MGB Accountants

About Us

Our clients’ businesses are at the heart of our business.

Our commitment to your business is unwavering. Our full-service offering always supports your strategy, whilst simplifying every accountancy process.

We firmly believe that we can help you meet your goals and objectives.

We do this by offering you the great benefits that mark us out as an exceptional accountancy practice in Bristol. 

Our History

MGB Accountants was formed in 2013, when we took over the practice of David Wilson in Westbury on Trym.  Shortly thereafter, we moved out of David’s office to our current base in Redland.  Since 2013 we have grown both organically and through some small acquisitions.  In 2015 we acquired the Juniper Accountancy and in 2019 we acquired Sarah Birch – both sole practitioners in Bristol.  These acquisitions, along with natural growth through client referrals have seen us grow to eight employees spread across three offices – in Redland, Thornbury and Wotton under Edge.


Throughout this time, our focus has been on delivering a quality, professional, friendly and proactive service for our clients.  All of our work is undertaken on a fixed fee basis, so our clients always know where they stand in terms of our charges – most electing to pay their fees by monthly standing order.  As a firm, we do not keep timesheets, so there is no “clock ticking” when we are talking to our clients – and we find that this helps our clients know that they can contact us to discuss issues in the knowledge that they will not receive a bill for the time! We pride ourselves on our client retention rate, and typically we only part ways with a client when their business closes down.

Why Us

  • Fixed fees
    Our clients always know where they stand with our charges; all work is quoted and agreed up front with the option to pay on completion or monthly via standing order.
  • Approachable
    We offer a personable service to our clients.  Our team are all approachable and friendly and will go the extra mile to support the needs of our customers.  
  • Proactive
    We consider our job to be much more than creating a set of accounts at the end of the year.  We actively encourage our clients to contact us throughout the year, and particularly when something major is happening with their business so that we can offer real-time advice.  We meet with our clients typically twice a year to discuss tax planning opportunities;


Our Team

With the growth of MGB Accountants has come team expansion, we are now a squad of 8 spread across the 3 office locations. With many years’ experience between the team, you can be sure that your requirements will be dealt with efficiently and appropriately. A friendly and approachable bunch, all willing to go above and beyond to support the business and our client’s needs.

Paul founded MGB in 2013 and has built a reliable team around him since then. Paul qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2005 and as a Chartered Tax Advisor soon after, initially specialising in US Tech start-ups; helping them with their European expansion. Nowadays, Paul supports our clients, focussing on advising clients with tax planning, including remuneration strategy, company structuring, share schemes and R&D tax credit claims. Outside of work Paul is kept busy by his three children, is Trustee for a number of local charities and follows the trials and tribulations of Derby County football club.

Paul Clarke (FCCA CTA)


Emma joined MGB Accountants in 2019 with more than 20 years in practice. At MGB, Emma deals with a portfolio of clients for VAT, Accounting, Payroll and general tax advice for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies. Outside of work Emma enjoys trips to the cinema, walking her dogs and baking; she is currently the reigning MGB bake off champion.

Emma Allen (FCCA)

Client Manager

Philip joined MGB Accountants in 2020 with more than 6 years’ experience in practice. At MGB, Philip's role includes working with clients to meet their compliance needs, as well as helping them to grow their business. Outside of work Philip plays football for his local club most weekends, as well as the odd cricket game in the summer. He also enjoys tackling home DIY projects (with mixed success), as well as helping out on his family farm.

Philip Williams (ACCA)

Client Manager

Lesley joined MGB Accountants in 2015 with 20 years’ experience in the industry and has recently qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor. At MGB, Lesley deals with a portfolio of clients including sole traders, partnerships and limited companies, handling all of their day to day accounting and taxation needs. In her free time Lesley is a keen gardener, an avid walker (she regularly walks long stretches of the UK coastal paths) as well as taking many weekly classes including Pilates.

Lesley Chir (FCCA CTA)

Client Manager

Suzanne joined MGB Accountants in 2015 and has more than 20 years' experience in personal tax and payroll. At MGB, Suzanne is responsible for monthly payroll preparation and submissions as well as preparation of annual company accounts and bookkeeping for a portfolio of clients. Suzanne is referred to as our Payroll Guru and is our “go to” if we have a payroll query. Outside of work Suzanne enjoys spending time with her pup.

Suzanne Russell

Payroll and Bookkeeper

Tim joined MGB Accountants in 2020 with more than 30 years’ experience working in payroll for both small and large organisations. At MGB, Tim is responsible for monthly payroll preparation and pension submissions. Outside of work Tim performs in amateur dramatic productions, is a keen rugby fan and a Man United supporter but don't hold that against him.

Tim Bailey

Payroll and Bookkeeper

Alison joined MGB Accountants in 2018 and has 10 years’ experience in bookkeeping. At MGB, Alison is responsible for preparation of annual company accounts, bookkeeping, VAT return and CIS returns for an extensive portfolio of clients. When not at work Alison enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with her dog. She has recently taken up running; the dog is less keen on this.

Alison Bleything (ACA)


Mar joined MGB Accountants in 2020 with over 5 years' experience in Financial Administration. At MGB, Mar facilitates the smooth running of our offices, general administration, client onboarding and Company Secretarial filings. Outside of work, Mar's time is largely taken up by her two children. She enjoys cooking, baking and trips to "sunny" Cornwall to visit friends, family and squeeze in a bit of bodyboarding.

Mar Woodley

Office Manager