About us

The Firm


Colin Tunstall Accountants was formed over 30 years ago and have been helping clients ever since through the provision of a full range of services you’d normally expect from an accountancy practice. However, we pride ourselves on the all-round expertise we have developed over the many years we have been in practice and we have a true value for personal relationships with our clients.



The firm is led by Michael Nelson who is supported by a small dedicated team of qualified and experienced accounts and tax staff. The firm is registered and regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and is a member of the ICAEW Practice Assurance scheme.

Meet the team

Michael Nelson 

Michael is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors. With 15 years’ experience in audit and accountancy, Michael has the technical knowledge and experience required to give you a professional yet personal service.


Michael will act as the primary point of contact making sure you get the advice you need. He will be responsible for making everything happen on time, every time.

James Rigby
James has been with the firm for 15 years and he has a wealth of experience in accounts and taxation matters. He also provides advice on business and employee related services to our clients. James has a degree in Genetics from Liverpool University but then decided upon a career change to Accountancy soon after. In his spare time, James enjoys walking his dog, spending time with his family and following Liverpool Football Club.

Ben Dodd

Ben is an AAT apprentice, currently studying at Level 3. He is building up his knowledge of accountancy and taxation through both his studies and his role in the office. Outside of work, Ben's interests include football, following LFC, music and socialising with his friends.

Neil Young

Neil is AAT qualified up to level 4. His background is manufacturing, however, he decided to see things from the other side of the fence and embarked upon a financial qualification a few years ago. Neil now prepares accounts, tax returns and VAT returns, together with being the firm's dedicated payroll administrator. Outside of work, Neil is an Everton season ticket holder.

Colin Tunstall
Colin is the founder of CTL. He works with the firm on a consultancy basis. He has a wealth of experience in accountancy, taxation, small and medium companies and general business advisory services. Outside of work, Colin is interested in sports - particularly football and rugby.

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