Black Frame Consulting
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Who we are

The journey of Black Frame Consultancy LLP began when Amanda Barnett started her own practice in 2003 working predominantly in the Media & Entertainment industry and with entrepreneurs. Our primary aim is to help our clients achieve their professional and personal goals without the day to day worry of the Financial functions of the business and to work with our clients on making their shoot off business successful.

We have helped our clients create and invest in companies covering a wide range of industries including, restaurants, fashion designing, street food karts, recording studios, holiday homes and many more.

Meet the team


Managing Partner

Amanda has over 30 years experience working in accounting and business management. In 2002 Amanda set up her independent practise specialising with clients predominantly in Media & Entertainment acting as the client’s business manager and CFO.

Amanda loves developing close relationships with clients, ensuring they have the comfort of knowing they are in safe hands, providing information and support so the client can concentrate on being the best in their field.


Client Director

Starting with a degree in Accounting and Finance, with a passion to strive has allowed William to obtain professional qualifications as fellow member of AAT and member of ACCA. With 12 years’ experience in practice, he brings a wealth of knowledge for clients and the team. With strong technical know-how, he also likes to embrace new technologies and the benefits they bring.

William says he most loves working closely with clients and constantly seeking to improve knowledge and bring efficiencies to the service we provide.


Family Officer

Having started her career in interior design Ellen joined the Black Frame team 5 years ago and now heads up the Lifestyle Offering Department by supporting clients property management, artwork collections and personal lives Internationally. Ellen’s aim is to provide a completely bespoke service to each client by becoming an integral part of their daily operations.

Ellen says the thing she most loves is building strong, personal relationships with clients bringing ease into their daily lives and knowing I can help at any time and finding the best solution to any situation.


Head of Accounts

Zoe started life with Black Frame in 2012 as a junior bookkeeper, she now holds the post of Head of Group Accounts. Zoe runs the department for the entire Atlantic Swiss Group. Providing the information, the board needs to make financial decisions and plan for the future with confidence. Closely working with various members of the Atlantic Swiss group, Zoe ensures the day to day accounting tasks are taken care of efficiently and on time.

Zoe says the thing she loves most is being part of a team, providing the necessary support and advice to the company and our clients, helping them to thrive and meet their goals makes me very proud to be part of Black Frame.


Team Administrator

Grace joined Black Frame after a spell as one of the Groups Receptionists. Grace aimed to develop her knowledge and skill set, and in doing so has carved out a vital role within the firm. Grace provides great support to the entire team, and is constantly utilising new software systems to bring efficiencies to the team and in turn to our clients.

Grace says she love the relationships that she has with our clients, helping them with any queries they may have – big or small. My job at Black Frame is my first role since leaving education, the support and encouragement I have had from colleagues has made my time here so much fun, every day is different and I love coming into a buzzy work environment.


Accounts Manager

Sue has over 30 years experience working in various accountant practises, specifically over the past 7 years in Media & Entertainment. Sue is an AAT Qualified Bookkeeper and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. Sue looks after the day to day bookkeeping needs of the clients including bank reconciliations, vat returns, cash flows, royalty analysis and tour bookkeeping.

When asked what she loves about what she does in the company, Sue said “everything there is so much variety in a fast paced and vibrant working community working within a fantastic team. I love that we have autonomy with our clients and are able to build on those relationships to help and understand our clients requirements and to help them in achieving their goals.”


Client Manager

Peter is an integral part of our team having over 15 years’ experience working in Finance, from banking to looking after large international clients with PwC whilst studying for ACCA. He then moved into the Media & Entertainment world of Accounting working with practises looking after major recording artists, influencers and Agencies. Peter aspires to become the ‘go to guy’ in the Business Management world.

Peter has a huge passion for his role and aims to always go the extra mile. Being able to find solutions have satisfaction that the support he offers enables the clients to continue with what they do best without worrying about their finances and day to day business needs and upholding the company’s ethos, Peter is focussed on maintaining strong client relationships on the grounds of trust and clear communication.


Accounts Manager

Stevie has been part of the Black Frame team for 10 years with her back ground prior to BF in banking working with stocks and shareholdings. Stevie is an accounts manager and takes care of a number of prominent clients and describes her role as akin to a Financial PA, ensuring all the daily business needs are taken care of efficiently.

Stevie says she loves the personal interaction I have with the clients. I get great satisfaction out of taking the responsibility and worry from the client so they can fulfil their careers to the full extent without worry about their finances or the mundane but essential daily requirements.

  • "Amanda and I have worked together for twenty years. Her loyalty, honesty and advice are without comparison. She is truly one of a kind."

    Hamish Hamilton – Director

  • "Amanda Barnett and her team at Black Frame have been an integral part of my business for a decade, providing in-depth financial and business affairs planning, knowledge and reporting. Their attention to detail and personal contact make them market leaders and they are for me and my business simply irreplaceable"

    PB – Artist Management

  • "I have been working with Black Frame Management for over ten years now, and they have really made my life easier, ensuring both my business and personal financial requirements are streamlined in a way that I can devote more time to work. Amanda Barnett has been my CFO from the start and I have absolute confidence in her and in her judgement. I would highly recommend Black Frame Management."

    Eva Green – Actress

  • "Black Frame have been part of my business set up for sometime now and I honestly do not know what I’d do without them. Professional, swift to respond to my enquires and on a personal level a total pleasure to deal with as a team."

    DB – DJ

  • "Amanda has been our CFO for over 15 years and been with us every step of the way as we have grown to a company employing over 450 staff with 120 contracts. Amanda and the team at Black Frame have a real understanding of the operational side of Nourish which makes them an integral part of our business. I have no hesitation in recommending Black Frame consulting services to any future clients."

    ARM – Entrepreneur

  • "We have been with Amanda and Black Frame for about 10 years now. In that time we have never once had to worry about anything to do with our finances. Amanda and Ellen do so much more than we ever expected and constantly go above and beyond for us. It is such a weight off our minds to know that we are completely looked after by people we trust implicitly. We feel so lucky to have them in our lives."

    M&E W – Musician/Actor/TV Presenter Couple

  • "I have worked with Amanda who created black frame for 16 years and the day she came into my life was a GOOD DAY! What is so wonderful about black frame is they cover my whole life from well-being to lifestyle so I know anything I need help with can be sorted from tax to car insurance . Couldn’t recommend enough."

    WY – Musician/Recording Artist

  • "I find Black Frame to be very helpful in managing my affairs, they are committed honest workers and from myside their help is indispensable."

    Lady SH

  • "I love working with the team at Black Frame. They help me make quick and smart decisions and are always on hand to help."

    SW – Model/Actress

  • "Black Frame Consulting have been an integral part of my business and professional growth. From company and brand conception 8 years ago they have been a consistent, supporting element as my business continues to grow whilst ensuring my personal financial requirements are also met as a company Director, Owner & Consultant. Their bespoke Business Management and Lifestyle service offers high level resources through allocation of your own dedicated account team members offering support and expertise advice linked to an in-house CFO and finance team."

    DR – Talent Management

  • "Before Black Frame I was completely lost and confused on anything to do finances. Black frame take the time to break everything down so I understand and have looked after me as if I were a member of their family for almost 10 years"

    DO - Musician

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