Former Coronation Street and Emmerdale actress Hayley Tamaddon has been a client of Mullen Stoker’s since the company was founded by directors Neil Mullen and Gary Stoker in 2010.

Here she shares with us why she ‘can’t speak highly enough’ of the Durham-based accountancy and IT firm and why she would have no hesitation in recommending the team.

“I have been a client of Neil Mullen’s for gosh, I mean probably about 15 years, in fact maybe more.

“Neil doesn’t just do my accounts; he is also my friend. We have grown so close as friends and I know I can rely on him whenever I have got a question, a problem, when I run into trouble.

“Anything like that to do with my work, my accounts, money, have I saved all my receipts. Neil always has the answer. I have text Neil at midnight before needing an answer to a question quickly and he has been there.

“I can’t speak highly enough about him and his company. Everybody there is wonderful. I have always felt welcome, and they have always done a superb job.

“I am rubbish with my accounts, really, I am not one of those organised people that always has all my payslips, or my receipts are all in order. I have just never been great at it, and they are so good with me. Neil is so calm with me and always says okay, don’t worry, we can fix that, we can sort this.

“He has just been fantastic. I would highly recommend using this company, 100 per cent. I don’t want to ever be without Neil, he is like a bit of wizard for me. I always say that to him, work your magic Neil, work your magic, and he always has done.

“I am very proud that I get to have an accountant that I can also call a friend and I would definitely, 100 per cent, recommend him to everyone.”