Meet the team

About us

An efficient team of accountants and supporting roles working across three office locations, Lavant and Chichester in West Sussex, plus Fareham in Hampshire. We are here to support you!

Our experienced team is large enough to reply to all calls and emails quickly and we aim to complete accounts within three months of year end.

Kevin Coppard

Kevin Coppard FCA, Partner

We work with all the most popular desktop and cloud-based accounting software packages. We offer client training so you can get all the financial information you need out of your accounting package to manage your business effectively.

We are a progressive, outward-facing company with the experience, technical resources and abilities to help our clients as best we can. We don’t regard any client as too small (or too big), and we always try to
put our clients first.

Kevin trained in Chichester from 1975 until he qualified in 1981 before moving to Deloitte 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 McDonald’s Franchise businesses and the construction industry. Although he lives locally, Kevin has worked hard to make the practice accessible to clients from far and wide. He helps them with business valuations, tax enquiry work and strategic planning.

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We all have different roles to play but we work together to give every client a complete service. The team at James Todd & Co make it special; we all care and always try to give our best. We don’t pass our clients around between team members. If a problem occurs (we’re human!), we look closely to see what we can do to improve the system or ourselves.
We have great working relationships with our clients and it is especially rewarding to see them succeed. As a team, we genuinely are friendly, helpful and pro-active, it’s not just something we say!
Michelle Daniels

Michelle Buzzard (nee Daniels) FCA, Partner

Michelle trained with a local firm in Chichester and feels very fortunate to have found a career she enjoys so much. Originally sub-contracted 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.

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Brian Carter

Brian Carter FCA, Technical Director

I enjoy working with our wide and varied range of clients. Our team is more focused on helping our clients rather than just churning out their accounts as other accountants sometimes do.

We work with our clients to develop their businesses rather than simply preparing a set of figures, which they may or may not understand. If our clients don’t understand anything, we set it out and explain it in a way that does make sense to them. That is what we mean by really helping our clients.
Brian joined James Todd & Co in 2004 on completion of his A-Levels in Maths, Accounting and Business Studies. He continued his studies for a further two years whilst working to complete the AAT qualification (Association of Accounting Technicians) and in 2011 he completed his training to become a Chartered Accountant. Brian has gained broad experience in payroll, bookkeeping, taxation and accounts production.

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James Todd & Co has inspirational and driven leadership, who promote a client focused level of service and mark our difference from the stereotypical, traditional accountancy firms.
We talk to clients honestly and clearly, making sure they understand their financials. We offer a friendly, down-to-earth approach – with the highest level of service. We are always willing to go the extra mile to make clients feel valued. We definitely are more than just accountants!
Oliver Read

Oliver Read FCCA ACA, Audit & Assurance Director

Oliver graduated from University in 2003 with a BA Hons in Accounting and Finance, in 2007 obtained his ACCA qualification and later his ICAEW accreditation. 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 joined 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.

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Kirsty Roberts Client Services Director

Kirsty Roberts, Client Services Director

Kirsty began her time at James Todd during a placement year of university, after graduating in 2013 she came back to work with us full time. She proceeded to work towards her ACA qualification and qualified in 2018. She has had a varied role within the business from accounts, tax and company secretarial and this really helps her to understand the complete picture when advising clients. Kirsty’s role now includes managing a portfolio of clients and ensuring our internal processes and procedures are always the best they can be.

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Lavant Office –

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Michelle Buzzard Phone Call 01243 776938 Mail 1
Brian Carter Phone Call 01243 534283 Mail 1
Victoria Chesney Phone Call 01243 534295 Mail 1
Kevin Coppard Phone Call 01243 534281 Mail 1
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Olivia McGurk Phone Call 01243 534293 Mail 1
Lauren Mackrell Phone Call 01243 534290 Mail 1
Kirsty Roberts Phone Call 01243 534285 Mail 1
Julie Saunders Phone Call 01243 534289 Mail 1
Angie Daniels Phone Call 07810 200141 Mail 1

Northgate Office –

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Shannon Clark Phone Call 01243 534291 Mail 1
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Lisa Duke Phone Call 01243 534286 Mail 1
Chloe Field Phone Call 01243 534284 Mail 1
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Fareham Office –

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Lavant Office –

Michael Ackerman

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Hannah Berry

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Michelle Buzzard

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Brian Carter

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Victoria Chesney

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Kevin Coppard

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Dolly Sadler Coppard

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Olivia McGurk

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Lauren Mackrell

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Kirsty Roberts

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Julie Saunders

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Angie Daniels

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Northgate Office –

Matthew Brennan

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Brett Brewer

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Shannon Clark

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Alex Dassow

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Lisa Duke

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Chloe Field

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Ola Kostrzewska

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Chloe Medcraft

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Cheryl Melaniphy

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Claire Phelan

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Cecilia Reynolds

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Carol Robey

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Fareham Office –

Kailan Mason

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Georgie O’Hagan ACA

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Millie Sadkova

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Ollie Read

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Tricia Wilson

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Barbara Wolanek

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Mike Woodward

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