Key Contacts

John Shaw

John Shaw

Managing Director

With over 30 years experience John became Managing Partner of Bentleys in 2010 and Managing Director when the firms merged. He was one of the first accountants in the country to be awarded the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting based on experience.

Professional Qualifications

BA (Hons) FCA DChA

Sum up your role at DonnellyBentley?

I’m in the business of keeping our clients, and everyone here at DB, as happy, profitable and healthy as possible.

What do you like about working for DonnellyBentley?

Heading up a very competent team.

What was your first job?

Night shift in a bread factory.

Name one thing you can’t live without.

My music.

Save or spend?

Depends whose money!

Beer or wine?


Gym or diet?

Both in moderation.

What was your favourite toy?

Climbing boots.

What’s the strangest talent you have?

I can imitate an owl hooting. Some may say I have many more strange ‘talents’!

What was your childhood nickname? JJ


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