We employ locally, work with local employers and businesses and, as a company, love where we live… that’s why we are here!

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MGA has a wealth of experience in the business and accountancy world, and now that we are part of The Xeinadin Group of business and accountancy specialists we can offer access to even more knowledge and support. Some of our staff have worked across the major corporate sectors – globally – however, all of us still have our feet firmly on the ground here in Torbay. MGA is a local business and understands what local business needs.

Who are Xeinadin Group?

Accountancy Firms
now 1 group

Business Clients
across the entire
UK & Ireland region

in major towns and cities



Business Development and Leadership


Michael Ghersie MBA

Michael gained his accountancy qualification with EY in the City of London. He has considerable international commercial management and investment experience. He has led a number of management buy-ins on his own account and subsequently successfully ran the companies before selling them. With this background, he has considerable hands-on commercial experience running companies, which he brings to MGA's Business Advisory team. He set up MGA in 2003.

Marlene Baylis

Marlene heads up MGA's company administrative services and payroll bureau. For many years she ran her own businesses in the Midlands which were engaged in retail and corporate services, before successfully selling them and retiring. She came out of retirement to join MGA in 2006. With her considerable commercial experience she brings much to MGA's Business Advisory team.

Accounting and Tax

Nikita Preston MAAT

Nikita, is an MAAT qualified accountant and is now studying for her Chartered Accountancy qualification. She has been with MGA for over 4 years and is client manager working out of our Torquay office. During her time with us she has built up considerable experience in compliance accounting and is our ‘champion’ for Quick Books and further developing our digital accounting expertise. She is an integral member of our Business Advisory team.

Vicki Thorn MAAT

A South Hams girl, Vicki is MGA's client manager for our South Hams-based clients. She works 3 days a week in our Torquay office, on Wednesdays she is based at home near Kingsbridge and Fridays finds her in the Council Offices in Kingsbridge – usually with her labrador, Murphy. She holds the MAAT accountancy qualification and is now studying to become a Chartered Accountant. She is our ‘Xero hero’ as well as helping the firm expand its digital accounting resources.

Tiffany Jessop

Tiffany joined MGA in 2012 after achieving a BA Honours in Accounting and Finance, where she reaffirmed her love for numbers. A born and bred Devon girl, she has now developed her own extensive client base. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, dealing with the delivery of all aspects of tax and accounting, as well as bringing new and dynamic ideas to compliance work.




Sky is MGA’s youngest recruit with a talent for ‘meet and greet’. There is no doubt you will get the warmest and most persistant hello that is possible to experience