proud to own all the Agatha Christie books. Scandi Noir dramas are also popular in the Brook home.


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    We can provide peace of mind, by taking the hard work off your hands!


  • - Human Resources
  • - Information Technology
  • - Mentoring
  • Professional Memberships
  • - FCCA
  • Sarah Bainbridge


    Sarah joined the firm as a Junior Accountant in July 1998 and progressed through study to become fully qualified in 2007.

    Sarah manages a portfolio of small and medium size business clients. She brings excellent knowledge, empathy and commercial acumen to her engagements. Sarah particularly enjoys assisting clients with business development and tax planning. Her team of full and part qualified accountants assist in ensuring an outstanding level of client care is achieved.

    Outside of the practice, Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as cycling and running often to the benefit of worthy charities.

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    We aim to be your business partners, working with you to ensure the best possible chance of success.


  • - Business Development
  • - Client Relationships
  • Professional Memberships
  • - ACA
  • Kate Brown


    Kate read law at University and is both a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor and joined AP Robinson & Co in 2004. She manages a portfolio of clients and deals with the firm’s specialist tax work.

    Outside of work, Kate has many interests. She is a Scout Leader, running an active troop in Grimsby. She loves exercising and regularly runs, orienteers and takes part in boot camps. She also uses her professional skills in many charitable roles.

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    In the face of constantly evolving tax legislation, we can help to ensure that you are paying the right amount of tax.


  • - Small-Medium Size Enterprises
  • - Tax Advisor
  • Professional Memberships
  • - CTA
  • - FCA
  • Leanne Nicholls

    Certified Accountant

    After graduating from university with Honours, Leanne joined the firm in 2007, and has since progressed through certified studies, to become fully qualified in August 2012.  Along with managing her team, Leanne is responsible for a portfolio of clients ranging from extremely different business activities. In her spare time Leanne enjoys dancing and going on trips away with her family.

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    We can advise you on the best accounting system - manual or computerised - for your business and help you to set it up.


  • - Computer software packages
  • - Small-Medium Size Enterprises
  • Professional Memberships
  • - ACCA
  • Hayley Salt

    Senior Accountant

    Hayley joined the firm as a semi senior accountant in 2009 and became qualified in 2012.  

    Outside of work Hayley has several interests. As well as standing as a beaver scout leader for a local group in Grimsby. She also enjoys cycling and can often be seen in the Lincolnshire Wolds at the weekend.

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    Whether you need assistance with your self assessment tax returns or advice on inheritance tax planning, we can help you!


  • - VAT compliance
  • Professional Memberships
  • - ACCA
  • Rebecca Brown

    Payroll Manager

    Rebecca joined A P Robinson & Co in 2006 in the administration team and has worked in several jobs within the firm before settling in Payroll. Rebecca completed the AAT qualification in 2014 and the foundation degree in Payroll Management in 2017, becoming a member of the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals.

    Outside of work Rebecca has had a passion for Ballroom & Latin dancing for over 20 years and can regularly be found at her Mum’s dance school.

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    We can help to relieve the burden with our comprehensive payroll service!


  • - Payroll
  • Professional Memberships
  • - AAT
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