Tailored accountancy services for businesses across the South West

Accounts Preparation

Producing HMRC compliant year end accounts for Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies.

Bookkeeping & VAT

Client specific bookkeeping. MTD compliant VAT services including preparation, review and submission to HMRC.

Payroll & CIS

Weekly and monthly payroll services and CIS submissions.


All aspects of Personal Income and Capital Gains Tax, Business and Corporation Tax. To include tax planning, calculations, preparation and filing of tax returns and liaising with HMRC.

Who we are

Batchelor and Company is a long established Accountancy practice formed by David Batchelor. He was joined by his son Jeremy Batchelor until David retired. Jeremys’ tragic death saw the end of an era for the business but it has been bought by Marie, who has dedicated her career to the firm. We continue to provide a tailored approach to businesses across the South West. We are a close-knit team based in Cullompton, Devon with an assortment of knowledge, experience and specialties.

At Batchelor & Co we pride ourselves on being approachable and professional to make all aspects of accountancy as smooth as possible from start to finish. We provide a customised service to each of our clients, catering to their specific needs. We have vast experience with both personal and business tax for a varied client base including sole traders, partnerships, clubs, charities and companies.

Being located in a rural area we have a lot of farming clients, and there is always a pair of wellies in Marie’s car ready for a farm visit. We also assist a wide range of businesses and clients both locally and much further afield and feel the personal touch is incredibly important. We strive to be a valued and helpful part of your team.

We understand that many people find dealing with their accountancy affairs daunting and we will always do our utmost to make things as straight forward and stress free as possible.

Please feel free to contact us with any enquiries or to set up a meeting where you may even be greeted by our most important member of the team – Penny the dog!

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Meet the Team

Marie Johns FCCA

Marie Johns FCCA

Director and Chartered Certified Accountant

Marie joined Batchelor & Company in 1994. She is expert in all aspects of accountancy and tax has been ACCA qualified for over 20 years.

Sammy Cole ACCA

Sammy Cole ACCA

Chartered Certified Accountant

Sammy joined the team in 2016 as a trainee and after 7 years of studying and working at Batchelor & Company has now qualified. She is especially interested in accounts preparation and tax.

Shelley Chapple

Shelley Chapple


Shelley joined Batchelor & Company in 2006 and achieved her AAT qualification shortly after. She enjoys a varied role from company accounts to bookkeeping at client’s premises.

Alison Toogood

Alison Toogood


Alison has worked for Batchelor & Company for over 35 years. She has a special interest in agricultural accountancy as she is from a farming family herself.

Gill Cole

Gill Cole


Gill joined Batchelor & Co in 2013. She specialises in bookkeeping and VAT and has been integral in assisting our clients with the transition to MTD.

Helen Gwynne

Helen Gwynne


Helen has been part of the team at Batchelor & Company for over 15 years. She is especially competent in dealing with clubs and charities, and VAT.

Cris Berry

Cris Berry

Payroll and Office Administrator

The payroll expert at Batchelor & Co, Cris joined the team in 2012. She is the person to contact with all things payroll. She is also the first point of contact both on the telephone and in reception.

Penny Johns

Penny Johns

Staff Welfare Officer

The newest member of the team, Penny joined Batchelor & Company in 2021. Her enthusiasm for work is unparalleled and is an absolute ray of sunshine in the office.

Our Services





Company Tax

Personal Tax


Retirement Planning

Company Secretarial

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I first used Batchelor & Co in 2010 when they helped me set up my business and throughout the years since I have always found them helpful and supportive. In good times and in the sometimes ‘less good’ they have been responsive, clear in their advice and always ready to help and I have no hesitation in recommending them.

– Simon Mosley, Director, Holcombe Consultancy Services Limited

Batchelor & Co are a firm of accountants with whom I have dealt personally for many years and I am very happy to recommend them to my clients. They are responsive, caring and efficient, providing clarity on complex tax planning issues, whilst maintaining a very personal approach.  

– Di Milton, Director and Chartered Financial Planner, Littlewell Financial Management Ltd

The first thing we did when starting Petersen Engineering in January 1985 was to go to Jeremy at Batchelor & Co for advice. We have been with them ever since even though we moved over 50 miles away. When Marie started working there she looked after our accounts – we have four separate businesses. Over the years she has taken over our payroll and VAT, also recently making tax digital for our other businesses, giving us total peace of mind. No matter what we have asked Marie to help us with over the years she has done so promptly and efficiently. However busy she may be we have been made to feel like we are her only customers and nothing is too much trouble –tasks which to us seem horrendous have been done perfectly and very promptly, she has always gone above and beyond what we would expect an accountant to do. We will continue to put our total trust in Marie to keep the accounts side of our business running smoothly and efficiently and also to keep giving us the excellent advice and service she has done for so many years, we wish her every success in the future. Thank you so much Marie and team – you are a vital part of our business.  

– Bob & Sally Petersen, Directors, Petersen Engineering Ltd

I have been a client of Batchelor and Company all my business life, which is nearly 40 years and have seen the company evolve through the generations and the changing (and sometimes challenging) times. Always professional and helpful to my many questions. I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone seeking an accountant.  

– Daniel Pile, Proprietor, Higher Park Farm

Carly Press is a 40 year old family printing business based in Wellington, Somerset. We have built our company on quality, service and trust. All three of these points align perfectly with our accountants, Batchelor and Co. My father and grandfather, both used this firm and I have continued the relationship since taking the business over. Batchelors are a professional practice with strict attention to detail. The team are approachable and friendly to work with, nothing is too much trouble and they have been key in the growth and success of our company. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone.  

– Mark Gladstone-Smith, Managing Director, The Carly Press Ltd

We have used Batchelor & Company for almost 14 years. All staff are very efficient, helpful and never too busy to answer accountancy questions. I would definitely recommend them for all your accountancy needs.  

– Cheryl Anthony, Director, Victoria Windows & Doors Ltd

I’ve been using Batchelor & Co since I first started my business and I wouldn’t choose anyone else! They are always happy to help if I should need it and are extremely knowledgeable about all things accountancy. Brilliant.  

– Jack Squires, Proprietor, Jack Squires Plumbing and Heating

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