About Modus Accountants

About us

Google’s highest-rated Oxfordshire accountancy firm

Mark Spolander founded Modus Accountants in March 2018. As a multiple business owner Mark had worked with a number of accountancy firms, but struggled to find one that provided the level of proactivity and responsiveness that he needed.

Bringing together a team of highly skilled chartered accountants, accounts assistants and business specialists, Modus not only offer the essential accountancy services but also deliver expert guidance, care and support to help your businesses grow.

Oxfordshire-based Modus Accountants operates from offices in Witney and Abingdon, supporting businesses across the UK, with a fresh approach to accountancy that has proved popular. Modus now works with close to 600 clients and consistently receives positive 5-star ratings on Google.

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A note from our Founder

Mark Spolander - Modus Accountants

“Ever since I exited my first business back in 2008, I have wanted to create a service where business owners can get all the support they need in one place. I’ve seen and experienced all too often the misalignment between accountants, business coaches/mentors and non-executives, which can be confusing. At Modus, we have created a blended service where the clients get the best of both worlds – where information is consistent and based on actual data. I’m excited that we are continuing to add services that help our clients. I’m sure we won’t stop here, and we’ll continue to add more services to our offering that will help our clients’ businesses thrive!”

Mark Spolander
Founder of Modus Accountants

Meet our team

Meet our team

Samantha Newport

Samantha Newport ACMA


CIMA qualified, I have 20 years of experience working in finance and accountancy services. Having worked as a commercial accountant until early 2018, I then moved to help set-up Modus Accountants.

Having seen Modus grow from a startup business, it has enabled me to support and advise other early-stage and SME business owners and watching as they evolve and grow.

Gaining vast experience in tax over the years, I am now currently studying towards my Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) Qualification to further support our clients.

When I’m not working, I love spending time with my two young children, enjoying the odd ice cream, and glass of prosecco.

Rupert Pease

Rupert Pease FCA


Rupert joined the practice as a Director in March 2020. A chartered accountant, he has worked in taxation for the last 30 years, specialising in personal and corporate taxation, including inheritance tax planning and the use of trusts and estates. In addition, Rupert has gained considerable experience in international corporate structuring and transfer pricing.

He also provides business advisory and strategy solutions to a broad range of small and medium-sized enterprises and growing business.

He guides strong, commercial decision making underpinned by robust governance and compliance procedures. Rupert is widely experienced, versatile and collaborative.

Away from the office, Rupert enjoys golf, travelling and classic cars.

Sam Dallimore

Sam Dallimore FCCA


A Certified Chartered Accountant, ACCA accredited since 2017, I joined Modus in February 2020 from a background in Finance Management within the industry.

As a Director of Modus Accountants, I am part of the Modus leadership team and focused on growing the accountancy practice, leading on outsourcing, overseeing client onboarding, and managing the Modus Group accounts.

In my spare time, I am a fair-weather West Ham fan and at weekends enjoy watching and playing football as well as going on muddy dog walks with my little boy Eddie.

Nick Wilson

Nick Wilson FCA

Senior Manager

Nick has many years of experience dealing with small and medium sized businesses, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2008. During his tenure at the firm, he has become an invaluable resource for new employees and new graduates that join the practice. He ensures that both staff and clients receive the assistance they need to meet ever-increasing compliance requirements whilst also maximising the extraction of profits for the clients they serve.

Outside of work he enjoys playing in a brass band, running, cycling and most recently successfully met the challenge of an iron-man competition.

Jenna Lloyd

Jenna Lloyd ACCA

Senior Manager

I have been working in accountancy practices for over 15 years and joined Modus back in 2019.

After taking a few years out to have a family, I successfully completed my ACCA Qualification in early 2022, and a can now be officially recognised as a Chartered Accountant.

Outside of the office, I enjoy going to the theatre and have a real love of Shakespeare – in a former life I even pursued this as a profession, going to drama school and even touring with Take That!

Margaret Heaton

Margaret Heaton

Payroll Manager

Margaret joined the company eight years ago having a background in Human Resources and over 35 years’ experience in payroll management. She is now primarily responsible for Payroll Services, Company Secretarial and Credit Control.

Whilst away from the office she enjoys cooking, crafting and gardening.

Adam Arnold

Adam Arnold


Having grown up in Oxfordshire, I returned after a few years in Portsmouth, where I completed my degree in Mathematics.

Originally starting at Modus in a part-time role in 2021, I am now a full-time member of the team, primarily assisting the senior team members with accounts processing and tax compliance.

In addition to this I am also studying to become a chartered accountant with the ICAEW, I am toward the end of my qualification and now part-qualified!

Brooke Rusher

Brooke Rusher

Accounts Assistant

After completing my A-Levels in 2021, I have now been with Modus for almost 2 years where I first started my Accountancy journey. Since being with Modus I have completed my Level 2 AAT Qualification and have recently begun my ACCA Qualification at the Reed Business School. Here at Modus, I assist the senior team in preparing Year End Accounts and Self-Assessment Tax Returns, also providing support in areas such as bookkeeping and VAT Returns.

