Pontefract Office
7/9 Cornmarket, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1AN
01977 703357
pontefract@townends.com
Jon Cooper - Partner
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01977 703357 / jcooper@townends.com

Jon trained with Townends and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2011.

Starting out at our Pontefract office, Jon then spent some time working in our Corporate Department in Goole before returning to the Pontefract office in early 2014 to take up the position of Manager. Jon subsequently became a Partner on 1 July 2016.

Jon has gained experience across a wide range of sectors and sizes of business with a particular interest in limited companies.

Outside of work Jon enjoys spending time at home with his new family, in the gym or watching rugby league (because he says he is too old/injured to play!).

Phil Shand - Partner
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01977 703357 / jps@townends.com

Phil trained with Townends, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1977 and he became a partner in 1983. 

From April 2017 Phil has taken up a part time role within the Partnership and will also be working more closely with the team in Townends Wealth Management Limited.



Phil is still on hand to assist with the Pontefract office accountancy clients having considerable experience in all aspects of accounting and tax related issues. He is well known for delivering proactive tax and strategic planning solutions to owner managed businesses.



A former rugby player himself, Phil, continues to have a keen interest in the game and is actively involved with both Goole RUFC and Yorkshire. He also enjoys travel and has visited a variety of places across the globe.

Tracey Maeer - Associate
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01977 703357 / tjm@townends.com

Tracey joined Townends in 1989 and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Based in the Pontefract office, Tracey acts for a diverse portfolio of clients in industries from agriculture to retail and construction to catering..

Tracey draws on a wealth of knowledge in accountancy and taxation matters enabling her to meet the needs of her clients. She also has considerable experience in dealing with HM Revenue & Customs enquiries and compliance checks.

Outside work Tracey is a bit of an adrenalin junkie having taken part in both a reverse bungee and a tandem skydive in support of local charities. She is looking forward to her next challenge!