John Biffen - FCA


John Biffen - Menzies Accountant


I have been with Menzies for 35 years and a partner of the firm for over 25 years. Having trained at the Walton office I moved to Farnham and assisted with the merger of Sheen Stickland in the early 90’s. This led to the opening of the firm’s Farnborough office in 1992, where I have remained a resident partner.

I specialise in advising owner-managed businesses, both from a compliance viewpoint, as a registered auditor, but also assisting with growth, succession planning and tax minimisation.

I am also keen on business development, creating a regular networking lunch club in Farnborough that has been operating for almost 15 years.

I head up the firm’s pension services department, which includes both DB and DC schemes and includes many household names. I am also Chairman of the Trustees of the Menzies pension scheme.


My favourite hobbies
I love most sports.  Since giving up playing football, I have qualified as a football referee and officiate most weekends.  I am also a season ticket holder at Brentford.

My first job
Working in a toy shop in Ashford, where I earned a fantastic £3 for a day’s work!