Our team

With 13 professional staff and 2 support staff we have a dedicated team with a broad range of skills and experience.

Ray Coop FCA

Ray has lived in South East Kent since he was sixteen. He became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1991 having practised in Dover since qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1981.

Apart from a brief spell in Canterbury, Ray’s practising life has been spent in Dover and Sandwich and as a consequence he has a strong knowledge of local business. This knowledge is frequently employed when helping clients develop and expand their enterprise.

Ray is a keen road cyclist and mountain biker.

Mark Batchelor FCA

Mark qualified in 1989 in the London office of a large firm but has lived and worked in East Kent ever since. He became a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1999.

He is the principal audit partner of the firm but also has 25 years of experience with a varied general portfolio of clients including specialist work for Charities, Solicitors, Doctors, Dentists and Farming.

Mark is a Life Member of Canterbury Hockey Club and also the Treasurer. He still plays every week in the youth development side.

Mike Sole FMAAT

Mike joined the firm in 1994. Mike is a Fellow Member of The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and in 2003 he was awarded the prestigious national award of Accounting Technician of the Year for his work at Batchelor Coop.

Mike has provided consultancy services to the AAT on practice assurance and other matters. He specialises in new business start-ups and personal tax including Capital Gains Tax and Buy-To-Let landlords. He is also involved with our franchise dairy department.

Mike ran the 2014 London Marathon, enjoys walking, photography and amateur dramatics.

Graham Rennells FCA

Graham has a wealth of experience having worked in East Kent practices for over 30 years.

He joined us in 2010 and manages a broad portfolio of business and personal tax clients.

Graham is very active in the local community as a church treasurer and as an honorary member of Ashford Round Table raising money for charities.

Martin Roby FMAAT

Martin joined Batchelor Coop in 2011 and has worked in East Kent accountancy practices for over fifteen years.

Martin manages a wide portfolio of clients, providing accountancy and taxation advice for local businesses, and specialises in Owner Managed Businesses both corporate and non-corporate.

He also assists Mark Batchelor in performing Audit and Compliance work for our larger corporate clients.

Outside of work, Martin is trustee of a local sports & leisure centre and a former church treasurer.

David Platt CAT

David had been with us since 2011 and also specialises in accountancy and taxation advice for all sizes of businesses.

David deals with all Company Secretarial matters for our corporate clients.

David is highly skilled with Xero and Sage Bookkeeping products.

Val Green

Val has been helping our franchise dairy clients since 1996.

Val now manages that department working closely with clients to assist them with everything from setting up their business and bookkeeping through to year end accounts and tax.

Jo Ransley MAAT

Jo heads our payroll department.

With a broad range of skills, she also assists with year-end accounts and tax.

Jo is an expert baker and keeps everyone happy with regular homemade cakes.

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