Our Brilliant Bookkeeping Team

Over 100 years of experience between them. You want the best, so we employ the best!

We know as a business owner you have to juggle many things. Let us take care of one less thing and enable you to make better and more confident decisions on expenditure and growth.

Nicky Cole

Managing Director

Nicky specialises in:

Sole trader accountancy, bookkeeping, self-assessments and Xero.

Nicky Says…

“Having owned and worked with small businesses for many years, I am fortunate to have the knowledge & skills to advise and assist our clients through every stage of their business journey.”

When Nicky’s not working…

“I enjoy walking my dogs, spending time outside, cooking and a cold glass of white wine.”

Nicky
Cole

Managing Director

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Michelle Wain

Practice Manager

Michelle specialises in:

Client communication, office management, business development, office admin, Marketing

Michelle Says…

“With over 18 years’ experience in Office Management, Admin and Personal assistance, I take great pride in a smoothly run office, I enjoy communicating with members of our wide and varied client base daily, whilst assisting with the growth of the business via marketing and taking care of the day to day running of the Practice.”

When Michelle’s not working…

“I love walking and spending time with my dog, am an avid reader and when I get the chance I love to travel, experiencing different cultures and making wonderful memories.”

Michelle
Wain

Practice Manager

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Emily Durrant

Accounts Manager

Emily specialises in:

Accountancy, Bookkeeping, Tax, Sage and Xero.

Emily Says…

“I love being able to support my clients with their accounts and help them achieve what they want with their business. I have worked in practice for over 12 years and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2015.”

When Emily’s not working…

“In my spare time I enjoy playing the piano and going for a run. I completed my first marathon in 2022 and look forward to the next challenge. I also love to travel and hope to see as much of the world as possible. When I am not travelling to a new country, I love exploring the UK in our campervan.”

Emily
Durrant

Accounts Manager

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Sally Williams

Bookkeeping Manager

Sally specialises in:

Bookkeeping, CIS, Xero, Team Management

Sally Says…

“After many years of building my skillset in industry, I have worked my way up to Bookkeeping Manager at MABK. I enjoy the fast-paced nature of working in practice and building relationships with clients is my speciality.”

When Sally’s not working…

“Running is key in my personal time, allowing me to destress, unwind and keep fit all at the same time. I also enjoy nothing more than a nice evening with friends and family, with good food and a glass of something fizzy.”

Sally
Williams

Bookkeeping Manager

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Vina Patel

Payroll Manager

Vina specialises in:

Processing payrolls for a variety of clients from start to finish, Sage 50 payroll, P60s Year End Process, Pension Auto-Enrolment, Statutory Payments.

Vina Says…

“I am a dedicated payroll manager, with over 7 years’ experience in payroll both in-house and in practice. I have processed payrolls for over 200 different clients and bring a diverse range of experience to the team. I graduated with Honours with a Law degree, MSc in Management studies and a professional qualification in payroll (CIPP).”

When Vina’s not working…

“I am a keen gym goer and enjoy spending time with family and friends.”

Vina
Patel

Payroll Manager

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Sarah Williams

Client Bookkeeper & Payroller

Sarah specialises in:

Bookkeeping, Payroll, CIS, year-end, XERO & SAGE

Sarah Says…

“I have worked in a variety of industries which has given me knowledge in a wide variety of business setups and processes. I am diverse and fast learning which enables me to pick up new tasks quickly and efficiently.”

When Sarah’s not working…

“I enjoy walking my 3 dogs and riding my horse, if I’m not in the office or in the countryside you will find me enjoying a nice cold drink somewhere.”

Sarah
Williams

Client Bookkeeper & Payroller

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Lorna Nee

Client Bookkeeper

Lorna specialises in:

Bookkeeping, VAT Returns, Xero, Self Assessments

Lorna Says…

“If it’s attention to detail you’re after, you’ve come to the right place. With many years of industry and practice experience topped off with being a fully qualified AAT accountant, you will be more than happy with my bookkeeping and self assessment skills.”

When Lorna’s not working…

“Outside of work, you’ll often find me sailing or involved in some other water sports activity.”

Lorna
Nee

Client Bookkeeper

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Tracy Powell

Client Bookkeeper

Tracy specialises in:

Bookkeeping, Xero, Sage

Tracy Says…

“I’ve worked in industry for over 20 years, mainly in the automotive industry, starting as an accounts assistant, then becoming a book-keeper after completing my AAT. I love book-keeping and enjoy working with clients to get their accounts looking neat and tidy.”

When Tracy’s not working…

“I love spending time with my family and going for country walks. I adore dogs, especially Labradors.”

Tracy
Powell

Client Bookkeeper

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Catherine Seager

Client Bookkeeper

Catherine specialises in:

Bookkeeping, Payroll, Xero.

