A business shouldn’t be burdened by the bookkeeping. Firms of all sizes enlist TBL to carry out their financial duties because it makes perfect sense. We are reliable, efficient, and above all else, cost-effective.

TBL work with Quickbooks online, Xero, Sage and Freeagent among other dependable accounting software providers.

With TBL’s accredited bookkeeping and management accounts service, you’ll get:

Changes to VAT rules and procedures can cause major problems for most businesses and organisations. That’s why our VAT advice and compliance department is designed to deal with the complexities of VAT on behalf of business owners.

Meet the TBL team

Paul Stafford FCCA - TBL Partner

Paul Stafford FMAAT FCCA MInstLM


Paul set up TBL with Chris Humpage, and provides expert advice on gifts, trusts, estate planning and more.

Having worked in Southend most of his career, Paul qualified in 1996 and became a partner in the local office of a London firm in 1998. In 2017 Paul and Chris set up a new independent practice, TBL Accountants.

Paul has a wide and varied client portfolio, including those in the Charity sector - an area where Paul has wide experience having served as trustees for a number of Charities. He believes a strong open relationship in clients of all sizes achieve their objectives. Paul is a registered auditor authorised to execute statutory audits for UK registered companies and charities.

Outside of work, Paul is a long-suffering West Ham fan, plays Tennis (poorly!) and is a local District Commissioner for Scouting.

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Chris Humpage FCA - TBL Partner

Chris Humpage FCA


Chris set up TBL with Paul Stafford, and is experienced in business valuations, preparing exit strategies and more.

Chris trained with a Top 50 firm in Suffolk and qualified in 1996, becoming a Partner in the local office of a London firm in 2009. In 2017 Chris and Paul set up a new independent practice, TBL Accountants.

Chris has a wide and varied client portfolio, with a large number of clients in the motor industry. Chris believes that the most important person in his business relationship with his clients is his client. He is a registered auditor authorised to execute statutory audits for UK registered companies and charities.

Outside of work, assuming he is not taking one of his children to dancing or cricket, you will find Chris on a golf course, on his bike or watching cricket.

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Lisa Keith FCA - TBL Client Manager

Lisa Keith FMAAT FCA


Lisa works with Paul Stafford in the management of his client portfolio.

Lisa is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales and a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and has been working in practice in Southend for the last 4 years. She ensures that the firm's standards for quality are upheld and ensures adherence to deadlines.

Lisa has worked with a wide variety of clients and has a special interest in Charity accounting and has experience with solicitor’s accounts rules.

Outside of work, Lisa enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Kim Sharp - Bookkeeping/CIS Supervisor

Kim Sharp

Bookkeeping/CIS Supervisor

Kim processes clients' records, quarterly submissions of VAT and CIS returns and provides training for clients.

Kim has been part of TBL for nearly 3 years and has been at her current position as supervisor for 1 year. Kim is AAT qualified.

The area of accounting Kim specialises in is VAT, Bookkeeping and CIS. She also specialises in the following accounting software, QuickBooks Online, Xero and Sage.

When not at work, Kim loves spending time with her children, making memories and travelling.

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Alex Tricker - Bookkeeper

Alex Tricker


Alex processes clients' quarterly VAT returns and assists clients with different accounting software.

Alex has worked at the firm for over 2 years and been in his current position for over a year. He holds AAT Level 2 & 3 qualifications.

The areas of accounting Alex mainly specialises in are VAT and Bookkeeping. He also specialises in different accounting software, such as QuickBooks, FreeAgent and Xero.

When he’s not at work, Alex follows West Ham United Football Club, through more tough times than enjoyable ones. He also enjoys travelling.

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