Practice Director / Fellow Chartered Accountant

Deborah Edwards

Deborah Edwards, Harland Accountants Director

Deborah joined Harland in 2009, having qualified with a top-40 firm, and having run her own successful accountancy practice for some time. Deborah oversees the day-to-day running of Harland Accountants and is responsible for audit and best practice, alongside the management of a group of fast-growing clients. Deborah is also Finance Director for Crowdfunder, the UK’s leading crowdfunding platform, and is an internationally proclaimed leader in alternative finance.

An experienced business mentor, Deborah is available for  1-2-1 mentoring sessions, and leads our free, in-person Business Strategy workshops for clients. 

Out of the office, Deborah enjoys running, playing netball and spending time with her family and their blind Spanish Water dog, Maggie. She also enjoys taking her paddle board out to explore the beautiful Cornish scenery.


• FCA (Fellow Chartered Accountant – the highest level of professional experience from the ICAEW)
• BA(Hons) Business Studies


• Joined Harland in 2009
• Finance Director of Crowdfunder
• Leader in Alternative Finance
• Successful Entrepreneur


• Expert business management
• Alternative finance (inc. crowdfunding)
• Start-ups and new business ventures
• Financial directorship, governance and audit
• Transformation journeys


• Hospitality
• Retail

Get to know Deborah a little better …

Are you a spender or a saver?
I’m a calculated investor – I love investing in experiences, but also need a financial safety net with savings. I do spend too much on food however!

How do you like to relax?
I’m a Dartmoor girl so being in expansive spaces is a must. I love walking.

If money and time was no object, what would you be doing right now?
Travelling the world, meeting inspiring people but also using my time to help other people find financial freedom

Who do you follow on social media?
Inspiring entrepreneurs, fitness experts, especially for older women and beautiful botanical “things”

Who is someone you admire or respect?
Someone who has had a dream and pursues it, and sees challenges rather than makes excuses!

And finally … how can a client butter-you-up?
Love their business as much as I do! Meet me with a positive mindset and a can do attitude!

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