Meet the Shaw Gibbs Outsourcing Team

Promotional Business Feature: Shaw Gibbs Outsourcing Team - Pictured Sarah Gardener, Head of Outsourcing

Partnering with Shaw Gibbs means we act as your finance team. Our services can easily be scaled up or down depending on your business needs.

Clients decide to outsource services for a number of reasons and the benefits derived from outsourcing are not exclusively financial. Our clients vary in size from start-up through to larger limited companies and subsidiaries of overseas-owned companies.

Our agile outsourced offering means that you are able to scale-up or down the services you outsource to us, providing you with value for money and greater control over back office functions.

We have an extensive network of contacts who we can draw on to assist in other areas of outsourcing such as: IT, telecoms, serviced offices, law, banking and commercial property.

Meet the Outsourcing Team

Sarah Gardener, Head of Outsourcing 


Working with a client-base which comprises of University spin-outs and innovative UK subsidiaries, Sarah helps clients to really understand their numbers, identify opportunities and achieve their strategic objectives.  Clients value her commercial approach, her expertise and accessible and adaptable nature.

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Peter Watts, Partner


Peter’s priority is to work with clients to help them achieve their goals, whether this is organic growth, acquiring a new business or maintaining market share and profit levels. He specialises in working with owner managed businesses and in acting as a quasi-Financial Director.

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Gemma Barrett, Senior Outsourcing Manager


Gemma is passionate that behind every set of financial data there is a story which shows the business journey so far.

She prides herself in providing timely meaningful financial data to assist in the decision-making process business stakeholders are faced with.

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Darshil Shah, Portfolio Manager


Specialising in inbound clients with overseas owners, Darshil’s aim is to help his clients move forward by refining all aspects of their financial recording and reporting including the use of cloud platforms and apps.

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Katie Preston, Payroll Services Manager


Katie is genuinely passionate about assisting clients with their payroll requirements and enjoys the challenge of dealing with a wide range of clients with one to 400 employees. She gets real satisfaction from helping clients to overcome their payroll issues.

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Kerry Whitfield, HR Manager


Kerry provides clients with expert advice and support on everyday issues as well as guidance on more complicated employee scenarios. She excels at providing straight-talking commercial HR advice and support to attract, develop and motivate.

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Shaw Gibbs have a history of more than 90 years advising high-growth entrepreneurial companies, UK subsidiaries and University spin-outs in the Thames Valley, The Chilterns and London.

To talk to one of our team on how we can help your business contact us on 01865 292 200 or email

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Twitter: @Shawgibbs

LinkedIN: @Shaw Gibbs