Prospero Accounting | Our Team
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Our Team

Rennie Evans B Com (Hons) FCA

Managing Director

Bachelor of Commerce,

Liverpool University

FCA – Fellow of the institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)

Chartered Accountants

Rennie formed Prospero Accounting in January 2010 to provide a wide range of high quality compliance and business advisory and consulting services to the SME sector. He has many years consulting and accounting experience that includes: company acquisitions, grooming businesses for sale, sales of various companies, raising finance, company valuations and strategic planning; as well as a full range of compliance services including audit, accounting and tax.


Rennie is also the Responsible Individual or Senior Statutory Auditor for audit for Prospero Accounting Ltd’s registration with ICAEW as a registered auditor.


Rennie qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1980 with Touche Ross (now Deloitte) in Manchester. He then spent 4 years working in Nairobi, Kenya for the local office of PKF between 1981 and 1985. Returning to the UK, he then worked as a manager for Touche Ross in London and then as a Senior Manager for Grant Thornton in High Wycombe, before moving back north to Macclesfield and starting his own firm Rennie Evans Chartered Accountants in December 1988. That firm grew very rapidly with three offices in Macclesfield, Chester and Manchester, before being acquired in October 2006 by RSM Bentley Jennison. Rennie worked as a partner in the Audit, Advisory and Tax team in the Manchester office of RSM Bentley Jennison until December 2009, when the firm was acquired by the Tenon Group and Rennie decided to start Prospero Accounting Ltd.


Rennie is a registered and approved Growth Coach for Growth Accelerator, helping ambitious businesses achieve rapid and sustainable growth by providing tailored, expert advice.  He assists with Business Development where clients take a step back to see the bigger picture and develop a focused growth strategy, which will drive the performance of their business.  More information about this can be found at


Rennie’s interests outside of work include watching most sports, particularly football. He is an avid supporter of Liverpool and is a regular spectator at Anfield. Rennie also enjoys cooking, food generally, good wine, beer in a proper pub, as well as reading and music.

Marilyn Evans

Head of IT & Office Manager

Marilyn joined the team at Prospero Accounting Ltd in June 2013. Her responsibility at Prospero is Head of IT and managing the Prospero office to ensure all systems and procedures are in place and up-to-date.


Marilyn is an ICT professional with over 25 years’ experience in managing, planning, implementing and developing information systems.  She is a strong believer in establishing effective systems to develop and deliver the organisation’s strategic challenges within a planned and financially controlled framework.


Most recently she was the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Manager at a Mosscare Housing Group for 15 years, before retiring in April 2013. She has worked at a senior managerial level since 1994, selecting, developing and managing teams of IT professionals.


Marilyn enjoys networking and has founded many IT forums within her industry sector in the past and still enjoys mixing and meeting new people. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and wider family, gardening and reading.

Chartered Accountants
Chartered Accountants

Laura Parkinson BA (Hons) ACA

Client Services Manager

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Liverpool University

Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)

Laura joined the team at Prospero Accounting Limited in February 2012. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in July 2011 having trained with RSM Tenon (previously RSM Bentley Jennison).


Laura’s role at Prospero entails working for a number of clients providing business advice, auditing, accounting, company secretarial and tax services. She also provides management accountancy service for clients on a weekly and monthly basis, which includes bookkeeping, monthly management accounts, payroll, cash flow forecasts, credit control and quarterly VAT returns.


Laura’s interests include: rugby league, as her husband Dan works for the Rugby Football League. Laura is a St Helens fan and Dan follows Wigan; a real local rivalry! Laura also enjoys socialising, holidays, films and music.


We are always interested in meeting qualified chartered accountants who are passionate about business and delivering a first class service. At Prospero we are a friendly and supportive team and it is a pre-requisite, therefore, that anyone joining us must be a good team player.


However, our business model is very different to most firms of accountants, in that we work largely on a virtual basis with all of our software and client records and data hosted in ‘the cloud’ and we are paperless. This means that while we have an office address at Lowry House in the centre of Manchester, this is only a serviced office where we can hire meeting rooms by the hour.


If you think you’ve got what it takes to become a valued member of our team, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please email your CV and what you believe you can add to Prospero Accounting to [email protected].


Prospero’s primary commercial objective is to assist it’s clients to be successful, maximise their profit potential and enhance the value of their business. In doing so, we at Prospero all care passionately about our clients, their problems, successes, issues and the quality of our services to them.

If you would like to find out how we can help you or your business please call us now.