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Laurie Riley

Managing Director

Key areas of expertise:

  • Family Companies
  • Corporate and Personal Tax Planning
  • Succession and Exit Planning
  • Company and Share Valuations
  • Raising of Finances
  • Company Sales and Purchases

Professional Background:

Laurie joined Dyke Yaxley on a student placement back in 1975 when the company was known as Yaxley Davies, and was offered a full-time position in 1980, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1983. Laurie became a partner three years later in 1986 – a year before the merger with Dyke and Ruscoe to become Dyke Yaxley.

Initially working with a range of small business and personal clients, Laurie soon began specialising in the larger corporate end of the small and medium enterprises market. 

In 1999 Laurie became the Finance Director for both Dyke Yaxley and Kingsland, and was appointed as Managing Director of Dyke Yaxley in 2012, which Laurie considers to be his greatest accomplishment within the company.

Laurie particularly enjoys meeting with clients and being able to generate new work with his ideas. Laurie describes his favourite part of working for Dyke Yaxley as the good rapport with his colleagues and clients.


Laurie’s daily responsibilities as Managing Director include: Managing the firm, meeting with clients and controlling the finances.

Laurie outside of work

Laurie’s favourite hobbies include: Football, hill-walking and gardening.

Laurie also has a keen interest in photography.

If Laurie wasn’t working at Dyke Yaxley, he’d enjoy a career as a Sports Journalist.

Laurie’s lifetime ambition is to live a long and healthy life and see more of the world.

Laurie’s greatest achievements are coming in top place in the West Midlands professional exams and taking the Oswestry Tennis Club to the top of the Shropshire County League.