About TBL Accountants

At TBL Accountants, we believe in the bigger picture, and we are passionate about taking businesses to where they need to be. With more than 50 years’ experience behind us, we know a thing or two about financing and we are also very aware how fast things can change. That means as well as providing tried and tested solutions that we know work well, we are constantly honing our skills to open new doors for our clients. Rest assured, your company is in good company.

We provide effective accountancy, VAT advice, taxation, business consultancy and related support services locally from our offices in Southend, Essex. We are always on hand to advise businesses on issues like cash flow, tax and much more, and are specialists in a wide range of services and sectors such as accountants for charities. Let our expertise take your business to new heights.

Got a challenge your business needs solving? Contact us with your finance query for expert guidance and advice from our team.

Meet The TBL Team

Paul Stafford FMAAT FCCA MInstLM Partner

Paul Stafford FMAAT FCCA MInstLM


Paul set up TBL and provides expert advice on gifts, trusts, estate planning and more.
Lisa Keith FMAAT FCA

Lisa Keith FMAAT FCA


Lisa works with Paul Stafford in the management of his client portfolio.
Ian Chandler FCA ATII Consultant

Ian Chandler FCA ATII


Ian is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor who trained locally in Southend.
Gary Willis Client Service Manager

Gary Willis

Client Service Manager

Gary is responsible for managing the client portfolios of Ian Chandler.
Liz Darby ATT Tax Technician

Liz Darby ATT

Tax Technician

Liz deals with personal tax compliance ensuring all Tax Returns are submitted on time.
Clare Barrington Payroll Manager

Claire Barrington

Payroll Manager

Claire is responsible for the managing and processing of payroll operations for our clients.

Social Responsibility

For us, an important part of improving local businesses is improving the community around us. That’s why we endeavour to give back at every opportunity, support great charities, and volunteer our skills for fantastic causes. For many, giving of time and money is a private engagement with a cause and our team wish to keep much of it private, however:

What We Do


TBL is well known for supporting local events and regularly take on students from schools and colleges for placements and apprenticeships. We continue to engage in this way by welcoming our newest apprentice in early September.

Charity work

Over recent years, we have supported a number of local charities and organisations including the local food bank, HARP, Jeans for Genes, and, most recently, Southend Mencap.

In the past, the firm has taken part in the Foulness Bike Ride, raising money for ‘The Music Man Project’.


TBL strengthens its commitment to the local community by supporting a range of causes and offering opportunities to young people, whilst supporting a wide range of local business with their tax and accountancy requirements.

Managing Partner Paul Stafford is a local Scout Leader and a former primary school governor. 

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Proudly Working with Willow Financial Planning

TBL Accountants are proud to work in partnership with Willow Financial Planning, independent financial advisors based in Southend-on-Sea. Together, we help our clients achieve their financial goals.

Incorporating First Call Accounting

We are delighted to announce that we’ve joined forces with leading Billericay accountants, First Call Accounting, to provide a complete range of accounting and financial planning services to businesses and individuals throughout Essex.

Making Tax Digital

Find out everything you need to know about Making Tax Digital, including how to choose the right cloud accounting software, key deadlines and find out how TBL Accountants can support you move to digital.

Our Location

With an office in Southend-on-Sea, we are well-positioned to help businesses and individuals with their accounting needs throughout Essex. Find out more about each of our offices here.