At AVADO, our dedicated team of tutors and speakers are here to guide and support you throughout the entirety of your course. Hand-picked for their expertise our tutors are here to help you achieve your potential.


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Adam Ruston-Shaw

Adam is the principle tutor within AVADO's accountancy faculty and has 12 years teaching experience in the adult and further education sector, delivering all levels of the AAT accounting framework. 

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Paul Buzzard

Paul has worked for over 10 years as a tutor. He holds separate honours degrees in mathematics, physics, computing, electronics and accounting together with master’s degrees in charity accounting and education. 

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Robert Wyatt 

Robert has been involved in the development and delivery of accounting courses for over 15 years. He has taught on AAT, ACCA and CIMA courses at various levels as well as general management courses. 

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Sam Wishart

Sam holds an HND in Business and Finance and is AAT qualified. She has worked in finance and accounting roles over the last 25 years across both the private and voluntary sectors. 



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Caron Betts 

Caron became an accountancy tutor over 10 years ago, she attained a certificate in BTEC Business Studies and ACCA. She has worked in recruitment and a top ten firm before deciding to become a tutor. 

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Cat Hill

Cat has worked as a tutor for more than 9 years. She has degree within law and has gained her ACA qualification. She has experience within Financial Accounting, Reporting, Audit and Tax.

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Paul Kirkwood

Lead tutor for ACCA Courses, Paul has worked in accountancy, tutoring and exam training. He also specialises in internal auditing and asset protection.

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Tom Bulman

Tom has a degree in International Politics and attained his ACCA qualification in 2011. He has worked in Audit, reporting, tax and corporate finance before becoming a tutor.


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Grant Ward

Grant holds a degree in Business Systems and Information Technology. He is an Associate member of the CIPD and a qualified teacher, with over 8 years tutoring experience. Grant is specialised in HR Management.


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Hayley Montgomery

Hayley has over 10 years' industry experience in HR, Learning & Development and Resource & Talent Management. Her teaching and lecturing experience spans 12 years and includes leading CIPD Level 3 and 5 qualifications in an FE setting. 

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Les Curzon

Les has over 20 years’ experience in education plus a further 20 years in the banking sector. He is an Associate CIPD member, holds a PGCE and various other teaching qualifications. Since 1998, he has devoted his professional life to further education.

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Richard Kirby

Richard holds a Degree in Business Information Technology & Leisure Management. He has over 15 years teaching experience in the further education sector, delivering HR, business skills, ICT and employability skills. He is one of our CIPD Level 3 Tutors. 

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Vanesa Serafini

Vanesa has been an HR and People Development Practitioner for 15 years in the UK and abroad. Vanesa holds an LLB and is now studying an LLM. She is also an Associate at CIPD, prior to joining AVADO, Vanesa was a lecturer in HR for CIPD courses.

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Aiden Carroll

Aiden Carroll is an award-winning founder of digital companies. As a Digital Brand Strategist he delivers digital and advertising strategies to global companies.

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Ben Scott- Robinson

Ben is the Head of Interactive Experience at the Ordnance Survey. He has founded two agencies, two consultancies, an app start-up and a phone for blind people. 

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Chris Perks

Chris is a consultant and digital trainer. He has taught himself how to 'Market Online' and has experience as a trainer, publisher and becoming a digital marketing consultant for various sectors.

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Gina Wessels

Gina has over 12 years of experience in digital and marketing strategies. She moved into marketing and business consultancy to assist various sectors with strategy and marketing functions. 

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Jude Brooks

Jude is a freelance marketing consultant, coach and trainer who assists with communication strategies in the digital world. She has over 15 years industry experience.  

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Martin Talks

Martin helps people reach their potential in the digital world. He is actively developing products and services in advanced technologies such as virtual reality and wearable technology