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The Team


Find out more about the team and Advisory Board behind The Accountants Millionaires’ Club

Heather Townsend

Heather Townsend

Founder

Heather is the author of the book 'The Accountants Millionaires' Club' as well as four other books including 'The Go-To Expert' and 'The FT Guide To Business Networking'. Her accolades and endorsements include:

  • In 2015 the ICAEW decided Heather was the number one online influencer for accountants
  • In 2017 Heather was number 19 in Sage's top 100 global influencers for business
  • In 2017 GetApp decided Heather was one of the top 5 global influencers for the accounting profession
  • Judge for Practice Excellence Awards in 2015 - 2017
  • Brand Ambassador for AccountingWeb's "Practice Excellence Programme"
  • Her books have sold over 20,000 copies globally and been translated into over 6 different languages.
heather@excedia.co.uk  |  @ The Accountants Millionaires' Club
Ashley Leeds

Ashley Leeds

Senior Account Manager

Ashley has spent the last decade working for software vendors helping accountants grow an efficient and effective practice. Not only is he an expert on systems/technology for accountants, he’s also passionate about client service excellence and business development in general. Ashley works with club members, both on a group and 1:2:1 basis to help them grow their practice. He has previously worked with Digita and Intuit.

ashley@excedia.co.uk 
Heather Townsend

Heather Townsend

Founder

Heather is the author of the book 'The Accountants Millionaires' Club' as well as four other books including 'The Go-To Expert' and 'The FT Guide To Business Networking'. Her accolades and endorsements include:

  • In 2015 the ICAEW decided Heather was the number one online influencer for accountants
  • In 2017 Heather was number 19 in Sage's top 100 global influencers for business
  • In 2017 GetApp decided Heather was one of the top 5 global influencers for the accounting profession
  • Judge for Practice Excellence Awards in 2015 - 2017
  • Brand Ambassador for AccountingWeb's "Practice Excellence Programme"
  • Her books have sold over 20,000 copies globally and been translated into over 6 different languages.
heather@excedia.co.uk
Ashley Leeds

Ashley Leeds

Senior Account Manager

Ashley has spent the last decade working for software vendors helping accountants grow an efficient and effective practice. Not only is he an expert on systems/technology for accountants, he’s also passionate about client service excellence and business development in general. Ashley works with club members, both on a group and 1:2:1 basis to help them grow their practice. He has previously worked with Digita and Intuit.

ashley@excedia.co.uk  |  @ The Accountants Millionaires' Club
Heather Townsend

Heather Townsend

Founder

Heather is the author of the book 'The Accountants Millionaires' Club' as well as four other books including 'The Go-To Expert' and 'The FT Guide To Business Networking'. Her accolades and endorsements include:

  • In 2015 the ICAEW decided Heather was the number one online influencer for accountants
  • In 2017 Heather was number 19 in Sage's top 100 global influencers for business
  • In 2017 GetApp decided Heather was one of the top 5 global influencers for the accounting profession
  • Judge for Practice Excellence Awards in 2015 - 2017
  • Brand Ambassador for AccountingWeb's "Practice Excellence Programme"
  • Her books have sold over 20,000 copies globally and been translated into over 6 different languages.
heather@excedia.co.uk
Ashley Leeds

Ashley Leeds

Senior Account Manager

Ashley has spent the last decade working for software vendors helping accountants grow an efficient and effective practice. Not only is he an expert on systems/technology for accountants, he’s also passionate about client service excellence and business development in general. Ashley works with club members, both on a group and 1:2:1 basis to help them grow their practice. He has previously worked with Digita and Intuit.

ashley@excedia.co.uk 
Paul Miller

Paul Miller

Advisory Board Member and Founder of Cornish Accounting

Paul founded Cornish Accounting 25 years ago. Cornish Accounting is a small rural family run practice with a big vision and a strong heart. They are specialists in hospitality businesses and one of the early adopters of the cloud. (And most new accounting packages and software to be honest!) In the last year since Paul decided to grow his practice to one million pounds, he has added on £100k of profitable income. He expects to get Cornish Accounting to be a one million pound practice within the next 5 years.

His accolades and endorsements include:

  • Xero Accounting Partner of the year 2015
  • Xero Gold Practice
  • First UK based certified Reckon practice
Jessica Pillow

Jessica Pillow

Advisory Board Member and founder of Pillow May

Jessica is a disruptor and pioneer in accountancy. She set up Pillow May in 2009 to break free from industry stereotypes. Pillow May have been early adopters of cloud software, cloud bookkeeping, fixed-fee pricing and many other things! Jessica herself is passionate about cloud accounting software, process automation technology, and promoting the efficiency benefits of flexible & remote working practices.

Paul Miller

Paul Miller

Advisory Board Member and Founder of Cornish Accounting

Paul founded Cornish Accounting 25 years ago. Cornish Accounting is a small rural family run practice with a big vision and a strong heart. They are specialists in hospitality businesses and one of the early adopters of the cloud. (And most new accounting packages and software to be honest!) In the last year since Paul decided to grow his practice to one million pounds, he has added on £100k of profitable income. He expects to get Cornish Accounting to be a one million pound practice within the next 5 years.

