We work with all sorts of clients, from large corporations to small start-ups and families, providing a truly personal service to each and every one.


From academies and agriculture to travel and tourism, our clients come from all corners of business. Our team of experts provides experience and advice to businesses in a variety of sectors.

About us

Forrester Boyd is one of the largest independent chartered accountancy practices in Lincolnshire and the Humber region. Our focus on people, both clients and employees, is at the heart of our success.

Meet the team


Now based in six offices across Lincolnshire and the Humber region, our teams are perfectly placed to work closely with you. Please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Rachel Hay

Rachel Hay

Partner - Chartered Certified Accountant

  • Qualifications
  • FCCA
  • Memberships
  • ACCA
  • UK200 Group
  • Offices
  • Beverley


  • Accounts preparation
  • Tax planning/advice
  • Management accounts
  • Bookkeeping and VAT
  • Cash flow forecasting / business planning


  • Owner Managed Businesses
  • Individuals
  • Small businesses
  • SMEs
  • Start-ups
  • Entrepreneurs


  • Construction

If you weren’t an accountant, what would you be?

“If I wasn’t an Accountant I would probably be a teacher or a sports coach. I love being able to help people and pass on knowledge. In fact one of my accountancy tutors tried to get me to change direction and become a tutor teaching accountancy! He said my strength was being able to speak to people on all levels and in a relatable way. I try and always remember that now, especially when I have new start up clients. Accountancy is not their strength which is why they need us, however they need to be able to understand what you are advising!”

I started my career in accountancy in 1999 opting for the apprenticeship route with Kaplan in 2000. I qualified in 2006 and gained my membership in March 2007.

I joined Forrester Boyd in 2016 and became a Partner in October 2020. I have loved helping to build up the North Bank presence.

I enjoy working with all types of clients, with a particular interest in new start-ups and the construction industry. I like to be fully involved with a client’s business, help implement systems and processes and be part of their growth, for me this is the most rewarding part of my role. I think it’s really important to understand a client’s business and build a good professional relationship, this means that you can be more proactive rather than reactive.


I’m a married mother of two girls (one being a teenager….argh!). My husband has his own business so this has been a great advantage to me as it’s helped me to understand the challenges that business owners face on a day to day basis. In my own time, I love to do anything fitness related, though my favourite activities are weight training in the gym and boxing (coaches with pads – not people!). If I have some additional spare time (which is rare) – I also love to play netball. I used to play to a high standard pre children, nowadays you’ll still find me on a netball court….but supporting my two daughters instead. I’m also a very social person and love to spend time with my friends.

Talk to Rachel

Please do get in touch with me and I will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

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