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    Double The Expertise!

    You’ll find us in both

    Wantage and Witney...

    Wantage Office, Newbury Street – 01235 77 00 84
    Witney Office, Witney Lakes Resort – 01993 22 49 70

We’re a colourful bunch at Chapman Worth who love what we do.

A ‘grey’ accountancy firm? Not a chance!

In fact, the only grey you’ll find is in the name of the tea we drink…

Quite simply, our success is down to our people. And even though accountancy is our 9-5, we’re all quite normal, with lives outside of work.

Come and take a look and match some faces and personalities to names…

Directors & Associates


Matthew Chapman FCA

Matthew is one of the founder partners of Chapman Worth. He qualified with a large, international firm before forming Chapman Worth with Anna in 2003. Outside of work, Matthew enjoys travelling, eating out and days at the (horse) races. For a number of years now, he’s also held a season ticket at Oxford United in the continuing hope that they’ll once again have cause to celebrate!

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Anna Chapman FCA

Anna is one of the founder partners of Chapman Worth. She held senior roles with larger Oxfordshire firms before forming Chapman Worth with Matthew in 2003. As well as looking after the young Chapmans, Anna enjoys travel, eating out, cooking and reading. Keeping fit also features highly, usually before or after one of the nights out!

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Bill Jestico FCA

Bill became part of our firm in 2012. He’s a Chartered Accountant and handles a wide variety of non-audit clients. Specialising in the agricultural sector, and with a hands-on approach, you’ll often find Bill visiting clients’ farms to see how the business is doing up close! He lives in Wantage where he’s actively involved in local drama groups and numerous other voluntary activities.

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Accounts and Tax Team


Mark Fillary ACCA MAAT

Manager
01993 224977
mark@chapmanworth.co.uk

Mark runs the Witney office of Chapman Worth. Prior to transitioning to the world of accountancy, he’d built up a wealth of experience in several other industry sectors – bringing a commercial focus and understanding that clients really value in a close business relationship.

When not in the office, Mark loves to spend as much time as possible camping and caravanning with his wife and their two boys. Outside of family, he enjoys a good night out with friends, is an avid F1 fan, and can sometimes be found at the races or attending ball sports – whatever their shape or size!

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Tom Ottaway ACCA

Manager
01235 773808
tom@chapmanworth.co.uk

Tom is our Audit Manager and looks after our larger business clients. He joined us in 2011 having been recruited from a respected Oxford firm. Tom’s a big family man, who enjoys spending time with his children – especially on days out to Theme Parks and zoos. When he does get a chance to relax, there’s nothing he enjoys more than getting together for a cold beer with friends.

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Amanda Marriott MAAT

Assistant Manager
01235 773804
amanda@chapmanworth.co.uk

Amanda joined Chapman Worth in April 2014 and is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians. She previously worked within the charitable sector and retail industry. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys socialising with friends and caring for her favourite four-legged friend – not a dog but her horse!

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Nicola Simpson FCCA

Assistant Manager
01993 224976
nicola@chapmanworth.co.uk

Nicola has over 15 years’ experience in practice. Specialties include management accounts, Sage and QuickBooks knowledge, although her real strengths lie in providing an attentive and quality service working closely alongside her clients. In her free time, Nicola likes to run for fun and regularly competes in 10k and half marathon races. She lives in Witney with her husband and two children.

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Mike Ellis ACCA

Assistant Manager
01993 224978
mike@chapmanworth.co.uk

Mike joined the team in 2015 having qualified in 2012. He’s based in our Witney office and manages a portfolio of clients who joined us from Apple Tree Accountancy.

Mike enjoys playing golf at the weekend and often struggles to match the demands of his current handicap of 13. He’s also an avid supporter of West Bromwich Albion FC, with whom he’s endured the mixed emotions of promotions and relegations over the years.

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Shirley Barry

Accounts Senior
01235 773805
shirley@chapmanworth.co.uk

Shirley is our Small Business Specialist, and has excellent knowledge of all areas of accounts, including VAT and payroll. She joined Chapman Worth in 2005 having been recruited from another Oxfordshire accountancy practice. In her free time, Shirley loves being with her dogs, eating out and following her favourite football team – Chelsea.

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Gemma Lawson ACCA

Accounts Senior
01235 773807
gemma@chapmanworth.co.uk

Gemma has recently qualified. She joined our team from university and now works full-time with the Accounts Team in the Wantage office. Outside of work, she spends much of her time participating in charity races and helping at fashion events. Gemma also enjoys spending time with friends and family (sometimes together at yoga!). When not practising her ‘tree pose’, you’re just as likely to find her at the theatre or wining and dining!

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Natalie Nelson ACCA MAAT

Accounts Senior
01235 773811
natalie@chapmanworth.co.uk

Natalie has recently qualified having already gained her AAT qualification. She works (almost) full-time in the Accounts Team of the Wantage office. Away from work, her time’s spent busily looking after her children! Family holidays are always something that Natalie looks forward to, along with getting together with friends, going to the gym, and running.

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Laura Pryde MAAT

Accounts Senior
01235 773810
laura.pryde@chapmanworth.co.uk

Laura is the firm’s Xero Champion having joined Chapman Worth in November 2012. She is AAT qualified and is currently studying for the ACCA qualification.

