Welcome to David Bailey

We are proud of our Practice that has been in business since 1976 when David Bailey started as a sole practitioner from the current site. Wendy Hodgson became a partner in 1984 and Martin Pierce became a partner in 1991.

The Practice is now run by Wendy and Martin with the help of a general Manager and a number of experienced bookkeepers and payroll clerk.

Our Philosophy

Our aim, if you use our services, is to ensure you deal with one partner throughout, that we are as accessible to you as possible on the telephone and personally deal with your affairs on a timely basis, with all urgent matters being given priority.

With a large number of years in practice, the partners have not only significant expertise but also a good relationship with the local HM Revenue & Customs, Department of Social Security and Customs & Excise which serves our clients well.

We use the most up to date software and computer systems to enhance our service with regular newsletters sent out to keep you informed.

The partners are available on Saturdays and in the evening by prior appointment.

Meet The Team

Wendy Hodgson BSc FCA

Wendy Hodgson BSc FCA

Managing Partner

I still look forward to coming into work every day and thrive on the challenges that are constantly put my way both by clients and the government. I find operating our own business helps me to understand my clients’ worries and concerns and to empathise with all the problems that arise on a day to day basis.
Martin Pierce FCCA

Martin Pierce FCCA

Managing Partner

I believe that quality of service, partner accessibility and continuity of staff contact with clients are the key areas to a successful partnership between our firm and valued clients.
Julie  Rutter MAAT

Julie Rutter MAAT

Office Manager

Julie joined the team in October 1998 and is our ever competent manager organising both the staff and the clients. She provides a lot of software training to clients as well as her ongoing accounts and tax work.
Sophie Hastings MAAT

Sophie Hastings MAAT

Accounts Senior

Sophie joined us in October 2019 and is now studying for her ACCA professional qualification.
Adrian Whyton CTA ACA

Adrian Whyton CTA ACA


Adrian a Chartered Tax Adviser and Chartered Accountant has recently joined our team. During his career Adrian has specialised in taxation, including managing tax departments of several accountancy practices and a national group of companies. In more recent times Adrian has run his own accountancy practice dealing with sole traders, partnerships and limited companies providing a wide range of accountancy and taxation services.
Barbara Coule

Barbara Coule

Payroll Manager & Accounts Assistant

Barbara started with us in 2002 and primarily looks after our payroll clients which involves spending a considerable amount of time on the phone to HMRC resolving problems. She is fully trained on auto-enrolment administration which is becoming a significant feature of payrolls now.
Gloria James

Gloria James

Accounts & Company Secretarial Coordinator

Gloria has been with us for over 15 years and combines her payroll and bookkeeping work with the onerous company secretarial duties on behalf of our clients.
Sheryl Hugo MAAT

Sheryl Hugo MAAT

Payroll Clerk & Accounts Assistant

Sheryl joined us in 2017 to assist with Payroll, Bookkeeping and accounts preparation services for our clients.
Alison Austin

Alison Austin

Company Administration & PA to the partners

Alison joined our team in 2018 taking over from a colleague who had retired. Alison is an experienced administrator and will be greeting many of you when you call in or phone us.

Company Facts

100,000Number of sheets of paper used in a year.
1950The date for some of our oldest client paperwork.
2000Number of incoming phone calls per year.
10Clients who have said
“its nowhere near as bad as the Dentist!”