Catherine Says…

“Working within practice, covering both book-keeping and payroll, we get to enjoy such a great variety of work. I love working with a multitude of clients, each with their own requirements and priorities.”

When Catherine’s not working…

“My absolute passion is running and all the comes with that, from the personal achievements, the friendships and socialising to the countryside we get to enjoy whilst out. I’m a mother of 4 children, ranging from my eldest at 20 to our 2 year old lad. Add in Nugget, our slightly crazy Spanish waterdog, and Jaffa, our grumpy cat, and you end up with a very busy, slightly manic, but fun family life. I’ve recently combined my love of running with family to volunteer to the local Hogmoor junior parkrun as Run Director which is an absolute pleasure to be a part of.”

Catherine
Seager

Client Bookkeeper

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Jodi Bishop

Client Bookkeeper

Jodi specialises in:

Bookkeeping, VAT returns, Sage, Xero.

Jodi Says…

“Having worked in practice for more than twelve years and with a variety of different clients, I provide day to day book-keeping using the valuable knowledge I have gained.”

When Jodi’s not working…

“I enjoy socialising with friends, spending time with family and finding a good Netflix boxset to binge!”

Jodi
Bishop

Client Bookkeeper

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Melanie Webb

Client Bookkeeper

Melanie specialises in:

Bookkeeping, Sage, Xero.

Melanie Says…

“I began my career in practice, before working in industry as a management accountant. I hold an AAT and HR qualification and am fully conversant with RTI Payroll. I love the exactness of numbers, being slightly OCD helps!”

When Melanie’s not working…

“I enjoy gardening, taking my Yorkshire terrier Coco for long walks, especially on the South West Coastal path and spending time with my boyfriend, family and friends.”

Melanie
Webb

Client Bookkeeper

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Tracy Harris

Client Bookkeeper

Tracy specialises in:

Bookkeeping, Sage, Xero.

Tracy Says…

“I joined Mad About Bookkeeping in 2015 following an 18 year career in banking and international wealth management. I returned to the UK and took a career break when my children were small then retrained as a bookkeeper. Since then I have gained professional qualifications and a wealth of experience helping our many and varied clients.”

When Tracy’s not working…

“I love arts and crafts, reading, gardening and a bit of Netflix binge watching but mainly I am Mum to my two fabulous children and Ollie the dog.”

Tracy
Harris

Client Bookkeeper

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John Oldfield

Junior Client Bookkeeper

John specialises in:

Basic bookkeeping, Sage, Xero.

John Says…

“Applying my learnt knowledge through my current studies with AAT gives me great satisfaction in assisting the team in the day to day Bookkeeping of clients.”

When John’s not working…

“I enjoy going to the gym, playing golf, and trying to keep up with my two young children!”

John
Oldfield

Junior Client Bookkeeper

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Barbara Hammond

Admin Assistant

Barbara specialises in:

Client onboarding and office management systems.

Barbara Says…

“Having supported a large team in my previous role, I bring strong organisation skills to the team, to ensure a smooth onboarding experience for our clients.”

When Barbara’s not working…

“I enjoy walking my dog, reading, baking & playing Candy Crush!”

Barbara
Hammond

Admin Assistant

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Poppy, Pixie and Purdy

Security Guards

These 3 bundles of cuteness are heavily relied upon to take care of us all and ward off any unwanted visitors.

Poppy, Pixie and Purdy

Security Guards

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Benson and Barney

Chief Executives of Mischief

These 2 little mischief-makers are the life and soul of the office.

Benson and Barney

Chief Executives of Mischief

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Zak

Chief Co-ordinator of Walkies

Our oldest and most responsible member of the 4 legged team, keeping all the others in check.

Zak

Chief Co-ordinator of Walkies

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Chester

Wellness Coach

The largest and softest of the troupe, loves nothing more than giving every visitor a generous lick!

Chester

Wellness Coach

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Toby & Bella

Guardian Angels

Sadly Toby and Bella are no longer with us but we are sure they are watching over us and with us in spirit.

Toby & Bella

Guardian Angels

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MABK have helped me with my day to day bookkeeping, and I now know where I am with all aspects of my accounts. I no longer have to worry about HMRC deadlines, and its lovely to have a meeting and a coffee with Sally once a week to keep us in order.

David Varney

The team are always there to help, and nothing ever seems like any trouble, highly recommend the whole team.

Clive Hibbert

The team at Mad About Bookkeeping have been managing our bookkeeping and payroll since 2016 and I have nothing but praise for them. They are friendly, efficient, effective and feel like an extension to our team. Thank you all!

Katherine Tanner-Tremaine

Honestly could not run my our business without them! Easy going, helpful, knowledgeable, nothing too much effort and just really nice people. Highly recommend.

Andrew Reid Thomas