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Approachable people you can count on

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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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Mark Fillary FCCA

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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Accounts and Tax Team

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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Amanda Marriott MAAT

Assistant Manager
01235 773804

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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Gemma Lawson ACCA

Assistant Manager
01235 773807

Gemma qualified with Chapman Worth. She joined our team from university and now works full-time with the Accounts Team in the East Hendred 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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Elaine Johnson FCCA

Accounts Senior
01993 224976

Elaine re-joined the firm in 2018 after a brief spell in industry. She will be based in our Witney office after previously spending seven years in Wantage. She deals mainly with small companies and charities.

Outside of work, Elaine enjoys visiting her son at university and trying to keep up-to-date with technology so she can understand his computing science course. She regularly attends a local pub quiz, and enjoys creative crafts.

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Natalie Nelson ACCA MAAT

Accounts Senior
01235 773811

Natalie gained her ACCA qualification in 2016 having already gained her AAT qualification. She works (almost) full-time in the Accounts Team of the East Hendred 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.

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Shirley Barry

Accounts Senior
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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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Laura Pryde ACCA

Accounts Senior
01235 773810

Laura is the firm’s Xero Champion having joined Chapman Worth in November 2012. During that time she gained her AAT qualification and then in 2019 her 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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Domenic Grillo MAAT

Bookkeeping Assistant
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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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Doreen Bishop

Tax Senior
01235 773803

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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Payroll Team

Sarah Taylor

Head of Payroll / Accounts Senior
01993 224973

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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Laura Pinchin

Payroll Assistant
01235 773813

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 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 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

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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

01993 224971

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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Bob Chellingsworth

Credit Controller

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
OX12 8BS
01235 77 00 84
Our Witney Office
The Studio
Witney Lakes Resort
Downs Road, Witney
OX29 0SY
01993 22 49 70
Our East Hendred Office
Unit 3
The Old Estate Yard
High Street
East Hendred
Oxfordshire. OX12 8JY
01235 77 00 84
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