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) – 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 achieving the ACA qualification in 2012, Tom developed into a senior member of the team and after gaining his practicing certificate he became partner in early 2013. Along with David and Andy, Tom oversees the day to day running and future development 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, corporation tax, inheritance tax, VAT, PAYE, business risk, business structuring etc.

Biography

I pay close 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 enabling me to understand my clients which in turn 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 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) – Market Harborough Practice Manager / Senior Client Manager

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

Kirk joined Mayfield & Co in 2014. He has nearly twenty years experience in accountancy practice. He has great knowledge of many of the firms clients and has built up great working relationships with clients too. Kirk specialises in accounts, audit, corporation tax, management reporting and payroll.

Bob Clark – Senior Audit Manager

Bob joined our firm in 2019 and heads our Audit division. Bob is also heavily involved with our firms technical and compliance requirements and works closely with the partners to ensure the firm is evolving with new regulations and directives in accountancy and auditing standards and compliance. Bob has many years of experience in the areas required for his role and has previously worked in senior roles at some of the UK’s largest accountancy firms.

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 Personal Tax and Payroll Advisor

Martyn joined Mayfield & Co in 2009. He had previously worked in practice and for HMRC. Martyn can advise our clients on PAYE, National insurance, and a range of personal tax technical issues.

Liz Dolan (ACA) – Senior Accountant & Auditor

Liz was part of the King Freeman team before the acquisition in 2015. Liz has more than 20 years’ experience in practice. Liz oversees many of our clients accounts and compliance requirements and has built working relationships up with them through the years. Liz keeps a keen eye on our clients affairs so that she is able to ensure we offer the best advice and service possible. Liz is also involved with our personal tax services.

Rachel Jackson (FCCA) – Senior Accountant & Auditor

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. Now Rachel is one of our most senior members of the team and has built working relationships up with many of our clients who she knows inside out. Rachel plays an important role in assisting the partners in looking after our clients.

Joanne Jones (ACA) – Senior Accountant

Jo joined Mayfield & Co in 1999. Jo started in practice in 1988 in Northampton and qualified in 1992. As one of our longest serving team members, Jo knows many of our clients very well especially some clients who we have been acting for since the nineties. Jo has vast experience in most areas of accountancy, audit and general taxes and provides a great service and advice to our clients and support to the partners.

Stuart Mayfield (ACA) – Senior Client Manager

Stuart joined Mayfield & Co in 2012. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and looks after a number of clients in our practice as well as helping the partners oversee the day to day operations of the firm. Stuart helps many of the firms newest clients and can advise in many areas of accountancy, audit, personal and corporation tax.

Chris Owen (MAAT) – Senior Accountant

Chris was part of the King Freeman team before the acquisition in 2015. Chris joined King Freeman in 2010 as a trainee and has since developed into important part of our firm. Chris is now a senior accountant and also provides general tax strategy advice. Chris has built up great relationships with many of our clients enabling him to support them in many areas and oversees plenty of our clients accounts and tax affairs.

Jaskirt Singh Rai – Junior Accountant

Jas joined our firm in 2019 initially for work experience. Having shown great enthusiasm for the job and being keen to learn, Jas was offered a full time role. Jas assists the senior accounts and audit teams and is also involved with payroll.

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.

Miana Mayfield – Administrator

Miana provides in house administrative support to the staff and partners.

Joanne Mayfield – Payroll

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