Who we are

and what we do

GMS are a firm of Chartered Certified Accountants and Statutory Auditors based in Feering, Colchester who can deliver a personal and friendly service you would expect from a local accountancy practice coupled with the expertise of highly experienced accountants. We provide financial, accounting and auditing services to sole traders, partnerships and corporate clients from a variety of industries across Essex.

Our aim

We pride ourselves on offering a highly personalised and cost-effective service. Using our wealth of experience and expertise we ensure our client’s financial affairs are managed in a way that minimises liability, optimises business growth and maximises personal wealth.

Our services

A Personalised Approach with Tailored Solutions to Meet your Business Needs

As a small independent firm one of our key strengths is offering a highly personalised service. Forming close working relationships with our clients, we tailor our financial services to meet individual requirements. Our proactive support and advice allow us to respond to client’s needs quickly and accurately so their business affairs are effectively managed to optimise business growth and maximise personal wealth.

A Friendly and Flexible Service that puts Clients Needs First

We pride ourselves on putting our clients first, that’s why being flexible to their needs is a top priority. We understand our clients lead busy lives and do our utmost to accommodate their schedules by offering flexible appointments during the day and evening with the option to meet at their office or home. We offer a friendly and approachable service and always act in our client’s best interests.

Offering Clients a Strong Network of Professional Business Advice

While we are often the first port of call for matters relating to business and personal finance we recognise our clients may require the services of professionals in other fields to support their business. We have built strong relationships with local bank managers, solicitors, mortgages advisors and IFAs so we can confidently provide clients with a strong network of professional business advisors to facilitate their ongoing success.

No surprise bills

A unique feature of our service is fixed price agreements; once we have established your needs we will give you a guaranteed fully inclusive price from the start. This will give you peace of mind and no surprise bills.

We're Only a Phone Call Away!

We offer unlimited access to all our team. This means that you can call on us at any time knowing that you will never be charged for our time. So we hope that you will feel free to speak to us whenever you need to, without having to worry about the cost. If any extra work arises from this free initial consultation, we will give you a fixed price quotation for the extra work before it is started.

Meet the team

Vinny Mellett

Vinny Mellett



Hi, I’m Vinny the Director of Granite Morgan Smith. I’ve been in the accountancy world for many years and realise the challenges many businesses face. With specialisms in owner managed businesses, audits and the construction industry. I believe that having great communication with our clients is very important.

I like spending time with my family and dogs, I also enjoy socialising with friends at my local pub and restaurants in Maldon where I live.

Dean Morgan



Hello, I’m Dean a consultant of GMS and finance officer of a large labour agency in London. I’ve been with GMS for many years and have a vast experience of owner managed businesses, Audit and the construction industry.

In my spare time I enjoy visiting my Spanish abode and watching Tottenham play. I also enjoy wining and dining with friends.

Lynn Wood

Lynn Wood

Directors PA


Hi, I’m Lynn and I’m the Directors PA and office administrator. I have been with Granite Morgan Smith since 2013 where I started part-time as an admin assistant. Having only worked in the music business previously, staring afresh in a completely different industry was a challenge but rewarding.

On a personal level, I moved to this lovely part of the country from East London in 2002 and am a lifelong Hammers supporter!

Luci Mellett

Financial Controller

Zoë Morris

Semi-Senior Accountant


Hello, I’m Zoë and I’m the semi-senior accountant at Granite Morgan Smith. Since I started as a trainee in July 2015, I have passed many exams which is helping me achieve my goal of becoming a chartered accountant. I now draft limited company accounts and prepare self-assessment returns.
In my spare time I enjoy watching Braintree Town F.C., well sometimes when they aren’t losing.

Clair Collett

Payroll Manager


Hi, I’m Clair I started my career in the banking industry working in London, Australia and Singapore. I have been AAT
qualified since 2016 and been working in practice since 2012 – I joined GMS in 2020.

When I am not working, I enjoy travelling, spending time with family, friends and a large G&T! I can be found most weekends on the side-lines of a rugby field, watching my children play.

Jules Holliday

Administrative Assistant


Hi, I’m Jules and I joined GMS in 2019 as an Administrative Assistant. Prior to this I worked for the Metropolitan Police Service as a Cost Centre Manager for 12 Years.
I really enjoy my role at GMS offering support to both our clients and the team here in the office.

