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Our Staff

Anthony Pilkington FCA

FCA, Executive Chairman

Anthony founded the company in 1994 seeing a need for quality book-keeping together with Management Accounts. He works to win new business and has responsibility for the strategic development of the Company

Anthony qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in Bristol after graduating from Bristol University where he read Economics & Accounting. He has worked for BAe Systems, Unilever, Marsh & McLennan (Bermuda), TV Times and Time Warner. He has a strong IT background, evidenced by the Company providing from as far back as 2003 what are now called Cloud services

James Wetherall ACA

Managing Director

After studying Zoology at Royal Holloway, a second degree in Accounting and Finance was completed before qualifying in 2018 as a Chartered Accountant.

Zara Rayson

Office Manager

Zara's responsibilities include client and staff relations, resource management and everything else involved in the running of a busy Head Office. Zara joined BookCheck in 2002


Kate Culley

Finance Administrator

Joined BookCheck in 2007. Previously working in payroll with Sainsburys


Caroline Wilson

Marketing & HR Manager

BSc (Hons) Business Management & IT, HND Human Resources. With BookCheck since Feb 2017

Janet Plumb ACMA


Janet has been working for BookCheck since 2005. She carries out most of the prospective client Xero or Sage HealthChecks and prepares BookCheck's own management accounts. Janet is our Excel guru

David Plumb ACMA


David is ACMA qualified and has worked for a variety of SMEs as Company Accountant. His work has involved him in a number of different sectors such as: aerospace, professional services, IT and environmental services. Joined BookCheck in early 2017

Nick Radcliffe ACMA


ACMA qualified Management Accountant. Qualified for 17 years. Always worked with SMEs. Broadly experienced over many sectors with specialist knowledge of logistics

Carolyn Graham


ACA, Qualified in 1991, worked in industry as FC or FD  - joined BC in Aug 2021

Rachel Lay

Accountant and Supervisor

Qualified ACA with over 20 years industry wide experience.  Worked in practice as auditor before moving across to financial accountant roles within the travel and engineering sectors.  Joined BookCheck in 2015

Keri Baker

Supervisor and Quality Manager

Keri joined the BookCheck team in early 2018 and hasn’t looked back since. As a supervisor at BookCheck, Keri works closely with book-keepers to ensure they are supported in their work. She is our Xero guru and specialises in migrations to Xero and everything to do with Xero add-on development. This always achieves great efficiencies and often transforms the whole business

Karen Dyson


AAT and ACCA qualified. Over 30 years of industry experience. With BookCheck since 2013

Anabel Kingshott


Worked in banking, treasury and finance for many years. With BookCheck since 2019

Mel Redding


AAT qualified. Experience in lots of industries. Began her second stint with BookCheck in July 2020.

Jen Mockridge

Payroll Manager

Multiple qualifications with CIPP, the highest level being Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Reward Management. 14 years in payroll, 12 of those in management roles, with BookCheck since 2016

Leanne Dennison

Payroll Assistant Manager

Leanne joined the payroll team in June 2019. She has 10 years of payroll experience and became a qualified advanced payroll technician with CIPP in 2018. She enjoys working with Excel to build spreadsheets that can assist with the administration of payroll.

Christine Beard

Payroll Officer/Book-keeping Administrator

Joined BookCheck in 2014 working as a payroll administrator and book-keeper from home. 

Cecile Murray


With BookCheck since September 2012 and has been practising book-keeping for 30 years

Louisa Nott


Louisa has worked with BookCheck since 2011 and has been working as a book-keeper since 1989

Laura Talboys


AAT qualified with 16 years book-keeping experience. Laura has worked for BookCheck since Oct 2016

Linda Catanzaro


Linda Catanzaro is a member of the BookCheck team who has worked with the company for over 20 years. She is a supervisor with the accounts team, and also works in the payroll team. She has worked with many varied and interesting clients over the years


Laura Hayward


Laura started working in finance 20 years ago and is AAT Level 3 qualified. With BookCheck since 2019

Kim Swift


AAT qualified. Joined Bookcheck in 2009


Natalia Bottcher


AAT (level 3) and ICB (level 4) qualified. Natalia has been with BookCheck since 2018

Julia Briggs


Bookkeeping suits the precise and organised side of her character. With BookCheck since 2005

Jane Hillard


Both AAT and ATT qualified. Working in finance for over 20 years. With BookCheck since 2019

Janice Short


AAT Level 4 qualified – MAAT. Worked in the accounting field for 25 years, 9 yrs for a large enterprise and the last 16 yrs for small businesses. With BookCheck since 2020

Amelia Abdulsamad


Worked in management accounting for over 10 years. With BookCheck since 2020

Bethan Garlick


Bookkeeper since 2016. Xero and Quickbooks certified advisor. With BookCheck since Feb 2021

Emma Garland


MAAT professional qualification and I am xero certified. Worked in accountancy and bookkeeping for over 20 years. With BookCheck since 2020

Gila Coghlan


AAT NVQ Level 4 in Accounting, CIMA Stage 2. Book-keeping since 1994, working as a management accountant before joining BookCheck in 2019

Matthew Bleach


MAAT qualified member since May 1997. Worked in the accounts field since 1993. Matthew has worked with BookCheck since 2009

Rebecca Ashmeade


MAAT qualified and working for BookCheck since Feb 2020. Worked in this field since 2013

Ellie Jones


AAT Level 3 qualified and working towards level 4. Over 8 years experience in finance, specialising in the construction industry. Previously worked as a Finance Officer/Manager for SME’s.

Debbie Hale


Joined BookCheck in March 2021.  Worked in the industry for 23 years, trained in Practice, part ACCA qualified.

Kate Symes


AAT qualified and been working in finance and accounting since 2008 been with BookCheck since January 2022

Lorien Houlton

Payroll Officer

I.P.P. qualified with 20 years experience of varied payrolls.  With BookCheck since 2016

Katie Dillon

Payroll Officer

Diploma in Payroll Management in 2014 and lots of experience using various payroll systems including IRIS and Sage. With BookCheck since 2017

Carl Grierson

Payroll Officer

Over 9 years experience working within the payroll and finance sector in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand. With BookCheck since Feb 2021

Chanel Lowe

Payroll Officer

Joined the BookCheck payroll team in November 2020. Deciding to specialise in payroll in 2018 after working in HR Management and Payroll for 10 years

Diona Taylor

Payroll Officer

Qualified as a Payroll Technician with CIPP in 2018. Joined BookCheck in June 2020. Worked in banking and within accountancy practices for 24 years

Elizabeth Lamb

Payroll Officer

20 years Payroll experience having mainly worked in the NHS and Local Government Payrolls. With BookCheck since Jan 2021

Lorna Askew

Payroll Officer

Over 40 years of experience in Payroll. With BookCheck since 2020