Antony is a chartered accountant. Having trained with Price Waterhouse, he became a partner in Spicer & Pegler in 1975 and continued in this role with successor firms Touche Ross and Deloitte in Nottingham for 26 years.
During this time he spent two years on secondment to the international firm and then served as Managing Partner of Spicer & Pegler Nottingham from 1987 up to the merger with Touche Ross in 1990. As a lead client service partner, Antony acted for a wide variety of private company clients providing a range of services covering financial management, tax planning and ownership succession issues together with annual audit and corporate tax compliance.
Since 2001, Antony has acted as non-executive director or company secretary for a number of private companies providing advice on board recruitment, business funding, strategic planning, corporate governance and statutory compliance issues.