About Us

Practical and friendly accountants in Hove


Bristow Still is run by Chris and Ruth Anscombe, who are supported by a team of accounting staff. We can be found at 39 Sackville Road in Hove.

We have been going for over 100 years and the new owners Chris and Ruth Anscombe took over in September 2021.

Chris Anscombe

Chris has over 20 years experience of working in finance. After completing a BA (Hons) in Economics , he originally worked in banking. There he gained a wide range of experience in all things finance and tax, as well as management of staff, sales performance and budgets. Chris has held roles including Financial Advisor, Sales Coach, Regional Manager and Tax Advisor. He decided to move into accountancy both to focus on the providing tax services and to work more closely with business owners, providing a range of business advice and support. Chris a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants. He heads up our tax compliance work, specialising in business and personal taxation, as well as providing general business advice and support.

Ruth Anscombe

Ruth has a First Class BSc (Hons) in Financial Services and started her career by joining the management training scheme at Lloyds Bank. She held a variety of banking roles, including Branch Manager, and gained a wealth of experience in all aspects of financial management, including lending and analysis. After a career break to have her children, she decided to side-step into accountancy.

Ruth is a Fellow of The Institute of Financial Accountants. She manages the accountancy side of things, overseeing all aspects of accounts preparation and well as management accountancy and business advice.

Our team

Ian Cleaver – Accountant

David Still Р Accountant

Kay Poole – Bookkeeping and Payroll

Jo Jowett – Bookkeeping and Payroll

Jackie Lucas РAdmin and Reception 

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    Bristow Still is a member in practice of The Institute of Financial Accountants.