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Agricultural Consultants and Accountants

Our Services

Taking a holistic and bespoke approach to accountancy and farm consultancy, EllamWalker works with their clients to develop and deliver the services that their businesses requires and that encompass the whole spectrum – or components of – our full professional services offering.

Our History

Our heritage is agricultural professional services and that’s the core skill set that underpins our integrated approach, that’s come to embrace today’s ever changing environmental and financial landscape within the sector. We are fortunate that we are of the size and mindset to be able retain the nimble and client-focused approach of a family-owned, independent company, while still having the scale and systems to support sizeable agri businesses.

Our Values

As a firm with a team of ambitious and talented professionals, we deliver a client focused service with unrivalled passion. We are detailed minded but with a bigger picture approach and are guided by our strong integrity.

Our Team

People are the lifeblood of any great business and we’re no different. The team’s exposure to a range of agricultural business and sectors means we’re agile in our approach and confident to recommend out-of-the-box ideas and different ways of working.

Steve Ellam


Graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in agriculture. Started career with ADAS in Exeter, followed by Farms Department of Carter Jonas (Chartered Surveyors) in Oxford.

Founder partner in Ellam Oxtoby & Peck. Graduated with an MBA from Oxford Brooks University, left Ellam Oxtoby & Peck to set up EllamWalker Ltd.

Steve is a Director of Murex Energy Ltd, the largest medium scale renewable developer in the southwest.

Steve, along with his wife Liz and two daughters farm 35 hectares with beef & sheep.

When not working Steve can be found surfing or cycling on Exmoor.

Henry Walker


Graduated from Wye College, University of London with an honours degree in agricultural business management and having received the Pinnacle award, a national award for excellence in business management.

Went on to train as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers working within their specialist agriculture and bloodstock department, joined Ellam Oxtoby and Peck as a Partner and then left to set up EllamWalker Ltd.

Henry comes from a farming family and has been on the board of clients farming companies.

When not working Henry can be found sailing with the family or out with the Norfolk Lowland Search and Rescue.

Helen Sturman


Helen worked for Aviva for 15 years before deciding on training to become a chartered accountant.

She trained with PKF and then joined the firm in 2009.

As a farmer’s daughter, Helen can often be found out walking in the countryside or making and eating cakes!

Kate Martin-Smith


Kate started her career with Lovewell Blake Chartered Accountants where she qualified in 2011 as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts.

She joined EllamWalker in 2019 and has subsequently qualified as an Accredited Probate Practitioner.

When not at work Kate enjoys going for adventures with her young family and dogs in their camper and long walks and bike rides through the countryside.

Hannah Stowers


Hannah trained at Larking Gowen where she completed her AAT in 2007 and gained accounting experience and has been in practice ever since.

She joined EllamWalker in 2015.

When not working Hannah spends her time with her children, dog and family and enjoys having days out, holidays and shopping!!!

Janita Pullen


After graduating from Bath University, Janita started her working life with Farmplan Computer Systems, selling accounting & farm management packages across the South West.

She later became Farmplan’s regional software trainer, joining Ellam Walker to assist in the preparation of draft accounts alongside providing training & year end assistance to her own clients.

A farmer’s daughter from Devon, Janita is a keen gardener and according to her husband, spends most of her spare time in her allotment!

Karen Chapman


Karen started her career at Newman & Co and qualified as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2011.

She is the newest member of EllamWalker, joining in 2021.

When not crunching the numbers at work, you can find Karen with her three young children and dog Woody. Family days out, spending time with friends and family and holidaying in the UK is where you will find her…….. with a bit of shopping thrown in!

Rosemary Tomlinson

Consultant Trust Advisor

Rosemary qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989 having trained with a Worcestershire firm with a focus on Farming.

She went on to qualify as a Chartered Tax Advisor and as a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners working for ten years in Oxfordshire with a specialist tax consultancy advising families and their trusts.

Rosemary enjoys tennis, golf and cycling but it is her grown up daughter who keeps her young at heart!

Amanda Williams

Farm Secretary

Amanda worked for the NFU Mutual for several years, in both Cornwall and Devon, prior to joining the firm in 2002.

She gained her AAT qualification in 2005.

Amanda grew up on a dairy farm, loves the outdoors, walking with her dogs, gardening and enjoys visiting different countries.

Sharon Turner

Farm Secretary

Sharon worked as a personal banker for a High Street bank for 10 years prior to joining the firm in 2005.

She gained her AAT qualifications in 2010.

When not sorting out the paperwork and payrolls for our clients Sharon can be found walking on Exmoor or down supporting the Exeter Chiefs.

Liz Ellam


Liz studied Business Management at Hull University and worked as Marketing Manager in Oxford before moving to Devon with her husband Steve Ellam.

She joined the business in 2003.

Liz helps run Sydeham Farm and Sydeham Farm Glamping.

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The Services

Our aim is to provide a comprehensive service to the agricultural industry.
Listed below are some of our services, please contact us to discuss your requirement and business needs.

Farm Consultancy

All aspects of farm consultancy including:

SPS claim Applications

Soil Protection Review

Cross-compliance audits

Manure Management Plans

Budgets and Cashflow projections


We offer a full range of accountancy services including:

Tax advice including restructuring, IHT, CGT

Compliance services including income tax and corporation tax

Accounts preparation including detailed management accounts

Cloud Accounting and automation


We can offer a full range of services including:

Site feasibility through to construction of Wind and Solar PV

Assistance with options and leases

Assistance with obtaining finance

Applications for the Renewable Heat Incentive


Our bookkeeping services include:

On site or bureau service

Monthly Payrolls including year-end submissions

VAT returns


Platinum QuickBooks Online partners

Easy to use tools to help manage your accounts and run payroll

We are proud to support QuickBooks, the world’s number 1 online accounting software.
Lighten the load with smart software and support.

Ellam Walker have been our accountants for many years. Henry Walker has helped us on many financial issues. I have found him very easy and helpful to work with, being down to earth, he explains things in a simple and easy to follow way.

The accounts he does for us are very detailed and the advice we had has proven to be an excellent help in our farming careers.

Henry is very likeable, with a very positive attitude and has a nothing is too much trouble approach. I am pleased to have him as our accountant.  

Ellam Walker have been the catalyst in our business, sparking tremendous growth and profit along with tailored advice in all matters financial and tax.  

Speaking as a relatively impoverished client with two small family farms in Moray and Surrey we have enjoyed a very constructive relationship with this Partnership who have demonstrated a very good grasp of the issues confronting minor rural enterprises. They have been especially helpful in introducing the relevant external legal and technical advice when required in relation to I.H.T. issues and Agricultural Policy.

Their ability to relate to both the older and younger generation has been of great help in structuring the appropriate strategy for the future and adopting a tactful diplomacy when required. Their skills are well suited to exploring creative as well as imaginative solutions very much keeping their clients long term agenda in sharp focus.

We have throughout our relationship enjoyed working with the practice who have always responded promptly to our requirements.  

Contact Us

Whether you are looking for a new proactive accountant and consultant or are simply looking for a fresh perspective on your business, we’d love to hear from you.