It’s finally the end of a long week. You’re ready to switch off, curl up on the sofa…but then you remember you’ve got to log and organise your business’s finances in Excel or Google Sheets.

It’s a time-consuming, arduous chore you could really do without. You started your small business to do what you love, but spending hours inputting data and compiling reports certainly isn’t part of it.

What if you could wave a magic wand and have a lot of it automated for you? That’s where cloud-based accounting software Xero comes in.

Xero makes everything easier, quicker and clearer.

In short, getting your business set up on Xero makes your financial efficiency shoot through the roof.

Instead of manually going through your bank statement and tediously inputting every number into its own spreadsheet cell, Xero connects with your bank feed, pulling in the important data. All that’s left to do is decide how you’re then going to spend those newly-freed-up hours.

We also love how fabulously user-friendly Xero is. It’s super easy to navigate and lays out your data in beautiful graphs and charts, so it’s easier to understand the story your numbers are telling.

Track what you’re owed in real-time.

No more hours going through your spreadsheet to see who’s been paid and who hasn’t.
Xero lets you see the cash you’re due, the cash you owe, and makes it much easier to forecast the expected trajectory of your cash flow over time.

The best part? You can enjoy total peace of mind your data is up-to-date.

On a spreadsheet, you’re constantly having to make sure you’ve entered the most recent, accurate figures. With Xero, you’ll have hot-to-touch, totally dependable data right at your fingertips.

Xero eliminates the need for paper.

How many times have you found a mountain of crumpled, faded receipts at the bottom of your bag? Or had to rifle through a box of old papers to find that one receipt you really needed?

Working with Xero means there’s no need to hang onto that paper. Just snap a photo using Dext or Xero’s receipt scanner app, and the details from the receipt will be automatically scanned into the software. Easy-peasy.

Plus, with Making Tax Digital creeping up on us, you’ll be all set. From April 2026 all businesses must be set up on digital accounting systems, so getting ahead of the curve now will save switching over later.

It’s easier to get hands-on help from your accountant.

As it’s a cloud-based software, Xero lets you give your accountant access to log in and dive into your data.

It means we can work through your Xero together, in real-time, giving you the very best strategic advice based on up-to-date figures. We’ll show you how to make the most out of the goldmine of data you have at your fingertips, using it to inform exciting, growth-driving decisions.

Start getting the most out of your data.

If you’re an ambitious small business owner ready to say goodbye to tiresome data entry and use your financial information to its full potential, we’re here to guide you through every step of the process. Book a call with us and we’ll kick things off by having a 15-minute friendly chat.


Senior Accountant

My favourite part of what I do is seeing our clients grow and enjoy their success. From helping clients with tax returns to undertaking monthly and quarterly reviews, I relish the variety of tasks and great people I get to work with in my day-to-day. Having gone back to college in my 40s to gain my accountancy qualifications, I now love working in an approachable, helpful team…and I pride myself on making a top-notch cuppa for my colleagues in the office!

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with the people who make me happy. You’ll find me going for walks with my family, friends and adorable labradoodle. My motto? Work hard, play hard!

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I founded Tailored after spending many years in the corporate world craving a work-life balance. Wanting to spend more time with my young children without sacrificing my career, my aim was to help small business owners achieve that same balance. I’d always loved numbers and how they can tell a story, explain the past and help predict the future, so I wanted to use that power to support entrepreneurs. 

It’s been an incredible journey growing my business while also seeing our clients also grow theirs. I’m now surrounded by a wonderful team, united in our values of family and learning. We’re a people-oriented firm that loves face-to-face client meetings over a hot cuppa, and we always prioritise the work/life balance Tailored was built on.

Outside of work, I’m a huge advocate for increasing support in schools for children with autism and ADHD. I love staying active, enjoying a stroll in the woods or going to the gym, and one of my proudest achievements is completing the “Couch to 5k” challenge!

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Office Manager

I’m all about building strong client relationships, and due to the nature of my role I’m lucky enough to work with almost all of our wonderful clients. I make sure they’re onboarded properly and have a friendly point of contact for any admin queries, as well as liaising with them to complete confirmation statements, payroll and bookkeeping.

My role also means I get to arrange events and office celebrations for our fantastic team. Outside of work, you’ll find me spending time with family and friends, drinking copious amounts of coffee or dancing the night away at a concert!

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Senior Accountant

Before our firm merged with Tailored in 2022, I was the owner of Martin & Co Accountants for 13 years. I love working with and helping our clients of all sizes, from small sole traders to multi-million-pound companies. I’m FCCA qualified and my role means I deal with all aspects of accounting, from bookkeeping to management accounts and tax returns.

Many moons ago I used to play ice hockey as a goalie, and while I’m no longer on the ice, you might well find me in the snow! I love to travel, whether it’s soaking up the sun on a beach, skiing down a snow-topped mountain or scuba-diving among schools of colourful fish!

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Trainee Accountant

I’m currently doing my accounting degree, which means I get to apply everything I learn in my university course to my role at Tailored. It’s a fantastic way to get hands-on experience with lovely clients and a collaborative team, and my next step will be working towards an ACCA qualification.

I mainly work with sole traders and limited companies, assisting with their bookkeeping to organise their transactions. When I’m not at work, I enjoy doing watersports and love spending time with animals, whether it’s walking my dog or horseriding.

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Semi-Senior Accountant

As the go-to person for all things related to management accounts, I work with clients of all sizes. I’m a fully qualified chartered management accountant. From one-man bands up to large limited companies, I love the variety of businesses I interact with every day.

In the office, you’ll find me organising clients’ transactions and payrolls fuelled by a hefty cup of my favourite coffee and a sweet treat. Outside of work, I’m somewhat of an adrenaline seeker; I once abseiled down Table Mountain in South Africa!

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Assistant Accountant

For me, it’s all about the end result. I get great satisfaction from compiling data to produce accounts, and it’s made even better by the approachable and friendly clients I work with. My favourite part of what I do is putting together management and year-end accounts, and I love the fact we get to help local businesses.

I have a penchant for organisation, even running the admin for my son’s football team! It’s something we’re all involved in as a family, with my husband also helping out with coaching. When I’m not cheering on my boys’ football team, you’ll find me flexing my creative muscles. I love art and design and enjoy getting involved in anything crafty.

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Sarah R.

Senior Accountant

I like to take a people-first approach in all of my work. From cutting out the financial jargon to using clear communication to help clients develop their business, I always aim to connect to the human. I trained in industry alongside Sarah Taylor and I’m also a fully qualified chartered management accountant.

I’m the office go-to person for property and e-commerce accounting, and take pride in providing accountancy services and tax expertise to small businesses in a timely manner. The outdoors is my happy place, and I love going for walks with my family and breathing in the fresh air. A few years ago I climbed the Three Peaks; Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scaffel Pike…but not at the same time!

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Supporting local and family businesses is something that’s close to my heart, as Tailored’s founder Sarah is my sister! I look after the bookkeeping and VAT returns for a variety of clients, including those in the film and TV industry.

My day-to-day involves getting hands-on with Xero and QuickBooks and helping business owners make sense of their finances. When I’m not helping clients harness the power of their numbers, I love spending time with my young son or enjoying a classic episode of Only Fools and Horses. Of course, all with a good brew in hand.

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