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Meet The Team

Our dedicated and hard working team members are listed below.

Kayleigh has worked in accountancy practice for over 19 years. Kayleigh became fully qualified with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2010. She had also previously obtained the Associated of Accounting Technician’s qualification.


Kayleigh believes in giving her clients the ultimate service. She is available around the clock and ensures she knows her clients and their businesses inside out so she can guide them, advise them and ultimately save them money. 

Kayleigh has two dogs, Ruby & Tucker. She enjoys a game of poker and holidays in Tenerife.

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Stacey Baker
Office Manager

Stacey joined the firm in May 2013 and is our office manager.


As well as acting as PA for Kayleigh, Stacey deals with the daily running of the business and oversees the work for all of our clients.


Stacey has two children, Alfie & Archie. Stacey likes a good boxset and strong coffee!

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Charlie Walton
Accounts Administrator

Charlie joined the firm in September 2017 and completed her AAT qualification in December 2019. Charlie is now studying towards her ACA.

Charlie is responsible for completion of year end accounts, personal tax and corporation tax returns.

Charlie enjoys the gym, walking her dogs and when not being active you'll find her watching a netflix drama.

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Joanne Bate
Office Administrator

Joanne is our office administrator.

Joanne deals with making sure the office always looks tip top, new client onboarding processes and dealing with client invoicing and credit control.

Joanne enjoys afternoon tea with her friends and spending time with her Grandsons.

Jess Del-Busso
Payroll & Book-keeping Assistant

Jess joined the team in July 2021 Darcey & Bate.

Jess is responsible for processing payrolls, assisting with book-keeping and accounts preparation and filing of HMRC documents.

Jess has two children, Ava & Jack and enjoys baking and long walks with her dog, Max.

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