Partners and staff

David Mayfield (FCA) – Senior Partner

David established Mayfield & Co. in 1993. He has seen the business grow from a one partner firm with one member of staff to a three partner firm with more than twenty staff and more than 1,500 clients and two offices.

David is still firmly involved in the day to day running of the firm and that of his clients. David’s relationship with his clients and expertise in all areas of accountancy and taxation have been a key factor in driving the firm forward and the underlying force in which the firm is built on today.

David has invaluable experience in most areas of accountancy and tax for individuals, small and medium sized companies and LLP’s. David particularly specialises in tax related advice and planning including inheritance tax, income tax, capital gains tax and corporation tax.

Biography

I was born in 1956, lived in Leicestershire since 1970. I undertook Articles with a large local practice and also spent some time training with an international practice.

I qualified in 1983 as a chartered accountant and commenced working for a three partner local practice acting mainly for small owner managed businesses. I became an equity partner in 1987 of what had become a six partner practice, performing the role of tax and special situations partner. I became a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1993 and a member of the Tax Faculty.

I started Mayfield & Co. in 1993 with my own clients from the former practice.

I am married with five children, four have graduated from university and one at school.

Pastimes include golf, captain of Kirby Muxloe Golf Club in 2003, currently council member and trustee. I played amateur county golf for Leicestershire representing the county on over 100 occasions. I was county second team captain and selector for four years in the 1980’s. I became county union treasurer in 1989 to 1997. I am currently a county union honorary Vice President.

Other pastimes include walking the dog, relaxing, holidays and fine wine and food.

Andrew Downes (ACA) - Partner

Andy joined Mayfield & Co. as a partner in 2003 having known David for some time while working at a Leicester based accountancy firm where David was partner. Andy and David had kept in contact since.

Andy is also involved in the day to day running of the practice and as well as servicing his clients from the Leicester office. Andy also oversees the Market Harborough office and its clients with the assistance of Paul Whitehill.

Andy has invaluable experience in most areas of accountancy and tax for individuals and small/medium companies and is particularly keen on inheritance tax planning and planning around trusts.

Biography

After completing my degree in economics, I trained as a chartered accountant at a prominent firm of accountants in Leicester, obtaining my chartered qualification in 1995.

I continued with the accountancy practice where I undertook my training before eventually becoming the tax partner before leaving for a short period in industry as a financial director.

I joined Mayfield & Co. in 2003 as a partner and continue to act in this role.

My interests are golf, football and local history.

I am married with two children and live in Leicestershire.

Thomas Mayfield (ACA) – Junior Partner

Tom joined Mayfield & Co. in 2007 to begin his qualification toward ACA after gaining a degree in management studies at the University of Leicester. Since gaining the ACA qualification Tom has developed into a senior member of the team and after gaining his practicing certificate became partner in early 2013.

Tom now plays a large role in the day to day running of the firm and has grown his client portfolio to a significant size since becoming partner. Tom has formed great working relationships with his clients and considers communication to be a key advantage to his clients.

During his time with the firm Tom has gained invaluable experience in most areas of accountancy and tax for individuals, partnerships, small/medium companies and LLP’s. Tom specialises in accounts and tax advice/planning in the areas of income tax, capital gains tax, VAT, PAYE and national insurance.

Biography

I see myself as a forward thinking accountant and pay particular attention to the constantly changing environment of accountancy, taxation and IT. I believe that preparation for change is important and planning is key for success.

I feel it important to keep regular contact with my clients which allows for me to provide relevant advice on an ongoing basis.

I live in Leicestershire and am married with two young children, Lou-Ann and Hugo.

I am a keen golfer with membership at the Leicestershire GC, although I don’t manage to get out on the course as much as I would like. I am also a big Leicester City fan. The title winning season was slightly bitter sweet for me as I decided not to renew my season ticket at the beginning of the season!

