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Tindles Chartered Accountants in Teesside – The Team

At Tindles, we have just the right combination of technical knowledge, experience and commitment to provide you with the most dedicated and tailored accountancy and business advisory support in the greater Teesside area.

Although business is business not all are the same, which is why staff use their individual expertise to tailor their support to clients and put the core objectives of the specific enterprise first. All staff members are either qualified or in the process of obtaining Chartered Accountancy status, and are encouraged to choose and continually undergo training and personal development in specialist areas to ensure clients are always in expert hands.

Rob Tindle BA (Hons) FCA


With a breadth of experience acquired from more than 30 years working within the profession in practice and industry Rob has gained respect as one of the North East’s leading Chartered Accountants and business advisors.

Having trained in the 1980s in Newcastle with a ‘big eight’ firm, and then a medium size firm as a Partner, Rob established his own start-up firm, Tindle’s in 2000.  Throughout the last 13 years the firm has lived and breathed his original and still current philosophy to provide clients with services that they actually want and not ones which are imposed by Companies Acts or tax legislation.

As an ICAEW member he held a role on the Audit Registration Committee for six years until 2012; he has also been the Chairman of the local General Practitioners Group for almost 20 years; the Northern Society of Chartered Accountants’ Treasurer for two and a half years; Chairman of CU Peat Prize Trust since 2006 and member of the Teesside Society of Chartered Accountants for 20 years, being Chairman in 1999.  Rob is currently the Deputy President (taking up the reins as President in May 2015) of the Northern Society of Chartered Accountants.

Rob also possess the unique experience of not only advising business clients but actually developing and operating his own enterprise; the Ramada Encore, a hotel situated on the Quayside in Gateshead that opened in 2012.  An interesting experience at the sharp end of dealing with banks and auditors!

In addition he takes a keen interest in the local community and has been a Governor at Teesside High School in Eaglescliffe since 2010, is a former Rotary Club President and an avid Newcastle United  FC supporter.

Visit www.robtindle.com for more information about Rob.


Angela Foster BA (Hons) FCA CTA


Angela joined Tindles as the firm's first trainee in 2001, subsequently qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser.

As a key contributor to Tindles' continued growth she became a partner in 2007 and she now leads the firm's accountancy and compliance teams.

Angela combines outstanding technical expertise with a strong strategic vision, ensuring that every Tindles' client receives an exceptional service with complete alignment to their business goals.

Angela is a Governor of Redcar & Cleveland College and does not include football in her interests!

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Robert Cook ACA CTA MAAT


Chartered Accountant Robert joined Tindle’s in 2004 as a non-graduate trainee.  Since obtaining his AAT qualification in 2007 he has gained valuable experience in a number of accountancy and taxation disciplines, including audit and accounts preparation, VAT and tax compliance.

Although experienced in a number of areas, Robert now focuses his attention on providing taxation support to clients, including compliance and planning work, in addition to managing Tindle’s payroll bureau and company secretarial teams.

In his spare time Robert is a keen car enthusiast and devoted follower of motorsport, in particular Formula 1.

Mark Green MSc MA (Cantab) ACA


Mark trained as a Chartered Accountant with Tindle’s after completing his MA degree in economics at Cambridge University.  He obtained his ACA qualification in 2006, following which Mark accepted a post as an Audit Manager with a mid-tier firm in York before returning to Tindle’s in 2011.

Mark primarily works within the business advisory team but also has extensive experience in the auditing field.

Heather Jobson MAAT ACCA

Business Services

Heather joined Tindle’s in 2008 and trained as an Accounting Technician, gaining her qualification in 2011. She went on to study ACCA and qualified as a Certified Chartered Accountant in 2014.

Heather has gained experience in a range of areas and has an in depth knowledge of Sage software products. Heather often helps our clients with their Sage accounting software; from the initial setup, to providing one to one training and ongoing assistance.

Outside of the office, Heather is a keen photographer (although not quite professional yet!) and enjoys taking her dog Twix for long walks.



Business Services

Sam joined Tindle's in 2007 as a trainee Accounting Technician. Following the completion of her AAT studies, she went on to train as a Chartered Accountant, obtaining her ACA qualification in 2013.


Since joining the firm, Sam has gained a breadth of knowledge across a number of accountancy and taxation fields, including accounts preparation and statutory audit, payroll and VAT. She is also experienced in providing assistance and advice to clients with regards to Sage processing, management information and various aspects of VAT.

When she finds the time, Sam is a keen baker - her efforts are usually a cause of temptation in the office!

Sue Farnaby

Office manager

Sue joined Tindle’s in April 2008 from an engineering background.  As our Fees Administrator she has been working in the background assisting us in developing the firm and after 9 years of living and breathing the Tindle’s ethos, Sue was the obvious choice when recruiting our Office Manager.

Outside of the office Sue’s time is taken up with her family including Hugo the Springer Spaniel.