About Sawford Bullard

Sawford Bullard is a long established accountancy practice, which has links to Northampton and surrounding areas, which go as far back as 1934. The original beliefs and ethos of the firm still hold true to this very day.

‘People are the most important part of a business’

We value our established reputation for our personal approach towards each client. Many long term friendships and business partnerships have been nurtured over the years.

It is important that there is a balance between technical ability, flexibility, and keeping the ‘people’ focused values that we believe in. It is a balance which we have developed over many years, that enables us to serve your every accounting need.

Understanding how your business operates is fundamental in ensuring that we provide you with the right advice. Our dedicated team offer a total support service to suit your needs, however large or small your requirements.



Dustin Grande – Partner

“We are here to help and there is nothing more satisfying than being able to assist clients with their business, be it expansion plans, compliance or support through the difficult times”

ACCA Qualified in 2003, after starting as a junior straight from college to becoming a partner in 2006. Focusing predominately on corporate clients, from forecasts and business plans to restructuring and compliance. A retired amateur footballer now a season ticket holder at NTFC and married with two children.

James Parsons – Partner

I qualified with ACCA in 2011 and have been with Sawford Bullard since 2006. I work mainly with corporate clients, whether preparing accounts, helping with Sage, designing systems or even solving computer problems! I work closely with clients and am proud to have built strong relationships during my time at Sawford Bullard. In my personal time I enjoy going to the gym and have a big interest in cars and motorsport.

Neil Sawford – Consultant

“The great thing about this job is the people. I’ve been part of Sawford Bullard for over thirty years and it’s a privilege to share the journey with our clients and staff. We know that people are at the heart of any organisation and our aim is to understand their hopes and dreams, help them to achieve their goals and provide support in times of trouble. My advice to any professional is to be a good listener; it’s often the things that people don’t say that are the most significant. Outside of work? Well, it’s the same theme, my family come first, second and third.”

Robert de Boer – Business services

“I have spent my working life as part of the close knit team at Sawford Bullard. My role involves preparing accounts for a diverse range of clients and during my time I have enjoyed dealing with people from all walks of life, some of whom I view not only as clients but as friends.”

Away from work I enjoy being outdoors and like to walk, preferably in the countryside or along a canal side towpath.

Jodie McAlindon – Business services

I joined Sawford Bullard in 2007, studied for my ACCA exams and became qualified in 2013.

I deal with the preparation of accounts for corporate and non-corporate clients in addition to maintaining company secretarial records, VAT returns and assisting clients with the computerised accounting systems.

Working within a busy team environment has helped to develop my skills and ensures that I am able to deal with a variety of different types of clients.

I am a football fan, enjoy eating out and of course shopping!

Pat Warren – Taxation

“After leaving University, I started my career in taxation at the Inland Revenue and then defected to the other side when I joined Sawford Bullard in 1990.

It’s a pleasure working with such a friendly team and my aim is to provide professional help and advice to our many interesting clients with the bonus of developing longstanding friendships. My leisure time is devoted to my family, travel and the theatre.”

Sheryl Scarrott – Business services and support

I joined Sawford Bullard in 2006 as an office junior and soon started studying for AAT. My main involvement is with operating payrolls for many of our clients and administrative and bookkeeping duties. Some of my other duties include preparation of Vat Returns and accounts preparation jobs. I enjoy meeting and getting to know all of the clients I work with and aim to help as much as I can.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Katy Barton - Administration

I joined Sawford Bullard in 2018 taking on the role of Office Administration. This is one of the best moves I have ever made. I am often the first point of contact with our clients. I love working with such a wonderful team and meeting our lovely clients. Out of work my family is everything and I love being Mummy to my two beautiful children.

Georgia Harrison - Trainee

Georgia joined the team in June 21 after spending some time on work experience. She is currently on an apprenticeship studying AAT along side gaining practical experience in the office.

Victoria Barnett - Business Services

After finishing University with a degree in Business I joined the accountancy profession not really knowing if was for me. It was here that I found one of my great passions. I love the variety my job brings and how working closely with clients builds relationships to help them to reach their own goals. I qualified with ACCA in 2011 and in 2019 I found a home with Sawford Bullard and have not looked back. The clients and staff are like family and the level of support really makes this a special place. Outside of work I love spending time with my family, and enjoy reading, swimming and travel.

Donna Oram - Payroll

I joined Sawford Bullard in 2018 having worked in the Accountancy profession for over 26 years.I am involved with the preparation of VAT Returns, accounts and bookkeeping although I specialise in payroll having been a payroll manager for over 20 years.
I enjoy working with the friendly team at Sawford Bullard and in my spare time I love all types of sport. I also enjoy theatre, having been a professional dancer in my younger days as well as running a dancing school for over 20 years.


“We have worked with Sawford Bullard Accountants for many years and have found them to be extremely helpful in all aspects of our business and personal financial requirements. In addition they are extremely well informed and helpful in offering wider business advice, which is why we would not hesitate to recommend their services.”
Simon, Neil and Jon – Porterhouse Land and Developments Limited.  www.porterhouse-projects.co.uk

“We have been a client of Sawford Bullard for almost two years now, they handle our annual accounts and help us with day to day queries.  They helped us greatly with a difficult move from our previous accountants and have continued to offer us friendly; yet professional advice and support.  Most importantly they take the time to explain everything, so that we can retain the control and knowledge of our business accounts.”
Mrs P – 
Gateway HR. www.gatewayhr.com

“The team at Sawford Bullard have provided invaluable support to our business for a number of years and are always on hand to answer any questions.”
Mrs Y – Standex. 

“Sawford Bullard has been invaluable to our company’s International business.  We consider them an essential part of our team!”
Mr T – Maggie Sottero.

“The team at Sawford Bullard have provided me with invaluable support in the development of my business both in the UK & overseas.”
Mr C – Multipanel UK Limited. www.multipaneluk.co.uk