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Meet The Team

We are a dedicated team which strives to provide success to our clients in regards to all their accountancy needs. Our team is very close-knit and ensures that a unified support is provided to you whenever you need it. With expertise covering all aspects of accountancy, taxation and business advisory services, we are well placed to take a holistic view to planning for the future as well dealing with specific matters.

Ansar Mahmood


After obtaining a First-Class degree in Accounting and Business Management, Ansar has accrued over 14 years’ experience in the financial sector. Pomegranate Consulting is Ansar’s vision of what an accountancy practice should be: honest advice, a wealth of accountancy knowledge and first-hand business experience. All wrapped up in a professional and friendly service. If you’re looking for expert accountancy advice without the jargon, Ansar is the man to speak to.

Dan Downes


Dan has worked in financial services for many years and is perfectly placed in the West Midlands to speak with clients from across the country and is always ready to listen.

“Listening and I mean really listening, is the only way to be able to provide specific solutions to specific issues. Too many accountants are only interested in what’s right for them rather than what is right for the client and have a ‘one size fits all approach.”

All clients are different and have unique issues that they face and need business advice tailored to their needs.

Dan is married with four grown up children so has more time on his hands to follow his beloved Aston Villa.

Simon Vincent


Simon graduated from Newcastle Polytechnic University with a degree in Accountancy. Following on from this, Simon has acquired 30 years within the sector. With his many years of experience within accountancy practice, Simon has accumulated a wide range of clients across a wide range of industries. Simon joined Pomegranate Consulting Chartered Accountants in May 2017 where he has expanded his cliental base and is the go to man within the firm.

Hollie Powner

Marketing Director

Hollie joined the Pomegranate team in January 2018 after graduating with a high-class honours degree from Manchester Metropolitan University. Hollie is Pomegranate’s marketing guru and looks after all social media campaigns, marketing strategies and all creative content. Along with marketing, Hollie is Pomegranate’s Business Development Manager, whereby she communicates with all prospective clients, current clients and attends networking events to grow the Pomegranate business. “Pomegranate Consulting is a fast pace, motivational environment that is like no other accountants. With the prospect to grow and meet unique and exciting clients, Pomegranate Consulting has been a fantastic experience so far.”

Azeem Jilani

Payroll Manager and Personal Tax Senior

Azeem joined the Pomegranate team in May 2015 with the job role of Payroll Manager, since then Azeem has developed through Pomegranate and has taken on the additional role in completing and taking care of individual and directors personal tax returns, also including tax planning. In conjunction with this, Azeem is studying for his AAT – striving to become a chartered accountant. “My journey so far has been exciting one seeing the way the firm has developed and changed rapidly throughout my time. We have a range of exciting clients. Our aim is to give new businesses and start-ups, professional help they need, it gives us a starting point to get the foundations right. We believe in commitment and care.”

Dominic Oliverio

Cloud Accounting

Dominic joined Pomegranate Consulting of Chartered Accountants in August 2016. Having come from a private industry, Pomegranate Consulting was the first time that Dominic was in practice. Dominic is Pomegranate’s cloud guru, he specialises in looking after VAT clients, preparing their returns/assisting with preparation. Dominic also assists our clients with bookkeeping and being a Xero specialist, he’s the go to man. “Pomegranate Consulting is an almost indescribable experience that has provided me with amazing opportunities and incentives.”

Thais Do Nascimento


Thais joined Pomegranate Consulting in May 2018. After studying International Relations in Rio, Thais decided to move to England and further her career. Thais came from an admin, receptionist background and has come to Pomegranate Consulting to develop her knowledge and experience within the business. “Pomegranate Consulting is an exciting and fast pace environment, with unique clients. Along with this, being a part of an enthusiastic team, with great opportunities has made my journey so far fantastic.”

Thais, our practice manager



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