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 - Managing Director

The Driving Force behind Insight since 2003, Justin has extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of business. Whilst continuing to manage Insight he has himself also been through the cycle of buying, improving and selling other companies and so understands the problems entrepreneurs face. Having written the unique ‘Insight with the Numbers’ system for monitoring and improving business performance he knows how to get the best results. Justin lives and breathes the business principles that he shares with his clients and team. He has applied these not only to the running of Insight but also to his additional businesses interests.

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Kara Kelsey - Client Principal

Kara is an integral part of the business and has a wealth of experience having worked in the accountancy industry for over 20 years. She gained her ACCA qualification in 2004 and has invaluable knowledge of all areas of the industry. With her infectious personality Kara maintains the highest level of customer service and is always on hand to impart her expert knowledge to our clients.

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John Lawrence - Client Principal

John joined the practice in August 2016 and is FCA qualified. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in all areas of the industry having worked in accountancy for over 23 years. With his down to earth approach and ability to solve problems, you will always receive friendly, clear and honest advice.

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Emma Humpage - Tax Principal

Emma joined the practice in November 2017. She is ACA qualified and has extensive experience as a tax adviser to corporate, partnership and personal tax clients for 17 years. She aims to help her clients successfully navigate the ever changing landscape of tax law to ensure compliance and efficiency in all their affairs. Emma is a Barrister Intermediary and so is able to combine the tax and legal aspects of estate planning providing a complete service in this area.

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Kym Wallace - Client Manager

Kym has been with the practice for a number of years. Kym specialises in all the bookkeeping and management accounts. With her natural aptitude for problem solving and meticulous attention to detail, Kym brings invaluable experience and genuine empathy when working with our clients and is always on hand to offer expert advice.

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Elaine McCaulsky - Client Manager

Elaine joined our practice in June 2016 and with 15 years’ experience has extensive knowledge of the industry. Elaine is AAT Qualified and passionate about business, she is more than happy to assist any client with their requirements and offers a calm and friendly environment.

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Georgia John - Client Manager

Georgia joined the practice having graduated from the University of Kent. Georgia has been with the practice since 2012 and is an experienced accountant who has great passion and enthusiasm for her role. Georgia demonstrates this with excellent attention to detail and positive forward thinking.

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Gary Smart - Management Accountant

Gary has been working with Insight for over a decade generally helping larger clients. Often acting as their external Finance Director and / or Management Accountant he can ensure the smooth running of your entire finance function. He helps clients to implement systems and processes to ensure that management reports are produced in a timely manner and suitable format. Frequently combining this with the implementation of our own Insight with the Numbers system of monitoring. He is experienced in dealing with the banks and has a great success record in obtaining finance on behalf of clients. Being passionate about business he loves providing advisory services using his years of experience in conjunction with various software modules all to ensure you get the best results. Being from South Africa you can be sure that Gary will cut through the confusion and get to the route of any problem!

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Angela Francis - Accounts Administrator

Angela joined the company in 2015 and plays a key role in both the finance and administration functions of the company. She provides vital support to the team and a first class service to our clients. With her reliable, helpful and diligent attitude Angela ensures the smooth running of day to day duties supporting the Client Managers.

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Jane Katz - Payroll Administrator

Jane leads our payroll department. Her meticulous approach and dedication to detail ensures that our clients are never caught out by the constantly changing payroll laws. Jane also supervises all company secretarial work on behalf of our clients, including business formations with Companies House.

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Frances Page - Office Manager

Frances is our Office Manager and plays a key role in keeping our premises running smoothly. Utilising her professional training and her experience both as a PA and within HR she provides a first rate service to our clients. Frances is responsible for the premises, general administration and all internal systems and procedures, ensuring that we are fully compliant and as efficient as possible in offering the best possible service to all our clients.

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Sarah Benns - Marketing Manager and Administrator

Sarah joined Insight in 2014, following a career in Sales and Marketing. Sarah’s role is to develop our Sales and Marketing strategies and support the administration duties within the office. With her warm and friendly approach Sarah is always on hand to help.

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Maxwell Coplestone-Grant - Trainee Accountant

Max joined the company as a Trainee Accountant and is currently studying towards his AAT exams.

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