Best Accountancy

Trusted by businesses since 2002

About Best Accountancy

In 2002, husband and wife team, John and Angela Best, decided to leave the prestigious Plymouth based accountancy firm Francis Clark and set up on their own.

In May 2003, they initially rented a room in a back office space, but with the help of longstanding contacts and many business card drops, the business rapidly grew.

Very soon they had employed a number of people to help them with the demand for their services. These people took a gamble on a new business and are still part of the team.

Best Accountancy moved around the Plymouth area before settling into new offices in Derriford Business Park. 

With an ever growing team of 9, Best Accountancy caters for all types of businesses and individuals for accounts and tax. More than that, it aims to provide a truly personal and sensitive service – removing the stress of administration and providing forward thinking solutions for all the clients’ financial needs.

Our Mission

Here at Best Accountancy, we pride ourselves on being a trusted business that the team are be proud to be a part of. Not only do we cater to the needs of our clients, whether a start-up, small business or large corporation, but we constantly aim to improve our service through training to offer the best assistance possible.

When compared to other accountancy firms, we are certainly competitive and offer good value for money. We believe everyone deserves an accountancy firm that leaves them feeling confident that their finances are in good hands.

We aim to organically grow our business by using our clients’ feedback as testimonials to the good job that we are doing – take their word for it! Not only that, but we offer free business reviews to both our new clients and loyal customers too.

Meet the Team

John Best
Managing Director

Managing Director

johnbest@bestaccountancy.co.uk

As Managing Director of the practice, I have many hats so to speak. In respect of clients, it is my job to find and meet new prospective customers and provide advice and peace of mind that their affairs can be taken care of professionally by my team of experts.

I must keep myself continuously up to date with legislation from a technical point of view and also ensure that I network with other experts in their fields to be able to offer true consultive advice.

Finally, and the with the help of Angela, I pay the bills! and attempt to keep the staff happy and engaged to ensure we maintain a top level of service to our clients, so the experience is positive for all who interact with us.

Angela Best
Director

Director & Co-Founder

angelabest@bestaccountancy.co.uk

I am one of the directors at Best Accountancy Services, along with my husband John. At work, my part time duties are to maintain all of our own internal bookkeeping and accounts, prepare our payroll and generally oversee internal administration. I also help to provide training bookkeeping assistance for clients on both Sage and Xero software.

Outside of work, in addition to bringing up three beautiful daughters, I like to give myself a few challenges. Recent activities have included travelling to Mexico as a leader for my church youth group to do some charity work, running the Plymouth Half Marathon and numerous triathlons.

At home, I am passionate about cooking and my recent hobby – which is a far more sedate activity – is sewing. I enjoy making clothes for myself and my family and have made many new friends in the sewing community worldwide by sharing ideas and makes via Social Media, otherwise I like to chill out and relax – but with three kids that doesn’t happen as much as I’d like!

Neil Davis
Senior Accounts Manager

Senior Accounts Manager

neildavis@bestaccountancy.co.uk

I joined Best Accountancy back in January 2004, when the firm was in its infancy, being John’s first employee and have been a permanent fixture ever since.

My principal role within the practice is looking after Limited Companies, Charities and Clubs and the disclosure requirements attached with running such entities alongside tax planning for directors.

I also look after and assist with the more complex tax cases within the practice.

 Macauley Brammer
Personal Tax Manager

Personal Tax Manager

macauleybrammer@bestaccountancy.co.uk

I work in the tax department and prepare un-incorporated accounts, rental statements and tax returns. I have worked with Sole Trades, Partnerships and rental businesses to find tax efficiencies and meet important compliance deadlines.

I also prepare a number of bookkeeping cases and keep up to date with the accountancy software packages such as Xero and Sage.

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Bradley Adams
Accounts Senior & Bookkeeping

Accounts Senior & Bookkeeping

bradleyadams@bestaccountancy.co.uk

I joined Best Accountancy in October 2021 and work in the corporate department preparing limited company accounts and tax returns. I also maintain and oversee the bookkeeping for several of our clients, including the completion of their VAT returns.

I keep up to date with the various software packages such as Xero, Sage and FreeAgent, answering queries that clients may have whilst using the software.

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Rebecca Crocker

Operations, Bookkeeping & Payroll Manager

Operations & Bookkeeping Manager 

rebeccacrocker@bestaccountancy.co.uk

I joined Best Accountancy in  April 2023 coming from a remote role based in London. 

In my role I manage the bookkeeping  team as well as reviewing VAT returns by the required deadlines.  I also solely manage the payroll department. 

I have several years’ experience using accountancy software such as Xero and am able to provide training and support should a client wish to process their bookkeeping themselves.

I am fully qualified in AAT, and in 2023 I received my fellowship. I am enjoying putting my knowledge into practice at Best Accountancy and working with the team whilst also helping our lovely client base. 

 

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Emily Hakin
Client Engagement Lead

Client Engagement Lead

emilyhakin@bestaccountancy.co.uk

I joined Best Accountancy in October 2022 with the aim to assist and ultimately manage the general organisation of client services, experience and administration.

I manage the onboarding process, the website and blog. 

I come from a creative background and am excited to broaden our reach across social media platforms, local magazine publications and other marketing opportunities.

 

 

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Daniel Baker

Bookkeeper & Accounts Assistant

Bookkeeper & Accounts Assistant 

danielbaker@bestaccountancy.co.uk

I joined Best Accountancy in  April 2023. In my role I provide regular bookkeeping support to  Limited companies, ensuring their records are always accurate and up to date as well as preparing and submitting VAT returns by the required deadlines.

I have several years’ experience using accountancy software such as Xero and Quickbooks and am able to provide training and support should a client wish to process their bookkeeping themselves.

I am currently studying towards my Level 4 AAT, and have started to progress my learning further by gaining experience with the corporate accounts department. 

 

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Amy-Mai Fox

Bookkeeper

Bookkeeper

amyfox@bestaccountancy.co.uk

I joined Best Accountancy in February 2024 having come from a smaller bookkeeping practice in Saltash, I was ready for a change and a new challenger. I have studied and completed my level 3 AAT and I am working full time in the bookkeeping department at Best Accountancy however, I also like to get involved with as many tasks as possible in other areas of the practice.

I am constantly looking to expand my knowledge and experience so am never opposed to trying a task that I haven’t completed before.

I have high aspirations to continue my studies with further qualifications and get a further understanding of as many areas of the business as possible in order to ensure that I can always help out where/when I am needed.

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Samantha Hewitt

Bookkeeper

Bookkeeper 

samhewitt@bestaccountancy.co.uk

I joined Best Accountancy in  February 2024 and am currently working part-time two days a week. 

In my role I provide regular bookkeeping support to a variety of clients, ensuring their records are always accurate and up to date as well as preparing and submitting VAT returns by the required deadlines.

I have several years’ experience using accountancy software such as Xero and am able to provide training and support should a client wish to process their bookkeeping themselves.

I am currently studying towards my Level 3 AAT, and am enjoying putting my knowledge into practice at Best Accountancy.