Meet the Team

Optima Accountancy Services is a two partner practice bringing together the talents of Barry Smith and Karen Briddon who between them have over 50 years experience in the small business sector.

As a firm our aim is to provide you with clear and concise advice in all areas including tax planning, compliance matters and bookkeeping systems to enable you to grow your business confident that we are there to support you in a friendly, professional and affordable way.
Barry Smith - Partner

Barry is a commercially focused business services manager and small business tax specialist. He is expert in advising small and growing businesses on tax efficient structures and dealing with accounting and taxation compliance matters so clients can concentrate on business growth and profitability. He has considerable experience in the areas of, ‘status’ for tax purposes, IR35 and the construction industry.
Karen Briddon - Partner

Karen has many years’ experience dealing with family owned companies over a wide range of commercial activities. She has helped many clients take the first steps in establishing new businesses, assisting them with company formations, advising on bookkeeping requirements and helping them through the maze of registration procedures with HMRC be that VAT, PAYE or self assessment.
Moira Morley – Assistant Accountant

Moira joined the company in 2015 as a qualified AAT Accounting technician and is currently studying for her ACCA affiliation. Her role includes the preparation of Financial year end accounts and corporation tax returns. Moira also assists with the statements of income for sole-traders tax returns, bookkeeping and preparation of VAT returns.
Nicola Martini – Office Administrator

Nicola joined the company in 2017 with a background in credit control and office management. As well as ensuring the smooth running of the office, which includes keeping clients aware of filing deadlines, she is also responsible for credit control, payroll and Company secretarial work.

Company Information

Optima Accountancy Services Limited
7 Paynes Park
Company number 07281314