Philip Lane


After obtaining my Accountancy degree at University, I joined David Howard in July 2000. I qualified in 2003, and following a number of years of progression I was very pleased to be appointed a Partner in January 2007.

I have taken on a diverse role within the firm, helping to develop the IT systems that we use today and have received great satisfaction in seeing the added advantage this has given our Firm as well as the help it has given to our clients. I also head up the development of our payroll business a key part of our outsourced services.

With all of my clients, I am always keen to develop a close working relationship so that we are not seen as an Accountancy firm that just provides year end compliance services but as a ‘business partner’ who is there to help grow the business, as well as maximising profits by reducing tax and other costs.

Outside of work I am the proud Father of two young children. I am also the member of a 5-a-side team which I still play in weekly in an Epsom league after starting it with friends 15 years ago. Any free time I have left after committing to the above is spent cycling, both road and mountain biking around the South Downs.