Winchester Bourne Team

Who Will Be Working For You When You Appoint Winchester Bourne ?

Sarah Chadbourne gained her initial accountancy training and experience at the central finance office of Drake & Scull Engineering Limited in Salisbury. She was appointed Company Payroll Manager in 1984, with total responsibility for managing a department paying 2,500 operatives nationally, each week.

In 1987 Sarah moved to the shipping industry, to Associated Container Transportation Services Limited, in Southampton, as Finance Manager. There she managed a department of 26 people responsible for all aspects of the financial accounting for the five major shipping lines within the consortium, including Cunard, Ben Line, Blue Star Line and the Harrison Group.

During her time with ACTS she designed and implemented a totally new accounting system which she then, acting as their internal financial systems consultant, adapted for the Cunard Ellerman group of companies. Combining her wealth of knowledge gained of systems, computing and financial management at the offices in Southampton, Sarah also reviewed and designed new management reporting systems for their Continental Agents in Hamburg, Rotterdam, Antwerp and Genoa.

In 1991 Sarah was appointed Business Manager for Winchester Management Resources Group where she enjoyed the varied role involved of running a highly professional management consultancy business dealing with only ‘blue-chip’ clients.

team-01Sarah formed Winchester Business & Accounting Services Limited (WBASL) in 1993 having identified the need for a cost effective and professional accounting resource for small and medium sized companies, perceiving the advantages that highly skilled out sourcing brings to business.

team-02The company re-branded as Winchester Bourne in 2012. Sarah runs this successful forward looking business with a team of very talented, experienced and qualified accounting staff. The essential ingredient of each member of this team is intelligence combined with a common sense approach to accounting based on their own extensive experience and ability.

The total accounting years of experience of the team is now in excess of 150 years and counting!

team-03The Winchester Bourne team includes 8 fully qualified chartered accountants and colleagues qualified by experiences; Degrees as diverse as Sociology, Accountancy, Business Administration, French and Biochemistry are held by the team, although 3 were mathematicians for their 1st Degree! Experience gained before joining Winchester Bourne includes working for large accounting firms and in accounting functions for both smaller companies and larger companies such as: Deloittes, Ernst & Young, London Weekend Television, Sunsail, TVS, Capital Radio, IBM, HSBC, Ernst & Young, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Barclays Bank, Hampshire County Council and Rentokil.