ABOUT THAMES BRIDGE ACCOUNTANTS
Established in 2009 to serve local business owners
Established in 2009 to serve local owner managed businesses, we have enjoyed significant annual growth, and our client base now also includes some local branches of foreign companies, non-residents with UK tax affairs, and some high net worth individuals.
In 2015 we also expanded our services to include :
A part-time/virtual Finance Director facility for those clients who need expert support for start-up, development projects, or perhaps business sale or purchase.
A probate support service, helping with the complexities of estate distribution, and Inheritance Tax issues.
Have a chat to us – we believe that we have the experience, expertise, and resources, to support you.
Thames Bridge have a full team of operational staff who deal with our clients day to day tasks.
Anthony Platt FCA CA (SA) Partner
Anthony qualified in the SME sector, and then enjoyed a highly successful international career at senior levels in industry. Returning after 20 years to the owner managed business sector, which is his passion, Anthony launched Thames Bridge in 2009. He has a reputation for being approachable, helpful, and highly responsive, and Thames Bridge will provide creative and practical solutions to you and your business.
Anthony manages the practise, maintaining close direct contact with individual clients. He also focuses on compliance work, and value adding services such as tax structuring, business planning, and consultancy.
Mark Long Senior Accountant
Mark joined Thames Bridge in April 2014, at the time when we took on clients from D R Harrison & Co. He has been an accountant in practise for many years, and has developed an extensive knowledge and experience of accounting and tax. Mark works with a cross section of self-employed, and corporate clients.
Michelle Appel Accountant
Michelle joined Thames Bridge in 2011, and is currently studying Level 3 of the Accounting Technician qualification. With a long career in Retail, Legal Archiving, and Market Research Records, Michelle brings passion and strength to a role that demands accuracy, and timeliness. Michelle acts as our Office Manager, and covers Bookkeeping/Vat, and Company Secretarial Support.
Derek Platt Accountant
Derek joined Thames Bridge in 2010 as an accounting student, and is currently studying Level 3 of the Accounting Technician qualification. He acts as our Payroll and Auto Enrolment manager, and covers Bookkeeping/Vat, and some Self Employment Tax.
We pride ourselves on approachability, and responsiveness, and we will strive to be available to suit our clients, and to respond to emails or voicemails within 24 hours.
Every member of our team is well qualified for the level of work that they do, and we retain this by investing in ongoing training and updates.
In the unlikely event that we get something wrong, we will redo the work free of charge.
As a member of both the Chartered Accountants England & Wales, and Institute of Certified Practising Accountants, we are measured and accountable to high standards of practise and ethics. You as the client have full access to the complaint process of these bodies in the unlikely event that you are unhappy with our service.
We carry full Professional Indemnity Insurance.
For ongoing assignments, we generally adopt a fixed fee basis, developed from a review of the expected workload, and agreed with the client before any work commences. This is then paid by monthly standing order, and remains fixed unless the scope of work changes. Fees are inclusive of reasonable levels of day to day support, and insured cover against challenges from HMRC. Clients therefore have complete clarity and confidence in how much they will be charged.
For the more ad-hoc or project work, such as Due-Dilligence for a sale/purchase, or a once off business review, we will agree a fee in advance before starting work.