Christian Hazle

Christian Hazle

Accounts Assistant

After completing my A-levels, I started at university in 2021. However, after a couple of months I promptly decided, in January 2022, that this wasn’t the path for me. This led me to look for other ways to pursue a career in accountancy.

Wanting to gain a more hands-on experience, I found Modus; who were actively looking for an Accounts Assistant. After an initial interview, and meeting the team, I was offered the position, and haven’t looked back since.

Modus have welcomed me whole-heartedly into the team, and I’m looking forward to starting my ACCA qualification, and taking the steps to become a Chartered Accountant.

Laura Readshaw

Laura Readshaw

PA and Admin Support

Laura is a highly experienced administrator, having held several customer facing roles and supporting directors in small to medium businesses for the duration of her career. At Modus, she is responsible for new client onboarding, as well as supporting our directors as a PA. In her spare time, Laura is an avid silversmith, and also enjoys gardening and cross-stitching.

Cheryl Russell

Cheryl Russell

Accounts Assistant

As a fully qualified member of the AAT since 1999, I have been in accountancy for 20+ years, spending 10 of those years running my own bookkeeping business. Modus came along and have taken me onboard to assist with bookkeeping and admin support for everyone.

In my spare time I enjoy gigs and festivals with my 3 girls, motorbiking and country walks with my 3 dogs!

Austin Herring

Austen Herring

Accounts Assistant

After Completing my AAT level 3s, I have decided to further my career in accountancy through Modus where I will soon begin my ACCA studies. I’ve settled in well at Modus, primarily assisting my colleagues with VAT Prep and Year End Accounts.

In my spare time, I enjoy rock climbing and am keen to gain my Private Pilots License at the Oxford

What it’s like to be a client

From hairdressers and physiotherapists to property investors and construction businesses, we support them all.
Below is just a snapshot of some of the great businesses we work with.

