The people that matter

We have a wealth of cross team experience and accountancy knowledge to help you, underpinned by a wide range of industry approved qualifications. We’re also proud of our hidden talents which help to make us a more rounded team.

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Alex Bell

Founding Director

Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and MAAT member Alex gives businesses and individuals a better understanding of their financials. He and the team can help your business grow by covering everything, from your accounts and tax liabilities to credit ratings and external influences.

Quirky fact: Alex blames a trip to Barbados for putting down Lancastrian roots. Originally from Leicestershire, he met his wife Alison on holiday and the rest is history.

Julia-Roberts

Julia Roberts

Practice Manager

Julia is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the office, providing support and control whilst ensuring that all you important accounting deadlines are met. Julia has attained a Diploma in Higher Education in Accounting and Finance, City and Guilds in Computerised Accounts, and is ACCA Part Qualified.

Quirky fact: Julia was so determined to get a ‘front row’ view of Prince Charles marrying Princess Diana that she slept rough on the streets of London.

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Richard Barnes

Director

Fellow Certified Chartered Accountant (FCCA) practitioner, Richard is a real expert at helping clients through the legislative maze of taxation and financial reporting.
He claims that it is a massively rewarding job and not in any way ‘geeky’.

Hidden talent: Richard is getting faster, with a personal best of 46 minutes 29 seconds for the 10K.
Quirky fact: He also makes an exceptionally good cheesecake.

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Alison Bell

Company Secretary and Credit Control Manager

With over 20 years of banking experience, Alison provides the company with valuable back office support, from HR through to credit control management.

Hidden talent: Alison was Lady Captain of Shaw Hill Golf Club, playing off a handicap of 14.
Quirky fact: Alison married Studholme-Bell founder, Alex, after a chance meeting on a Caribbean cruise ship.

Nicola-Simms

Nicola Simms

Trainee Accountant

Nicola is a valued member of the team having attained AAT Levels 3 & 4. She is also now ACA part qualified.

Hidden talent: Nicola has competed in Ballroom and Latin American dancing at Junior level.
She has also completed the ‘Channel Challenge’ – a 22 mile swim for spinal injuries charity Aspire.

Amy-Taylor

Amy Taylor

Trainee Accountant

Amy helps prepare your accounts, VAT and tax returns. As well as processing key payroll tasks. Amy is AAT Qualified and currently studying ACCA at Fundamental Level.

Hidden talent: It is claimed that Amy speaks fluent Shih Tzu.
Quirky fact: Amy allegedly once met the queen outside McDonald’s.

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Clare Gray

Admin Assistant

Clare is responsible for assisting the team with the day to day administrative work to keep the practice running like clockwork.

Hidden talent: Clare is an accomplished horse rider who used to own two of her own competing horses

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Harry Szalata

Trainee Accountant

Harry provides support to the management in accounts preparation for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies. He also deals with VAT and taxation. His day to day job entails enabling the team to operate more efficiently and advising clients on day to day enquiries. Harry has completed AAT Level 4 and intends to progress on to chartered or certified accounting.

Hidden talent: Harry is a keen golfer who has played at junior county level.

Vickie Horner

Receptionist

Vickie is responsible for greeting you when you arrive, answering and directing your calls.

Daniel Newbury

Level 2 Accounting Apprentice

Daniel is responsible for the detailed analysis of clients’ books and records and completed VAT returns.

Lesley McKay

Accountant

Emma Baker

Accountant