Your business growth partner...

Get your business off to a flying start
We’d like to introduce you to a firm of Chartered Accountants who love to innovate through technology, and help businesses grow efficiently. A group of seriously experienced individuals who love to crunch numbers!
​At Townend English, we cover all the usual, “to be expected services” offered by your standard accountant... but, we excel and pride ourselves on specialising in business growth partnering. 
In other words - helping your business grow!

About us

The people behind Townend English

No two businesses are the same, and that’s why we tailor our service to the needs of each business and its owners.

Townend English's directors, James Foxton and Jane Frith, are both Chartered Accountants with over 40 years experience between them. Both trained and qualified with the world's number one professional services firm, Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

After successful careers in both the private and public sectors, they now specialise in helping business owners of all sizes grow profitably by understanding the crucial role of effective accounting and tax management.

Townend English are forward thinking accountants continually embracing technology to provide tailored and helpful accountancy services in as efficient and cost effective way as possible.


Our aim is to support your business, providing valuable insights and advice - helping you maximise your profitability.


Helping you better understand your cost drivers and proactively minimise your business and personal tax liabilities–making sure you achieve your available tax allowances and tax planning opportunities across the whole life of your business.

Based in Pocklington, East Yorkshire, serving clients both local and further afield, we’re perfectly situated between York and Hull.

Supported by a network of highly skilled associates, you are guaranteed a bespoke service tailored to your specific requirements.

Whatever your accountancy and taxation needs, Townend English has you covered – from bookkeeping, VAT, CIS, PAYE, pension, auto enrolment and self-assessment, providing ongoing business support and advice to producing your year-end accounts and filing you or your company's tax return.

Meet The Team

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James Foxton 
Chartered Accountant

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Jane Frith 
Chartered Accountant

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Abbi Tinson

Accounts Senior

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Tina Andrews
Admin Assistant

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Steve Beilby
Accounts Senior


Rebecca Wadsley
Accounts Assistant


Tanya Rudd
Accounts Assistant

Business Startup

We prepared a service tailored to help you when starting your own business.