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!



Clare Tooke
Bookkeeper and Accountant

I have 25 years accounting experience which is split between working in the financial sector in London and working with local sole traders and small limited companies. I enjoy helping small businesses with their accounting and bookkeeping requirements so that they can concentrate on running their own business leaving me with the numbers!

Outside of work, I split my time between looking after my children and my horses.


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!