All our tutors are qualified accountants with a wealth of teaching and management experience. You will receive full contact details for each of your subject tutors to help you through your studies and our support staff are always on hand answer any general queries.

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Mike Pennington, Chairman and Tutor

Mike is one of the founders of First Intuition and teaches tax, financial accounting and business strategy subjects. Mike qualified with Deloitte and then joined Kaplan as a tutor. He then joined BPP and set up their Bristol and Reading centres before progressing to become CEO of BPP’s Accountancy division in 2003.

Nick Brice, Director and Tutor

Nick is one of the founders of First Intuition and teaches management and strategy subjects, as well as case study. Nick qualified with Deloitte and then joined BPP as a tutor. He managed BPP’s Bristol centre before moving to London to head up the ICAEW Courses business.

Tim Paton, Director and Tutor

Tim is one of the founders of First Intuition and teaches management accounting and financial management. Tim qualified with Deloitte, moved into industry and then joined BPP in Reading where he was quickly promoted to Managing Director.

Paul Moore, Director and Tutor

Paul is one of the founders of First Intuition. Paul teaches audit, financial accounting and financial reporting. Paul qualified with Deloitte and spent some time in industry before joining BPP as a tutor and later becoming a director. Paul was PQ Magazine’s first ever Tutor of the Year!

Sarah Habgood, Operations Director

Sarah is one of the founders of First Intuition. Sarah qualified with EY and then joined BPP where she became Company Secretary and Group FC.  Sarah oversees our customer and client service.

Ginny Bradwell, HR Director and Tutor

Ginny qualified with EY. She was a tutor and director at BPP Luton for a number of years, then held a position as FD for Luton Town FC.  Ginny joined FI in 2012 and was promoted to the board this year. Ginny teaches audit, risk and ethics and business strategy.


Sam Ackland,  Commercial Director and Tutor

Sam qualified with and was a Senior Tax Manager at KPMG before joining FI in 2014. Sam teaches tax, business strategy, financial accounting and financial reporting.


Pete Hanslip, Financial Director and Tutor

Pete qualified with the National Audit Office and also worked at UBS Investment Bank, before joining FI in 2014. Pete teaches financial management, management accounting and tax.


Sarah Isaacs, Tutor

Sarah qualified with a medium-sized city firm and joined FI in 2012. Sarah teaches business strategy, tax and management accounting, and a range of AAT subjects.


Rosie Jackson, Marketing and Operations Manager

Rosie joined First Intuition in 2010 after graduating from the University of Kent. Rosie is CIM qualified and manages our marketing activities as well as overseeing the operations team.


Matt Taylor, Customer Services Manager

Matt joined First Intuition in 2012 having gained a wealth of customer service experience in roles at BPP and BT. Matt manages all aspects of customer service, from key clients to our online learning platform.

Sarah Wakefield, Tutor

Sarah qualified with PwC and later joined BPP as a tutor. After a short career break to raise her young family Sarah joined FI in 2012. Sarah teaches audit and financial accounting.

Mabel Jobling, Customer Service Executive

Mabel joined First Intuition in 2008 after a backpacking trip that took her around the world.  Mabel assists with customer support as well as handling credit control.

Lizzie Rozario, Customer Service Executive

Lizzie RozarioAfter graduating from the University of Kent, Lizzie joined the customer service team at First Intuition in 2016.  Lizzie assists with customer queries and processing orders.