Meet the Team

Lisa Compton qualified as an Accountant in 1990 and set up her own business
in 2000 because she felt that was the best way to offer a personal, friendly service to small businesses who can
find that larger firms are expensive and not best placed to help them.

Welcome! This is our dedicated Team. Did we say that we would love to work with you? So don’t be shy, get in touch!

Lisa Compton - Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser

Lisa Compton - Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser

Business Owner

Lisa has been running Liric since April 2000 and is the managing director and customer manager. Having started Liric from scratch, Lisa genuinely knows what it is like to be responsible for your own business. So, as well as providing technical expertise, she can use her own practical experience and breadth of knowledge to help you develop your business. Lisa has been instrumental in embracing the latest Cloud technology for both Liric and our clients, to make driving your business forward easier.

Lisa’s main hobby is running with her two very energetic dogs, Harvey and Timba ( who are occasionally visitors to the office)

Annette Gear - Certified Accountant

Annette Gear - Certified Accountant

Practice Manager

Annette has been part of the Liric team since 2015 and is a qualified Certified Accountant with a breadth of experience in all aspects of accounts, VAT, personal and corporate tax. Annette manages the Liric team and oversees the workflow to ensure the timely completion of our clients’ work. She works alongside Lisa, ensuring we provide a quality service.

As for spare time – with two young children there is not much, but enjoys walking and visiting country parks with the family.

Amber Halliwell

Amber Halliwell

Accounts Technician

Amber joined the Liric team in July 2019 having started a career in Accountancy back in 2016. Amber is currently studying towards her final AAT exams and hopes to progress onto chartered ACA exams.

Amber oversees the payroll function at Liric as well as assisting clients with their Xero queries and preparing the routine VAT, management and year end accounts. An all rounder.

In her spare time Amber enjoys going to boxing classes and going out with friends and family.

Jill Pope

Jill Pope

Client Coordinator

Jill joined the company recently having a history of 25 years’ experience in financial services including working as a local commercial bank manager.

Jill is Lisa’s PA as well as dealing with the busy reception and all aspects of Liric’s administration.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and horse riding.

Fiona Stratford

Fiona Stratford

Chartered Accountant

Fiona qualified and worked in practice with a regional firm for 16 years before joining a client charity. A further 15 years in senior leadership roles, including finance and HR Director, means Fiona has a lot of experience to draw on when working with you and your business. She has great people skills which are underpinned by strong technical skills in finance, governance and HR. Fiona is also a Leadership Coach.

You may see Fiona out and about with her camera or possibly practising Italian.

Harvey James Heal

Harvey James Heal

Office Dog

I have 11 months‘ experience of an office workplace and am very skilful at providing a supportive and protective environment. My specialism is employee engagement, staff morale and well-being. I’m very popular with all colleagues and am central to team building.

I’ve been practising my keyboard skills and can now type many things on the screen which has my nose marks on it. Joining in conversations in the office is something I particularly enjoy, especially when colleagues are on the phone.

When I‘m older I’d like to help make lunches for people and to start a staff workout class at breakfast, lunchtime and afternoon tea time.