A brief history of time

Apr 1960

Brading Barber partnership was formed across Wilts and the South West of England.

Jun 1974

Rex Charlton heads up the new Devizes based office.

Sept 1984

Charlton Baker is born out of a Brading Barber reconstruction.

Aug 1996

Scott Sartin, our current CEO joins Charlton Baker.

Aug 1997

Elliot Cargill, our current Practice Operations Director joins Charlton Baker.

Mar 2003

Acquisition of our Pewsey office, formerly Diana Hughes ACCA.

Apr 2005

Charlton Baker Partnership is formed between Rex Charlton and Scott Sartin.

May 2006

Our new bookkeeping division, Freetime Bookkeeping Services is formed.

Apr 2008

Fixed Fee policy is introduced, scrapping time sheets for billing forever. 

Apr 2008

We become a paperless office, embracing the latest scanning and storage technology. No ties policy is introduced, relaxing the office vibe.

Mar 2010

Charlton Baker Ltd is established, following the retirement of Rex Charlton.

Feb 2012

Steve Little, our current Corporate Tax Director joins Charlton Baker.

Apr 2012

We embrace the 'cloud' for the first time, joining forces with Xero and its' associated applications.

Jul 2013

Our niche Media and Entertainment service is formed.

Jun 2015

Acquisition of Farrant Frost accountants, also based in Pewsey.

Mar 2016

Our partnership is formed with US based media and entertainment experts, David Weise and Associates.

Sept 2016

Our new values, mission and vision are introduced, becoming a fabric of who we are. We introduce our 6 Pillars of Performance concept, giving our team the best support and care possible.

Aug 2017

We acquire our HQ premises in Devizes, securing the future of the business in a great location.

October 2017

Jenna Sartin, our current legal services director and head of legal practice joins Charlton Baker. 

Mar 2018

We embrace new cloud based practice management tech in the form of Accountancy Manager.

Jun 2018

Acquisition of David Merritt & Co accountants, based in Royal Wootton Bassett.

Jul 2018

Officevibe is introduced to help us better understand the pulse of the team.

Oct 2018

Our Probate Licence is granted, setting us on the path of 'Accountancy Redefined'. 

Dec 2018

We become qualified to write wills and offer associated services.

Dec 2019

We become qualified to advise on the Administration of Estates and Trusts.

Apr 2021

We officially embrace working from home, allowing our team greater flexibility and a happy work:life balance.

Mar 2022

We acquire our premises in Trowbridge, securing the future of the business in a great location.

Mar 2022

We embrace TaxCalc accounting and tax software, driving us into the age of MTD. Charlton Baker enters a new era, with a complete rebranding and revitalised digital focus.

Mar 2022

Charlton Baker reignites its audit registration, opening up another important service line for clients.

April 2022

Acquisition of Blomfields Chartered Accountants based in Trowbridge, giving us a strong base throughout central Wiltshire.

June 2022

Acquisition of Michael Beaver & Co Chartered Accountants based in Bath, giving us a strong footing in one of the South West's most prominent locations. 

March 2023

Proud to be Best in the West. In the year of the Coronation, we are crowned as winners of the Best Larger Small Business in the South West of England.

To be continued.....

Always leading the way.

We continue to evolve, offering the perfect blend of energy and expertise to provide our clients with a great experience and a trusting relationship.

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