Our Team

Rennie Evans B Com (Hons) FCA

Prospero Accounting Ltd – Managing Director

Bachelor of Commerce,

Liverpool University

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

Rennie Evans - Prospero Accounting Ltd - Chartered Accountants in Manchester

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’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.

Marilyn Evans - Prospero Accounting Ltd - Chartered Accountants in Manchester
Laura Parkinson - Prospero Accounting Ltd - Chartered Accountants in Manchester

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.

Judith Cole

Personal Assistant

Judith joined the team at Prospero Accounting in February 2016. Her responsibilities at Prospero include acting as PA to Rennie and the Team, bookkeeping, payroll, assistance with social media, website management and general office administration. Judith thoroughly enjoys being involved in the many varied tasks associated with running a business and thrives on assisting all her team members in any way she is able.


Before joining Prospero, Judith was previously PA to the CEO of a nuclear engineering company for 12 years and then PA to the Marketing Director of the same company for 6 years. In these roles she was often the “go to” person for assistance and advice and she prides herself in being an approachable and helpful individual with a good sense of humour and an attention to detail. Judith also enjoys getting to grips with new software and learning additional skills.


When Judith isn’t working she likes spending time with family and friends, gardening (she grows her own vegetables when she can find the time) and reading.  Judith is an avid animal lover having kept a range of pets from dogs, rabbits, cats and even chickens!

Judith Cole - Prospero Accounting Ltd - Chartered Accountants in Manchester
Keri Worthington - Prospero Accounting Ltd - Chartered Accountants in Manchester

Keri Worthington BSc Hons ACA

Senior Accountant

Bachelor of science in Pharmacology, Liverpool University

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

Keri joined the team at Prospero Accounting Limited in January 2018.  Keri is a qualified chartered accountant, qualifying in July 2011 whilst training with RSM Tenon. Then Keri made the move to industry as a management accountant for the brand Regatta for 5 years gaining experience in the retail sector, producing monthly management accounts, assisting stakeholders with budgeting, setting up new systems , dealing with new markets and ensuring controls were in place within the department.


Keri’s role within the team entails working with a variety of clients providing accounting, company secretarial and tax services.


Keri’s interests are going on holiday with her family since having a little girl last year, reading and films.

Anna Ackerley – BA (Hons) Business and Innovation

Marketing Manager

DipM MCM Chartered Institute of Marketing Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing

Anna joined the team in March 2015, a freelance marketing consultant working part time for Rennie and the team to assist with planning and delivering Prospero’s marketing strategy and communications plan.


Anna’s role involves continually “getting the message out there” for Prospero using both on and offline marketing initiatives. From website development and social media strategy to producing relevant blog and news articles and promoting the use of Prospero’s various resources and information tools such as the App and Business Bitesize. As a keen networker and all round “people person”she won’t shy away if there’s an event to attend.


Having two young sporty children Anna’s interests totally revolve around them; never enough time for much else. Anna does enjoy running and as an early morning person is up with the lark to fit this activity into her schedule.She also enjoys relaxing walks and fresh air time with family, friends and of course eating out.

Anna Ackerley - Prospero Accounting Ltd - Chartered Accountants in Manchester


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 rennie.evans@prosperoaccounting.com.

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