Meet The Team

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Helping Our Clients Achieve Growth & success

Barry 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

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

Tel: 01902 773658

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

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 presently acts as a Consultant.

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

Tel: 01902 773658


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

Bev 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

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

Andrew Arnold

Andy has worked at Garratts since leaving university in 2001 with a degree in mathematics. He specialises in looking after the firm’s NHS/GP clients as well as dealing with all matters relating to small owner managed businesses, from accounts to corporate and personal tax.

In his spare time Andy is a keen puzzle enthusiast, particularly enjoying cryptic crosswords.

Tel: 01902 773658

Our Services

Accurate financial information and pragmatic advice is fundamental to the success of any business. Our inherent corporate culture coupled with a totally professional service provides our clients with an extra dimension, whatever their business.

Our focus is on our business philosophies - working partnerships, total commitment. These, coupled with resourcefulness, when applied dynamically, achieve growth and success, whatever the nature of the business.

The success of these philosophies has enabled Garratts to become one of the region’s largest independent professional service practices, primarily through client recommendations. From offices at the financial heart of Wolverhampton, a dedicated team of over twenty professionals serves a client base that ranges from small and new businesses to privately owned medium sized companies across all areas of business and commerce.


Seamless, reliable and quality accounts preparation for all sizes of business, including sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.

Corporate Finance

Our team of experienced financial advisers can provide you with a fast and effective solution for your finance and investment needs.

Financial Planning

We work with a team of IFAs, who can provide you with impartial independent financial advice regarding a wide range of  investments and pensions.

Specialist Sectors

Covering all aspects of tax relief, capital gains and subsidies across a range of sectors including medical, manufacturing, agriculture and construction.

What Our Clients Say

“ We have used Garratts for Tax Advice and the submitting of our returns to the I.R. for many years now. Apart from the efficient way in which the returns have been done it has been re-assuring to have always dealt with one accountant and to be easily able to reach her for advice when necessary. ”

Chris & Annette - Flints Partnership

“ Starting my own business was a very exciting time for me until I encountered book keeping and VAT etc., it then became very daunting but, big thanks to Garratts who explained every aspect to me in plain English so much so that I am now more than confident to keep my own accounts for my business. Not only do I consider Garratts part of my company I consider them as friends. ”

Joseph Farrow - JF Tiling Ltd.

“ After a number of years using ‘One of the Big Four’ Accountancy firms, we moved to Garratts more than a decade ago and we have been delighted with the service we’ve received. Our Company has seen a good deal of change – we’ve been through the highs and lows of the economic cycle, we’ve sold trading divisions, we’ve moved into new areas of business and we’ve expanded significantly.

Keeping control, keeping an understanding of our financial situation and keeping on top of our statutory obligations has certainly not become any easier over that time. Our relationship with Garratts has been very important to us. We get a highly professional service from faces we know well and well informed opinion and all for a very competitive price. I’m very pleased to recommend the firm to others. ”

Tim Edwards, Chariman - Boningale Ltd.

“ Since our introduction to Garratts back in 2002 when we formed the company, they have provided the tailored level of service that we needed throughout out our period of growth over the next few years. This led to the formation of another business which again Garratts formed for us and have continued to look after as we have grown in the ever difficult market sector in which we exist.

Through Garratts total understanding of the different businesses they are best placed to provide us with efficient and tax optimising solutions as we concentrate on the main activities of the businesses while always providing the day to day advice and input as and when required. ”

Mark Owen, MD - ARO Properties Ltd. & DKM Homes Ltd.

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