Meet the team

Our team is spread over two locations based in Exeter and Honiton. Please meet the team below:

Misty Nickells FCA
Misty Nickells FCAManaging Partner
Misty is a chartered accountant with 20 years experience providing advice to a wide range of businesses across multiple business sectors. She began her career with a large international firm in London, before moving back to the South West, where she now works primarily with owner managed businesses and academy schools. She is also a Trustee at a local secondary school.
Jo Buxton ACA
Jo Buxton ACAAudit and Accounts Manager
Jo is the lead Audit and Accounts Manager in our Exeter office. She qualified with a regional firm, before moving to Griffin in 2017, where she has excelled in delivering a fantastic service to our clients. She has a wealth of experience working with owner managed businesses, charities and academies and is a great source of knowledge for our clients.
Liam Dingle ACA
Liam Dingle ACAAudit and Accounts Manager
Liam is a manager, based in our Honiton Office, with aportfolio of primarily charity and academy school audit clients. He has an excellent range of experience, from large regional companies requiring an audit to smaller local businesses and not for profit organisations. He is the first point of call for many of our clients and always very happy to assist with queries.

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Penny Millman ACA
Penny Millman ACAAccounts Manager
Penny looks after a portfolio of primarily owner managed businesses in our Honiton office. She is a qualified chartered accountant, with a wealth of experience providing accountancy and tax advice. She ensures her clients are fully compliant, whilst taking advantage of any tax savings that can be made.
Heidi Rorstad
Heidi RorstadPayroll Manager
Heidi has a depth of experience managing payroll for clients, dealing with pensions and liaising with HMRC. She is responsible for Griffin’s payroll function and does an excellent job ensuring that everything is taken care of.
Daniel Jones
Daniel JonesAccounts Senior
Dan joined Griffin in 2018, having previously spent over five years working at a regional accountancy practice in Wales. He is based in the Exeter office managing a mixed portfolio of owner managed businesses and academy clients.
Ryan Bunn MAAT
Ryan Bunn MAATAccounts Senior
Ryan is a confident and hardworking individual with more than five years experience in both practice and industry. Ryan is based in our Exeter office and is the firm’s champion for the Xero accounting software. He is also an experienced auditor, working with both corporate and not for profit clients.
Anna Leggett MAAT
Anna Leggett MAATAccounts Senior
Anna is a key member of our accounts and tax team in our Honiton office. She enjoys working with our charity and academt school clients and has a passion for providing an efficient service. Anna is also very experienced in using Xero software and will always be able to help clients with any Xero queries they may have.
Lauren Tuff MAAT
Lauren Tuff MAATAccounts Senior
Lauren has worked in accountancy since 2014, firstly with a local charity and then in the accounts department of a longstanding Exeter business. She joined the Griffin team in early 2019 and is a key support for a number of our clients. Lauren is friendly and knowledgeable, making clients feel confident and reassured.
Daniel Jee
Daniel JeeAccounts Assistant
Dan is a key member of the accounts and tax team. He has responsibility for a number of our owner managed business clients. His strong accounting knowledge and previous experience in a number of customer facing roles, mean he is confident assisting clients. Dan also works closely with the marketing manager to maintain the firm’s website and newsletters.
Vicky Kennell
Vicky KennellAccounts Assistant
Vicky joined the firm in 2019 as an AAT trainee based in our Honiton office. Her main responsibilities are the preparation of limited company accounts, corporation tax and personal tax returns. She is a Xero certified adviser and provides expert Xero training and advice to our owner managed business clients.
Michael Jarrold
Michael JarroldAccounts Assistant
Michael has a scientific background and has recently returned from a five-year spell in Australia, where he completed his PhD. Seeking a career away from academia he joined our Exeter office team in 2020 and is studying towards his ACA qualification. His main responsibilities are preparing company accounts preparation and corporation tax returns for owner managed businesses.
Nick Grimes
Nick GrimesAccounts Assistant
Nick is based in our Exeter office as an ACA graduate trainee. He supports a variety of businesses and academy schools, providing accounts, tax and audit services. His aptitude for numbers and problem solving makes Nick a great member of the team.
Jared Mills
Jared MillsAccounts Assistant
Jared is an AAT apprentice trainee in our Exeter office, providing bookkeeping and accounts support to owner managed businesses. He is enthusiastic and confident in his approach and has quickly become a valuable member of the team.
Hazel Inkpen
Hazel InkpenAccounts Assistant
Hazel his an AAT apprentice in the Honiton office. Her experience in customer facing roles means that she has quickly becoming a confident member of the team, providing bookkeeping, accounts and tax services.
Connor Harris
Connor HarrisAccounts Assistant
Connor has recenetly joined our Exeter office as an AAT apprentice trainee, having finished his A-levels in 2020. He has strong client facing skills, having previously worked as a manager in a customer-facing environment.
Jo Boyland
Jo BoylandPayroll Assistant
Jo has recently joined the Axminster office, as a payroll assistant, bringing with her over 7 years of previous payroll experience. At home she is a busy mum of 2 boys and is a keen baker and cake decorator.