Meet the Hazlewoods Advisory team

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Team Hazlewoods

We pride ourselves on a highly personal service, strong values and new ideas.

We are a team of 380 business advisers and chartered accountants in Gloucestershire, and we are proud to be part of the local business community.

Opening our doors over 100 years ago, our experts have been providing specialist accountancy, tax, audit and business advice to individuals and businesses of all shapes and sizes from start-ups through to large corporates.

There is no doubt that the past year has dramatically changed the way business is conducted, but we have adapted and worked with our clients to respond e­ffectively and continue to look forward to supporting them with their #BusinessForTomorrow.

No matter the size of your business, there is no time like the present to reflect and identify the positives that have come out of 2020 and to plan how to capitalise on these throughout 2021 and beyond.

With 2020 firmly behind us, a global recovery is high on everyone’s agenda…

It has been quite remarkable to see the perseverance, determination and sheer indomitable spirit in those we work with, and those within our own business too. We have all had to make decisions quickly and adapt without much time for thought. There are great positives to be taken from this.

Many experts are expecting a dramatic return in confidence and a strong rebound to get underway from the spring as the economy is gradually re-opened.

Furthermore, we are excited to see and work with the new generation of entrepreneurs who have been driven by the disruption and the need to develop new products and services. It is an interesting time for many businesses, and we look forward to working with them.


Scott Lawrence, Partner

Scott Lawrence HIGH RES

I am head of a 46-person team that focuses on business advice, audit and tax for all local, national and international businesses, no matter their size, structure, or stage in the business lifecycle. I have nearly 30 years’ experience advising corporate clients, family businesses and entrepreneurs from various industries. I love a challenge and in my spare time I am a keen motorsport driver as well as recently achieving my pilot’s licence.

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Paul Fussell, Partner

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I have specialised in buying and selling businesses, fundraising, and mergers and acquisitions since 1998. I have recently been pleased to lead the Hazlewoods Corporate Finance team to being named a top 10 M&A adviser across the UK in 2020 as well as completing deals valued at over £1 billion for the first time in 2019. Away from work I love to spend time with my family and watching rugby.

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Ryan Hancock, Director

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I have almost 30 years’ experience dealing with corporate clients, many of which are owner managed. With a growing and successful local economy, the team I work with are continually in demand, providing a friendly and efficient compliance service, adding value wherever they can. I’m really proud to coach a successful local minis rugby team and can often be found cheering on the Cherry and Whites.

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Rebecca Copping,  Director

Rebecca Copping HIGH RES

Having joined Hazlewoods in 2018, I have worked on a large number of private company, family business and corporate audits, and various inbound subsidiaries. I have a particular interest in companies in the Food and Drink industry. Outside of work you can find me cycling, running and spending time with my young family.

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Julian Gaskell,  Director

Julian Gaskell HIGH RES

I specialise in assurance and financial reporting services for mainly owner-managed businesses and subsidiaries of overseas companies. I am a member of the firm’s technical committee and I provide technical support to clients on a wide range of financial reporting matters. Having (gracefully) retired from cricket but still playing the odd round of golf, I now enjoy cricket and football mostly from the comfort of the sofa.

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Felicity Sang,  Director

Felicity Sang – HIGH RES

I have experience across a wide range of sectors, from manufacturing to recruitment agencies, and clients, including both corporate and family businesses. My key area of interest is investment trusts and the financial reporting requirements of listed public liability companies. I have a keen interest in arts and crafts – either making something at home or seeing how it should be done at art galleries and exhibitions!

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Rhiannon Hooper,  Director 

Rhiannon Hooper – HIGH RES

I work with businesses of varying sizes and use my experience to provide tailored management accounting solutions. I also advise on the implementation of accounting software and systems including Xero and Sage. Outside of work I enjoy supporting my family with their equestrian endeavours usually taking on the role of groom.

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Emma Boutcher,  Associate Director

Emma Boutcher – HIGH RES

I work with a wide variety of small and medium sized businesses at varying stages of the business lifecycle. I provide a complete service to my clients including business accounts and tax compliance, ad-hoc business advice, tax planning and personal tax services for the owners.

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If you would like more information about building your #BusinessForTomorrow, please get in touch with any of our team on 01242 680000 or visit

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