Meet The Makers

An innovative collective of like-minded movers and shakers!

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An Award Winning Xero Gold Accountant, Chris Gascoyne, captured smiling in a white shirt for the camera.

Chris Gascoyne


My career in accounting started with me working in the corporate recovery and insolvency departments of several of the top ten firms at the time.  I spent ten years in those roles and a further five years consulting to some of those firms and a few others along the way.

I set up Acumist after being made redundant – twice – ironically due to economic upturn and decided that helping business owners to define and achieve success was more fulfilling than clearing up the mess after things had gone wrong! Since then, my business has always been virtual and capable of running from anywhere.

“All work and no play…”
I’ll take your accounts and the state of your business seriously as well as help you to create some compelling outcomes. However, I also think that business should be fun (or what’s the point?). You’ll get straight talking help, without jargon and delivered in an easy to understand format, probably over a decent coffee if you share my love of that particular vice!

Helping business owners to create their own realities is what drives me and I will ensure that I’ll do my best to help clients become successful. Let’s not forget there’s some fun to be had along the way too, once the work is out of the way!

To book an exploratory call with Chris, book a time in his calendar here: Calendly

Andy Vidler is standing in front of a white wall.

Andy Vidler

Andy heads up our Bookkeeping Department here at Acumist. He is in charge of ensuring all departments meet their targets to allow us to provide all of our clients with an exceptional level of service.

Outside of work, Andy spends time with his wife, young children and their family Dog. He enjoys high adrenaline sports such as Karting and watersports.

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Just wanted to say thank you for all the work you did (especially considering the time frame) you made everything very easy for me which I’m very grateful for.

Gareth Arnott
Crypto currency trader

Chris has the knack of blending some of the latest tooling and techniques with a real personal touch,  it’s a real art.  When you need the right type of help there is nothing better than receiving a consistent reliable service that has structure, trustworthiness, professionalism and the assurance of compliance and adherence to legal requirements. Add to that the personal touch of best advice, an honest reliable assessment, and the comfort of knowing that your best interests are in good hands. Well, that is my experience of Acumist.

Paul Calway

Chris Gascoyne has been controlling and managing all of our group and associated companies’ payroll and HR requirements for the last 25 years. We are grateful for this long term relationship and the professionalism and dedication that Chris shows continually to our requirements.

Stax Group

C J Lee

Chris and the team at Acumist are amazing! I’ve worked with numerous UK accountants and accounting teams at every level of business: large PLC, SME and start-ups. Chris and the team at Acumist are by far the best; the most digitally advanced, efficient & effective, reactive & accommodating, highly experienced & knowledgeable accountant/accounting team I have had the pleasure of working with. If Chris, the Acumist accounting team can accommodate your company then move your accounting immediately as Chris, the Acumist accounting team have done an amazing job supporting the highly complex and fast growing companies I’m involved in. I wish I’d been introduced to Chris and the Acumist accounting team years ago

Bud and Tender Limited

Charles Clowes