Meet the team

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Claire Bishop - Managing Partner

5'5', Brown/Brown female, qualified 1997 - specialised subjects: audit and accountancy, charities, pension schemes and academy schools. Likes gardening, stopping for coffee and cake, reading and napping (in any order!). Hobbies include trying to keep fit and trying to decipher the thoughts and actions of teenage daughters. Greatest achievement to date: working alongside Nick for over 25 years and still being happily married.


Phil Taylor – Partner

a.k.a. The Bear; 6'2', eyes of blue ...Professional N/S male - qualified 1980. Imagines how it can be then makes it happen. Can remember when BR ran steam locomotives on time and still dreams of driving one. Trainee Shedhead with own car (spends most of his time in it!). Mostly harmless.


Nick Bishop – Partner

Average height, Brown/Brown, male, qualified 1999 - specialised subjects: audit, accounts and charities. Downtime involves mainly running, not fussed about the distance, but in general, the longer the better. Enjoys Saturday afternoons at Kingsholm with both daughters who have caught the Cherry & White bug.


Steve Langley - Audit and Accounts / Corporate Tax Manager

6'0' Professional N/S Male, qualified 1983 - specialised subjects: audit/accounts of companies, pension schemes, charities. GSOH, loves cars (especially Caterhams), outdoor type likes ornithology (watching the birds!!), fishing and golf.


Helen Facenfield - Audit and Accounts Manager

Qualified FCCA, specialist subjects- audit and accounts. Enjoys the three R’s – Reading, Racing and ‘Rithmetic. Dreams of owning a string of racehorses, but in the meantime is a member of various syndicates.


Lisa Jenkins - Personal Tax Manager

5'4' brown eyes/always changing hair colour female. Qualified ATT. Enjoys dancing, singing and a glass/bottle of wine (or two!). Also has a love for music and festivals. A happy camper! Producer and cast for the Gloucester Gang Show. Loves the exciting world of tax, but secretly dreams of being a West End star!


Dawn Tari – Payroll Administrator

Height…. vertically challenged but best things come in small packages right?! 5ft 2 really. Mother of two whose hobbies are housework (that must be a hobby as she seems to being doing it all the time) and travel. Has family and friends all over the world so always seem to be visiting someone.


Nikki Arnot - Audit and Accounts Senior

Petite (semi) professional female, qualified FCCA & MAAT, specialised subjects: Sage, small businesses and bookkeeping. Part-time worker due to babysitting duties for her grandchild. Normally found running/cycling/in the gym. Loves reading and cake making to unwind (hence the exercise!). Enjoys listening to bands in the local with a gin (or 2).


Charlotte Saxton - Audit and Accounts Senior

5’9” newly blonde/blue female. Qualified FCCA. Part-time due to being a full time Mum / taxi for teenage daughter. Enjoys reading and baking but not as much as drinking wine.


Phil Cole - Personal Tax and Corporate Tax Senior

Qualified AAT & ATT and settled in the exciting(?!) world of tax! Busy home life being Dad to 3 boys, but still manages to find time to get out onto the golf course and also partake in a couple of social beers. Attempts to win big at the races have not yet come to fruition, but it is only a matter of time!


Matt Newman - Audit and Accounts Senior

5’11 brown eyes/brown hair (well what’s left!) Enjoys family days out, dog walks and attending sporting events when he can.


Olu Oladipo – Audit and Accounts

Recently qualified, 5’2. Enjoys spending time with her 3 children and doing things together like baking, walking and watching movies. She also delights herself in keeping the house tidy. Loves to sing and joined the church choir at a young age.


Eleanor Fleet – Audit and Accounts

Petite blonde who has decided to take on the ACCA exams after studying Maths and Economics at University. Loves to get stuck into a good crime/horror book. Is addicted to fitness and also loves eating and drinking out.


Tina Rekucka – Bookkeeper

An impressive 6’1’ which helped her achieve a 1st league basketball player status at 16-18 years old. Loves travelling, cooking, knitting and doing the odd beauty treatment to make people happy and less hairy! Enjoys talking about the Polish culture and traditions and often shares her stories in the office with some homemade treats for all.


Margaret Dunn (A.K.A Mags) – Office Administrator / Front of House

The lovely voice that first greets you when you call the office. Busy Mum life to a lad and teenage girl who takes refuge walking her beloved lab. Enjoys a full-bodied glass or two (or three or four) of red. Attends a weekly Pilates class to counteract the wine and is a big fan of all things theatre.


Jane Hockings – Payroll Administrator

5’4”, blue eyes, blonde hair (with assistance!), female. Newly remarried and living the dream with 3 sons, 2 stepsons, 2 dogs, 3 cats and 2 guinea pigs. Enjoys weekends away and socialising with friends and family over a board game or two, preferably with snacks and wine (and/or gin)!


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