Meet the team

Barry ChaggarBarry Chaggar

Barry is the senior partner and founder member of Garratts, he set the firm up in 1982. Barry qualified with one of the top four accountancy firms and has a vast experience of medium/small owner managed businesses. Barry’s current role is that of a advisory nature which also involves attendance at clients board meetings etc. In his spare time Barry enjoys playing golf and travelling.

Tel: 01902 773658

Email: barry@garratt.co.uk


Terry Hitchen

Terry holds a degree in Economics and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He originally trained with one of the Big Four Firms and joined Garratt’s at its inception in 1982 becoming a partner in 1989. Although he has a wide experience of clients, Terry primarily acts for Private Limited Companies and has considerable experience in the Corporate Finance Sector having been involved in both the purchase and sale of several businesses.

Terry is married with three sons, he enjoys travelling and tries to get some time in the sun in Portugal whenever possible.

Tel: 01902 773658

Email: terry.hitchen@garratt.co.uk


Chris Reed

Chris qualified as a Chartered Accountant with one of the Big Four firms and subsequently became a partner in a local Wolverhampton practice which was taken over by Garratts in 1998. He is also a qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and specialises in estate planning, trusts and inheritance tax whilst also looking after a portfolio of family businesses, charities and associations.

For a change, he enjoys walking in the Yorkshire Dales and, for total relaxation, cruising the inland waterways of Britain at the helm of a narrowboat.

Tel: 01902 773658

Email: chris.reed@garratt.co.uk


Dave Chaggar

Dave has been with Garratts from its inception in 1982. He has considerable experience of advising family and owner managed businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service sectors. Dave is a former Chairman of the Wolverhampton Asian Business Centre (WABC) and plays an active part in promoting Asian businesses.

He considers climbing Mount Snowdon as one of his favourite achievements as he normally prefers the gentle slopes of golf courses.

Tel: 01902 773658

Email: dave.chaggar@garratt.co.uk


Hans Raj Jakhu

Hans trained with one of the Big Four Firms and set up his own practice in 1980 and continued to practice until 2000 when he sold his practice to Garratts. He gained a wide range of experience in all types of business particularly small and medium size including Charities.

He has been involved with Charities, Temples, Gurdwara’s and Schools in Wolverhampton on a voluntary basis particularly through the regeneration of the Blakenhall area.

Tel: 01902 773658

Email: hans.jakhu@garratt.co.uk


Samantha PurchaseSamantha Purchase

Sam trained at Garratts and qualified in 2011. She is now a senior manager in charge of most of the firm’s large audits.

Tel: 01902 773658

Email: samantha.purchase@garratt.co.uk


Bev PritchardBev Pritchard

Bev trained with one of the big four and has been with Garratts since it’s formation in 1982.

She is a tax consultant specialising in personal tax.

Tel: 01902 773658

Email: beverley.pritchard@garratt.co.uk


Steve Hunt

Steve worked for a bank for 17 years and then became a European Treasury Manager for AT&T. He has worked at Garratts since 2004. He specialises in obtaining funding for clients from complex business purchases to car purchases, as well as negotiating sales and purchases of businesses.

Steve is a keen sports fan and helps train a girl’s football team.

Tel: 01902 773658

Email: steve.hunt@garratt.co.uk


Brendan Wincott

Brendan is engaged as an associate to Garratts and he specialises in Human Resource Management. Brendan is qualified to Masters level, having completed his degree at Keele University, attended Birmingham Law School for his Legal Practice Course, before completing his Masters in Employment Law, which he studied distance learning.

Brendan is experienced in all aspects of HR management, having worked previously as Head of HR, around his 10 year plus consultancy roles. Brendan is able to deal with any HR issues, from disciplinary and grievances, through to complex redundancies or HR issues. No matter what the problem facing you, Brendan has the answer, and can offer pragmatic options based advice on how to fix the issue.

Email: brendan@guardiansupport.co.uk
Tel: 0121 262626 0