About Us

We are a small Bristol-based accountancy firm and we say the ‘Focus is on you’ with good reason. If you are a contractor, consultant or freelancer - Focus Accountancy has been designed to meet your individual needs with a very affordable and supportive service. We combine an accessible personal approach with the latest cloud-based accountancy services.


Being small means we can be agile, taking advantage of new technologies and helping clients quickly understand and adapt to changes in legislation. We were early adopters of cloud-based bookkeeping and accounting software when we started offering it to our clients over 4 years ago. We work predominantly with FreeAgent and have a wealth of knowledge on the software and the advantages it brings.


Our services work on a fixed monthly fee basis with no hidden charges and unlimited telephone and email support.  We understand that small businesses (especially start-ups) often need a lot of support and advice. Our size means you’ll always deal with a name you’ll recognise and who knows both you and your business.


So why not contact us for a free, no-obligation, 1-hour meeting - we’ll put the Focus on you.

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Barry Adams FCCA
Managing Director

Barry studied at the University of Plymouth where he spent four years completing an HND in Business and Finance and a degree in Accounting and Finance. After completing his degree, in 1992, he moved to Bristol to work in practice. Since then Barry has worked in practices in Bristol and Somerset.

Whilst working, Barry completed the exams for The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (1997).

He went on to set up Focus Accountancy Ltd in 2007.


In his spare time he enjoys cycling, walking, reading and spending time with his family. The Adams family now has two lovely children – bringing entirely different challenges to those of the accounting world!

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Milena Kupiec
Accountant & Payroll

Milena joined our team in May 2021 as a trainee accountant. She is studying for the ACCA qualification, to become a qualified accountant. She brings experience in the areas of non-resident landlords and tax administration and has previously worked in various customer-oriented roles.

Milena enjoys travelling and cooking, but her main focus is a healthy and active lifestyle.

She is also obsessed with her small courtyard garden, where she spends every sunny day.

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Greg Park

Greg started at Focus in June 2021, following a previous job as a carer, as well as working in another accountancy practice. He continues his studies towards becoming a fully qualified accountant via the ACCA and has recently passed various exams.

He has a regular meditation ritual and also spends time reading and practising yoga.

He is drawn to modern art and the natural world.

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Marianna Szemes

Marianna joined Focus Accountancy after a PhD and a successful career in science, from which she brought her passion for numbers and critical thinking. She undertook training with the International Association of Bookkeepers and is currently doing bookkeeping.

Marianna enjoys spending time with her family, walking and cycling. She has a black belt in aikido.