Meet the Crawford Accountants staff

Richard Bishop

Richard Bishop ACPA

Richard joined Edward Leask Chartered Accountants straight from college in 1977. He was involved in all areas of general practice during his training, including accounts, tax and audit. In 1985 Richard joined Crawford Accountants, becoming a partner in 1988 and subsequently a director in 2008 when the firm was incorporated. Richard deals with all aspects of his clients’ financial affairs, as well as being responsible for the management of the practice.

Mark Burton

Mark Burton FCA

Mark commenced his training with Grant Thornton, an international firm of accountants. Working predominantly in audit, he gained a broad experience of different business sectors. After qualifying in 1992, Mark joined a local firm in general practice, with offices throughout the south of England. In this role, he worked closely with owner-managers and was involved in a wide variety of business activities. In 2008 Mark joined Crawford Accountants and deals with a range of tax and other financial matters.

Nick Gardner

Nick Gardner ACA

Nick undertook his accountancy training with Grant Thornton. His principal role was in audit, but he also worked with many different clients to set up accounting systems. After qualifying in 1991, Nick joined an international insurance company. Initially employed as a financial controller and subsequently as a treasury manager, Nick gained many years’ experience of management accounting, statutory reporting and taxation. Nick joined Crawford Accountants in 2015 and is responsible for the practice’s tax compliance work.

Wendy Baker

Wendy Baker

Wendy joined Crawford Accountants in 1980 as a bookkeeper and payroll clerk. Since then she has worked with many different clients and types of business, building up a number of long-standing professional relationships along the way. Today Wendy continues to split her time between bookkeeping and payroll services, and still acts for a number of her original clients and their offspring.

Michael Bishop

Mike Bishop MAAT

Mike joined the practice in 2008 after leaving college, and has since successfully completed his accountancy studies. He assists in the preparation of accounts for clients and has now also joined our tax team, assisting with the completion of clients’ tax returns.

Emma Burton

Emma Burton

Emma joined Crawford Accountants in 2013, having taken a break from her career as a dental nurse to look after her young children. She is responsible for the office’s various administrative duties and looks after statutory compliance and company secretarial matters for our limited company clients.