Meet the Partners

Find out more about the partners and associates at Spain Brothers.

Paul Flood

Paul Flood FCA

If a client needs advice and assistance on a particular business problem, Paul can draw on his career of 35 plus years of knowledge - there isn’t much that now takes him by surprise or he hasn’t previously seen. Often during his discussions with clients he identifies problems they don’t know they have, and provides solutions.

Paul joined Spain Brothers in 1985 in the now closed Tonbridge office as a manager, having previously completed his training with Reeves & Neylan in Canterbury and moving to Wood King in 1980. He then joined Bride & Johnson & Co in 1983 as a qualified manager before joining Spain Brothers, where he became a partner in 1990.

Paul has recently taken on the role of Senior Partner of the firm, in addition to his client responsibilities. For many years Paul was the firm’s Audit compliance Partner but stepped down from this role to concentrate on other areas. He now specialises in Business Consultancy and Corporate restructuring, for which he has extensive knowledge and experience.

Outside of the office, Paul is married with four children and is a trustee for a number of charities and Treasurer for his local church. Other interests include sport (mainly watching it these days), travelling in France and gardening.


Helen Lucas

Helen Lucas FCA

Helen joined the firm in 1991 in the Dover office as a trainee and moved to Canterbury in 1992 and qualified as an ACA in 1995.

Helen specialises in work for family owned businesses and small companies, she is a registered auditor and has an extensive knowledge of charity accounts in relation to both their audit and independent examination.

Helen became an Associate of the firm in 2008 and a partner in 2015.

Outside of the office, Helen is married with two children and is fluent in French. She is also a volunteer for several local charities and not-for-profit organisations.


Gill Parker

Gill Parker FCA

Gill joined the firm as a trainee in 1996 and qualified as an ACA in 2001, becoming a partner in 2015.

Gill works with clients ranging from sole traders, family owned businesses and small companies to larger corporate clients in a variety of business sectors including manufacturing, retail, consulting, and professional services. Gill can assist with general accounts and business tax advice as well as more specific advisory work tailored to your needs. She also heads up the audit and accounts of solicitors and pension schemes for the firm.

Gill is the firm’s technical partner, overseeing the setting and maintaining of the firm’s internal controls and technical standards.


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