Numbers run through Sarah’s veins like blood – her Grandfather was a Nat West bank manager and Sarah’s Mother Jean Padam ran a successful bookkeeping business for a number of years. When Jean wanted to retire in 2013, Sarah took the brave step of leaving the security of Hazlewoods to take over her Mum’s business. That business became the “Padam Walburn Accounting Services” that you see here today.
Having decided from an early age that she wanted to be a Chartered Accountant, and after some work experience in Industry, deciding that she wanted to work in Practice, Sarah obtained an Accountancy and Finance Degree from Aberystwyth University in 1996. On returning home to Gloucester, Sarah started work for Randall and Payne, an accountancy firm in Stroud, where she obtained the AAT (Accounting Technician) Qualification. Sarah moved to Hazlewoods in March 1998 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2000. Sarah stayed at Hazlewoods LLP until setting up Padam Walburn Accounting Services in 2013, gaining experience in a wide variety of client affairs. Sarah specialised in the accounts of Veterinary Practices and travelled all over the UK to visit her clients.
Sarah believes in the importance of client care and aims to ensure that all her clients are happy by providing a timely and effective service.
When not working, or looking after the accounts of her husband’s Company Seligsoft Limited, Sarah spends most of her time walking, training or competing in obedience classes with Border Collie Duke. Sarah also has a keen interest in growing her own food and cooking and preserving it.
Sarah and Giles married in October 2010 and were friends for several years before, having met through the shared interest of Model Railways and are both active members of Gloucester Model Railway Club.