Quality and Experience

At Simpson Wood we take care of all your financial requirements, looking after both your business and you individually - from the numerous legal compliance issues, to the more complex business and tax advisory matters, alongside your individual needs.

We want to build a long term partnership with you to help, support and advise you on all financial matters throughout your business and personal life.

For more information on how we can help you and our range of services and solutions for you and your business, please look around our website.

Meet the Team

All Staff

Deborah Stott

Audit & Accounts Manager

Ed Russell

Audit & Accounts Senior

Hayden Rose

Tax & Estate Planning Assistant

Jayne Turner

Payroll Manager

Joe Fielding

SWFS Admin Assistant

Joy Lockwood

Trust Senior

Julie Hobson

Accounts Senior

Kerri Carter

Accounts Senior

Louise Laing-Cole

Audit & Accounts Senior

Luke Mudd

Tax & Estate Planning Senior

Martin Hoyle

Audit & Accounts Senior

Molly Irons

Audit & Accounts Assistant

Ryan Gill

Audit & Account Assistant

Sian Wood

Paraplanner

Simon Mayoh

Independant Financial Adviser

Sue Lynch

Support Administrator

Tim Allen

Tax Associate

Tom Clarke

Audit & Accounts Assistant

Trevor Balderson

Audit & Accounts Senior

1880

Fred Lockwood founded the firm in the same year that the ICAEW was founded by Royal Charter, originally practising from Moldgreen.

1909

Fred Lockwood retired and Henry V Wood became a partner, joined by Ralph Turner and George Lockwood resulting in the firm's name being changed to Lockwood Turner & Wood.

1913

The firm moved into its current premises at Bank Chambers, Market Street which also became the site of the Huddersfield Stock Exchange, shortly before George Lockwood was called up for military service in 1914.

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1939

The Second World War resulted in some staff enlisting, whilst others took on duties at home, including having to remain in Bank Chambers overnight.

1954

The firm's name changed to Simpson Wood & Co when the two partners of the firm were Harold Simpson and Raymond Wood, and has remained virtually unchanged since then reflecting the history of the two families' involvement in the firm which stretched over 90 years.

1970

Simpson Wood & Co merged with Wood & Hoyle which brought back John Hoyle and Frank Laycock, who had both previously worked at Simpson Wood, and now returned as partners.

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1980

The firm celebrated its centenary which coincided with the retirement of Raymond Wood. It also opened an office in Penistone and its name was changed to Simpson Wood.

2003

The firm set up Simpson Wood (Financial Services) Limited with Neil Duthie as managing director, to deal with the increasing work in this area in order to expand the services we were able to offer clients.

2011

The partnership continues to expand and improve the services provided to clients, including tax planning, will writing, academy schools, and a movement towards social media communication.

2017

Simpson Wood merged with Bamforth & Co of Slaithwaite to provide further expertise to its combined client base. As well as continuing to offer further tax planning and financial services, we now also offer undertake more management accounts work, HR/Employment services, and will writing.

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