About Us

Since our launch 40 years ago, our accountancy firm has continued to grow, and now we serve clients in Yaxley, Peterborough, and beyond. A lot of our work originates from recommendations, and many companies choose us for our personal and professional accountancy service. Maintaining high standards is of paramount importance to us and we regularly go the extra mile to meet your accountancy needs. To find out more about our excellent service and competitive prices, please contact us.

Our firm

Bird & Co was formed by local Yaxley accountant Pete Bird and we now serve not only clients in the Yaxley and Peterborough area, but more widespread as well.The business continues to grow from personal recommendation and from increasing awareness of our practice within the area.

Our Aim

Our aim is to provide all the assistance needed by our clients. We will be responsible for all the tax and accountancy compliance work for our clients and ensuring that filing deadlines are met. This work includes the basic system design to ensure that our clients’ records are sufficient to pass HMRC scrutiny, through to the final accounts, plus the tax work and helping with other challenges faced by our clients

Pete Bird – Director

Our firm was founded by Pete Bird FCPA in the 1970s, and he has been based in or around Yaxley since then. As a qualified and practising member of the Certified Public Accountants Association, Pete advises on all areas of accountancy and taxation, but his main aim is to provide effective communication with clients on a personal basis.

Pete’s down-to-earth approach and ability to get quickly and accurately to the root of problems makes his advice highly valued by his clients, many of whom have been with him since the start of his business. Some are now even introducing their sons and daughters to the practice as they start-up businesses of their own.

Since May 2013, Pete also writes for local magazines on diverse topics including tax matters that are repeated more fully on our website and emailed out as monthly free newsletters.

Lesley Bagnall

Lesley Bagnall MAAT has worked with Pete since October 2011, and is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians. Lesley is responsible for all the bookkeeping, VAT and Payroll tasks for various clients as well as being the self-appointed “tea maker”!

Lesley has a vast amount of experience in accounting packages such as VT Transaction+, Sage, Quickbooks and many others, so she is available to assist and advise clients in setting up their systems and complying with their record keeping obligations. Lesley also undertakes various tasks including the preparation of client’s accounts and being a valuable member of the team, she also keeps the offices running smoothly.


Bernard Kwenga AFA joined the practice in June 2015 bringing with him a vast array of experience gained over 15 years of working in public practice. Bernard enjoys supporting time pressured Entrepreneurs, taking away the strain that HMRC compliance often brings by providing clarity, transparency and in fulfilling their statutory requirements. He provides insight and advice when needed to give business owners and managers the information and tools they need to move their business forward.

As hobby, Bernard is an avid supporter of Arsenal and also enjoys watching boxing and formula one.


Suzanne AICB PM Dip joined the team in December 2018 bringing with her ICB Bookkeeper status, having studied at home and passed with distinction exams in Payroll and Bookkeeping with the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

She has brought with her extensive experience over the years with Sage and Xero, now adding to that with VT Transaction+ for accounts and Moneysoft for payroll. Completing bookkeeping tasks, payroll and VAT returns for various clients. 

Bringing a calm and friendly approach to the office, and adapting to the ever changing accounting environment.

Sarah Zielinski

Sarah joined the team in October 2019 and has 35+ years’ experience of working in many varied accounting and finance offices. She is Chief Filing Clerk and tries her hardest to keep the numerous office plants alive!

She works closely with Suzanne and Lesley and shares the bookkeeping, VAT & Payroll duties along with the general office administration. We are also pleased to say that she recently qualified as a Xero advisor.

In her spare time Sarah is an avid reader, enjoys music and bakes more cakes than she can actually eat.

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