Staff Profiles

We are a close knit team of professionals that have over 150 years of experience. We speak your language and offer friendly service and good advice.

Justin Baptie, FCCA - Managing Director

As well as being the driving force behind Insight, Justin owns and oversees a successful catering company specialising in provision to residential care homes and schools. The combination of his skills as a Chartered Certified Accountant and entrepreneur mean that he is uniquely placed to assist clients with their business challenges and opportunities.

When not working Justin enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, playing chess and golfing. He is also a governor for a local primary school.

Speak to Justin about: Business strategies, Business structuring and how to use the financial information to help drive your business forward.

You can email Justin here

Kara Kelsey, FCCA - Client Principal

Kara uses her extensive experience and constant learning to ensure that she is always able to offer our clients the expertise they need. She has invaluable knowledge of all areas of the industry and maintains the highest level of customer service. Kara focuses on statutory audit and accounting and the associated corporation and income tax returns.

In addition to keeping fit by regularly cycling to the office Kara loves to spend times with family and friends and enjoys eating out.

Speak to Kara about: More complex accounting issues especially audit considerations and groups.

You can email Kara here

Emma Humpage, BFP FCA - Tax Principal

Emma has extensive experience as a tax adviser to corporate, partnership and personal tax clients having spent the whole of her career specialising in tax. Helping our clients successfully navigate the ever-changing landscape of tax law to ensure compliance and efficiency in all their affairs, Emma is also able to assist with Estate planning matters including Inheritance Tax and Will writing.

Outside of work Emma spends her time running, knitting and researching into her family history.

Speak to Emma about: All things tax, in particular, anything out of the ordinary – she loves a problem to solve.

You can email Emma here

Kym Wallace - Client Manager

Kym specialises in both statutory and management accounts. She has a natural aptitude for problem solving and meticulous attention to detail which means any issues or unusual transactions are resolved in real time. Kym’s invaluable experience with a range of accounting programmes meant she was ideally placed to help clients transition for Making Tax Digital. She is able to assist clients with their queries on any stage of the record to report process.

In her spare time Kym likes to go on family bike rides and take walks with her dog Dougie.

Speak to Kym about: All aspects of statutory and management accounting.

You can email Kym here

Georgia John - Client Manager

Georgia joined the practice as a graduate and her knowledge of our clients and services is second to none. She now specialise in working with Limited Companies, in particular in the care home sector. She assists clients by preparing quarterly management accounts that provide them with an up to date view of business performance, for themselves and for third parties such as lenders.

In her free time Georgia loves gym classes, reading and visiting new places.

Speak to Georgia about: Management and Statutory Accounting.

You can email Georgia here

Gary Smart - Management Accountant and Business Analyst

Gary has been working with Insight for many years. He generally helps larger clients, often as their external Finance Director. He facilitates clients with the implementation of systems and processes that enable the smooth running of the finance function and management information to be produced in a suitable format on a timely basis. Frequently this will use our own Insight with the Numbers programme. He is experienced in working with clients in obtaining third party finance.

Outside of work Gary enjoys touring on his motorbike and spending time with his family

Speak to Gary about: Finance systems, management reports and financing options.

You can email Gary here

Lisa Shipton AAT - Payroll Administrator and Accounting Services

Lisa heads our payroll department, managing efficiently the constant changes for joiners, leavers and statutory absences in each pay period. Her methodical approach and attention to detail mean that she is also on hand to guide clients through the impact of changes in employment law on their payrolls. Lisa is also responsible for Insight’s internal accounting.

In her (limited due to the demands of a young son) spare time Lisa likes to socialise with the rugby club family and read.

Speak to Lisa about: Payroll, Pension Auto-Enrolment and People problems.

You can email Lisa here

Maxwell Coplestone-Grant, AATQB - Trainee Accountant

Max balances his studies with gaining experience in the many services we provide. His varied workload includes VAT and CIS returns, bookkeeping and statutory accounts

Outside of work Max enjoys keeping up with his fitness alongside the occasional spot of fishing and surfing.

Speak to Max about: Bookkeeping, VAT and CIS.

You can email Maxwell here

Angela Francis - Accounts Administrator

Angie plays a pivotal role in both the finance and administration functions of the company. She provides vital support to the client team in managing our engagement and information processes.

When not in work Angie enjoys spending time socialising, reading, running and long strolls.

Speak to Angie about: Fixed price agreements, Company secretarial matters and administrative queries.

You can email Angela here