The Linggard & Thomas Team

Want to get to know us more? Read our personal stories below and find out more about who you will be working with.

Linggard and Thomas is a team that works for your team. Founded by Sam Linggard and joined by Lucy Thomas, our team has the experience to help your grow and succeed.

About Us

Samantha Linggard



Samantha (Sam) started her career working in industry and became AAT qualified in 2008, she moved to working in practice in 2011 splitting that time between statutory accounts and management accounts for a variety of clients. After starting her family she made the decision to start her own bookkeeping business in 2016. Starting from scratch Sam grew her business to over 30 clients within 3 years and her work for them varies from weekly payrolls and bookkeeping to VAT returns and Year End Accounts. Sam loves going out and meeting clients on a regular basis and really getting to know how their business works so that she can get a better understanding of what is behind the figures that she prepares.

Outside of work Sam has a busy home life with her husband, 3 daughters and dog but is also an active long distance runner so when she isn’t with her family she can usually be found running the country lanes on the North coast of Cornwall.

Setting up a new accountancy partnership with Lucy could not have come at a better time, I have enjoyed introducing her to my previous bookkeeping clients and working together to build our own accountancy practice. I look forward to working each day and I cant wait to see what the future holds for us and our clients.

Lucy Thomas



Lucy began her training as an accountant with a top 30 firm in Gloucestershire, gaining her AAT and ACCA qualifications during her time there. Shortly after she qualified as a chartered accountant she moved to Cornwall to join one of the South West’s largest accountancy practices. Over the years, as a manager in a large practice she has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience. From dealing with client’s compliance work, to helping secure funding to reviewing internal finance procedures. Lucy’s client base has always been diverse and across a number of different industries, she is specialised in assisting SME’s and owner managed businesses.

Outside of work Lucy and her husband are busy renovating their house together.  Lucy is also a keen rugby union fan, and regularly enjoys watching a match.

I am excited to use my skill set to help new clients develop and grow their businesses. For me, my clients are more than customers. I want to see them succeed and being part of that process is what I’m passionate about.

Courtenay Parsons



Since obtaining her degree in Mathematics in 2013, Courtenay has had a varied career in accountancy. Courtenay started her career working in a small practice following her time at university and became AAT qualified in 2018.

Following this, she moved to a large firm and progressed to being an accounts senior. She has enjoyed working in all areas of the accountancy firm and finds working on payrolls and SME accounts most rewarding.

Courtenay made the decision to join the team at Linggard & Thomas, after starting her family in 2020.

Outside of work, she spends most of her time with her fiancé and baby daughter Lily. They enjoy walking the coast paths of North Cornwall and you can find them regularly cycling the Camel Trail.

I am excited to join this amazing business. The ethos they have is so refreshing and I look forward to working along side Lucy and Sam to help grow their clients businesses.

Sara Archer



Since gaining her degree Sara has worked in a variety of accountancy roles in both practice and industry. Sara started her accountancy career in a small accountancy practice where she gained her ACCA qualification. She then went on to work in commercial roles, gaining experience in a variety of companies from large international companies to smaller sole traders and limited companies.

Sara is looking forward to using her varied experience to help Clients at Linggard & Thomas with their bookkeeping & vat needs. She is experienced in using Xero and enjoys taking on new challenges.

Outside of work Sara is busy spending time with her family, her Husband and 2 Daughters, they enjoy cycling, walking and spending time at the beach.


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