Penny Burgess

Finance Director

I am a law graduate and Chartered Accountant who joined Strides in 2010. As Finance Director, I am responsible for ensuring that the firm continues to grow in a sustainable and profitable manner, balancing internal cash requirements with the need to reward and retain our greatest asset and resource – our staff. I am a strong advocate of employee ownership, seeing it as the way to ensure the firm’s future in terms of succession planning, as well as strengthening the ethos of the practice.

When not working, I tour the UK coastline, body boarding and barbecuing with my two companions – a T2 campervan and husband – as my children don’t understand retro cool.