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Meet The Team

Our four partners are supported by a team with varying experience and expertise. The partner dealing with your affairs will select the most appropriate member(s) of the team to work with him, so you will always deal with the same people, and they will be able to answer your queries accurately and quickly.

Giles Thrush

Partner, FCA, CTA

Giles is experienced in all aspects of general practice, working on taxation, audit review, statutory and management accounting, investigation and research and general financial planning. In addition, he is responsible for the firm’s student training and development programme.

Giles qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989 and as Chartered Tax Practitioner in 1992. He joined Richardson Dawson & Carroll in 1985, working from the Holborn office. In 1986 he moved to Marlow. On the dissolution of Richardson Dawson & Co, Giles continued working in Marlow with Richardson Jones & Co, where he became a partner in 1992.

David Porter

Partner, FCA

David is responsible for the firm’s audit regulation and practice assurance compliance. His work includes audit and accounts review, management accounting, budgeting, profit and cashflow forecasting (business plans), business valuations, personal and corporate taxation, and general financial and tax planning.

David qualified as a Certified Accountant in 1992 and as a Chartered Accountant in 1997 having joined one of the predecessor firms of Richardson Jones as a trainee in 1984. He became a Partner (Director) in 1998. David has experience in all aspects of general practice.

Outside of the office, David is a keen golfer and fan of Arsenal FC. Following the December/January deadline season, David enjoys nothing better than a skiing break with family and friends.

Chris Jones

Partner, BA, FCA

Chris’s work includes auditing, statutory accounts preparation, management accounting, personal and corporate taxation, computer consultancy and general financial planning. He is also responsible for the regulatory compliance of the firm’s investment business.

Chris qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995. He joined Richardson Jones in 1992 and has gained experience in all aspects of general practice. He became a partner in 2001.

Kevin Ellerby

Partner, FCA

Kevin’s work encompasses account preparation, audit, management accounts, VAT accounting, taxation and general financial planning.

He joined the firm in 1998 at the Great Missenden office, and relocated to Marlow in 1999. He passed his FCA qualification in 2004 and became a partner in 2012.

Outside of the office his interests include football and golf.

Lee Holloway

Client Manager

Lee has been in local general practice since he was 18 and has operated his own professional practice for the past 13 years. During August 2018 Lee merged his business with Richardson Jones.

Lee has a wealth of experience advising both corporate and personal tax clients.

Paula King

Client Manager, FCCA

Paula has many years’ experience working in accountancy practices in High Wycombe, Thame and Marlow.

Paula specialises in accountancy and personal taxation, working with small and medium sized businesses and their owners . She enjoys getting to know clients and helping them with all areas of running their businesses

Outside work Paula enjoys going to the theatre and walking, and running (trying to get beyond week 6 on Couch to 5K on a regular basis)

Robert Fry

Client Manager

Bob has over 35 years of accounts and tax experience having previously worked in a Beaconsfield firm.

Outside of the office he enjoys sports – playing and watching – in particular football and is an avid Tottenham Hotspur fan.

Andrew Wong

Chartered Accountant, ACA

Andrew helps a broad range of clients with accounts preparation, audit and individual and corporate tax. He passed his ACA qualification in 2015.

After graduating from Sheffield University with a BA in Accounting and Financial Management, Andrew trained with a medium-sized accountancy firm in Uxbridge. He joined us in 2011 and appreciates the variety and more ‘hands on’ approach of a smaller practice.

Andrew enjoys street dancing and music – he plays piano and composes.

Tom Bailey

Accountant, AAT

Tom’s work encompasses statutory and management accounts preparations, tax, VAT and payroll. He has 10 years of experience and is a qualified AAT practitioner.

Outside the office his interests include football and horse racing.

Alex Bartlett

Chartered Accountant, ACA

Alex joined the firm in 2012, and specialises in providing accounts preparation, taxation, VAT and audit services. He qualified in AAT in 2014 and passed his ACA qualification in 2016.

Outside of work, Alex enjoys playing golf at various local courses and has an interest in Formula 1 and football.

Alison Ball

Chartered Accountant & Tax Adviser, ACA CTA

Alison joined the firm in 2014, and specialises in providing accounts preparation, taxation and management account services. She graduated from Coventry University with a degree in economics and has prevous experience in the industry sector. She passed her ACA qualification in 2016.

Alison enjoys running in her spare time, challenging numerous distance events to raise money for charity.

Sarah Briggs

Chartered Accountant, ACA

Sarah joined the firm in 2014, and specialises in providing accounts preparation, taxation, VAT and audit services. She graduated from Portsmouth University with a degree in Accounting and has over 5 years’ experience in the accounting sector. She passed her ACA qualification in 2016.

 Sarah enjoys CrossFit and clay pigeon shooting in her spare time.

Katie Porter

Chartered Accountant, MAAT, ACA

Katie joined the firm as a trainee AAT accountant in 2019, after deciding to take a career change from being a qualified chef. She then entered a Chartered Accountant training contract and qualified in August 2023.

Katie specialises in providing management accounting services to a variety of clients as well as preparation of statutory accounts, corporation tax returns and personal tax returns.

She still enjoys cooking In her spare time, along with going swimming, skiing and to the cinema.

Stephanie Clough

Payroll Manager

Stephanie has worked in payroll for a number of years before joining the firm in 2014. She now manages the payroll department here at Richardson Jones.

Outside of work when she is not spending the majority of her time with her horse she is a keen rugby player.

Freddy Woods

Accounting Technician, MAAT

Freddy graduated university in 2019 with a degree in accounting and finance. He joined the firm in October 2019 and is involved with most areas of accountancy and taxation. Freddy qualified as a professional member of the Association of Accounting Technicians in January 2024.

Outside of work he enjoys strength training and is a qualified personal trainer.

Emma Engall, Louisa Porter, and Charlotte Raddon

Office managers and administrator

Emma, Louisa, and Charlotte jointly run the office. As well as meeting and greeting visitors and answering the phones, they are in charge of the firm’s sales and purchase ledger and also deal with annual Confirmation Statements for limited companies.

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