Emily Bridges of re:accounts, Stevenage

Emily Bridges BSc A.R.C.S, A.C.A


Having won the prestigious Tax Prize from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and worked in London-based accountancy firms, Emily Bridges (formerly Emily Prior) started Re:Accounts in 2009. This gave her the freedom to concentrate on her specialist areas (tax planning, commercial and sole trader accounts) as well as her passion for international tax.

Emily believes that numbers are important and people matter. She says: “I believe in keeping it real, so Re:Accounts is a team of down-to-earth specialists with no accountancy-speak or stuffy emails. I live and breathe numbers, instinctively saving money for our clients. The most enjoyable part of my role is talking to the people I work with.”

Emily adds: “At Re:Accounts we are proudly proactive, thorough and approachable. I want to help your business to be a success. Success can mean growth and expansion; some clients work internationally. Or you may be a winner by starting your business whilst arriving at school on time. I love working with energetic business owners and individuals, maximising your potential and minimising your tax. Let’s talk!”

Darby Nicholls

Accounts Senior

Darby is one of our accounting gurus. Her superpower is calculating share pools, which most people dread. Darby has amazing technical know-how, so is often found fixing IT issues for the team! In her spare time she loves drawing and being creative.

Darby Nicholls of re:accounts, Stevenage
Felicity Reader from re:accounts Stevenage

Felicity Reader

Accounts Senior

Accounting guru Felicity specialises in helping sole traders and limited companies to achieve an optimum tax position, minimising their tax liability. She keeps busy outside of work as mum to two boys and a black lab called Rosie. Felicity is the team’s superstar baker. Her cakes are amazing!

Lynne Gordon

Office Manager

Lynne is our awesome office manager. Her fantastic organisation skills and no-nonsense attitude are an immense support to everyone at Re:Accounts. She loves creating order and her systemised approach has revolutionised working practises. In a previous life, Lynne ran a successful Recruitment Business and we are so lucky to have the benefit of her experience. Her caring nature ensures that the team is performing to the best of its ability and she buys excellent birthday presents (trivial benefits – tax planning at its best!).

Lynne also enjoys running and regularly wins best speech at her Toastmasters club.

Lynne Gordon from re:accounts Stevenage
Daryl Nicholls of re:Accounts, Stevenage

Daryl Nicholls

Accounts Assistant

Daryl is brilliant at bookkeeping. She excels at creating order out of chaos which is very handy when the occasional bag stuffed full of receipts arrives at the re:accounts office! Daryl absolutely loves animals. She has a flock of egg-making hens as well as so many other pets that there’s insufficient room to list them here!

Colette Preston

Senior Book Keeper

Colette Preston brings 10 years of investment banking experience, complex book keeping and business administration to the job. She has a combined honours degree in business computing and law and is an expert at excel, data analysis and generating management information.

Colette worked with Deutsche Asset Management from 1999 to 2001and then with Barclays Global investors from 2001 to 2011. She joined Re:Accounts in 2014. Her wealth of experience helps her find solutions to the most challenging of requests.

When she is not working, Colette spends as much time as possible reading.

Colette Preston from re:accounts Stevenage
Richard Bridges from re:accounts Stevenage

Richard Bridges

Business Development Manager

Richard is expert at finding and chatting to new clients. He loves a natter, delving into how the re:accounts team can best help each person and/or their business.  Outside of work, Richard is an avid footy fan and family man.


Chief Happiness Officer

Bark bark, woof woof.

It’s impossible not to smile when Jet’s around!

Jet the dog of re:accounts, Stevenage

Huge thanks to Pink Paper Mail for the fabulous pictures.

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