A century of experience

Our firm has been a reassuring presence in Oxfordshire for more than 100 years.

Founded in 1891, we grew quickly to become an established major accounting practice under the name of William Bayliss & Co. in Oxford.

Following various practice changes and mergers over the century, we became Bronsens in 1992.

Having established the trusted Bronsens brand we then acquired offices in Chipping Norton, Witney and formed a company to provide payroll and bookkeeping services.

In 2008 we were invited to join a nationwide alliance of high quality firms of accountants known as The CharterGroup. By joining this exclusive group it allowed us to share expertise and ideas amongst other well respected firms. This gave us access to resources usually associated with much larger firms whilst still maintaining the personal touch of a smaller firm.

Then in 2009 we recognised a gap in the market for a firm of Independent Financial Advisers to be attached to a firm of Chartered Certified Accountants and so we formed Bronsens Financial Services Limited. Our clients have benefited massively from this new service.

We are a progressive and approachable practice recognised for our integrity, plus we are driven to provide a professional and friendly service to our clients.

Our Specialisms:

The Bronsens Charter

  • As partners, each of us will endeavour to provide a high level of personal interest in you as a client.
  • We will utilise flexible working arrangements depending on whether you prefer us to visit you, or you visit us.
  • As a client you will be allocated a manager who will be your main point of contact for administrative purposes and also general day-to-day advice.
  • We will provide you with an efficient and reliable service.
  • We will always make you aware of any deadlines that are important to your business.
  • We will offer flexible fee arrangements; fixed fees, pay as you go, direct debits and fee plans are all available.

Key Contacts

Mark Winks FCCA
Managing Director

Mark joined Bronsens in 1989, qualified in 1992 and became a Partner in 1996.

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Phil Burton FCA

Phil qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992, and after gaining experience...

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Darren Freeman FCCA

Following a spell as a semi-professional snooker player, and eventually...

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Nick Tacon

Nick has worked in our Witney office since 1993 and manages...

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Barry Winchester

Barry joined our firm in 2006 having previously spent 8 years in...

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Sonia Longshaw FCCA

Sonia has worked in accountancy for over 20 years and qualified...

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Sarah Barraclough FCCA

Sarah joined Bronsens having relocated from North Yorkshire...

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Linda Clack
Tax Manager

Linda originally worked for HM Revenue and Customs many years ago...

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Simon Hall
Financial Services

Simon is a highly qualified Certified Financial Planner. Simon is a director of...

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Lilian Buy

Lilian joined Bronsens after working for many...

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