Meet our team

Lavant Office

Kevin Coppard FCA, Partner

Trained in Chichester from 1975 until he qualified in 1981. From there he moved to Deloittes in London where he gained experience working on large companies and in acquisitions. He soon met with David Shetly, owner of James Todd & Co, shortly after which he became a partner of the practice. Over the years he has gained a great deal of experience looking after McDonalds Franchise businesses and the construction industry. Although living locally ever since, Kevin has worked hard to make the practice accessible to clients from far and wide and helps them with business valuations, tax enquiry work and strategic planning.

Kevin Coppard 01243 534281

Michelle Daniels FCA, Partner

Michelle trained with a local firm in Chichester and feels very fortunate to have found a career she enjoys so much. Subcontracted to work for James Todd & Co, she discovered she preferred the more modern, helpful approach of her temporary position and was pleased to be offered a full time position when she qualified in 1997. With a background in general practice and audit, she now focuses her attention towards helping business owners and their teams with accounts software training, financial management training, business development and advisory services, mentoring and coaching. Michelle finds helping clients in this way very rewarding.

Michelle Daniels 01243 534282

Brian Carter ACA, Director

Joined James Todd & Co in 2004 on completion of his A Levels in Maths, Accounting and Business Studies. Whilst working, he continued his studies for a further two years to complete the AAT qualification (Association of Accounting Technicians) and has since completed his training to become a Chartered Accountant, which he obtained in 2011. Brian has gained broad experience in payroll, bookkeeping, taxation and accounts production and is currently enjoying developing his role as an accounts manager.

Brian Carter 01243 534283

Jess Bailey, Accountant

01243 534284

Shannon Clark, Accountant

01243 534291

Julie Saunders, Practice Coordinator

01243 534289

Natalie Phillips, Company Secretary Administrator

01243 534294

Angie Daniels, Marketing & Development

01243 534292

Emma Toomey, Reception

01243 776938

Victoria Chesney, Reception

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Lewes Office formerly known as Axtons

Oliver Read FCCA, Director

Oliver graduated from Bournemouth University in 2003 with a BA Hons in Accounting and Finance. He was then offered a training contract with an independent firm based in Fareham where he gained a wide range of experience with different clients and in 2007 obtained his ACCA qualification. Wishing to progress, Oliver worked for a Top 30 firm and then another large independent firm, specialising in auditing, charity accounting and general practice. He commenced employment with James Todd & Co in 2010 as an Audit and Accounts Manager, where his responsibilities include audit, charity accounting, management accounting, disclosure compliance and managing the team.

Oliver Read 01273 470123

Akvile Petrauskaite, Senior Accountant

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Abby Hyne, Senior Accountant

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Northgate Office

Kirsty Roberts, Senior Accountant & Bookkeeping Manager

01243 534285

Kellie Neal, Senior Bookkeeper

01243 534287

Gemma Watts, Bookkeeper

01243 534290

Kelly O’Leary, Bookkeeping & Payroll Administrator

01243 534297

Lisa Duke, Payroll Manager

01243 534286

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James Todd & Co, 1/2 The Barn, Oldwick, West Stoke Road, Chichester PO18 9AA
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James Todd & Co is the trading name of James Todd & Co Limited. Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors. Registered No: 07350649 in England. VAT No. 322087875. ICAEW Firm Reference No: C002730145 and James Todd & Co (Lewes) Ltd (formerly known as Axtons). Chartered Accountants. Registered No: 11214467 in England. VAT No. 290460506. ICAEW Firm Reference No: C005791297

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