Barter Durgan & Muir is now operating under the name Sheen Stickland incorporating Barter Durgan & Muir. The original firm was established in Petersfield over 40 years ago to provide accounting, bookkeeping and taxation services to a wide range of clients in Hampshire and West Sussex. The merger with Sheen Stickland means we will continue to deliver the same range of quality services, supported by an additional team at further locations in Alton and Chichester.
We offer a comprehensive range of professional services to a wide range of small and medium sized businesses and individuals. We are committed to providing up to the minute solutions for clients utilising the latest technology.
Harriet Sergeant BA (Hons) ACA - Managing Partner
Harriet qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Sheen Stickland and has been a partner in the firm since 2013. She specialises in supporting owner-managed businesses and has a range of expertise to ensure that all clients receive outstanding service delivered to the highest professional standards.
Former Managing Partner Chris Elsey is supporting Harriet during a transition period prior to his retirement as the firm merges with Sheen Stickland to ensure a smooth transition.
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Chris Elsey FCA – Managing Partner
Chris trained and qualified with the firm rejoining in 1976 after a spell in industry. He became a partner in 1978 and assumed the managing role in 1998. In addition to ensuring that the Firm continues to provide a first class service to its clients, Chris utilises his considerable experience in general practice to advise clients on a wide range of commercial and personal matters including business and tax planning.
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Andrea Budden ACA – Audit Manager
Andrea joined the firm in 2003. She is responsible for a number of large audit clients and has developed considerable expertise in company accounting and taxation. She also looks after a portfolio of small business clients providing accounting advice and support including computer systems particularly Sage accounts.
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Mark Harding MAAT – Accounts & IT Manager
Mark joined the firm in 1988 and achieved his AAT in 1995. He has a broad experience in all business accounting, including company accounts, together with small business and personal tax. Mark’s interest in computers and IT has led him to become not only our in house IT manager, responsible for the smooth running of the firm’s computers and software, but also to provide the Firm’s clients with advice on their systems and software with specific reference to Sage accounts where he has obtained the Line 50 Certificate of Competence.
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James Halliday ATT – Personal Tax Manager
James joined the firm in March 2017, having worked in varying practices on the South Coast. James gained the ATT qualification in 2016 and looks after the personal tax clients dealing with all aspects of compliance and personal tax returns and claims.
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Mandy Woodage – Payroll and Administration
Mandy rejoined the firm for a second time in February 2007. She operates the payroll for a number of business clients and also looks after reception duties.
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Registered to carry out audit work and regulated for a range of investment business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales.