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.


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

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.


Richard Barnes


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.


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.

Lesley McKay

Senior Accountant

Eleanor Reynolds

Senior Accountant

Emma Hayes

Accounts Assistant

Joe Robinson

QBE Accountant

Laura Clayton

Trainee Accountant

Laura Jeffrey

Payroll Manager

Chloe Waite

Trainee Accountant

Jake Hudson

Trainee Accountant

Anthony Gambino

Payroll Administrator

Vickie Horner


Jackie Brindle