About Us

About Us

Magpie Accountancy was founded by Abigail Langridge in 2016.

Abigail Langridge


I started working in practice over fourteen years ago, breaking only to complete my degree. I have a first class degree in accounting and finance and am a fully qualified accountant, being a member of the ACCA.

Having worked in three separate practices throughout Sussex, I have now taken the leap and set-up my own firm.

I have experience of working with varying business sizes and industries and aim to work closely with small and medium sized businesses throughout the UK, helping them to grow, minimising tax liabilities and keeping on top of their compliance.

Most of my spare time is taken up looking after my young son (I wouldn’t have it any other way!). I also enjoy reading, cinema and anything creative. I have a great love of animals and have two gorgeous bunnies at home!

Please see below for links to my LinkedIn and Twitter profiles. I also have a blog page on this website to keep you up-to-date with regulatory changes and generally anything that might be of use!



Rachel Robson
Bookkeeper and Accountant

I have seventeen years of experience working in public practice, preparing final accounts, VAT returns and bookkeeping for both Limited Companies, partnerships and individuals. I particularly enjoy working with small and medium sized businesses; having the opportunity to build personal and effective working relationships with a wide variety of interesting clients.

Like Abigail, much of my spare time is taken up looking after children. We are all keen on sport, so my other ‘job’ is chauffeuring them around to one club or another. When time does allow, I am a keen skier.


Scott Preston
Payroll Manager

I have had a fascinating career path thus far. Having worked in insurance, funerals, retail, healthcare and many more sectors I have gained a huge insight into businesses of all sizes from sole-traders to huge corporations but over recent years haves settled into working primarily with small businesses and charities. I am experienced in all areas of payroll and always willing to give advice and information that helps keep payroll matters organised and up to date and helps employers negotiate through the minefield of ever changing legislation in payroll.

I am obsessed with all forms of comedy be it stand-up, sitcom, stage play or just about anything else. Quite simply I’m a comedy nerd and won’t make apologies for throwing in the odd quote from Father Ted now and then!

Aimee Kirkpatrick
Practice Administrator

My name is Aimee Kirkpatrick, I am originally from Auckland, New Zealand and have been in the UK since 2005. I am married with a young son and two dogs.

I have extensive office, administration and secretarial experience as I have worked as a Legal Secretary/PA for over a decade. I have worked in some of the UK’s top law firms in London and Manchester. I also have experience in working in other industries such as surveyors and recruitment firms.

I have a passion for travelling and in my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, walking my dogs, reading, cooking and watching a gripping box set!