Meet the Team

Baxterworld has been around for well over 30 years. We pride ourselves on providing a valuable and accurate accountancy service, but also on creating a friendly and personable relationship with our clients.

We provide accountancy services to small businesses around the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. But our roots are in Belfast, Northern Ireland. If you have phoned us at any time you will definitely have spoken to one of these friendly faces. So lets meet the team…


The Directors

Ray Baxter

Founder, CEO

Ray is an influential member of the management accounts community in the UK, having served as the NI president of CIMA and as an SME Ambassador for Accountancy Europe. He carries over 30 years experience in finance and has chaired several small businesses throughout his career.


Catherine McRory


Catherine has been working at Baxterworld for over 20 years. She has an incredible knowledge of several industry sectors (our resident charity expert) and oversees the day to day running of the office. She earned her CIMA qualifications in 2014 and was quickly promoted to the position of director.

Our team of accountants:

Jenni Freel

An accountancy post graduate, Jenni worked as a manager in food and beverage for nine years before joining the Baxterworld team and is now a team leader. She is well on her way to gaining the ACCA qualification. Jenni has diverse experience of different business sectors and leads the on-boarding of new “full service” Clients.

Alistair Culbert

After gaining his BA (Hons) in Accountancy, Alistair spent 8 years in retail management before becoming part of Baxterworld. He brings valuable “large Company” experience to the Team and is part way through his professional studies with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Megan Beggs

Megan gained her BA (Hon) in Business with Accounting from the University of Ulster. She continued her studies and went on to earn two levels in Computerised Bookkeeping. Megan has also gained over 11 years of valuable experience working within the retail sector in various roles.

Peter Mullin

Peter joined the Baxterworld team after completing his BSc (Hons) degree in Accountancy and gaining practical experience in the retail sector and in financial departments for multinational businesses. He is currently progressing through his exams for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. 

Veronica McAllister

Veronica was Baxterworld’s first employee many years ago. After branching out to various other accountancy practices, and also a few years of being self employed, she has now returned home. Veronica brings extensive experience in all aspects of accountancy work such as client bookkeeping, statutory accounts, tax returns, VAT returns, payroll and HMRC compliance work. Veronica is a member of the Institute of Accounts Technicians Ireland and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

Nigel Chan

Nigel finished his Master’s at Queen’s University Belfast and has worked in the food and beverage sector for 9 years. Before joining Baxterworld he was working as a branch manager in Manchester and brings valuable experience to the team. He has now started working his way through his professional studies with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Stewart Thompson

Stewart has 10 years Bar Management experience in New Zealand, Australia and Northern Ireland, as well as 2 years managing a sports/activity centre. His management experience and knowledge of the hospitality industry brings valuable insight to the team. He is currently studying his CIMA professional qualifications.