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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

Ed Russell

Finance & Operations Director

Mark Fielding

Managing Director (Chartered Accountants)

Adam Piplica

Financial Planner

Ben Carrington

Tax Assistant

Benjamin Lumley

Assistant Paraplanner

Brandon Doyle

Assistant Paraplanner

David Best

Will Writing Associate

David Cowling

Office Administrator

Davis Geidans

Trainee Paraplanner

George Birkby

Assistant Audit manager

George Smith

Associate - Financial Planner

Jayne Turner

Business Development & Marketing Associate

Joe Fielding

Assistant Paraplanner

Josh Rutherford

Chartered Financial Planner

Joy Lockwood

Trust Manager

Julie Hobson

Accounts Manager

Kerri Carter

Accounts Manager

Luke Sild

Audit & Accounts Assistant

Luke Feve

Assistant Paraplanner

Matt Beasty

Senior Accounts Manager

Peter Dalton

Assistant Paraplanner

Richard McCarthy

Senior Associate - Financial Planner

Shabab Gulfraz

Senior Associate/Chartered Financial Planner

Sian Wood

Compliance Manager

Suman Khan

Assistant Accounts Manager

Thomas Johnson

Financial Planner

Tom Clarke

Assistant Audit Manager

Vicky Booth

Audit Manager


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


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.


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


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.


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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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.


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.


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.


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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