Martin & Company

Chartered Tax Advisors & Accountants

Whether you are in business, employed or retired, we can provide you with professional accountancy and taxation advice, guidance and support.

About Us

Situated in the market town of Bridport, West Dorset, we are a long-established firm of accountants who offer a personal and proactive service, tailored to the individual needs of our clients.

Our qualified and experienced team work closely with small to medium sized businesses and private individuals to provide a comprehensive and effective accountancy and taxation service.

Whether you are a new business starting out or a long-established company, we know that you are looking for precise, effective and appropriate guidance. From bookkeeping and payroll to annual accounts, Self-assessment tax returns to Corporation Tax returns, Martin and Company will work with you to fully understand your business and what support you require.

We can support you with a variety of services including, but not limited to, assisting you with the relevant paperwork to set up a Limited Company, running a payroll or providing you with training in bookkeeping. We can even help you navigate a variety of accounting systems such as Sage, QuickBooks, or Xero.

Our advice is always tailored to help you achieve your business goals whether you are a Sole Trader, Partnership, Trust or Limited Company.
As a regulated business, we follow strict professional standards, and all work is undertaken with complete confidentiality.

Our Team

Our qualified and experienced accountancy team provide a friendly, supportive and confidential service, tailored to the individual needs of clients.

Rodney Varndell CTA

Rodney Varndell CTA

Director

Rodney has been a partner and director at Martin and Company since 1989 and looks after a mixed portfolio of business and private clients. As a qualified member of The Chartered Institute of Taxation, Rodney specialises in advising on all aspects of taxation including Trusts, Inheritance Tax, and Income Tax planning to ensure you are utilising all the available tax reliefs.

Bruce Kenway FCCA

Bruce Kenway FCCA

Director

Bruce is a Charted Certified accountant with over 30 years’ experience. He looks after a varied portfolio of business clients and specialises in corporate work, accounting, and taxation. Bruce has a friendly and flexible approach and together with the team provides services to a wide range of businesses.

Jacky Horniblow BA FCA

Jacky Horniblow BA FCA

Manager

Jacky is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience in practice. She currently manages the accounts department with industry specialties including agriculture, hospitality, construction, retail, and consultants. Jacky’s role comprises the preparation and submission of end of year accounts for sole traders, partnerships, LLP’s, and limited companies. She also prepares personal tax returns, partnership returns and CT600’s.

Alex Caddy ATT

Alex Caddy ATT

Manager

Alex is a qualified member of the Association of Tax Technicians. Alex manages the tax department and specialises in Personal Tax compliance, Self-Assessment, Capital Gains Tax 60-day reporting of residential property disposals and Estate administration and tax compliance.

Sarah Forsey MICB PM.dip

Sarah Forsey MICB PM.dip

Sarah is a VAT expert and specialises in accounting software solutions. She is a Sage Accounting and QuickBooks certified advisor, and her experience allows her to provide tailored training and advice to suit each client’s needs. Sarah has advanced knowledge of payroll and CIS submissions and is responsible for maintaining the business records and providing management reporting for a wide range of clients.

Victoria Stordy FMAAT

Victoria Stordy FMAAT

Vicki is AAT qualified and currently working towards her ACCA qualification. Her role comprises the preparation and submission of end of year accounts for sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies. Vicki’s role also encompasses company secretarial, VAT filing and payroll compliance.

Lynn Link

Lynn Link

Lynn looks after the payroll function for a large number of clients, handling payroll processing, PAYE remittances, RTI compliance and CIS submissions. Lynn has a wealth of experience in payroll management, including auto-enrolment and pension submission.

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Our Services

Our expert team of skilled professionals are always ready to go that step further for our clients and provide the following services.

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Annual Accounts

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Self-Assessment

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Corporation Tax

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Management Accounts

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Forecasting and Financial Planning

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Company Formation

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VAT Services

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MTD and Bookkeeping

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Payroll

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Trusts

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Capital Gains Tax

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HMRC Investigations

Free Initial Consultation

We offer a free and confidential first meeting to discuss your requirements without any obligation.

Easy to use tools to help manage your accounts and run payroll

We are proud to support QuickBooks, the world’s number 1 online accounting software. Lighten the load with smart software and support.

Run payroll

Run payroll anywhere

Easy to set up

Easy to set up and use

HMRC submissions

HMRC submissions

Multiple pay

Multiple pay schedules

Statutory

Statutory payments

Easy pensions

Easy pensions

CIS

CIS

Payslips

Payslips

Employee portal

Employee portal

Employee management

Employee management

Integration with accounts

Integration with your accounts

Automatic pay runs

Automatic pay runs

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Martin and Company took time to understand my business in detail and explained things in plain English. They are also very pro-active and have made me aware of various tax and VAT changes way in advance giving me enough time to think things through before putting into practice. I wholeheartedly recommend them.  

Having been a Client of Martin & Company since 2001 I have nothing but praise for this local accountancy business. They have handled all my accounts both personal and business, attended to my monthly payroll, VAT and all other business requirements. They have given great advice and help with all my tax situations, property transactions and always offered immediate help and solutions with any questions or concerns. I give them my highest recommendation.  

Paul Crisp, Director, Crisp Pubs Limited

Since moving my business to Martin & Co. I am happy to say that all my queries have been answered promptly and clearly. The accounts have been prepared on time and access for any explanation required has been straightforward. I also make use of their bookkeeping service which is carried out without fuss and again to a high standard.  

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