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.

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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.

Terry Riley Ward Goodman DirectorsTerry Riley, Director of Ward Goodman Business Advisors

Terry is a commercially focused Chartered Accountant who a specialises in providing advice to owner managed businesses. Terry’s Top 10 firm training, alongside time in industry and running his own practice, has enabled him to use his wide ranging skill set to advise business clients of all sizes at Ward Goodman. Terry enjoys dealing with the more commercial side of accountancy such as non exec FD roles, acquisitions, business modelling and forecasting and retirement planning as well as dealing with the more traditional compliance work.


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Ward Goodman Testimonials

  • I have been asked by the committee of Blandford Rugby Football Club to write to you to express our appreciation for the guidance ...

    J Pentney, Honorary Secretary, Blandford RFC
  • "I met with Dean Pullen from Ward goodman to discuss the most efficient way for guidance for youth to complete and return our annual report ...

    Sam Story – Guidance for Youth
  • Attaining CASC status means a lot to Blandford Rugby Club as it opens up funding opportunities and we can now receive Gift Aid.  This means ...

    Justin Frampton – Chairman Blandford RFC

Ward Goodman News

  • Ward Goodman scores high on the pitch
    November 14, 2014

    Leading local business to continue support of Blandford Rugby Club; remaining as the 1st XV official shirt sponsor along with becoming the new sponsors of the club’s goal post protectors. Blandford RFC have welcomed additional sponsorship from Ward Goodman, one of Dorset’s leading Chartered Accountants and Financial Advisers, which has helped pay for the club’s […]

  • Ward Goodman Support Woofability
    October 30, 2014

    Ward Goodman have selected Woofability as their Charity of the Year. A leading Dorset Chartered Accountancy and Financial Services business, Ward Goodman have chosen Woofability, a local organisation in Dorset, as their Charity of the Year. Woofability trains assistance dogs for disabled people and it costs approximately £11,000 per assistance dog. Funding is therefore absolutely […]

  • Landlords to set off on sound financial footing
    October 30, 2014

    Financial Planning, Tax and Structure to be key themes at annual event A leading Dorset Chartered Accountancy and Financial Services business, Ward Goodman, will be helping local landlords to better understand all financial options open to them – as they exhibit at the annual Bournemouth Landlords Exhibition at the Village Hotel on 6th November (12pm-8pm). […]

  • A New Financial Planner for Ward Goodman , Roger Perry.
    September 30, 2014

    Ward Goodman are welcoming a new financial planner to the company, Roger Perry. Leading Dorset Chartered Accountancy and Financial Services business, Ward Goodman, are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Financial Planner to their team, Roger Perry. Roger joins Ward Goodman after 29 years’ experience in the financial services industry and will be […]

  • Charities SORP update
    August 24, 2014

    Charities SORP update Please can we give you some of our time? Over three days in September, our charities expert, Jen Richardson will be running three workshops to address the impact of the latest charities SORP. The sessions will take place between 2pm and 4pm on the 10th, 11th and 12th of September with each […]