Most of my spare time is spent with my two children but I do enjoy a good box set occasionally! I also sing in a Function Band at weekends which is very different to the day job!!!

Elizabeth Sains



Hi, I’m Liz and I joined GMS as a consultant in 2021. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant, I spent most of my career working as an Internal Auditor for an investment bank. Since leaving I have worked in a variety of roles, most recently undertaking bookkeeping for local accountancy firms.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and my 2 dogs. I love trying my hand at any kind of craft project.

Jane Purcell



I am Jane and I joined the Granite Morgan Smith team in April 21 as a consultant. I qualified as an AAT member in 2015 although I have been employed in an accounting environment all my working life.

On a personal level, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, especially my two grandchildren.

Charlotte Roberts

Accounts Assistant


Hi, I’m Charlotte and I joined Granite Morgan Smith as a trainee Accountant in June 2021. My Previous job was a horseriding instructor and groom – a completely different career change but I am loving being in a different industry. I completed an accountancy course at college after I left school, so I am continuing my studies to reach my goal of being a
chartered accountant.

On a personal level my free time is spent with my gorgeous horse Petra, riding and having fun with her. When I’m not busy down the yard, I love socialising and spending time with my boyfriend, family and friends.

Grace Street

Bookeeper/Payroll Assistant


Hello, I’m Grace. I joined GMS as a Payroll and Bookkeeping assistant in February 2021. Previously, I worked in the property industry. I am currently studying my Level 4 AAT which I find very interesting and I’m really enjoying practicing my skills at GMS!

In my spare time I enjoy going on adventures with my little boy and socialising with my family and friends.

Sue Newman



Hello, I’m Sue and a Consultant of GMS since March 2021. I owned an Accountancy Practice for 20 years and am now thrilled to be working with the GMS team. I have experience of SME’s , personal tax , payroll and Construction Industry.

I love swimming and enjoy spending time with my husband, family , our very spoilt cat and friends.

Contact us

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Once again, thanks for your support this year, we all look forward to working with you in the forthcoming year.

Andy Macdonald, Entrepeneur

Extremely fair and very satisfied. as usual!.

A Barbieri

After an exhaustive review the company selected GMS as it’s partner for managing the global accounts. GMS is a strategic partner in the company’s efforts to internalizing company operations.

MD, Global Software Provider

I think it’s brilliant! I particularly like feeling that the service is personalised and that I am treated like a human being, not just a name in a system. I also like feeling that I have a safety net in that I can always pick up the phone and ask advice. Above all I trust the people at GMS.

Anne Chapman

I don’t usually contribute to testimonials, in fact, never before however I have no hesitation in the case of GMS. I won’t bore anyone with words like service, reliability and consistency, etc, they are all there in plenty. Suffice to say; these guys are special indeed and I know we can rely on them when we need excellent professional advice on any element of our business: be it development, financial or, of course, taxation. I must say that GMS seem to have that magic formula; it’s as though they have an insight into the nerve centre of our business. They have worked with us now for many years and long may that continue. In a word, outstanding

John O’Leary, Director, Go Interiors Limited

Granite Morgan smith’s ability to provide services to match the needs of varying businesses has been evident throughout the long number of years in which they have been our Accountants of choice. Over the years our business has required unique expert advice which GMS has always delivered on.

Emy Onah, Company Director

Always very helpful; they have helped me through some tough times always giving excellent advice. I have been with the Company for 14 years and I have recommended them to my friends, they have also received excellent service.

The entire team are always available, either by email of phone.

Very efficient and professional at all times.

J A Adam

A very reliable Company, always looking out for our Accountancy concerns.

James Smith

I have been with GMS for some 20 years and am completely satisfied with all aspects of their service. I would not change them for anything. Their fees are very reasonable and the service that I receive anytime, day and night, is second to none. I know most of the staff by their first names

Ken Horlock, Director, MCS Car Services Limited

I have learnt a lot since I have been working with you Vinny.

Kai, FC, Carefirst Recruitment

Go Interiors have always found GMS to give a personal and customer focussed service, whilst having the experience and capability of a large firm. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.

G Abbott-Drake, Company Director