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Pat Strods


I joined Rayner Essex in 1983 and have experience working across the entire business. In that time it’s been incredibly rewarding to be part of the organisation’s growth and success.

I was promoted to Partner in 2010 and since then my focus has been VAT, Tax and Payroll, as my specialisms, where I lead a large team in supporting a wide and varied client base.

Being accessible to all clients and offering a personal service is one of the traits that sets our business apart from other accountants and something that clients, time and time again, remark on.

Providing practical solutions in a no nonsense, straightforward manner with some added humour thrown in means that our clients have the confidence in us to help them manage any financial issues that may arise including HMRC investigations.

I’m President of the St Albans Chamber of Commerce and take an active role in as many of the exciting events as I am able to do.

When not working, sport has always been an important part of my life. I’ve participated in a number of sports but more recently have been bitten by the golf bug and I’m really enjoying the challenge of trying to perfect my golf swing. Football has always been a passion, I have season tickets at Arsenal and St Albans City FC.

Despite having a “hint” of a West Country accent my family and I have been based in St Albans for many years.

Contact me

Please contact me for a free discussion on how I might be able to help you and your business.


“I think the length of time I have been with RE says it all. I am extremely fortunate to have during all of this time the wonderful services of Pat who has been extremely professional and a wonderful adviser with a delightful sense of humour.”

John Edgar Client

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