Kilby Fox is a Chartered Accountant and business consultancy firm in Northampton. We work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the best possible service, and our four partners and their team will go out of their way to put you first.

Kilby Fox is a Chartered Accountant and business consultancy firm in Northampton. We work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the best possible service, and our four partners and their team will go out of their way to put you first.

Our Story

Kilby Fox traces its history back more than a hundred years to Fred Kilby, who qualified as an accountant in 1899, and started his practice shortly thereafter. Wilfred Fox joined the practice as an articled clerk some 20 years later, which happened to coincide with Fred becoming Mayor of Northampton. Wilfred became a partner in 1931, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Today, Kilby Fox is recognised as one of Northampton’s leading accountancy and business consultancy firms. We gained this status, and maintain it, by offering a top quality service and adhering to the core values that the firm was originally built on. Those values are honesty, diligence, and a willingness to put the client first.

We go out of our way to make everything as easy as possible for you. This means that we offer bespoke payment plans and an initial free one hour-consultation with one of our partners or team member. It also means we’re always ready to talk free of charge, so please pick up the phone if you have any questions.

Accreditations and Awards

Kilby Fox is an accredited member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), The Academy of Experts, Xero and Sage Accountant’s Club.

We are also founding members of the Network of Independent Forensic Accountants (NIFA), a body of individual accountancy practices which pool their experience and knowledge across the UK and Eire to ensure that lawyers, insurers, police and individuals receive a high quality, consistent, and cost effective service. You can learn more about NIFA and forensic accounting here.

Our Philosophy

Every client is fundamental to the continued success of our business. We put your needs first, helping your business to grow and ensuring that you are meeting your obligations.

We also recognise that each and every client is unique and that what you want from your business may not fit into a neatly pre-designed box. That’s why we always ensure members of our professional, personable and well-trained staff are available to our clients to maintain an unparalleled level of communication throughout our relationship.

