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Sarah Hartshorn

Business Development Specialist

Key areas of expertise:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Management Accounts
  • Xero
  • Making Tax Digital

Professional background:

Sarah has a wealth of experience in both accountancy and teaching, having worked for a local accountancy firm as Audit and Accounts Senior, Lecturer in Accounts and Education at Shrewsbury College and teaching business skills in Zambia, before joining Dyke Yaxley as Business Development Specialist in 2016.


Sarah is responsible for identifying business opportunities and leading, communicating and assisting the delivery of initiatives. 

Sarah's day-to-day work involves:

  • Corporate Finance projects
  • Buying/Selling businesses
  • Company valuations
  • Arranging finance
  • Due diligence reports
  • Cashflows and forecasts
  • Management Accounts
  • Xero demonstrations - reviewing systems, identifying suitable software solutions and add-ons
  • Making Tax Digital

Sarah outside of work

Sarah’s favourite hobbies include running, skiing and spending time with her friends and family.

Sarah considers Val d'isere, French Alps as the best place she’s ever visited, describing it as her ‘second home’ after doing a ski season there.

If Sarah wasn’t working at Dyke Yaxley, she'd enjoy doing something that paid her to travel the world!

Sarah describes her Mum as her biggest inspiration as she’s the hardest working person she knows.

Sarah’s greatest achievements are passing her ACCA and PGCE whilst working full time.

A surprising fact about Sarah is she went on holiday with a well-known professional footballer as their Nanny!


  • Making Tax Digital