His accolades and endorsements include:

  • Xero Accounting Partner of the year 2015
  • Xero Gold Practice
  • First UK based certified Reckon practice
 
 
Jessica Pillow

Jessica Pillow

Advisory Board Member and Founder of Pillow May

Jessica is a disruptor and pioneer in accountancy. She set up Pillow May in 2009 to break free from industry stereotypes. Pillow May have been early adopters of cloud software, cloud bookkeeping, fixed-fee pricing and many other things! Jessica herself is passionate about cloud accounting software, process automation technology, and promoting the efficiency benefits of flexible & remote working practices.

Paul Miller

Paul Miller

Advisory Board Member and Founder of Cornish Accounting

Paul founded Cornish Accounting 25 years ago. Cornish Accounting is a small rural family run practice with a big vision and a strong heart. They are specialists in hospitality businesses and one of the early adopters of the cloud. (And most new accounting packages and software to be honest!) In the last year since Paul decided to grow his practice to one million pounds, he has added on £100k of profitable income. He expects to get Cornish Accounting to be a one million pound practice within the next 5 years.

His accolades and endorsements include:

  • Xero Accounting Partner of the year 2015
  • Xero Gold Practice
  • First UK based certified Reckon practice
Jessica Pillow

Jessica Pillow

Advisory Board Member and Founder of Pillow May

Jessica is a disruptor and pioneer in accountancy. She set up Pillow May in 2009 to break free from industry stereotypes. Pillow May have been early adopters of cloud software, cloud bookkeeping, fixed-fee pricing and many other things! Jessica herself is passionate about cloud accounting software, process automation technology, and promoting the efficiency benefits of flexible & remote working practices.

Guy Robinson

Guy Robinson

Advisory Board Member and founder of Xebra Accounting

Guy founded Xebra Accounting in 2011, after being a partner with BDO and building up his office of Moore Stephens to be a £1.4m practice. Xebra Accounting is the fastest growing small accountancy practice in Hampshire. In the last twelve months it grew by over 40% and the rapid growth doesn’t show any sign of letting up! They plan to be a one million pound practice in the next 3-5 years. Unlike most small accountancy practices, Guy’s clients pay a minimum of £5,000 per year. As you would expect, Xebra is a fully cloud based practice but see themselves more as a business advisor to their clients rather than a traditional accountant.

His accolades and endorsements include:

  • Xero Platinum partner
  • Xero’s most valued professional
Sian Kelly

Sian Kelly

Advisory Board Member and founder of Inform Accounting

Sian formed Inform Accounting in 2012. In a very short space of time she has grown Inform Accounting into a 16 strong team turning over £600,000 each year. Inform Accounting is predicted to become a one million pound practice within the next 2-3 years. They have grown via a mixture of organic growth and two small acquisitions. As you would expect from a modern fully cloud based practice, their clients are all on Xero and pay monthly via direct debit.

Guy Robinson

Guy Robinson

Advisory Board Member and Founder of Xebra Accounting

Guy founded Xebra Accounting in 2011, after being a partner with BDO and building his Moore Stephens's office to a £1.4m practice. Xebra Accounting is the fastest growing small accountancy practice in Hampshire. In the last twelve months it grew by over 40% and the rapid growth doesn’t show any sign of letting up! They plan to be a one million pound practice in the next 4-6 years. Unlike most small accountancy practices, Guy’s clients pay a minimum of £5,000 per year. As you would expect, Xebra is a fully cloud based practice but see themselves more as a business advisor to their clients rather than a traditional accountant.

His accolades and endorsements include:

  • Xero Platinum partner
  • Xero’s most valued professional
Sian Kelly

Sian Kelly

Advisory Board Member and Founder of Inform Accounting

Sian formed Inform Accounting in 2012. In a very short space of time she has grown Inform Accounting into a 16 strong team turning over £600,000 each year. Inform Accounting is predicted to become a one million pound practice within the next 2-3 years. They have grown via a mixture of organic growth and two small acquisitions. As you would expect from a modern fully cloud based practice, their clients are all on Xero and pay monthly via direct debit.

Guy Robinson

Guy Robinson

Advisory Board Member and Founder of Xebra Accounting

Guy founded Xebra Accounting in 2011, after being a partner with BDO and Moore Stephens. Xebra Accounting is the fastest growing small accountancy practice in Hampshire. In the last twelve months it grew by over 40% and the rapid growth doesn’t show any sign of letting up! They plan to be a one million pound practice in the next 4-6 years. Unlike most small accountancy practices, Guy’s clients pay a minimum of £5,000 per year. As you would expect, Xebra is a fully cloud based practice but see themselves more as a business advisor to their clients rather than a traditional accountant. His accolades and endorsements include:

  • Xero Platinum partner
  • Xero’s most valued professional
Sian Kelly

Sian Kelly

Advisory Board Member and Founder of Inform Accounting

Sian formed Inform Accounting in 2012. In a very short space of time she has grown Inform Accounting into a 16 strong team turning over £600,000 each year. Inform Accounting is predicted to become a one million pound practice within the next 2-3 years. They have grown via a mixture of organic growth and two small acquisitions. As you would expect from a modern fully cloud based practice, their clients are all on Xero and pay monthly via direct debit.