A different way of dealing with business accounts

At Purple Lime, you and your business are at the heart of everything we do. We’re not a traditional accountancy firm because we want to get to know you, your business along with your hopes and ambitions. We don’t just want to hear from you once a year.

Technology has made capturing and processing data much faster, so it’s easier to produce up to date, in depth reports to see exactly what is going on in your organisation. This gives us a greater opportunity to offer strategic advice to keep your business on the path to success. We consider ourselves part of the new wave of accountancy firms, who can take on stand-alone tasks or act as your outsourced finance department depending on your business needs.

We take a proactive approach and keep in touch regularly throughout your accounting year to collect financial data, report in real time and give you the financial edge over your competitors.

Our mission, vision and values

Our team at Purple Lime is driven by your needs. As the world changes and technology becomes increasingly important, you need to feel confident that your financial data is safe, secure and accurate, and we use the latest cloud-based technology to achieve this. It also means we can keep a constant eye on your finances, avoiding any last-minute panics and catching trends as they happen. Of course, we do the traditional things you’d expect from your accountant, but we think your business deserves a little more.

100% paperless cloud accountancy firm and Xero specialists

Meet the team

Oli Thomas

Oli has many years of experience in practice, helping start-ups and SME organisations achieve their potential with accounting and financial input. He loves everything about business and finance and gets a kick out of seeing our clients grow. He is a fellow member of the ACCA and holds a 1st class degree in Accounting. Away from Purple Lime, Oli enjoys family life and playing plenty of sports.

Sam Thomas

Sam is an experienced accountant having originally qualified with Smith & Williamson, before going to work as a Commercial Financial Manager at Serco. He spent the past four years advising a portfolio of investments alongside Purple Lime, before becoming a fully-fledged member of the team. Outside of work, Sam enjoys walks and a variety of sports, mostly against the beautiful backdrop of Hartham Park.

Julia Halliday

Julia is here to ensure everything runs smoothly. Holding a Batchelor’s degree in Hospitality, she has over 15 years’ experience in managing busy establishments. She is great at improving day-to-day operations and maintaining team morale. Purple Lime’s values fit perfectly with her own outlook in life and that drives her to work hard. When not working, she loves playing Lego with her kids and making cocktails without them.

David Pritchard

David has experience of working with a variety of clients throughout his career. This includes working with new sole traders or limited company start-ups all the way through to mature and established medium-sized corporates. He enjoys engaging with clients and understanding their businesses. This facilitates a better working relationship that benefits both David and his clients. David is an ACA qualified accountant and has a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy. In his spare time, David enjoys time with his children and his partner. David has a keen interest in a variety of sports, which includes watching and playing. Beware when facing him at table tennis!

Edd Stone

Edd trained as an accountant and auditor with a local firm before going to work in industry. He is a management accountant who really enjoys advising businesses on what their accounts mean for them. Edd loves trying out new accounting apps. Outside of work, Edd likes walking, exploring the outdoors and breaking Guinness World Records!

Hayley Chamberlin

Hayley gained her knowledge of business and accountancy on the ground working in local SMEs and in her spare time studied to become CIMA qualified. From sport at Swindon Town Football Club to music at Peter Gabriel’s recording studios, she feels lucky to have worked with some amazing businesses across a variety of sectors. She would love to help drive your business growth or teach you how to use cloud-based apps to your advantage. Away from work, Hayley likes spending time with her young family and the odd glass of wine.

Tom Taylor

Tom is ACCA qualified and has experience in working with pension scheme accounts. He is enthusiastic about the work Purple Lime do and the sense of being at the forefront of the new age of accounting. Outside of work, Tom lives an active lifestyle and is a keen sportsman.  He used to play hockey with Wiltshire men’s county team. Tom has more recently discovered his love for CrossFit because it is both physically and mentally challenging.

