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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Rachael de Lancey
Payroll & Team Administrator

Rachael has a strong background in Payroll and number analytics, as well experience with Book Keeping and PA Support. Having previously set up and run her own Payroll Bureau Rachael joined our friendly team at Focus Accountancy in April 2020. Rachael also brings experience with CRM Management and will be available

to offer additional support to our clients using our Online Client Portal.

She is married with 2 kids and 1 slightly psychotic springer spaniel called Moss.

She enjoys time with her family, walking, cycling and exploring new places.