Our people are our foundation, and we’ve got strength in numbers – over 50 members of staff in Cheltenham. Our partners and their expert teams of accountants specialise in different fields, but no matter what you need help with, you can be certain that we offer commercially minded solutions to help your business reach new heights.

  • MANAGING PARTNER

    Tim Watkins

    With 35 years’ experience within the firm, Tim has seen Randall & Payne through success after success. Throughout his time at Randall & Payne, he’s made his mission simple – by using the team’s wide range of skills and experience, the firm helps businesses and individuals get where they want to be.

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    Will Abbott
    Tim Watkins
  • PARTNER

    Will Abbott

    As our resident trailblazer and head of the Business Advisory team, Will brings fresh ideas, tenacity and passion to the table to help our clients meet their goals. Curiosity, clarity and commitment are at the heart of Will’s business philosophy and he applies this to every aspect of his work, helping businesses across many different sectors.

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    Will Abbott
    Will Abbott
  • PARTNER

    Russel Byrd

    Russ is our Head of Audit and Assurance, and has worked with businesses from every sector imaginable, from retail and hospitality to manufacturing and engineering. As a member of the ICAEW’s Audit Registration Committee, he oversees the professional standards of auditing across the country.


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    Will Abbott
    Russel Byrd
  • PARTNER

    Rob Case

    Rob helps our clients to meet their obligations and minimise their liabilities, and works heavily within the education, charity and construction sectors. As an avid long-distance runner, he knows that careful planning maximises results, and is always striving to improve our clients’ tax efficiency by using the latest technology.

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    Will Abbott
    Rob Case
  • PARTNER

    Vicky Link

    Vicky is our Head of Accountancy and a self-confessed perfectionist who has a keen eye for business development and new technology. She is constantly working on our accounts processes to keep standards high, and is usually found meeting with clients to help them achieve their goals and keep their business plans on track.

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    Will Abbott
    Vicky Link
  • PARTNER

    Ollie Newbold

    With an eye for a promising opportunity, Ollie leads our Corporate Finance team, securing futures for ambitious businesses and their owners. His motto is simple: "If you want to go far, go together." Therefore, he works collaboratively with the wider business community to help businesses at every stage of their journey.

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    Will Abbott
    Ollie Newbold
  • PARTNER

    Rob Stokes

    It’s all elementary for academies specialist Rob, who uses his expertise to provide schools with the year-round support they need to be a success. As Head of Outsourcing, he puts his deliberate, thoughtful approach to helping our clients with payroll services and online reporting, and is a specialist in cloud-based technologies.

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    Will Abbott
    Rob Stokes
  • HR DIRECTOR

    Jo Byrd

    As our HR Director, Jo makes sure that we employ and retain the best talent in the area, and helps us to cultivate a fantastic working environment. She has worked in managerial roles at both large, multi-national companies and SMEs in a variety of sectors, from engineering and manufacturing to financial services and IT.
    Will Abbott
  • AUDIT AND ASSURANCE MANAGER

    Chris Baldwin

    Chris is an integral part of our audit department, having helped to establish and develop our core audit offering. Managing our audit team, he ensures clients are provided with an efficient assurance service, and undertakes audits for a wide range of clients from small charities to multinational, multi-million pound organisations.

    Will Abbott
  • CORPORATE TAX MANAGER

    James Geary

    James is our lead in corporate tax and a specialist in R&D tax credits. He has been with the firm since August 2014 and has already saved our clients over £5 million in R&D tax relief. He ensures that a high standard of corporation tax compliance is maintained for all our clients.

    Will Abbott
  • SENIOR TAX ACCOUNTANT

    Emma Robinson

    Emma works within our private client tax team and has a background of providing bespoke tax advice for high net worth individuals and internationally mobile clients. With experience in complex tax returns, inheritance tax and trusts, she helps to ensure that we provide an all-round service to our clients.

    Will Abbott
  • CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

    Nikki Cairns

    As part of our accountancy department for 15 years, Nikki looks after a team of four and an impressive portfolio of clients, with specialities in agriculture, charities and pubs. Day to day, she’s always on the other end of the line when clients need advice and guidance, and is proud to work for a highly regarded local firm with a long-standing history.

    Will Abbott
  • CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

    Shaun Pegler

    Shaun works within our accountancy team and manages a substantial portfolio of clients. He manages a team of three, working closely with clients to prepare financial statements, year-end planning and identify key tax-planning opportunities.

    Will Abbott
  • CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

    Paul Sutcliffe

    Paul has a wealth of experience both in practice and industry. He manages a team of four, preparing statutory and management accounts for a significant portfolio working across a number of different sectors. When at home, Paul is kept entertained by his two young children and enjoys getting outdoors with them. He also plays hockey and captains a local first team.

    Will Abbott

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