Our Senior Team

Clive Adkins
Consultant
Clive Adkins
Consultant
Clive is the litigation partner at Kilby Fox. He was a founding member of the Network of Independent Forensic Accountants (NIFA) and served as a Director and Secretary of that organisation for 15 years. Clive has been working in accounting and business consultancy for many years and has been a Partner in Kilby Fox since 1978. He holds fellowship to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He is also a member of the Academy of Experts and an approved Expert Financial Witness with NIFA. Clive recently celebrated his 30th wedding anniversary and has one adult son. He is a keen gardener and sings with a Barbershop Chorus. He is still skiing although probably not as adventurously as in his younger days.
Chris Beavan
Senior Partner
Chris Beavan
Senior Partner
Chris has a wealth of experience in accountancy and auditing, and is also a well-practiced financial ‘trouble-shooter’, consultant and negotiator. His personal involvement in a number of companies gives him a unique insight into business, which he routinely turns to clients’ advantage. Chris is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Chris is happily married with four children and his pastimes include travelling, skiing with his family and restoring and riding classic motorbikes.
Frances Tebbutt
Partner
Frances Tebbutt
Partner
Frances joined Kilby Fox in 2001 after leaving school and became a partner in 2015. Over the years she has gained extensive knowledge in all areas of audit and accountancy and deals with a wide variety of clients, from sole traders to Limited Companies. Frances is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Accountants and the Association of Accounting Technicians. Frances is a dedicated member of Girlguiding, leading two Brownie groups. In her spare time, she enjoys eating out and going to the theatre.
Nick Maisey
Partner
Nick Maisey
Partner
Nick joined Kilby Fox as a school leaver in 1987. He acquired a thorough grounding in the basics of business consultancy before being promoted to manager – a position he held for ten years before his promotion to Partner in 2004. Over the decades, Nick has developed incredible expertise in the provision of business advice, and has helped clients through a variety of situations, as well as advising on corporate structures, acquisitions and future forecasting. Nick is married with three young children. In what little spare time he has, he enjoys following the Northampton Saints Rugby Team and on occasion the sampling of a pint or two!
Martin Crooke
Practice Manager
Martin Crooke
Practice Manager
Martin began his accountancy career with Kilby Fox in 2006. Once qualified, he made the decision to gain some experience with another local firm before re-joining us in May 2017. Martin developed a passion for improving systems and people, and has been able to use his experiences to successfully assist our clients, as well as building on our own internal processes and helping to develop our staff. As well as being our Practice Manager, Martin plays a large part in our audit team and his analytical mind has led him to become part of our Forensic Accounting team also. Martin is our Xero Champion and is constantly looking for opportunities to help businesses make the transition to the cloud and is always on hand for advice and queries. Martin is married with three young daughters and therefore has no spare time; however he enjoys escaping to walk his black Labrador and is occasionally allowed to play golf.
Rob Pouncey
Client Tax Manager
Rob Pouncey
Client Tax Manager
Client Tax Manager Rob has long held membership of both the Association of Tax Technicians and the Association of Accounting Technicians. Rob is an established member of the Kilby Fox work-force with many years' experience. He initially trained in accountancy, holding the position of Accounts and Audit Senior. However, after internal reorganisations, he decided to specialise in tax. Rob is now one of the firm's Client Tax Managers and Advisors. Rob has experience in all areas of personal and corporate tax compliance and planning including Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax and Corporation Tax. He still undertakes some accountancy work, managing and supervising staff in this area. Rob has also undertaken work in connection with the firm's Forensic Accounting Reports. Rob specialises in Tax Planning and Compliance. Rob's interest lie mainly in sports. He plays golf and enjoys watching most other sports - especially football and cricket. He enjoys meals out and, most importantly, spending time with his wife and daughter.
Debbie Alford
Business Development Manager
Debbie Alford
Business Development Manager
Debbie joined Kilby Fox in 2014 following a career break to have a family. Since joining our Admin team three years ago, her role has changed significantly within Kilby Fox. Debbie now over sees the Marketing Department and strives to develop Public Relations for the firm. She plays a key role in gaining new clients, forming new companies and implementing the procedures around this. Debbie is married with a son and a daughter and enjoys family time with them when not at work. Debbie also enjoys running and muddy obstacle races.
David Deacon
Tax Manager
David Deacon
Tax Manager
David was born and raised in Northampton and joined Kilby Fox as a member of the Tax Department in 1986. He has dealt with all forms of Taxation and National Insurance planning and over the years has given seminars and lectured on a wide range of tax topics. David recently headed up our new Probate Department with looks to take Inheritance Tax planning a step further by offering to deal with Probate applications for deceased clients. David specialises in Tax Planning, Exit Strategies and more recently, Probate cases. David qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 1994.
Jane O’Regan
Receptionist
Jane O’Regan
Receptionist
Jane has been with Kilby Fox since 2002. During the time Jane has built strong relationships with many of our well stablished clients and is the first to welcome them to the office. As well as doing all the secretarial duties for the four Partners and other Managers Jane plays a vital role in the administration department. Interests and hobbies - in her spare time Jane enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking and tending to her allotment.
Ian Finlay
Accounts & Audit Manager
Ian Finlay
Accounts & Audit Manager
Ian started his accountancy career in 2008, after graduating from Northampton University, and became a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant. He joined Kilby Fox in 2017 as an Audit and Accounts Supervisor and is responsible for the preparation of company accounts, audits, management accounts and ad hoc assignments for various clients, ranging from small sole traders to larger companies, including groups. Ian prides himself on excellent service and good client relations, and has a real enthusiasm for improving business functions and processes. Outside of work Ian spends most of his time with his young family, although loves to escape to the golf course when time (and weather) permits.
Gerry Thompson
Payroll Manager
Gerry Thompson
Payroll Manager
Gerry has worked in payroll for over 30 years. Gerry originally joined Kilby Fox in 1999; she left in 2005 and re-joined 18 months later. Gerry currently prepares payrolls for over 100 clients; these are a combination of weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly and annually. Gerry specialises in all aspects of payroll from starters and leavers, to statutory payments and deductions, Court orders and student loans, nursery vouchers and auto enrolment, RTI and year end. Gerry holds a qualification in Payroll Management and is AAT qualified Gerry volunteers in her spare time at the local Hospice.
Jayne Taylor
Accounts & Audit Senior
Jayne Taylor
Accounts & Audit Senior
Jayne is a fellow member of both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).  Jayne has worked for Kilby Fox since 1995 when she started her career as an accounts junior. Jayne has gained extensive knowledge and experience in accountancy, auditing and general business advice for small and medium sized enterprises over a wide range of industries. Jayne specialises in general accounts. In her spare time Jayne enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys taking long walks and enjoying the countryside.

Environmental Policy

At Kilby Fox, we are dedicated to minimising the impact of our business operations on the environment by ensuring that we take adequate responsibility for environmental stewardship.

We offer services tailored to your needs

  • Accountancy
    Accounts are the main measurement tool for your business performance. In the right hands, they can also be a powerful tool to help anticipate future performance, and to provide a foundation for future growth.
  • Audit & Assurance
    For the Companies who are subject to an audit, or who want additional assurance that their accounts are ‘true and fair’, we have vast amounts of experience in this specialised area.
  • Taxation
    Corporation Tax represents a considerable cost for any business, and you could be paying too much. We can help you ensure that you’re paying only what is legally required.
  • Bookkeeping, Payroll & VAT
    Bookkeeping, payroll, and VAT are fundamental areas for any business. We can do it quicker, easier, and bring you piece of mind.
  • Business Start-ups
    We offer a wide range of business consultancy services, from preparing a business plan to establishing relationships with financial institutions. Whether you are just setting up or already established, we can help.
  • Forensic Accounting
    Kilby Fox has operated a specialist accounting function since 1990, assisting solicitors with forensic accounting investigations and expert witness reports. We work in a wide variety of fields, and are NIFA accredited.
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one-hour consultation with one of our partners, please get in touch.
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