About Us

No two clients are the same but they do all want to receive a timely, cost effective and professional service, which is why we make it our business, to get to know your business; what you do and why you do it; what drives you on and what is holding you back.

By understanding your business and personal goals we can target our services where they will benefit you the most.

As accountants and auditors we ensure you meet your statutory
obligations regarding year-end accounts and tax returns; if you need more, we can work as your virtual finance department dealing with your day to day requirements such as payroll, bookkeeping, management accounts and VAT compliance, leaving you free to concentrate on the areas of your business that generate the greatest returns.

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As business advisors we can add real value as your business evolves helping you to build a sustainable business and maximise the return from your efforts. You may need help to draw up business plans, interrogate previous results to find areas of improvement, manage cash flow, implement new software or consider the viability of a target business. Together we help provide the insight needed to make informed decisions that put you in control of the direction of your business.

Very few conversations about your business are complete without considering the tax impacts. Working with an experienced, clientfocused accountant is not just a good idea but vital when faced with the complexities of our tax system whether ensuring you don’t fall foul of HMRC rules or advising on the availability of tax reliefs.

From our offices in Bicester and Banbury we work with clients
predominantly along the M40 corridor from Birmingham to London. As technology evolves we have been able to support clients from much further afield by making use of web based business solutions helping us to provide a more timely and effective service.

Management Team

Sam Sadler

Sam Sadler

Managing Partner

Sam qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1994 and set up Sadler Talbot in 2003.

Sam Sadler

Sam Sadler

Managing Partner

Sam is a fellow of the ACCA, celebrating over 30 years experience in audit, accounts and tax.

She trained with a local practice before joining a national firm where she specialised in auditing.  Whilst she gained valuable auditing experience her heart remained in general practice where you can make a real difference so she returned to local practice and eventually set up Sadler Talbot in 2003.

Sam manages a varied portfolio of clients ranging in size from start-ups to established businesses turning over up to £20 million.  No two days are the same as client’s needs range from compliance to advisory, either reporting on where the business is now, analysing results or helping to shape future plans.

Sam enjoys family time, running and very occassionally reading a novel!

Kevan Stirrat

Partner

Kevan is a Director of Sadler Talbot with over 30 years of experience across all sectors.

Kevan Stirrat

Partner

As a fellow of the ACCA, he combines an entrepreneurial spirit with sound business acumen in a no nonsense approach that is widely welcomed in the business community.

This can do attitude keeps Kevan in high demand, from start ups to large corporations.

Kevan spreads his time between our offices and is responsible for managing the Banbury portfolio of clients.

Kevan is a keen Bob Dylan fan and reads avidly, mainly Biographies.

Alice Hillier

Partner

Alice joined the Sadler Talbot team as an accounts manager in 2016 and became a partner in 2021.

Alice Hillier

Partner

Alice is a member of the ACCA and CIOT and has almost 8 years of experience in accountancy and tax, qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2017 and as a Chartered Tax Advisor in 2019.  Before joining Sadler Talbot, Alice trained with another local practice where she gained a sound knowledge of accounts, audit and taxation.  During her time at Sadler Talbot she has extended her knowledge and gained a wealth of experience across a range of sectors and services.

Alice now manages a portfolio of clients, predominantly owner managed businesses ranging from start ups to established companies in a broad spectrum of sectors.

Alice enjoys running, travelling and spending time with her friends and family.

Melanie Bishop

Payroll Services Manager

Melanie has been Sadler Talbot’s Payroll Manager since 2014, and prior to that from 2008 worked with a specialist payroll firm in Oxford.

Melanie Bishop

Payroll Services Manager

Melanie joined Sadler Talbot as a result of a recommendation from a current staff member, the best way to find good people!

Melanie manages payroll services across the firm, overseeing the processing of payroll as well as providing a personal service to clients of all sizes.

Melanie enjoys dining out, spending time with the family and gardening.

Amy Riley

Senior Manager

Amy joined the Sadler Talbot team as a qualified accountant in 2019 and became a manager in 2021.

Amy Riley

Senior Manager

Amy is a member of the ACA with over 7 years of experience in accountancy, tax and audit, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2018.  Before joining Sadler Talbot she trained with a local practice where she gained knowledge of accounts and audit.  During her time with Sadler Talbot she has extended her knowledger around taxation and gained further experience across a range of sectors and services.

Away from the office, Amy enjoys her local weekly parkrun, going out for dinner with friends and travelling abroad for holidays, usually in the sunshine!

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If you would like to find out more about how we can help your business, book a free one-hour meeting to discuss your needs.

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