who we are
we like to think of ourselves as more than ‘just accountants’
We are a firm of Xero accountants that will work with you to help you succeed.
Whilst we are serious about keeping clients compliant with HMRC we also work with businesses to maximise their potential.
Carrie is the founder and Director of Spotlight. With over 20 years experience both in practice and industry. Training with a top 6 accountancy practice, before moving into industry running the finance department of a large group of companies.
Carrie started her own private practice and has a 12 year proven record of working with businesses to help them grow. Highlights of this journey have been travelling to Cyprus assisting a client in a sale of shares in an international property business, working on a technical paper for a high profile celebrity court case and working with a domiciliary care company from implementation of reporting through to its eventual sale.
Carrie is married to Neil with two children Will & Lucy. In her spare time, she enjoys running (is forever chasing her PB) and loves nothing more than popping open a bottle of Prosecco to enjoy with family and friends.
Emma is an ACCA qualified accountant who joined the practice in January 2020. Emma has experience in both working for other accountancy firms and in company accounts departments so has an understanding from both sides. Emma brings to the team a background of wide experience including Solicitors, Charity and Estate Agent Audits.
Emma and her partner Russell have three girls, Lily, Freya and Brooke, Emma likes reading and time spent socialising with family and friends.
Claire is our Client Accountant, joining Spotlight after working in the finance department for a national retail chain.
Claire worked with independent franchisees working with them in managing their finances.
Claire is married with 2 young children, Georgia & Erin. In her spare time, Claire likes holidays, socialising with friends and eating out.
Jim is an ACCA qualified accountant who joined the practice us from a large regional firm and brings with him a wealth of experience from System/Process Reviews, Video Game Tax Relief / R&D Knowledge. Jim brings to the team a wide background of experience including Charity Accounts, Insurance Brokers, Construction and Retail.
Jim and his wife Lisa have two children William and Lola-Rose, Jim likes reading and watching horrors/thrillers, gaming with the kids and time spent socialising with family and friends.
PA to Carrie Stokes
She has worked with Spotlight Accounting since November 2020 as Carrie’s PA. In her spare time you can find her at the beach with her partner and two little girls, Olivia 4 and Poppy 2, doing a bit of retail therapy or catching up with friends over coffee.
what our clients say
Kate Walker - Diabetes Safety Organisation Limited
I treat Carrie as a consultant to my business rather than just an accountant. Her knowledge of the latest Technology and Apps available to help me reduce my time is fantastic. Using Spotlight Accounting Limited enables me to be with my customers more and make my business more successful, more productive and ultimately more profitable."
Richard Carless – Shifnal Plant Limited
"Carrie & Team go above and beyond, it was something I needed sorting and they took away the stress and delivered a great service they were recommended and I’m so happy I used them. I can’t wait to grow my business with an accounts team that go that extra mile that make the service feel really personable…. "
Hugh Jackson - Architect
Ellie Parkes - Owner
Steve Burman - Director