Our Staff

Anthony Pilkington FCA

Executive Chairman

Anthony founded the company in 1994, seeing a need for quality book-keeping together with Management Accounts. He works with our MD James 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, and all admin tasks 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

Mandy Barker

Quality Manager

Organises our ISO 9001 certification and manages training.

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

Nick Radcliffe ACMA


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

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 2017

Natalie Lowe ACCA


ACCA qualified and joined BookCheck in August 2022

Emily Barber FCCA


Joined BookCheck in October 2023. She is MAAT and FCCA qualified with Xero certification.

Rachel Lay ACA

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

Clair Edwards ACCA

Accountant and Supervisor

Qualified accountant since 1999. Joined BookCheck in Feb 22. Enjoys working with lots of different types of business and getting to know them individually.

Rebecca Potts ACCA

Accountant and Supervisor

ACCA qualified accountant, working at a senior level since 2015. With BookCheck since May 22

Georgina Ferguson ACCA

Accountant and Supervisor

ACCA qualified. With BookCheck since Feb 2022

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.

Valentina Ciobanu


AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting /MAAT. With BookCheck since July 22                                    

Charlotte Smith

Supervisor and Book-keeper

Working towards ACCA. With BookCheck since Feb 22

Catherine Radcliffe

Supervisor and Book-keeper

With BookCheck since July 2005

Leanne Dennison

Payroll 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.

Lindsay Hill

Payroll Project Manager

With BookCheck since Sep 2022

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


Laura is AAT qualified with 16 years book-keeping experience. She 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


Kim Swift


Kim is AAT qualified and joined Bookcheck in 2009


Natalia Bottcher


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

Jane Hillard


Jane is both AAT and ATT qualified. Working in finance for over 20 years she has been 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

Emma Garland


Emma is MAAT qualified and Xero certified. She has worked in accountancy and bookkeeping for over 20 years and has been 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.

Kate Symes


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

Karen Webb


With BookCheck since Jan 21

Sue Bevan


With BookCheck for over 25 years 

Matthew Crooks


AAT qualified book-keeper. With BookCheck since March 22

Jonathan Clayton


Xero certified book-keeper. With BookCheck since May 22

Lauren Cooper


AAT qualified book-keeper. With BookCheck since June 22

Richard Smith


With BookCheck since 2014

Colin Webb


With BookCheck since Jan 21

Jane Osman


FIAB trained book-keeper. With BookCheck since June 22

Roxanne Perkins


ICB Level III – Certificate in Bookkeeping and Accounting, Xero Accredited. With BookCheck since June 2022

Carl Grierson

Payroll Supervisor

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 Supervisor

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

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

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

Lorna Askew

Payroll Officer

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

Kerry Brough

Payroll Officer

Over 10 years of Payroll experience. With BookCheck since Oct 2023

Anne Hewes

Payroll Officer

Expert knowledge of payroll procedures and legislation. With BookCheck since Oct 2023