Directors

Steve Baily Director (Gloucester Office)

Expertise – Engineering – Manufacturing – Professional Partnerships –Property & Construction

T: +44 1452 228601

E: sb@kingscott-dix.co.uk

Steve qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986 and has experience across many sectors together with a reputation for bringing value added solutions to client issues. He is particularly well-known for his expertise in the property and construction sector where he advises a number of clients both on the investment and development sides of the industry.

Steve spent a period of his career outside the profession which equipped him perfectly with the ability to approach many situations from a unique commercial perspective. It also enables him to establish a high level of rapport with our entrepreneurial clients.

Out of the office, Steve enjoys playing golf, watching rugby, travelling and avoiding DIY



Sara Dance Director (Cheltenham Office)

T: +44 1242 679099

E: sara@kingscottdix.co.uk

Expertise – Solicitors – Letting Agents

Sara spent 25 years with an accountancy practice in Gloucester gaining an excellent grounding in all aspects of accountancy and general taxation. She has been a manager in our Cheltenham Office since 2009 where she also undertakes all types of audit work, including the specialist areas of solicitors and letting agents.

Sara has a hands-on approach with her wide-ranging portfolio of clients and attaches great importance to reviewing the performance of their businesses as they progress throughout the year. She firmly believes that this philosophy helps them to run much more efficiently and profitably, not least as a result of the opportunities for providing tax planning that can be identified.

Sara has a very active life outside the office, including a keen interest in politics (when allowed!).  Much of her time is taken up with the sporting activities of her children, with Abby playing football nationally, Jack playing rugby for Longlevens and Emily representing Gloucester Ladies at netball. Sara is also a keen follower of Gloucester Rugby Club and, when she gets the chance, is passionate about her garden.


Phil Joyner Director (Cheltenham Office)

T: +44 1242 679099

E: phil@kingscottdix.co.uk

Expertise – Healthcare – Manufacturing

Phil joined the firm in 1995 and, other than a brief 18 month spell in industry, has been in the Cheltenham Office ever since. He was appointed as a director in 2014.

Phil is a genuine all-rounder of the accountancy world, acting for clients of all sizes in a wide range of industries. He is equally at home either with sole traders or multi-million pound turnover businesses.

In his spare time, Phil puts his diplomatic skills to good use in his role as a qualified referee. He also enjoys playing golf and walking his dog, Molly, who he describes as “man’s best friend”. Quite what Phil’s wife makes of that comment, is another matter.


Gwyneth Milner Director (Cheltenham Office)

T: +44 1242 679099

E: gwyneth@kingscottdix.co.uk

Expertise – Agriculture –Forensic accounting – Healthcare- Medical

Gwyneth broke the mould in 2007 when she became the first ever female partner of the firm and also the youngest to be appointed. Now, as a Director in the Cheltenham Office of KD, she acts for a wide variety of clients across many business sectors.

Gwyneth specialises in advising corporate clients on restructuring, acquisitions and disposals. She also enjoys her involvement in corporate finance, taxation mitigation and strategic planning activities.

Away from the office, and when not on duty with her young family, Gwyneth spends time keeping fit so that she can indulge in the occasional glass of red wine – a lifestyle as well-balanced as her clients’ accounts!


Peter Morgan Director (Gloucester Office)

T: +44 1452 228604

E: phm@kingscott-dix.co.uk

Expertise – Audit – Manufacturing– Property & Construction – Healthcare

Originally from West Wales, Peter trained with Grant Thornton in High Wycombe and after qualifying in 1992, he headed to the Kingscott Dix Gloucester office, starting there in 1996.

As well as enjoying the challenges offered by family and owner managed businesses, Peter’s auditing skills have earned him the position of audit and compliance director for the firm.  His fellow directors refer to this as an “enviable role”, although he did notice that they all stood well behind him when he volunteered.

Living on a Welsh hillside, Peter has remained close to his roots and is a dedicated Radio Cymru fan. He enjoys spending time with those close to him or otherwise is happiest with a chainsaw in his hands or hanging off the back of a boat on a ski rope.


Paul Murphy Director (Gloucester Office)

T: +44 1452 508897

E: pxm@kingscott-dix.co.uk

Expertise – Cloud Accounting – Business Valuations – Strategic Planning

Paul joined KD in summer 2016 as a Chartered Accountant with over 11 years of experience working closely with owner-managed businesses whilst developing a role as a trusted advisor.

Paul has helped clients map out their goals through strategic planning sessions, develop financial models enabling them to test their business plans, implement management reporting systems, identify performance indicators key to their business and perform business valuations.

He has a passion for finding new accounting technology and in particular has a lot of experience helping clients implement online accounting systems which can give business owners accurate financial information at the touch of a button.

Paul has a young family, which obviously keeps him very busy, for the occasional spare Saturday afternoons he has a Gloucester Rugby season ticket.


Paul Reynaert Director (Gloucester office)

T: +44 1452 228605

E: par@kingscott-dix.co.uk

Expertise – Agriculture

Paul trained and worked in London before moving to New Zealand. He joined KD on his return to the UK.

Obviously, all the time Paul spent counting sheep in the Antipodes was well worth the effort as he now heads up the firm’s agricultural team. He also specialises in charities, in addition to his wide variety of other clients.

Paul takes his responsibilities seriously in making sure that he understands his clients’ businesses. As a result, he can often be found on the courses of the many golf clubs for which he acts – all in the name of research, naturally. He pursues a range of historical interests from Ancient Greece to Modern Britain although, no doubt, his spare time might well become curtailed following the recent arrival of his new grandson.


Mark Spashett Director (Gloucester Office)

T: +44 01452 508892

E: marks@kingscott-dix.co.uk

Expertise – Audit – Charities – Probate

Mark joined the firm as a director after successfully running Guilfoyle Sage and Co for seven years, prior to its merger with Kingscott Dix in 2015.

Mark qualified in 1990 with Bristol firm Acklands Bunker and specialises in not-for-profit organisations and auditing. He is married to Jane and his hobbies include cars, motorsport and walking his dog Scamp.