Headed up by our chartered accountants, Jane Frith and James Foxton, Townend English is a growing accountancy practice established in the centre of Pocklington. Jo McCorrie and Abbi Tinson complete the team with their roles in bookkeeping/payroll and practice administration respectively.

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James Foxton

James Foxton FCA

Following a brief stint on the family farm, James decided a career in accountancy was the best option for him. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2003, James held a number of senior roles in large multi-national organisations as well as the public sector. As a director at Townend English, James now enjoys being part of the local business community and supporting small and medium sized enterprises fulfil their ambitions. Outside of work, he is kept on his toes by his two boys Alfie and Jack, and enjoys the seemingly polar opposites of fishing and fast cars.

Jane Frith head shot
Jane Frith

Jane Frith BSc PhD CA

After a former life as a geologist, Jane qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2005. Jane moved on from PwC to become the financial accountant for GDF Suez, a leading UK energy provider in the commercial sector. After setting up her own accountancy practice in 2012, she now enjoys life as a director at Townend English and the joys and challenges of working with a range of diverse and interesting businesses. Outside of Townend English, she’s mainly kept busy by the demands of her twin boys, but loves to play the piano and climb the odd mountain!

Jo McCorrie

After spending 8 years living in Australia, Jo returned to the UK. While living in Australia she achieved a degree in law (Hons) and spent 3 years working as a Lawyer in Brisbane. Jo has over 25 years of experience working within office and accounting environments and is currently doing further studying in bookkeeping. Jo supports her fellow team members and the practice with accounts preparation, bookkeeping, Vat, payroll and pensions. Outside work Jo has two grown up children so now enjoys her free time and loves to travel.

Abbi Tinson

Abbi joined Townend English to provide part-time administrative assistance to the accounting team. However, her role has developed to include a wider scope of tasks such as company secretarial and practice management. Prior to joining Townend English Abbi spent over 10 years working in the building industry, progressing up to Assistant Branch Manager level. The wealth of knowledge gained from being responsible for the day to day running of a busy branch is proving invaluable as Townend English continues to expand. Abbi is kept busy outside of work by her young daughter, enjoys keeping fit, and can often be spotted roaming around our local countryside when the weather permits!