Our people are our foundation, and we’ve got strength in numbers – over 53 members of staff, in fact. Our partners and their expert teams 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.

Tim Watkins

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

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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Russel Byrd

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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Rob Case

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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Vicky Link

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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Ollie Newbold

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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Rob Stokes

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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Richard Gray

Business Advisory Manager

Richard Gray

Richard is a qualified mBIT coach, Motivational Maps practitioner and accredited Mindshop facilitator, and helps businesses to achieve their real potential as part of our business advisory team. With 21 years’ experience in various business development roles, he brings a wealth of expertise to Randall & Payne.

Chris Baldwin

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.

Jo Byrd

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.

Nikki Cairns

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.

Trish Clements

Private Client Tax Manager

Trish Clements

Our private client tax specialist, Trish, has a wealth of experience in handling high net worth individuals and business owners. With expertise in inheritance tax and capital gains tax planning, she not only ensures that clients meet their obligations, but makes sure that they are as tax efficient as possible.

Jacquie Cooke

Client Relationship Manager

Jacquie Cooke

Jacquie has over 30 years’ accountancy experience in finance, having worked both within the travel industry and at various practices, including her own. On a daily basis, she manages a team within our accountancy department, supporting them with any queries or problems, and builds strong client-firm relationships.

James Geary

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.

Shaun Pegler

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.

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