Salisbury Office

Chris Bush BA FCA – Managing Director

Originally from the Wirral and moved to the Salisbury area over 25 years ago. Chris has worked for 3 of the top Accountancy firms before merging with Berkeley Bate in 2011. Specialises in owner managed businesses, tax and strategic planning. Is married to Janet and has three children. Enjoys organizing charity events, especially James Bond premieres. Allows himself one round of golf per annum, but as many skiing trips as possible.

Janet Bush – Practice Manager

Qualified as a Private Secretary after a career in insurance. Has experience of running her own business so appreciates what a great accountancy service should deliver. Married to Chris and in addition to their 3 children looks after 2 dogs, various horses and ponies. Enjoys cooking reading travelling and sporadic bursts of keep fit.

Rachel Thorne – Tax Manager

Rachel has recently joined Berkeley Bate from Grant Thornton. She has over 8 years experience working in personal tax compliance and planning and looks to put clients in the best tax position possible. Rachel is based in the Salisbury office but will works with clients from the two offices.

In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, kayaking and walking – she is very proud to have recently reached the summit of Snowdon!

Laura Bush - (BSc Hons) MAAT – Accounts and Tax Assistant

Joined the firm in 2013, has since become AAT qualified and is currently halfway through her Chartered Accountancy studies.  Her role covers bookkeeping, VAT returns, accounts preparation, Xero training and queries.  Her horses take up most of her spare time but she does also like to bake.


Bath Office
6 Gay Street
Tel: 01225 445196

Salisbury Office
Chequers Court, 35 Brown Street
Tel: 01722 589584



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Registered Name: Berkeley Bate Ltd Registered Company no: 7581153 Registered in the UK 
Registered Address: – Chequers Court, 35 Brown Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2AS 
VAT Registration No: 109 8958 67 16