In her spare time she likes to see her friends, listen to her favourite band, One Direction and watch her favourite football team, Manchester United. Come on you Reds! Oh dear.

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Sarah Taylor

Accounts Senior
01993 224973
sarah@chapmanworth.co.uk

Sarah is AAT qualified and based full-time in our Witney office. Like many in our team, she’s gained a broad experience of other industry sectors enabling her to quickly understand the essentials of any business she looks after.

Outside of work, Sarah enjoys days out and trips to the park with her daughter. When she does have time to herself, she enjoys indulging her passion of fashion and shopping, baking, walking and the odd workout.

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Alison Weaver

Accounts Senior
01993 224974
alison@chapmanworth.co.uk

Alison is based part-time in our Witney office (Monday to Wednesday). She is AAT qualified and like many of her colleagues, benefits from a varied background in industry. Alison’s forte is client training where people are always appreciative of her enthusiasm, commitment and support – and possessing the proverbial patience of a saint!

In her spare time, Alison is mad about car-booting and is up with the larks every Sunday, whatever the weather. She also swims and cycles with her partner and two grown-up sons, frequently taking part in cycling events for her favourite charities.

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Doreen Bishop

Tax Senior
01235 773803
doreen@chapmanworth.co.uk

Doreen works exclusively in personal taxation and is responsible for the department’s smooth operation and performance.

Beyond work, she enjoys the outdoors: countryside-walking with her three Springer spaniels, and gardening (both vegetables and flowers which she finds very therapeutic). Socialising with friends and eating out is also high on Doreen’s list, along with travelling to Australia with her husband, to visit family there.

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Domenic Grillo

Trainee
01993 224975
domenic@chapmanworth.co.uk

After several years in the bakery industry, Domenic opted for a career change. He joined in 2016 having recently completed the AAT qualification.

Originally from Edinburgh, he now lives in Wantage with his partner and 2 young daughters.

Aside from spending time with his family, Domenic enjoys blasting away on his drum kit and is a connoisseur of Metal Music.

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Payroll Team


Marion Bywaters

Manager
01235 773812
marion@chapmanworth.co.uk

Marion works exclusively on payroll for both our Wantage and Witney clients. She has two grown-up daughters and two grandsons. When she’s not at work, Marion enjoys her garden, going to the cinema and eating out. She also plays darts for her local team and enjoys the odd double!

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Laura Pinchin

Payroll Assistant
01235 773813
laura@chapmanworth.co.uk

Laura works part-time in payroll.

Married with two children, she loves spending her spare time taking long family walks in the countryside, reading and listening to music. Her long-term ambition is to learn to play the saxophone – when she has the time to devote to it!

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Gill Bartholomew

Payroll Assistant
01235 773806
gill@chapmanworth.co.uk

Gill recently joined our growing Payroll Team, having switched from a career in the banking sector. Married with two grown-up sons, she enjoys walking, researching her family history and eating out. Gill also captains the local darts team in which Marion plays, so perhaps it's time for an office dart board!

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Support Team


Janie Beaumont

PA to Directors
01235 773800
janie@chapmanworth.co.uk

Janie has worked for several years now as PA to the Directors – ensuring that their every whim is catered for! She is married with two children and, outside of work, enjoys spending time with her family, socialising, dog-walking and pirates, sorry - pilates.

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Sharon Edwards

Secretary
01235 773801
sharon@chapmanworth.co.uk

Sharon is the first person you see when you walk through the door of our Wantage office, and always ready to greet you with a smile! When she’s not in the office doing administration and answering the telephone, Sharon enjoys listening to music, spending time socialising with family and friends, and dining out.

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Sue Teal

Secretary
01993 224971
sue@chapmanworth.co.uk

Sue is part of the Witney Support Team and loves the day-to-day buzz and interaction of the practice. She’s in Witney every day except Tuesdays – when there’s a chance for her to put her feet up! Sue has an extensive family and spends as much time with them as possible, and also enjoys travelling, reading and keeping fit.

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Theresa Williams

Secretary
01993 224972
theresa@chapmanworth.co.uk

Theresa works alongside Sue in our Witney office Support Team, making sure our clients stay on top of things – and has developed a highly effective knack of relentlessly chasing them to make sure they return their paperwork on time!

Theresa works Monday to Thursday. She uses her weekly Friday day off to look after her ever-increasing number of animals, squeezing in some travelling or spending time with her family.

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Bob Chellingsworth

Credit Controller
bob@chapmanworth.co.uk

Bob’s our Credit Controller and self-appointed Grim Reaper. Thankfully, our clients are extremely timely in settling their invoices so haven’t had the pleasure of working with ‘Grim’. Which is great news all round, because he keeps saying that he knows the true meaning behind why Credit Controllers like to ‘work it out with a pencil’…

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Our Wantage Office

6 Newbury Street
Wantage
Oxfordshire
OX12 8BS

01235 77 00 84

Our Witney Office

The Studio
Witney Lakes Resort
Downs Road
Witney
Oxfordshire
OX29 0SY

01993 22 49 70

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