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Meet the Team

Stopfords-Chesterfield-office-1024x915We are committed to ensuring the success of our clients and our team of dedicated and friendly staff strive to provide the best service possible.

Our team has a wealth of experience and knowledge in supporting businesses like yours. We understand your needs and the challenges you face. The team includes qualified accountants, taxation specialists, corporate finance advisors and a host of other experienced professionals.

We are passionate about supporting our staff to improve and through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) we ensure the expertise and skills of the team are up to date and at the highest level. To do this we provide all our staff with the latest training opportunities and we are also an approved training office for both ICAEW and ACCA.

Why not take a look through the team using the menu on the left and find out who is best suited to help you.





Martin Swain

Martin joined our Chesterfield practice in February 2012 and has over 15 years’ experience in accountancy. His expertise covers all accountancy areas and one of his roles is to promote and develop the Chesterfield office.

Brian Stopford

Brian launched Stopfords in September 1994. He has over 35 years’ experience in accounting and is a highly respected member of the Mansfield business community. He hopes to see the practice grow for many years to come!

Phil Nicholson

Phil joined the team in March 2000 and became a Director in May 2007. He specialises in corporate businesses and works closely with a number of our major clients.

Glen Wood

Glen joined the team in 2002 and became a Director in May 2007. He has over 25 years’ experience as an accountant and he manages our Sole Trader and Partnership Team.

Accounts Production

Pat Stopford

Pat is one of the original Stopfords team and has over 25 years’ experience. She is a fully qualified accountant whose role is split between the corporate and sole traders and partnership teams.

Nichola Clark

Nichola joined the team in November 2013 as Limited Team Manager. She qualified as an accountant in 2010 and has 10 years’ experience working with a variety of businesses.

Rebecca Mitchell

Rebecca joined the team in 2007 and qualified as an accountant in summer 2012. Her time is split between the corporate and sole trader and partnership teams.

Sue Day

Sue is one of the original team at Stopford Associates and has over 40 years’ experience. She has direct responsibility for a number of clients.

Russell Eley

Russ joined Stopfords in January 2016 and brings over 15 years’ experience to the Corporate team. He is a qualified accountant who has worked alongside businesses’ in many different sectors around the Mansfield area.

Sarah Barker

Sarah works predominately in the Corporate Team carrying out Audits and working closely with some of our Limited clients. When joining Stopfords in 2011 she also worked with our Sole Trader & Partnership Team which means she has a wealth of experience in all sizes of business

Angela Strouther

Angela joined the team in June 2012 and works as an accounts assistant.

Shaun Newham

Shaun joined the team in July 2015 as a trainee accountant and is currently studying towards AAT Level 3.

Will Bostock

Will joined the team in July 2016 as a trainee accountant and currently studying towards AAT level 3.

Jessica Godrich

Jessica joined our Chesterfield office in June 2016 as a Semi Senior Accountant. She has achieved her Level 2 and Level 3 in AAT and is in now AAT Level 4 qualified.

Ryan Wilkes

Ryan joined our Chesterfield office in August 2016. Ryan has been working in accountancy for over 5 years, is AAT & ATT qualified and is currently studying to be ACCA qualified


Tricia Cutts

Tricia is one of the original Stopfords team members. She heads up the tax team and has extensive knowledge in many areas of taxation both personal & corporate. She is a member of the Institute of Taxation (CTA), and a fellow member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (FMAAT).

Pam Durham

Pam joined the team in November 2016. She is a Chartered Tax Adviser and member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Pam has more than 35 years’ experience in personal tax, trust and estates.

Tim Taylor

Tim joined the firm in March 2017 with over 15 years experience in personal tax compliance, and prides himself in building relationships with clients. Tim is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT).


Mandy Charlton

Joining the firm in 2004 Mandy has worked to develop the payroll department and ease the burden of payroll on our clients. She has a lot of experience and recognises that attention to detail is a pre-requirement in producing prompt and accurate information.

Joseph Cherry

Joseph joined us in February 2016 and is currently studying level 4 AAT, and is looking forward to a prosperous future at Stopfords.

Beverley Hallam

Beverley joined us in April 2016 and has over 30 years’ experience in payroll.


Jayne Watt

After working self-employed in bookkeeping for over 8 years Jayne joined Stopfords in June 2014. She has excellent bookkeeping experience and knowledge after working in the area for over 15 years.

Nichola Nettleship

Nichola has worked in Accountancy for over 8 years and has gained her Level 3 AAT qualification.  She joined Stopfords in October 2016 and works within the bookkeeping and accounts production team.


Ruth Wilson

After joining the team in 1997 as a receptionist Ruth has grown with the firm and now has the role of Office Manager being responsible for the practice administration including all credit control issues.

Amanda Parsons

Amanda has been a central figure in this department since she joined the practice in 2000. She is Head Receptionist and makes everyone feel welcome at Stopfords.

Alison Chapman

Alison joined Stopfords in January 2013 with over 20 year of administration experience.  She can be found on reception on Thursday and Fridays

Jess Wilson

Jess moved to our Mansfield office in July 2014 as an Admin Assistant, after initially joining our Chesterfield office in October 2013. She has achieved her NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration and NVQ Level 3 in Customer Service.

April Shaw

April joined Stopfords in June 2015, she is responsible for the administration and making clients feel welcome at the Chesterfield office.

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