Meet the Team

Get to know the people behind your success

Get to know the dedicated professionals who make up the Richardsons team. Each member brings a unique set of skills and experiences, united by a commitment to excellence and client satisfaction. Our team comprises industry experts specialising in all aspects of accountancy and tax, each passionate about delivering results that propel our clients’ success. Learn about the qualifications and backgrounds of our staff, helping you understand the depth and breadth of expertise that Richardsons offers. Connect with us and discover the faces that support your financial aspirations.

Alison

Alison Richardson

Managing Partner

Alison has over 20 years’ experience working with technology clients, specialising in R&D tax credits, and more generally supporting growing businesses with all aspects of their financial strategy.

Bernie Hawkes

Bernie Hawkes

Partner

Bernie has been at Richardsons since 1988, and is a practicing Chartered Accountant as well as a qualified Chartered Financial Planner.

Jemima King

Jemima King

Partner

Jemima plays a key role in advising on a broad range of issues, such as obtaining R&D tax credits and the completion of grant audits.

Jack Armstrong

Jack Armstrong

Client Director

Jack works with a variety of clients in numerous sectors including legal services, technology, construction, recruitment, motor racing and management consultancy.

James Ellin

James Ellin

Client Director

James manages a portfolio of clients primarily in the technology sector, as well as providing tax advice for private clients.

John Holland

Client Director

John works with a wide variety of clients, working mainly on R&D tax credits and advising on corporate tax matters.

Leanne Hickman

Leanne Hickman

Client Director

Leanne provides taxation advice for private clients, including looking after a number of high net worth individuals.

Rachel Porter

Client Director

Rachel specialises in providing accounting, audit and advisory services to owner managed businesses and subsidiaries of overseas entities.

Harry Briançon-Munday

Harry Briançon-Munday

Payroll Manager

Harry manages a variety of payrolls ranging from sole traders to companies with over 340 employees.

Wendy Elliott

Wendy Elliott

Payroll Manager

Wendy administers a diverse selection of payrolls, from sole traders to established multi-national organisations.

Amy Merchant

Amy Merchant

Client Manager

Amy joined Richardsons in 2019 as a trainee, completed her AAT qualifications in 2022, and is currently continuing her studies towards her ACA qualification.

Charlie Knight

Charlie Knight

Client Manager

Charlie assists a variety of clients with accounts preparation, VAT returns and tax compliance, and looks after a number of our corporate and charity audit clients.

Chloe Jackson

Chloe Jackson

Client Manager

As well as preparing accounts and completing audits, Chloe also provides bookkeeping training on Sage and Xero.

Christian Griffiths

Christian Griffiths

Client Manager

Christian has experience in dealing with statutory accounts, VAT returns, tax returns, grant audits and P11Ds for a variety of clients.

Dominic O'Sullivan

Dominic O'Sullivan

Client Manager

Dominic is involved in numerous tasks, including preparation of R&D tax credit claims, grant audits, and statutory accounts.

Georgie Eldrett

Georgie Eldrett

Client Manager

Georgie's role includes working closely with clients to produce monthly management accounts, statutory accounts and VAT returns, as well as completing annual audits for some of our larger clients.

James Chapman

James Chapman

Client Manager

James looks after a number of R&D companies, assisting them with the preparation of statutory accounts, audit, tax compliance, and R&D tax credit claims.

Kate Wallond

Kate Wallond

Client Manager

Kate works with a variety of clients, including sole traders and small limited companies, completing accounts and tax return preparation as well as audits.

Laura Hankey

Laura Hankey

Client Manager

As well as preparing R&D tax credit claims and completing grant audits, Laura assists with audit, preparation of statutory accounts and tax compliance.

Rachel Keen

Rachel Keen

Client Manager

Rachel works with a variety of clients, including owner managed businesses and small limited companies

Alex Korczak

Alex Korczak

Internal Accountant and Office Manager

Alex is responsible for managing the accounting function of the firm, as well as supporting the team in day-to-day operations.

Janet-Rochford

Janet Rochford

Marketing Manager

Janet organises events and seminars, manages website content, sponsorships, and corporate social responsibility volunteering days for team members.

Bill Heritage

Bill Heritage

Client Support

Bill joined Richardsons in 2011 primarily in a payroll capacity having worked previously in this field.

Why choose Richardsons?

Choose Richardsons for a partnership that combines deep traditional expertise with cutting-edge financial innovation. Our dedicated team of professionals is committed to excellence, offering personalised services that address the unique challenges and opportunities of each client. Whether you’re a startup in the tech sector or a well-established company, we provide strategic guidance and comprehensive solutions that drive success. Our proactive approach ensures you stay ahead of financial trends and legislative changes, empowering your business’s growth and stability. Join the many who trust Richardsons to navigate their financial paths with precision and foresight.

“We moved all our accountancy work to Richardsons in 2009 and they now manage our pension scheme accounts and all our family business. Their depth of knowledge and thoroughness of advice is extremely impressive as is their grasp of our business and personal affairs. Richardsons have proved to be immensely helpful with our business development and family financial planning, particularly IHT where they have been a great help. We enjoy their confidence and trust them implicitly.”

John Dennis

Chairman, Barbara (Aylesbury) Ltd

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