Management Team

Sam Sadler
Managing Partner

Born and bred in Oxfordshire, Sam qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1994.

Sam is a fellow of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Sam is celebrating over 25 years experience in accounts, audit 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 clients need range from compliance to advisory, either reporting on where the business is now, analysing results or helping to shape future plans.

Sam would like to be able to say that she enjoys running and cycling in her spare time but with two young boys there aren’t very many opportunities! But she still manages to read a few trashy novels and listen to the likes of Brandon Flowers and Coldplay.

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Kevan Stirrat
Partner

Kevan is a Director of Sadler Talbot with over 25 years of experience across all sectors.

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.

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Alice Hillier
Accounts Manager

Alice joined the Sadler Talbot team as an accounts manager in 2016.

Alice is a qualified accountant and a member of the ACCA. She joined Sadler Talbot in 2016 progressing from a firm in Central Oxford. Raised in West Oxford but now living in Bicester allows her to travel easily to clients along the M40 corridor.

Today Alice manages a variety of clients from sole traders to multi-national organisations and uses her increasing experience to audit, prepare accounts, produce management accounts, gets involved in tax investigations and help value businesses.

Alice is a keen runner and has completed several half marathons. She enjoys learning new languages and can converse in French and German.
 

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Jim Parkinson
Personal Tax Manager

Jim has worked in accountancy for over 44 years predominantly within a practise environment but he has also spent several years in industry.

Originating from Lancashire and arriving in Oxfordshire via a few years in Cornwall Jim has a wealth of experience within the profession. He ran his own accountancy practise for over 25 years and during that time developed a very successful business. Believing in providing clients with a personal and practical approach to their accountancy and taxation issues. In recent years he has concentrated more on taxation matters and is now in charge of this department at Sadler Talbot.

Outside of work he is involved with the local village community and enjoys gardening, watching football and spending time with his grandchildren.

Avidly reads anything by Robert Goddard and surprises everyone with his musical taste, the likes of Thunder and Eric Clapton, a true Rock fan!

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Selina Wells
Office Manager

Selina is our longest serving member of staff, working within the industry since 1995 and working alongside our Managing Partner Sam Sadler since 2001. 

She was with Sam when Sadler Talbot was set up in 2003 and now is our highly knowledgeable Practice Manager.

Her areas of expertise cover Payroll, VAT, book keeping, CIS, general office administration.  A true Oracle when it comes to clients, accounts and Sadler Talbot.

Selina spends time reading, eating out, visiting places of interest with family, and enjoys fun time with her grand children.

A great book is “I am Pilgrim” by  Terry Hayes and Selina is currently listening to   Rudimental which seems to have replaced, for now, Simply Red, Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra.

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

She has become our Auto enrolment specialist administrator due to the high demand as a results of current pensions legislation.

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

Melanie reads a lot, her current favourite book is “The Fault in Our Stars”, likes Adele, but loves Roses and Tulips.

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Providing the direction that leads to growth.

"We have been clients of Sadler Talbot for over 20 years.  They understand my business and are very supportive providing a consistently excellent service. "
Gill FD Coatings Manufacturer