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Meet The Core Team

We are a small, dedicated and experienced team, ensuring unified support is provided to you whenever you need it.

Scott Baillie BFP FCA

Managing Director & Founder

Scott qualified as a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2009. After qualifying, Scott made a decisive change and moved into industry, where he soon joined the board of directors of various companies.

In 2011, Scott began to focus on delivering accountancy and business consultancy services to small and medium sized businesses throughout London and the South East of England, and so formed Charter Consulting, rebranded to Professional Trust Group in 2019.

In 2019 Scott became a Fellow of the ICAEW, recognising his commitment and experience within the industry.

Scott specialises in advising business owners – and not just on accounting and tax matters. Together with Professional Trust Group, he also has other business interests, which, coupled with his experience in industry, allows Scott to understand the challenges that small business owners face and advise clients accordingly.

Sally Ponton FCA

Chartered Accountant & Client Manager

Sally earned a first-class degree in Accountancy & Finance from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 2004. Following a small period of travelling, Sally joined a Kent based firm of Chartered Accountants where she successfully qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2009.

Upon qualification Sally moved into industry to work for a regional college and remained within the group for 9 years. During this time Sally took on the roles of Financial Accountant and Commercial Manager.

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Paul Ellis DipFA, CeMAP

Independent Financial Advisor (External)

Paul provides impartial, unbiased and objective financial advice, with a view to protecting and enhancing our client’s wealth and sense of well-being. 

Paul has been advising for many years after entering the industry at a very young age. He is able to offer holistic planning which involves retirement & investment planning, mortgages & protections needs. He also offers corporate advice from automatic enrolment to business protection.

Paul is external to Professional Trust Group but works hand-in-hand with us to serve our clients.

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