About Us

We are passionate about helping businesses reach their goals.

Our story is an unconventional one...

It all began fifteen years ago when our co-founders Alex Williams and Tom Stanley searched for more accuracy and meaning from the numbers that guided and grounded their own business decisions.

Running multiple, rapidly growing small businesses, the duo wanted to focus on doing what they do best – while ensuring their accountants could provide actionable numbers to inform smart, commercial decisions.

Striving to create a new standard in accountancy practice, they set about finding experienced and trusted accountants who shared their vision for customer first accounting.

They would be the first to admit, the “co” is where the real magic happens – and as a client of Williams, Stanley & Co you can expect our expert team to treat your business with the same care and attention as they would their own.

Williams, Stanley & Co are now proud to work with hundreds of other like-minded companies who, just as we do, deserve this same financial peace of mind.

Our People

Meet our 'Co' - These are the people that make us so unique

Tom Stanley

Founder and Director
The cornerstone of Tom’s ethos has always been to bring a personal, thoughtful service to our clients. Tom has a wealth of commercial and business experience and is always delighted to connect like-minded business owners. Tom is highly experienced in advising on business strategy as well as high level transactions.

James Couch

Business Development Director
James has a wealth of business development experience and has worked within the finance sector for the last 8 years. Working in the UAE, as well as multiple European cities, James has experience growing business on an international scale. James will use his professional experience and commercial instincts to grow the business as well as supporting all of our existing clients with their own growth plans and strategies. For any new enquiries contact James.

Matthew Burrow

Non-Executive Director
Matt has a wealth of experience within the hospitality industry and is currently steering a private equity based restaurant group as Finance Director. Matt is a CIMA qualified accountant and heads up modelling, forecasting & hospitality based reporting within Williams, Stanley & Co. Matt acts in a Non Exec capacity for a number of our clients. Matt’s background is with a number of high profile members clubs, restaurant and bar groups.

Amy Black

Head of People & Processes
Amy has previous experience as a Strategic Development Director for a property maintenance firm, developing her expertise in change management. Amy works behind the scenes implementing processes to increase efficiency across the business & team.

Isabel Leal Silva

Head of Operations
Isabel has a strong background in finance specialising in hospitality and tourism, with an in-depth knowledge of this industry. Isabel has an MBA and a keen understanding of financial and analytical management. Isabel interacts with a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude and plays a critical role in her clients’ businesses.

Daniel Cooper

Systems Manager
We are excited about Daniel's bright future at WS&Co. His natural flair for numbers and attention to detail mean he is an extremely valuable member of our team. An expert in IT systems, Daniel can set up, integrate and manage the most appropriate Business Information Technology for your company.

Charmain Weintraud

Bookkeeping Manager
Charmaine believes in delivering a high level of customer service and together with the bookkeeping team, manages the day-to-day accounting for hospitality clients. Coupled with her bookkeeping qualification and years of experience, she focuses on maintaining integrity in all aspects of her work.

Peter Moore

Payroll Manager
Peter has a vast history in payroll covering a variety of sectors; his is especially experienced in unpicking difficult payroll queries and ensuring compliance for the HRMC. Peter will be able to assist our clients with all their payroll needs.

Jane Abbott

Business Development Manager
Jane brings a friendly, easy-going and infectious manner to her dealings with clients and colleagues alike and is committed to impeccable customer service. Please email Jane with any new enquiries.

Arvind Saxena

Accountant
As a qualified ACA Chartered Accountant, Arvind has over 10 years' experience assisting clients from a diverse range of sectors. Arvind treats each and every client with equal attention and care no matter your size or industry. Arvinds prides himself on making his clients lives easier, so you can focus on doing what you do best.

Sagar Shah

Accountant
Sagar is an AAT qualified Accountant joining WS&Co from the pharmaceutical industry where he gained a broad understanding of the varied commercial challenges faced by businesses today. Sagar is intuitive and process-orientated, working closely with his clients to understand and overcome their challenges and achieve their goals.

Dayana Saidin

Bookkeeper
Dayana has an MSc in Finance and is a proficient and reliable assistant, with a rapidly growing skillset. Dayana has a positive attitude and this, matched with her determined mindset, make her a great addition to the team.

Georgia Wood

Company Secretary
Georgia possesses a comprehensive understanding and expertise in dealing with HMRC and Companies House. Georgia’s role comprises of various responsibilities including company formation, on-boarding new clients and confirmation statement filing.

Hassan Ishaq

Assistant Accountant - Tax
Hassan is an Accounting & Finance graduate and AAT qualified Accountant. Who is proactivly studing toward the ACCA qualification to become a Chartered Accountant.

Jake McNulty

Accounts Assistant
Jake is an Accounting & Finance graduate student with a proactive, positive and outgoing approach to supporting the team and our clients. With a rapidly expanding set of skills, he is on track to completing his ACCA qualifications and becoming an exceptional Chartered Accountant.

Brandon Guy

Accounts Assistant
Brandon is an enthusiastic part-qualified ACCA student with a BA and MSc Honours Degree in Accounting and Finance. With a large academic skillset he is now looking to implement this into practice having recently joined the team at WS&Co.

Harry Boyes

Payroll Clerk
Harry is an Accounting & Finance graduate who is highly motivated, focused and driven. Harry is an integral member of the payroll team gaining experience of a variety of different payrolls, and helping to provide our payroll function to a vast number of clients.

Ben Pollard

Payroll Clerk
Ben is a recent graduate in Finance and Economics with experience in both accounts and commercial banking. Ben has a wide ranging skill set and experience in working with small and medium sized businesses. He also has years of experience working in the hospitality industry which will assist our client base greatly.

Hannah Lonie

Accounts Assistant
Hannah has a background in Revenue Control for the hospitality industry and is continuing her journey with WS&Co to gain more knowledge and skills, and progress in her career in accounting. Hannah is a highly motivated and hardworking member of the team who is always willing to help.

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