Ward Goodman Directors

Ward Goodman Directors


Our Directors are:

ian rodd Ward Goodman Directors Ian Rodd, Managing Director

Ian is a qualified Chartered Accountant and auditor with over 18 years experience. Ian has previously worked for a ‘big 4 firm’ in Bournemouth, Southampton and Bristol. Since moving back to Poole Ian has specialized in the audit of medium sized companies and groups including charities, pension schemes & FSA registered organizations.

simon willcox Ward Goodman DirectorsSimon Willcox, Director of Ward Goodman Financial Services

Simon has previously been employed at a number of high street banks and managed a high profile building society in central London. In 1999 Simon started Ward Goodman Financial Services Ltd and the continued success lead to the formation of a joint venture financial services company with Dorset Solicitors, Humphries Kirk Solicitors and Blanchards Bailey Solicitors.

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Gareth Simon, Director of Ward Goodman Financial Services
Following Gareth’s degree in Taxation & Law he trained with a large IFA firm before joining Ward Goodman Financial Services in 2003. Gareth’s clients include business owners, professionals such as accountants and lawyers as well as a retired IFA. Many of his clients have been referred to him which is testament to the high level of service provided and the trust that has been built up. He is also responsible for some of the firm’s key business relationships which include joint-ventures with local law firms.

richard dare Ward Goodman DirectorsRichard Dare, Director of Ward Goodman Outsourcing

Richard is a qualified Certified Accountant with over 20 years of experience, gained in practice and industry. Richard heads up our Outsourcing team at Ward Goodman, which provides clients with outsourced finance functions that free up business owners time, reduces risk and delivers timely and quality information to make better decisions.

david lapthorn Ward Goodman DirectorsDavid Lapthorn, Finance Director and Client Development Director

David is a triple qualified chartered accountant, chartered tax adviser and trust and estate practitioner. David heads up the energetic tax department, which splits its time between relieving clients from the problems of dealing with HM Revenue and Customs compliance and helping clients benefit from effective tax planning.

roger duckworth Ward Goodman DirectorsRoger Duckworth, Director of Ward Goodman Small Business

Roger is a qualified Certified Accountant with over 20 years of experience. Roger runs the Small Business Unit at Ward Goodman, which specializes in accounting, advice and bookkeeping services for small and start up businesses.


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Ward Goodman News

  • A Budget for Savers?
    March 19, 2014

    Unlike last year the House of Commons was on its (relatively) best behaviour for today’s budget speech by the Chancellor, George Osborne. He chose to brand this year’s budget as one with ‘support for savers at its heart’. Nevertheless the economy took up the bulk of his speech with positive forecasts which may or may […]

  • Ward Goodman Financial Services adviser receives national recognition for client reviews
    February 21, 2014

    Ward Goodman Financial Services would like to congratulate Matthew Issacs on being named in The Saturday Times as one of the top rated financial advisers in the UK on the popular Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) review website VouchedFor. VouchedFor is an independent website which allows Financial Advisers working in the UK to setup a profile […]

  • Ward Goodman invests in students’ futures
    February 20, 2014

    Ward Goodman, Chartered Accountants and business advisers are delighted to have been awarded a plaque from Bournemouth and Poole College, thanking them for their continuing support of apprenticeships. The company has been working in partnership with the college to provide apprenticeships to students in order to help with the development of its future workforce. Ward […]

  • Ward Goodman holds a successful launch for their brand new Wimborne Office in association with Humphries Kirk
    January 9, 2014

    Dorset-based Chartered Accountants and Financial Advisers, Ward Goodman held a successful Christmas drinks evening for the launch of their exciting new Wimborne office, in association with Humphries Kirk Dorset and Somerset Solicitors, on the 13th of December. The office is conveniently located in Wimborne town centre. The evening was organised to celebrate the launch of […]

  • HR OFFER
    January 9, 2014

    Did you know? Clients of Ward Goodman are entitled to 1 hour of free HR discussion with our HR expert. Clients can claim a free HR spotlight designed to help businesses review their HR practices to ensure that they are legal and not running the risk of expensive penalties. The free 1 hour HR spotlight […]