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Who We Are

A modern approachable team.

We are a modern approachable team of chartered certified accountants and registered auditors with specialist knowledge in areas including Charities and Not For Profits. We offer a wide range of accounting services such as Audit, Accounts, Taxation, Xero and Payroll.

Many of our clients are based in Brighton, Sussex and London but we are also pleased to offer our support further afield.

MEET OUR TEAM

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Michelle Westbury FCCA Director
Michelle founded West & Berry having previously been a partner at another Brighton based firm of accountants. Her aim is to ensure the firm retains its culture of building strong relationships with each client. Michelle works with a variety of clients ranging from people starting out in business to companies that turnover millions. Michelle also has over 25 years experience in the charity and not for profit sector, including community interest companies and co-operatives. In her spare time Michelle is a trustee of two local charities. Other passions include travel and live music.
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Peter Chisholm FCCA Senior Manager
Peter gained his ACCA qualification following a number of years’ experience with well-respected Brighton firms. At West & Berry Peter specialises in audit and assurance, utilising his experience in this area to advise clients. Peter also supports clients with company accounts, personal tax, and has experience with charities and the not-for-profit sector. Peter is responsible for over seeing the work of the team, the smooth running of the practice and supporting the team to reach their goals. Outside of work Peter enjoys spending time with his young family and pursuing his interests in tennis & cycling.
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Liz Casewell FCCA Business Services Manager
Liz is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant with many years of experience with well-respected Brighton practices. She joined West & Berry as Business Services Manager in 2019.  At West & Berry Liz oversees Xero and cloud accounting, VAT and Payroll, utilising her extensive experience in this area. Liz builds strong relationships with clients as she works closely with them getting to know their businesses and their team. Outside of work Liz likes to travel, and spend time with her family, including an ever growing number of adopted animals.
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Nathalie Clarke FCCA Charity & Accounts Manager
Nathalie is a Charity and Not For Profit accounts specialist having worked in this sector for many years. She is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant joining West & Berry in 2020 to support our charity clients. Nathalie advises new and established charities and other social enterprises on structure, governance and accounting systems such as Xero. Nathalie loves skiing holidays with her family, drawing and painting. She is also a qualified yoga teacher!
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Katie Marjoram ACCA Accounts Manager
Katie is an ACCA qualified accountant who joined West & Berry in 2020. She has experience in supporting a variety of clients with their accounting and tax affairs. She also forms part of the audit team and is our in-house service charge specialist. Katie is well versed in using cloud accounting software, and helps build relationships with our VAT clients by assisting and training them in using Xero. Katie is a keen reader and forager and loves spending time with her two miniature dogs.
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Kayleigh Clement MAAT Accounts team
Kayleigh is an AAT qualified accountant currently training for the ACCA qualification. Kayleigh supports clients with year end accounts, VAT returns and taxation. Kayleigh also works with charity and commercial audit clients. Kayleigh is Mum to twin boys and super fan of Harry Potter.
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Cath Greaves-Lord Payroll Manager
Cath runs our payroll department supporting our clients with monthly payroll processing, pensions and advice on all the complexities of being an employer. Cath has excellent time management skills to ensure everyone gets paid on time! Cath juggles work & childcare for her grandchild, she is also taking part in the Homes for Ukraine scheme.
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Elisabeth Williams ACA Client Manager
Elisabeth is qualified Chartered Accountant who joined West & Berry in 2022. She has extensive experience working with small and medium sized owner managed businesses. At West & Berry Elisabeth supports a portfolio of clients with year-end accounts, VAT, Xero and tax planning, working remotely with Tildy the Dachshund.
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Jools Pike MAAT Xero Advisor
Jools is an AAT qualified Accountant who joined West & Berry in 2023 to support our commercial and charity clients with bookkeeping, VAT and Year end accounts. Jools is Xero advisor who trains and supports clients starting out on Xero. Outside of work Jools has a passion for film, theatre and rambling on the South Downs and in Scotland.
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Lucy Taylor ACA Assistant Charity & Audit Manager
Lucy is an ACA qualified accountant who joined West & Berry in 2023. She specialises in the charity and not-for-profit sector and is experienced in carrying out accounts preparation, independent examinations, and audits. She enjoys working with clients to get to know their charity or business, as well as supporting their year end requirements. Outside of work Lucy enjoys gardening, growing fruit and vegetables, reading and wildlife watching in the South Downs.

SEE WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY:

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    "We have been a client of Michelle and her team for many years and are always impressed with the friendly, personal and professional support we receive. We would not hesitate to recommend West & Berry accountancy services to others."

    Damian Buxton, Director - P.H. Buxton & Sons
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    "As a small/medium sized educational charity we find the advice and guidance we receive from West and Berry to be invaluable. Their experience of working with charities is a great support to us. They are genuinely interested in our school and our financial results and have always been happy to give advice when asked."

    Anna Thatcher, Loxdale
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    ‘’The team at West & Berry always bring calm and clarity to the stress and complication of everything financial. Having operated as a sole trader and in setting up my limited company, their experience and expertise has been invaluable. They are genuinely interested in what I do and how my business can keep growing. I would always highly recommend them."

    Natasha, Founder & Chief Executive - WiseOnWater
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    ‘’West and Berry Accountants have just taken away all the problems around payroll and year end accounting, supporting me with the entire process. The team are friendly, knowledge and fast to respond to any day to day queries.’’

    Helen - Sakala Sussex
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    "We are a small/medium scale arts organisation, which became a CIO in 2015. Since becoming a charity Michelle has acted as Independent Examiner of our accounts and I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is efficient & calm and never makes you feel inadequate or disorganised. I actually look forward to our annual chats, and know our accounts are safe in her hands."

    Suzi Hopkins, Artistic Director - The Company
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    "We would definitely recommend West & Berry Accountants, you’re made to feel important whether you’re a small operation or a huge business"

    Kieran Ridley - GR Teamwear
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    “We have been working with Michelle for over 14 years and are delighted to be a client of West & Berry. The team are always quick to respond and we truly rate their services when it comes to Audits and Accreditations. We have absolutely no reservations in recommending them. They are friendly, professional and extremely helpful, always offering sound and robust expert advice.”

    Kate Phillips, Co-founder and Director – Ashdown Phillips