Meet the TWD team


Bernard Oster FCCA Managing Director

Bernard qualified in 1975 and has a vast knowledge of the accountancy industry having been in public practice partnership for almost 20 years prior to forming the tax group of companies. His ambition is to be around for many years in good health providing affordable quality tax and accountancy services and to treat his staff to their regular Friday supply of sweets & biscuits.

Christine Costello ATT Director

Christine is the Director of TWD Tax Services Ltd & TWD Accountants. She joined us as manager in April 2004 having previously escaped H M Revenue & Customs in 1997 to expand her tax knowledge in a local practice and now bringing her expertise here.


Andrew Sutcliffe Assistant Accounts Manager

Andy started working as an Accounts Senior at TWD Accountants Limited in 2006 following a lengthy period at a city centre accountancy practice. He is now the Assistant Accounts Manager and deals with all aspects of self-employed accounts on a day to day basis as well as monitoring staff workloads. He is also responsible for dealing with the HMRC enquiries and compliance reviews.

Ben Tayo Assistant Tax Manager

Started working at TWD Tax Services in 1996 following a stint of employments with local firms of accountants and a 10 year stretch with HMRC. Ben deals with all areas of tax on a day to day basis and is the office specialist on all seafarer matters.

Other members of our staff include

Claire Adamson

Claire is the Senior Administrator for TWD Accountants and is one of our longest serving members of staff - she started April 1994 when we first began. Claire was our first administrator! Her ambition is for her family to be healthy and happy.

Louise Purkhardt

Louise started working for HMRC in 1991 and worked there for 11 years. Then went to work in a private practice for 4 years before coming to TWD in 2006. Louise likes Fridays and wine tasting. Louises' ambition is to win the lottery.

Joan Plimmer

Worked for HMRC from 1988 to 2007 with a 3 year gap in the middle for the kids, then joined TWD. Joan likes Stockport County and drinking cider.

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