MEET THE TEAM

Your Success Is Our Business

 

We’re extremely proud to be so much more than an accountancy firm.

Since our formation in 1979, our unique, proactive approach has helped thousands of businesses prosper, providing a refreshingly personalized and practical service to the people behind the numbers.

Our passion and success lies in understanding our clients’ businesses from the bottom up. By gaining a broad perspective of your business including where you are today, your risks and opportunities and your aspirations for the future, we’re able to help you not only succeed, but excel.

We work with a wide range of clients across many sectors, from individuals and partnerships to small companies with turnovers to £10.2m, but they all have one very important thing in common: a desire to make their money work harder, faster and smarter.

Facilitating your business’ growth is what powers our team of highly experienced professionals who share the Birkett ethos of open, candid communication combined with industry-leading financial and business advice.

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Our Team

Tim Birkett

Tim Birkett

Chairman

With over 40 years’ experience in a variety of environments involving finance and accountancy, Tim began his career in banking after which he moved into industry, working for large companies dealing with credit control, purchasing, costing, budgeting, wages, financial accounts and group consolidation. He launched Birkett & Co. Ltd in 1979 and now takes a strategic role in securing the long-term future of the business. Tim is a Fellow Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (FMAAT), an AAT Licensed Accountant providing accounting and taxation services to the public, and an Associate Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI).

Joseph Knott

Joseph Knott

Managing Director

Having been with us since 2012, Joe was appointed Managing Director in June 2018 due to his success in achieving real growth in the business over the last couple of years. Heading up the team and working closely with Tim on a strategic level, Joe will be your main contact for all accounting and tax queries. He is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT).

Lyn Vallance

Lyn Vallance

Senior Bookkeeper

Lyn liaises with clients to ensure their records are written up accurately and in a timely manner. With over 30 years’ experience in providing bookkeeping services, Lyn ensures all VAT deadlines are met… providing, of course, our clients supply their records on time!

Bridget Tribe

Bridget Tribe

Accounts Senior

Bridget joined our team in February 2017 and has been a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT) since 2000. Prior to 1996, she lived abroad for many years where she began working in commercial accounts roles. Since returning to the UK and qualifying, Bridget has gained around 14 years’ experience in practice, and also worked in retail and industrial businesses, making her well-placed to assist our clients in all areas of business and accountancy.

Lisa Foster

Lisa Foster

Client Services Coordinator

Lisa joined the company in June 2017 and has over 10 years’ experience in admin and payroll within practice, retail and the construction industry. As our clients’ first point of contact, Lisa provides payroll, CIS and auto enrolment services, ensuring all deadlines are met including the timely submission of your documents.

David Wilkinson

David Wilkinson

Accounts Assistant

David is with us on a one year work placement from Portsmouth University where he is studying for an accounting and finance degree.

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