Meet the Team

Our people are our greatest asset. We have highly qualified staff; many of whom are members of the ACCA.

We invest in training to ensure that our partners and staff are able to deliver the high quality services demanded by today’s clients, whether their needs are simple or complex.

No matter the size of the company, our friendly professional team welcome clients into our comfortable office, allowing them to feel at ease when discussing their accounting needs.


Richard Stone FCA FCCA

Richard qualified as a chartered accountant in 1989 after being trained by a medium sized accountancy practice based in Clifton in Bristol. Richard then set up in practice in 1991 with a colleague before branching out and setting up Stone & Co. in 1998. Richard is responsible for strategic planning, corporate finance and specialist business and tax planning.

Outside of the office, Richard’s main interest is sport. Over the years he has played, coached and managed football, rugby, cricket and hockey teams. Nowadays he follows his children around the country watching them play sport.

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Joe Ottway FCCA

Joe joined Stone & Co in 2007 and heads up the Management Accounting team and also covers Corporate Accounting including forensic accounting.

Joe has been a keen sportsman, however this has now been restricted to running and playing squash. Despite this Joe remains highly competitive.

Adrian Webb BA (Hons) FCCA

Adrian joined Stone & Co in 2007. Whilst covering Management and Corporate Accounting Adrian also has detailed specialist knowledge in VAT.

Adrian is kept busy entertaining his three young children. He is also a regular at Ashton Gate watching Bristol City!

Rachael Nunn ACCA BA (Hons)

Rachael joined Stone & Co in 2012. She specialises in Corporate Accounting, business set ups and PAYE and Employment matters.

Outside of the office Rachael is pursuing her interest in painting and is also a keen baker – regularly providing the office with her (famous) chocolate brownies!

Emma Wilkes BA (Hons)

Emma joined Stone & Co in 2012. Starting as a trainee she is now part qualified and specialises in unincorporated businesses, also dealing with VAT and payrolls for SMEs.

Emma is enjoying the wonders of being a new mum. She also likes to ride her bike around the country side.

Helen Phillips FCCA

Helen joined Stone & Co in 2014. With over 15 years experience she specialises in Corporate Accounting, covering all areas relating to accountancy and tax.

Outside of the office Helen enjoys running and going to the theatre.

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Jack Townsend ACCA MMATH (HONS)

Jack has been working as an accountant since 2011 and qualified with the ACCA in 2014. He has been with the team since 2015.

Jack is a rugby and fitness enthusiast and attends numerous exercise clubs and had taken part in several local runs. He enjoys exploring new places and cultures and is currently learning Romanian - ce pot sa fac?*

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Mike Peach FCCA

Mike joined the firm in 2015 and outside of work is kept busy with family life, music and travelling.

Ben Stone ACCA BA (Hons)

After completing his degree, Ben joined the team in 2016 and has since achieved his ACCA qualification.

Outside of work Ben enjoys playing a range of sports, especially hockey.

Sam Bazzard BSc (Hons)

Sam joined Stone & Co in November 2017 having previously worked for firms in North Devon and HM Revenue & Customs in Bristol. He is currently training towards his ACCA qualification.

Outside of work Sam enjoys playing a variety of card and board games. He is also an avid fan of Plymouth Argyle.

Stuart Curtis AAT, ATT

Stuart joined Stone & Co in February 2018 with over 7 years' experience in Corporate accounts.

Stuart specialises in Cloud Accountancy packages and is Xero Certified.

Cheryl Wookey

Cheryl joined Stone & Co in 2016 as the office assistant.

Outside of the office Cheryl enjoys running, yoga and spending time with her family.

Lynn Wait

Lynn joined Stone & Co in 2018 as the office assistant.

Outside of the office she is a keen caravanner, touring around mainly Devon. She is also an animal lover and has a big white German Shepherd dog who takes up most of her spare time.


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