Meet the team

Derek Stenner BA ACA

Derek originally trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a medium sized firm based in Taunton, and shortly after qualification left Taunton’s sunny climes for life in Bristol with Price Waterhouse (now PwC LLP). After spending a few years based in the tax department obtaining “big firm” experience, he decided in 1989 it was time to be his own boss. He hasn’t looked back since and would probably now find it difficult to work for anyone else! He now divides his time between work, walking the dog, playing tennis and watching football.

Tess Flood BSc(Econ)

Tess started her career at Grant Thornton Chartered Accountants before moving into education. She taught Accountancy and Law for many years specializing in the AAT examination. She joined us in 2014 and deals with bookkeeping and VAT for clients. She is passionate about horses, and enjoys playing badminton, reading, countryside walks and watching rugby.

Alison Gilkes BA ATTM

Alison joined us in 1994 after working for a medium sized company in the middle of Bristol for several years, where she qualified as a member of the Association of Tax Technicians. Until recently Alison was a keen hockey player, playing for Yate Ladies First and Second teams for many years, until injury took its toll and forced her to slow down…a bit. She now enjoys driving, playing badminton and walking her dog.

Andy Newbery

Andy joined us in 2018 to carry out bookkeeping services. Outside of work he enjoys gardening, gentle exercise, travelling and raising money for charities.

Christine Smith MA ACA CTA

Christine qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a top 5 practice and in 2004 she qualified with the Institute of Taxation. Prior to joining us in 2004, Christine was a tax manager with a medium sized firm of accountants in Bristol, where she gained valuable tax experience.

Maureen Stenner BSc ACA CTA

Maureen took her tax exams with Price Waterhouse (now PwC LLP) in Bristol, before joining a small firm in order to gain more experience in dealing with smaller enterprises, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. She now deals with all aspects of small limited companies and sole traders. When not at work Maureen can be found playing badminton and tennis, and searching out decent coffee shops with her friends.

Tracy Trevelyan MAAT

Tracy originally trained with a firm of Chartered Accountants in Cornwall, before moving to Bristol when she joined us in 1991. She deals with all aspects of small limited companies, sole traders and partnerships. In her spare time Tracy enjoys attending exercise classes, swimming, walking and socialising with her friends.

Carol Wilcox

Carol joined us in 2015 as our office manager, on her return to work after taking time out to look after her children. In her spare time she enjoys running, yoga, badminton, walking her dog, and travelling.

Claire Wright ATT

Claire joined us in 2017, and deals with payroll, sole traders and personal taxation. Claire gained her ATT qualification whilst working for a small company in Bristol, then moved to a medium sized firm in Bristol to specialise in payroll. In her spare time Claire enjoys walking, swimming, and crafts, including needle felting and card making.

Do give us a ring on 01454 329100 so that we can discuss your individual needs with you - we are confident that one of us has dealt with a client like you before!

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