Our Team

Whether you are appointing an accountant for the first time, or simply looking for new ideas, we can help.

Anita Lyon ACA FCCA


I qualified in 1997 and have worked in practice for a long time! Having said this I still enjoy my job and the challenges it brings – no day is the same. I love meeting with clients old and new to discuss ways in which we can help them grow and develop their businesses. Basically I like meeting people and talking!

Married to a builder I have a good working knowledge of the construction industry and in a former life I worked in the hospitality industry so this industry is also close to my heart.

In addition; I am part of the team that organise the annual West Oxfordshire Business Awards and also run the Buttercross club - a monthly networking lunch club.

In the next eighteen months both my children are getting married so I seem to now also be working as a part-time wedding organiser. In my spare time I like to blow the cobwebs away with a run, enjoy cooking and reading and share an allotment with my daughter. We love to travel and have, over the last few years, had some exciting holidays in India, Borneo and South America but we still have a long wish list of places to visit. However I love skiing and always make sure I get away for at least one ski trip a year.

Gareth Jones CTA


I have been with Jamesons since September 1999 after joining the firm as a trainee straight from school. Over the years my role within the Jamesons team has developed and I have been a director of the firm since April 2011.

The main thing I have enjoyed over the years is building relationships with the clients and helping them grow their businesses.

Away from work, I have two children, a boy and girl called Rory and Ellie. My passion is sport and I really do enjoy every sport which I am sure the team in the office can testify to with my endless chat about the sport at the weekend.

Age has caught up with me, so nowadays it is more watching sport than playing! I coach my son’s football team at Bure Park Juniors and despite regretting it at the time; I am enjoying it more and more each week and have now obtained my FA Level 1 coaching badge. Last but not least, I am a Liverpool FC supporter!

Matthew Blow FCCA FMAAT


I have been with Jamesons for over ten years and I am a chartered certified accountant with qualifications from ACCA and AAT. I have been a director of the firm since 1 January 2018 and I continue to manage a portfolio of clients. I thoroughly enjoy my job and the challenges it brings, but I especially like the interaction with clients and giving them advice.

I have two children, Elijah and Rose and I love seeing them, grow, develop and learn new things. I enjoy playing golf although I’m not getting to play quite as much as I would like. I love spending time with my family and friends over the weekends and watching all types of sports.

Jamie Timms FMAAT FCCA

I began working at Jamesons in September 2004 after completing my A levels and have achieved the AAT and ACCA qualifications. I have been a director of the firm since 1 January 2020.

I am now working towards the CTA qualification.

Outside of work I enjoy playing sport including football for Spartan Rangers FC and regularly attend the local park run to try and beat my 5km personal best.

I also try to keep fit and go to the gym when possible. I am a Dad to two girls who keep me very busy at the weekends.

Jeannette Gardiner

I started my accountancy career after leaving college many years ago and have worked for a number of accountants over the years. I joined Jamesons back in April 1999. Even after this length of time I still enjoy the high level of client contact and the variety my job gives me. Everyday is different. Some of my clients feel like my extended family now!

I am married with two children, my daughter Clare is a Secondary School Teacher, and my son James, works in IT. Outside of work, I enjoy listening to music, watching crime dramas and supporting my favourite football team, Liverpool FC.

Jade Jarvis FCCA MAAT

I have been working for Jamesons since September 2003 when I left school for the real world. I have since gained my AAT and ACCA qualifications along with a world of experience which holds me in good stead for assisting our clients.

Currently you will find me in the office daily until 2.30pm.

When I am not being a part time accountant, I am a full time mum to two boys who keep me very much on my toes, with school runs, sports clubs and all manor of high jinx. I am often outnumbered on many occasions but like to retreat into a good book if it all gets too much.

Lesley Eaglestone

I am the Administrator, and started here in 2010. I enjoy all the day to day challenges this role provides, and supporting the Jamesons Team.

Originally from Witney, I moved back here in 2002 after living on the Isle of Wight for a few years. My family keep be busy, however I do like my holidays abroad, but also love the Lake District and try and visit once a year as I enjoy the long walks, and of course the wonderful scenery!

Ryan Groves - MAAT, ACCA

I joined Jamesons in December 2013. After spending 10 years in the hospitality industry I wanted to pursue a career in finance. Having completed AAT and ACCA I am now looking forward to the next phase of my career.

As a client manager at the firm I manage a collection of clients which has given me the opportunity to start building more on the client relationships and to learn more about their businesses and how I can help them to grow which is something I really enjoy.

When I am not working, my weekends are mostly filled with going to watch my beloved Wolves! I have been known to win the office fantasy football from time to time (2016/17/18). I also enjoy cooking, eating out, and a nice holiday every year is a must!

Zakir Bashir - BA (Hons), ACCA

I joined Jamesons in October 2014 having previously worked for another accounting firm. Before that, I gained a BA (Hons) in Economics from Oxford Brookes University and a Diploma in International Banking and Financial Services from Henley Business School. I have now finished my ACCA exams and am now looking forward to the next phase of my career.

Outside of work I have a great interest in various sports such as football, cricket and weight-training and dedicate my spare time in playing various sports.

Charlie Morgan

I joined Jamesons in July 2015, after working for a local accountancy firm for a year I had decided to pursue a career in accounting. I am currently in my final year of AAT and will hopefully be qualified by the end of the year.

When I am not working you will mostly find me playing various sports such as football or weight training, and the odd game of golf depending on the weather.

Carly Harris – BA (Hons) ACCA

I joined Jamesons in summer 2016 after working in industry for 2 years, and deciding that I wanted to pursue a career in practice. Before this I gained my first class degree in Accounting at Worcester University. I have now finished my ACCA exams and am looking forward to no more studying!

Away from work I spend the majority of my time at the stables, either teaching lessons or taking care of my own horses. In any time I have left I also enjoy reading and catching up on my favourite TV series.

Emily Murphy

After completing a degree in Biology and working in education for a few years, I decided to go for a completely different path and joined Jamesons as a trainee. I am currently working towards completing my AAT bookkeeping qualifications and enjoying learning something new.

Outside of work I am mostly found spending time with my horse, or teaching riding lessons at a local riding school. Away from horses, I like going out and enjoying the local scenery and pubs I am lucky enough to live around, and spending time with family and friends.

Maddie Spratt

After completing A-Levels in Mathematics, English Literature and Geography, I came to the decision I wanted to pursue a career in Accounting. I am currently working towards my AAT Level 2 qualification.

Outside of work, I like to keep active. I am a keen hockey player and enjoy training in the gym too! Apart from sport, I like going out and spending time with my friends and family.

Oscar Darby

I joined Jamesons in November 2020 after completing A-Levels in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology at Hartpury College. I am now studying for my AAT level 3 qualification which is giving me a good insight into the world of accounting.

When not at work I enjoy playing golf as much as I can and love to engage in other sports. I also like to spend my time socialising with friends and family at the weekends.

Marc Neilon BA(Hons) FCA


With over 30 years experience advising owner managed businesses, I have helped to nurture a flourishing practice with an outstanding team of people. The Investors in People Recognition Panel were gracious to say “for a small organisation, Jamesons are one of the most impressive I have ever read about”. It’s a great career that brings variety and daily challenges. That said it isn’t all about being at the office and I try to balance work with my wonderful family, my passion for both classic and sports cars and European driving holidays.

Richard Allen FCA

I am the old man of the Team. I’ve been supporting and advising owner managed businesses for over 25 years now and I still get a kick from it. There’s nothing better than seeing a client benefit from the advice you’ve given!

Outside of work, I like to spend time with my family or out on my motorcycle – the one place I can get away from everything.

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