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Martin Rice

Martin Rice

Director

Martin began his accountancy career with a local firm in 1999, realising a passion for figures and working closely with business owners.  He immediately trained … more

Helen Geatches

Helen Geatches

Director

Helen joined the practice in 2002 and 8 years later she became a partner. Before working in practice, Helen worked in the Motor Industry, dealing with the bookkeeping, … more

Charlene Stagg

Charlene Stagg

Senior accountant

Charlene joined the team in early 2009. She has been a fully qualified member with the AAT since 2012 and became an FMAAT member in September 2017. She has experience … more

Maria Ward

Maria Ward

Payroll manager

Maria joined the team in 2002 and since then has gained a depth of experience managing payroll and pensions administration for a diverse range of clients. Away … more

Katie Jones

Katie Jones

Assistant accountant

Katie has worked at Stapletons since 2016 and is currently studying for her AAT qualification. She has wealth of experience producing accounts, processing payroll and … more

Chrissy Dabin

Chrissy Dabin

Assistant accountant

Chrissy joined the team in 2017. She is certified in using Xero and has experience with both cloud and desktop based accounts packages. She is currently studying level 4 of her AAT … more

Sally Blake

Sally Blake

Accounts clerk

Sally has worked for Stapletons from the very start of the business in the early 1980’s, having previously worked for another accountancy firm in the same building. She began working … more

Marilyn Tickner

Marilyn Tickner

Accounts clerk

Marilyn has worked at Stapletons since 2002, initially working for the Halifax agency before progressing onto accounts preparation. She also works as a relief receptionist … more

Rebecca Crawford

Rebecca Crawford

Office administrator

Rebecca works in reception and enjoys meeting clients. She is always happy to help out.
Rebecca is also an artist, she loves painting, drawing and doing anything creative 
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Chris Bird

Chris Bird

Consultant

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with BDO Binder Hamlyn, Chris moved back to Devon and
joined the practice in 1995. He became a partner in 1997, and following nearly 
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