Carolyn & Sooty

Carolyn & Sooty

Carolyn started her career as a Graduate Trainee with Marks & Spencer and spent many happy years in the commercial cut & thrust of Retail Buying, Marketing & Product Development for other High Street retailers including Boots, Littlewoods & Somerfield. Heading up multi-disciplinary teams of buyers, marketeers and technologists (each with their own ideas on what needed prioritising) gave her the first taste of what it might be like to manage an Accountancy practice.

She spent several years after leaving the corporate retail world offering consultancy support to food manufacturers & food retailers both in the UK and Europe before agreeing one day to "have a go" at doing some bookkeeping for a friend. One thing led to another and when James & Andrew opened their first office in Gloucestershire, Carolyn was their first recruit. She is also the go-to expert on Xero, alongside Pelham, and keeps a close eye on all our client focused communications. 

Carolyn brings a wealth of commercial & problem solving experience to the team, a good sense of humour, a little bit of organisation, some patience & a profound interest in clever IT software and Soduku puzzles. She has an extensive poultry flock, a rapidly growing collection of horses and a Grand Designs building project that should have been finished ages ago.