Hannah Morris

Hannah is a fully qualified member of AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians). She has previous experience of working in both industry and practice and along the way has worked with brands such as Superdry, Radley and O’Neill. She feels with her previous experience she can assist any client with their wants and needs. Hannah is mad on doing Les Mills workouts, spending time with family and taking her two French Bulldogs on countryside walks.

Bethan Higdon

Bethan is part-qualified with ACCA and plans to become fully qualified in the near future. She has numerous years’ experience in accountancy practice working with SMEs, from implementing financial software to reviewing financial reporting and putting this into an understandable format. She enjoys the relationships she builds and holds with clients. When not at work, Bethan loves spending time with her young family and juggling a busy lifestyle.

Kirstie Williams

Kirstie is an ACA qualified Chartered Accountant with experience in practice covering statutory accounts, audit, personal tax and corporate tax. She has worked with a variety of SMEs, priding herself on building strong client relationships and passionate about fully understanding their businesses. She trained in London and has spent the last few years working with rural businesses across Wiltshire. Outside of work, Kirstie loves cooking, crafting, meals out with family and friends, walking her terrier Bucky, and playing squash.

Sarah Henson

Sarah is a fully qualified member of the AAT. She assists clients with maintaining their financial data on Xero, preparing VAT returns and processing Payrolls with having several years’ experience working within SME Organisations. Outside of work, you will find Sarah running around after her toddler, baking cakes and travelling.

Abbey Thapa

Abbey has a thirst for learning. She’s AAT qualified and now has her eyes firmly fixed on ACCA accreditations. Since joining Purple Lime, she’s enjoyed feeding her colleagues exotic feasts while setting some mouths on fire. She is a proud Corgi mum who loves to dance, do lots for charity, and read a wide range of books including comic and manga books which help her switch off at the end of her busy days.

Zach Preston

Zach brings a wealth of experience from Costa Coffee shop manager to professional sommelier. He’s always enjoyed understanding the financial aspect of any job he’s undertaken, so he joined the Purple Lime team where he gets to analyse and report data to clients. He is now focussing on CIMA qualifications while gaining valuable experience at work. Outside of work, Zach likes to play sports, eat out and run around his little Dachshund. 

Sam Lobb

Sam is a graduate at the University of the West of England after studying Business and Management. He is currently studying towards his CIMA qualification whilst gaining experience and learning to play golf. If you do happen to see Sam on the golf course, he will likely be shouting ‘FORE’.

If you have a question please call us on 01249 263 333

Some feedback from our clients

I am really happy with the service that Purple Lime are providing to Silver Bullet. Outsourcing our finance function allows our business to remain lean and focussed on delivering value to our clients whilst we scale.

Engaging with Purple Lime was an easy process and their use of cloud technology meant it wasn’t long before we saw the value of their output. This is by far the best accounting firm we have worked with, so I pass on my thanks to the team!

Andrew Mole - Silver Bullet

We had a number of accountants and advisers before meeting Purple Lime and can now say with certainty we have found the right accounting partners to help us move our business forward. Working with the Purple Lime team is great.

Phillip Hogan - A Touch of Tradition

From integrating our Xero & WorkflowMAX with ReceiptBank, eliminating paper files, to visualising our KPIs into a live dashboard alongside efficiency & sales figures, Purple Lime have transformed the way we understand our numbers.

Bethan Englefield - Ace Marquetry

We have worked with Purple Lime for a number of years now and have had nothing but expert, smooth and accurate output. We are embracing the new technology that they have implemented and we are already seeing the benefits.

Allan Lloyd - CSquared

The Purple Lime team have quickly brought us into the 21st century with Xero. I can thoroughly recommend them for their patience and grasp of what is needed.

Jonathan Potter - J Potter

Working with Purple Lime has been a game-changer for Interactive Scientific (iSci). I am able to work together with the PL team to develop financial forecasts and strategies which support the development of our business as we grow and change. It also goes without saying that Purple Lime give us peace of mind in terms of compliance and bookkeeping. I see PL as an integral part of the iSci team

Dr Rebecca Sage - Interactive Scientific (iSci)