Allan Hickie

Allan, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, joined the practice in 1999 from university.  Qualifying in 2002, he became a partner in 2007 after working his way up through the firm.

Allan has a broad experience covering most industry sectors. He acts for a range of clients from UK subsidiaries of overseas groups to owner-managed businesses to charities.

Allan has a particular specialism in the not-for-profit sector in general, and, within this education. Allan acts for independent schools, and chairs UHY’s national academy schools working group, and is a major contributor to the group’s regular sector publications and blog. He has advised numerous schools through the conversion process and beyond, and currently works with over 100 academies and free schools. Allan also acts for many other not-for-profit clients, from small local charities to sizeable regional and national charities with income of £10m+, and is an active member of UHY’s national charities working group.

Allan’s experience in other sectors includes agricultural businesses, manufacturing and engineering, and the property and construction sectors amongst others.

He is the Sittingbourne office’s audit compliance partner and technical coordinator, and is heavily involved in the firm’s marketing strategy and social media presence.

Allan is married and has three young daughters, and so when he is not at work time tends to get eaten up rather quickly!  In the spare time he does get he acts as a School Governor, Treasurer for his local village hall.