About us

The Firm

With offices in both Bristol and Cheltenham, we are a popular independent firm of Chartered Accountants, business advisers and tax specialists. We offer professional advice and services to a variety of clients located throughout the South West.

Our client base is varied and ranges from personal clients looking to protect their wealth, through to large companies looking for tax and accountancy advice. Our clients are from diverse industry sectors and our wealth of knowledge covers many different areas.

Each client has a dedicated client manager and director to deal with. Our managers develop long term relationships with clients.

Our commercially minded directors support our clients, offering a creative and innovative approach to enable you to achieve both your personal and business objectives. We offer a guaranteed performance standard to make sure you are happy with our service.  Our clients benefit from our pro-active approach which involves on-going discussion, and a current tracking of your progress throughout the year. As a result, we are able to anticipate problems and recommend practical solutions before the year end.

Our fees are fixed and we don't charge you for emails or telephone calls, so you can rest assured that there will be no nasty surprises!

Please contact us today to arrange a meeting.

Meet the Team

Anthea Evans FCCA

Anthea Evans FCCA

Anthea graduated from Southampton in 2001 before becoming ACCA qualified in 2004. She joined Mitchells in 2007 as a client manager before becoming a director of the practice in 2013. Anthea’s portfolio includes a wide variety of clients from small personal tax clients to medium sized corporate entities, providing accountancy and taxation services.

Outside of work Anthea enjoys spending time with her daughter, swimming and socialising with friends and family.

Sam Ballinger ACA

Sam Ballinger ACA

Sam became ACA qualified in 2008 and has 10 years accountancy practice experience in the local area.

Sam is a director of Mitchells and assisted with the set up and growth of the Mitchells cloud accounting business, Cirrus Cloud Accounting. This offers clients the choice of how they manage their business finances and produce accurate management reports regularly to review business performance rather than just year end compliance.

Outside of work Sam enjoys socialising with friends, walks and the gym.

Paul Clarke FCCA CTA

Paul Clarke FCCA CTA

Paul joined an International tax consultancy straight out of University in 2000, looking after UK and European subsidiaries of US blue chip companies.  In 2005, Paul passed the ACCA qualification and in 2006 qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA).  Also in 2006, Paul joined a mid-tier accountancy practice in Bristol heading up their Business Services department, specialising in the provision of tax compliance and planning.  In 2010, Paul joined Mitchells as a Client Account Manager looking after a range of non-audit clients.

Outside of the office, Paul likes to play five-a-side football, tennis and occasionally cricket, although running around after his three young children takes up most of his time nowadays!

Hannah Hall FCCA

Hannah Hall FCCA

Hannah became ACCA qualified in 2006 and gained 11 years audit experience at Davies Mayers Barnett LLP, before joining Mitchells in May 2010. Hannah continued to perform audits at Mitchells for 7 years, along with the preparation of accounts for Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies. Hannah continues to prepare accounts for various sectors and deals with the preparation of Corporation Tax and Personal Tax returns for submission to HMRC.

Hannah has 2 young children and outside of work enjoys camping, swimming, circuit training and socialising with friends (when she has the time!)

Chris

Chris Owens

Chris joined Mitchell’s in 2017 after gaining substantial experience from local accountancy practices for the past 20 years, having gained significant experience in various accounting/bookkeeping software, and has been accredited in Xero, SAGE, and QuickBooks.

Chris’s portfolio includes a wide variety of clients from small personal tax clients to medium sized corporate entities, providing accountancy, taxation , and management account services. Outside of work Chris enjoys watching polo at her local club, trying out new restaurants and rugby.

Nick Mitchell FCA

Nick Mitchell FCA

Nick qualified with KPMG, and gained invaluable post-qualification experience while working abroad for 2 years. Subsequently he was Deputy Finance Director at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising Limited where he was responsible for a number of operating subsidiaries.

Nick set up Mitchells in 1989 and combines his practice work with the role of Financial Director at 2 recruitment companies.

Nick now works as a Consultant for Mitchells

Jim Glanville FCA

Jim Glanville FCA

Previously with Grant Thornton, Jim has considerable experience, both as a business-owner himself and as an accountant with Grant Thornton. He has considerable experience in dealing with owner-managed business across a very wide span of market sectors, both in accounts, taxation matters and as a business adviser.

Jim now works as a Consultant for Mitchells

Suzi Bayntun

Suzi Bayntun

Suzi started working in practice in 2008 focusing solely on payroll since 2012 with the introduction of RTI & AE. She holds AAT payroll certificates & ICB Payroll Diploma. Out of work she looks after her young son & horse and enjoys running & circuit training' (and lots of chocolate!!!).

Anna Fletcher

Anna Fletcher

Anna joined Mitchells in 2012 as a part-time Receptionist/Secretary. She now works full-time and her role has evolved to include more office administration and taking care of the Company Secretarial filing for our clients as well as organising staff events and Secret Santa! Both her children are just about to start University which will free up more of her social time which she intends to spend in the local!

Fiona Byrne

Fiona Byrne

Fiona joined us in December 2017, having used and loved working with Xero in her previous job. Outside of work she can be found walking her dogs, riding horses and looking after her teenage daughters.