Christopher Newcombe (FCCA) – Senior Client Manager/Head of Charity & Not for Profit

Chris joined Mayfield & Co. in 2006. Chris plays a senior role within the firm and as well as overseeing his own clients he assists the partners with relevant accounting and tax matters. Chris is the firm’s specialist in charities and not for profit organisations and over the years has built up excellent relationships in the sector and with government departments. Chris is also in charge of the firms’ ongoing training and development for staff. Chris is a qualified accountant with the ACCA.

Andrew Green (CTA ATT) – Senior Tax Manager/Senior Client Manager

Andrew heads our tax department and spends time advising our clients in tax compliance and tax planning matters. Andrew can assist in more specialist areas of tax including tax investigations, business succession planning, company restructuring and so on to provide our clients with the most tax efficient methods of achieving their goals.

Biography

I have over 25 years' experience in taxation working for both national and local practices. This has enabled me to obtain a broad knowledge to be able to advise on a number of different taxes and provide clients with a complete picture of their tax affairs.

I enjoy advising businesses of all sizes, together with assisting individuals with their personal tax concerns. I have particular interest in property and employment taxation, together with assisting clients with any difficulties they may have with HM Revenue & Customs.

Away from work, I have a keen interest in most sports, and am a season ticket holder at both Leicester City Football and Leicester Riders basketball clubs.

Paul Whitehill (FMAAT) – Senior Accountant/Client Manager (Market Harborough Office)

Paul was a member of the Barber-Wynn team when Mayfield & Co. acquired it in 2004 and has stayed with Mayfield & Co. ever since. He has developed into an integral part of the Market Harborough arm of the business and is now the Market Harborough practice manager. Paul deals with most of our Market Harborough clients including accounts preparation, tax return preparation, management accounting and forecasting. Paul also advises clients on tax issues.

Kirk Bailey – Senior Accountant & Auditor/Client Manager

Kirk has been with Mayfield & Co. since 2014. Kirk previously had more than ten years’ experience as an accountant and auditor working for Leicester based accountancy firms and specialises in accounts preparation, accounting standards and audit. As well as assisting clients with their accountancy technical compliance, Kirk is our in-house workflow manager.

James Sibley – Senior Consultant

James was partner of King Freeman Accountants before our acquisition in 2015. James has acted as a consultant for accountancy and tax matters to Mayfield & Co. since then. James has a wealth of experience in accountancy and tax matters.

Martyn Morris – Senior Tax and Payroll

Martyn joined Mayfield & Co. in 2009. He had previously worked in practice and for HMRC.

Liz Dolan (ACA) – Senior Accountant

Liz was part of the King Freeman team before the acquisition in 2015. Liz has more than 10 years’ experience in practice.

Rachel Jackson (FCCA) – Senior Accountant

Rachel was part of the King Freeman team before the acquisition in 2015. Rachel trained as a junior with King Freeman and had been with them for over 20 years.

Uzair ’Ozzy’ Sacranie (ACA) – Senior Accountant & Charities

Ozzy joined Mayfield & Co. in 2010. He had previously worked in practice since 2006 and had finance roles within industry prior. Ozzy also has an honours degree in accountancy.

Joanne Jones (ACA) – Senior Accountant

Jo joined Mayfield & Co. in 1999. Jo started in practice in 1988 in Northampton and qualified in 1992.

Stuart Mayfield (Part Qualified with ICAEW) – Accountant

Stuart joined Mayfield & Co in 2012. He is nearing the final exams to become a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Chris Owen (MAAT) – Accountant

Chris was part of the King Freeman team before the acquisition in 2015. Chris joined King Freeman in 2010.

Sophie Green – Administration Manager

Sophie joined Mayfield & Co. from the very start in 1993 when she assisted David Mayfield in the early days. Sophie has been present ever since.

Amanda Bailey – Administration & Reception

Amanda joined Mayfield & Co. in 2013 and has much experience in the role from previously working in accountancy practices.

Joanne Mayfield – Payroll

Jo has been with Mayfield & Co. for more than 15 years. Jo has more than 20 years’ experience in payroll.

Kerry Costello – Payroll

Kerry joined Mayfield & Co. in 2017. Kerry has more than 10 years’ experience in payroll.