The Cashroom Story
The Cashroom was founded in 2008 In Scotland. Ten years on we have over 70 employees between our Skelmersdale and Livingston offices.
2 of the company directors were previously partners within legal firms, which means we have a true understanding of the needs of a business and its leaders. The Cashroom provides a specialist accounting service to the legal profession, comprising an outsourced legal cashiering service, and an outsourced management accounting service. We do this for 150 clients in the UK. Our cashiering service is delivered remotely by teams of qualified cashiers.
We use each law firm’s own practice management system (there is no need to change system), logging on remotely to run their accounts, as if we were in the room next door.
Catherine is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant who has gained experience over the years with companies such as IBM before becoming a partner of Springfords Chartered Accountants. During this time Catherine founded Dundas IT providing outsourced IT services to the SME market. Catherine founded The Cashroom in 2008.
David qualified as a solicitor in 1991. After working in a number of law firms (and a period working for the New Zealand Law Commission) he set up and was Managing Partner of a niche commercial law firm, MBM Commercial in 2005 with 3 others.
Director of Business Development
Alex is a qualified solicitor who became a partner in a national law firm before founding a recruitment business servicing the legal sector. Alex joined The Cashroom in 2014 having spent 4 years heading up business development for an international outsourcing company in the legal sector.
Director of Client Services
Chris is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with Deloitte in 2013. Chris spent 4 years working in the audit department gaining experience working with businesses of varying sizes, in a broad range of sectors, before joining The Cashroom in 2014.
Mike joined The Cashroom in June 2017. He has over 35 years of experience working across many industry sectors including Legal, Financial Services, Retail and central government, delivering both IT and business solutions. Over the last 10 years, Mike held a senior management role for an international outsourcing company, working at Board and senior management level within the Legal Sector. He has extensive experience of driving business change and is currently focused on the business capabilities, efficiencies and controls that will help The Cashroom deliver the business growth it continues to experience.
Stuart worked with a national wholesale distributor for over 25 years, during which time he gained invaluable experience in process, systems and efficiency management. He joined The Cashroom in 2016 to lead our operations function.
Head of Accounts
Stewart joined The Cashroom in August 2016 following a 15 year career in Accountancy Practice. Qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2005 he has worked alongside a variety of clients in providing accountancy, tax and VAT services together with strategic business advice. Stewart knows the types of management information that are critical in appraising firm performance in a professional practice environment.
Head of Cashiering and Take On England and Wales
Katie Collins is a highly practiced legal cashier with over 10 years of experience. Katie has worked for Scott Rees and Co Solicitors, Quill Pinpoint and Brabners LLP. Katie joined The Cashroom in 2015.
Katie’s wealth of experience includes: the management of cashiering teams, the preparation of bespoke excel reports and an in depth knowledge of the SRA and CLC Accounts Rules. Katie has spent time working closely with the SRA and the CLC to improve her knowledge on the complex landscape of accounting rules which regulate English Law Firms.
Head of Cashiering Services, Scotland
Elaine joined The Cashroom in 2011. She spent over twenty years working for MacLachlan & MacKenzie, where she started as an assistant cashier and progressed to be Finance Manager.
Senior Business Development Manager
Gregor qualified as a solicitor in 2007, having undertaken his traineeship at Drummond Miller in Edinburgh and Glasgow. He then spent 6 years working as a litigation lawyer for Drummond Miller, Digby Brown and Anderson Strathern, before joining The Cashroom as Business Development Manager in August 2013.
Craig Van Den Heever
Craig joined The Cashroom in 2015 with six years of experience in finance. Craig contributes to a wealth of knowledge in Management Accounts, VAT and Payroll.
Head of Marketing and Communications
Having obtained a law degree and Diploma in Legal Practice, Emma joined The Cashroom in 2010 and is responsible for our marketing campaigns and brand management. Since joining The Cashroom Emma has achieved post-graduate qualifications in marketing and is now a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Cashiering Team Leader
Kendra joined The Cashroom in 2011, bringing over 20 years legal cashiering experience, at firms such as Purdie & Co. Kendra leads a team of 8 cashiers, servicing a wide range of clients.
Head of Take On Scotland
Lynn joined The Cashroom in 2010, bringing over 20 years legal cashiering experience, at firms such as Dickson Minto, Dundas & Wilson, Simpson & Marwick and Archibald Campbell & Harley. Lynn is also currently the SOLAS Lecturer for The Cashroom Administration module for the Edinburgh Branch.
Cashiering Team Leader
Joining The Cashroom in 2010, Teresa previously worked for a number of prominent Edinburgh law firms including Tods Murray and Archibald Campbell Harley. Teresa has over 20 years legal cashiering experience, and leads a team of 7 cashiers.