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Nick Walpole F.C.C.A.; F.M.A.A.T.; A.T.T.

Before forming Walpole & Co (now Walpole Dunn) Nick trained as a Chartered Certified Accountant and Tax Technician at a mid-tier firm in the South West.

Nick is passionate about Walpole Dunn providing great, unrivalled personal service to all of its clients. He proactively looks at finding practical ways to assist his clients’ businesses to succeed with business improvement and growth planning.

Nick specialises in business consultancy and tax planning and has an in-depth knowledge of business start-up planning; the Research & Development tax relief scheme; the EIS and SEIS share schemes; and employee share schemes.

Out of the office, Nick is a keen Tottenham Hotspur fan and spends much of his spare time watching or playing sport.

Tony Dunn F.C.C.A.

Tony started his accountancy career in 2004 at a mid-tier accountancy firm within the South West.

Since then, Tony has become a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA), got married and had three children!

Tony specialises in assisting small and medium-sized owner-managed businesses, including new start-ups, and has a wealth of experience in guiding business owners in terms of the most tax efficient structures, management reporting and tax planning.

Tony takes a friendly, proactive approach when working with his clients to ensure that services are tailored to individual needs and, ultimately, remove unnecessary stress of ongoing compliance admin burdens, so that they can focus on what they do best and the more ‘necessary stress’ of running a business.

Tony believes in assisting clients with all aspects of their business and ultimately acting as an external business advisor to assist with key decision-making on issues ranging from business acquisitions and refinancing to purchasing new software and general forward planning.

When Tony is not in the office, he is kept busy at home by his three young children but, in the odd moment of downtime, enjoys watching films and following Southampton football club (through family connections rather than personal preference!).

Simon Barnard

Apprentice Accounts Assistant

Simon joined Walpole Dunn in May 2018 as an Apprentice Accounts Assistant after previously working as a trained chef for several local reputable businesses. He is focused and determined to develop a successful career as an Accountant.

Simon attends Richard Huish College once a week to train towards AAT Accounting Level 3 qualification and hopes to move onto Level 4 before working towards his ACCA qualification. He is passionate and driven in his approach, and is always looking to learn.

Out of the office, Simon is kept busy with his daughter who keeps him on his toes and, when he gets the chance, he is a keen lawn bowler and plays for Somerset. Simon likes watching most sports and is an Everton fan (for some reason!).


Ellie Stubbings

Payroll Manager

Ellie joined Walpole Dunn in March 2019 as payroll manager.  Ellie began her payroll career in 2004 with a mid-tier accountancy firm where she racked up 15 years’ experience working within a very busy payroll bureau service.

Ellie specialises in assisting businesses large or small with the processing and day-to-day running of their payroll, including auto enrolment pension compliance.  Ellie provides payroll services for clients using a variety of cloud-based payroll packages, has a wealth of experience in all areas of payroll and can provide advice and guidance for any queries that may arise.

When Ellie is not in the office she is kept busy with her young family.  She enjoys a game of darts and plays in two leagues, and is also a previous Wellington ladies singles champ!

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