About us


Matthew Sansum – Chartered Accountant


Matthew has been an accountant for over 16 years following completion of a degree in accountancy at the University of East Anglia.  


In 1998 he joined Bristow Burrell Chartered Accountants where he gained considerable experience in all accounting and tax disciplines for small and medium companies, sole traders and partnerships.


In 2004 having qualified with the Institute of Chartered Accountants and having worked with the largest and most challenging clients Bristow Burrell had to offer, Matthew moved to Ernst & Young LLP, the second largest accountancy practice in the world. Working with a number of global and high profile clients Matthew continued to develop his knowledge of financial reporting, complex transactions, and business management.


In 2009 Matthew moved away from practice to gain experience of working in a business and chose 2e2, an IT lifecycle services provider. Dealing with the reporting of results, complex transactions and the difficulties faced by fast growing businesses, Matthew, working closely with the UK Managing Director and Finance Director, gained first hand experience of managing a business which grew from c.£180m to £400m+ revenue in just a couple of years.


In 2010 Matthew started to plan and set up his own practice to become a sole practitioner and return to his passion of small and medium business, helping people to manage both their business and tax affairs. His practice has continued to grow ever since, mainly through word of mouth and his network of business contacts.




Melissa Sansum – Disability Consultant


Melissa is a wheelchair user and visually impaired, since childhood, so she is very experienced in the limitations that exist in everyday life when you have a disability. She is proactive, sits on the Governing Body of her local primary school, has much experience of public transport and has visited many different places, especially since becoming a parent over seven years ago. Melissa’s dual disability and her role as a parent, means that she has a unique perspective of the experiences of a person with disabilities. This insight and real life expertise is what drives her to help others improve the services they offer and be inclusive of the diversities of everyone.


Based in Burbage, Wiltshire, Sansum & Co offer a tailored service to meet the specific needs of individuals and small to medium sized businesses. We can help you to manage the administrative burden and reduce the risk of non-compliance with the growing list of fiscal and statutory requirements.

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