Our Google reviews

14:04 26 Sep 23
I've been working with Modus for a couple of years now and they've never failed to be absolutely fantastic, and provide a broad, helpful, and efficient service. Would recommend to anyone.
dan arnolddan arnold
07:34 23 Sep 23
Both Adam and Jenna have helped me establish my business as a sole trader , assisted with growing the business into a limited company , and guided me through the struggles of understanding VAT and corporation tax,The software supplied has been the major factor in giving me back time to allow me to grow the business and their help in setting everything up and understanding it has been vital.Highly recommend this team as they have a very personal approach in finding what you need to best suit your plans.
Ben CroftBen Croft
11:28 08 Sep 23
Excellent Accountancy service from the Modus Team.I love to understand the in's and out's of my business, and the team have gone above and beyond with their support (and patience!). Their pricing structure is clear and their service is top notch. Highly recommend if you need quality accountancy for your business.Shout out to Sam & Christian! - Thank you.
Steph JuddSteph Judd
12:26 06 Sep 23
Adam is a great asset to Modus Accountants. Business Accounts can be at times confusing. Adam is patient, helpful and very quick at responding. Thank you for all your help.
Raymond NgRaymond Ng
18:10 25 Aug 23
Modus Accountants are all very professional, very responsive and attention to details. With no doubt it has gained my loyalty to use Modus to handle my day to day accounting needs.
Nath LewisNath Lewis
15:18 25 Aug 23
modus was recommended by my accountant, I have always found their customer service excellent. They are extremely professional and nothing is too much trouble. I highly recommend them
Derek ThirkellDerek Thirkell
12:00 24 Aug 23
Great team of people to deal with. Brooke and Samantha look after our end of year accounts and are very supportive when we contact them for advice. Brooke is so helpful running our payroll each month and somehow manages to make sense of our Vat returns on a quarterly basis. The business has flourished since we swapped over to Modus 2-3 years ago thanks to the help of the team as a whole. Thanks for your help and support guys.
Graham HobbsGraham Hobbs
11:44 24 Aug 23
I have joined Modus as a new customer this year, and have been very impressed with their efficient service. Quick responses and matters resolved in an uncomplicated manner.
Justen HydeJusten Hyde
10:52 24 Aug 23
Excellent accountants and a pleasure to work with. Always quick to respond to queries, and unfailingly pleasant, polite and helpful. Very keen to have a good understanding of our business so that they can work with us more efficiently. In addition to the day-to-day accounts, as our business has grown advice from Modus has really helped us to build strong internal administrative and accounting structures.
Samantha FarrSamantha Farr
10:30 24 Aug 23
We have been working with Brooke for a number of years and she has always provided an outstanding service! She is very efficient, professional and fantastic with her time keeping. Could not recommend higher!
23:02 13 Aug 23
Sam and Mark have been excellent. They have helped many of my property investor clients with their professional service and I will continue to recommend them.
bamd ltdbamd ltd
10:04 09 Aug 23
Sam and Jenna are fantastic. Sound advice coupled with timely reporting and efficient service. Recommend highly.
Tom BadrickTom Badrick
09:45 09 Aug 23
The team at modus are very professional I would highly recommend there services.
Jamie RickardJamie Rickard
10:35 08 Aug 23
Sam has been our accountant for the past 3 years now, his advice and guidance is always second to none, all of our filing is completed in a timely manor and always correct. Could not recommend Sam or Modus more! Thanks again.
Robert ArnoldRobert Arnold
10:12 22 May 23
Modus have been super helpful to me, with no question too big or small, highly recommend.
Heather MungallHeather Mungall
13:07 18 Jan 23
Sam was very efficient, knowledgeable and professional from start to finish. Everything was explained clearly and all responses were very prompt. A1+ Thank you Sam
Mike SinclairMike Sinclair
16:31 06 Jan 23
I had the pleasure of dealing with Sam Newport. I can't fault the service provided. Clear communication alongside a quick concise turnaround with my tax returns for the year made it an all round satisfactory experience. With the addition of some unexpected savings, highly recommended.
Thomas HerbertThomas Herbert
09:32 26 Oct 22
I have had nothing but a first-class experience since joining Modus Accountants. As well as being extremely knowledgeable of the financial practices, they have supported and coached my overall business growth!
MAOX ScheersMAOX Scheers
14:27 05 Sep 22
I work with Modus for a couple of years and very happy about their service. They are always very responsive and helpful. All accounts are prepared and submitted on time, even in advance. They give responses and answer my questions quick and clear. My contact person is Samantha Newport and I love working with her.
John-William O'DwyerJohn-William O'Dwyer
09:23 24 Aug 22
Great help in the transition from Kavangh's to Modus, and helping me work with new accountant etc. Good advice MTD too! Thank you. It has been greatly appreciated.
Mystic GamesMystic Games
11:44 23 Aug 22
Switching to Modus has absolutely changed my business, they are so much more than accountants, they offer so many other services and the quality of work and support is above and beyond. I wish I signed up so much sooner than I did, it would have saved me so much money and headaches!
George RoussosGeorge Roussos
14:57 06 Jul 22
Modus has been looking after our company accounts and fillings for the past couple of years and we are delighted with the quality of the support received. Highly recommended.
Billie TweedyBillie Tweedy
14:29 06 Jul 22
Quick, simple and easy. James answers any queries quickly and clearly. Happy to recommend Modus.
Ian MorrisIan Morris
06:10 29 Jun 22
Having taken the step back in 2017 to set up my own business it has been one that I have been very lucky with.Modus came into the picture within the last 12 months due to taking over from the previous accountants I was using as they had decided it was time for them to retire.I was a little nervous at first however from the first conversation with Samantha and the team at Modus I was given a huge boost and relief as their professionalism and methods of business is phenomenal.The advice and guidance already given to me by Modus has been amazing and one I truly appreciate and will continue to learn from so in my opinion I owe Modus a massive thank you for the work they do.I would highly recommend Modus to any company as both the work and professional service they deliver is first class.Ian MorrisManaging DirectorUK Shade Solutions Ltd
Steven BartholomewSteven Bartholomew
10:34 27 Jun 22
Great friendly team, very professional always on hand to answer any queries we may have and happy to run any additional reports we require.
Betty AuBetty Au
16:21 16 May 22
James Hackney is a very detailed minded, efficient, responsive and responsible accountant. He took care of tax return and company filing of my company very well. He explained all my enquiries patiently. Modus is a modern and professional company which provides helpful and valuable advice.
Peter DentonPeter Denton
15:50 13 May 22
I am delighted with the support received from Modus Accountants Ltd. My company has just completed its first end of year accounts, which were managed by Sam Newport and her colleagues. I was very pleased with how they brought everything together with little input from me, allowing me to focus on the day to day needs of my business.
Samantha MasonSamantha Mason
10:18 28 Mar 22
Cannot thank Modus enough for all their help and encouragement with my boutique business- My Pilates Flow ! I entered their annual 'Modus Ignite Entrepreneur Competition' in 2021. As a finalist they gave me a complimentary coaching/mentoring session which was incredible! I came away from the meeting buzzing with a whole list of leads to follow up on- ranging from refined branding, how to expand the business and a deep dive into target audience and marketing. I'm working my way through the list and continuing to get great results! This young, forward thinking Company know what they are talking about and I feel privileged to have been given their time. Highly recommend!
Louise TrillwoodLouise Trillwood
11:11 08 Mar 22
The team are just so helpful, really quick to respond and pay close attention to detail. They're able to guide you through even the most granular of queries. It was a breath of fresh air to have our annual tax explained in such simple terms. Couldn't recommend them more highly for personal tax work.

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