About Us

About Us

At Bickerstaff & Co we’re dedicated to helping you and your business achieve its potential. A thriving family firm ourselves, we strongly believe in the importance of developing lasting relationships with all our clients.

Our expert and friendly service not only takes care of all your essential and everyday financial matters but also offers the insightful and strategic guidance every business needs. Our clients often talk about Bickerstaff’s rather special mix of personality and perspective (click here for testimonials) – read on to find out more about us.

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Bill Bickerstaff (Founder and Director)

Following a misspent youth on the rugby pitch, Bill decided to forge a career in accountancy, undertaking his professional training in Manchester. After working his way up to the position of Head of Finance at TVR Motors, he was keen to seek new challenges and pursued a sideways move into the insolvency profession.

Bickerstaff & Co was born after Bill had spent many years as an insolvency manager at one of Birmingham’s biggest firms of insolvency accountants.

With over 40 years’ experience in supporting businesses and helping business owners realise their ambitions, Bill enjoys working with a large and varied portfolio of clients in sectors ranging from manufacturing to transport, retail to IT.

When’s he’s not in the stands watching Everton FC, Bill can be found bird-watching in the many nature reserves around the West Midlands or taking in the cultural delights of Birmingham and London.

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Jenny Opie (Director)

Jenny grew up fascinated by her twin passions for horses and business. Making a choice post A-Level wasn’t easy but in the end the equestrian world’s loss was business’s gain and Jenny read Accountancy and Finance at the University of Manchester, going on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant with ICAEW in 2006.

Today she runs Bickerstaff’s Cornwall office, working with companies in high-growth sectors and start-ups in areas as diverse as science and IT, construction, manufacturing and leisure. A self-confessed technology enthusiast, Jenny specialises in advising on new business structures, management accounting systems, finance and funding issues.

Always up for a challenge, she has developed a passion for triathlon, adding to her previous accomplishments trekking up Machu Pichu and across Dartmoor for charity. Down-time is spent with her young family enjoying the beautiful Cornish landscape.


Ian Bickerstaff (Bookkeeper & Payroll Manager)

Ian is the powerhouse behind Bickerstaff’s business. He leads a team that supports businesses of every size, from director-only to large group company payrolls, and also covers a range of related services including tax calculations, sick pay, maternity pay, HMRC, benefit agencies, child support, tax credits and end-of-year returns.

An expert at setting up efficient internal control systems and bookkeeping procedures, Ian ensures that clients’ day-to-day and periodical financial obligations are met in a timely manner and to a high standard.

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