Meet The Team

DAVID POOLE, Director, Southampton
David has many years’ experience as a partner in respected regional practices. He also worked in commerce from 2005 to 2010 before establishing his own accountancy practice, which in 2013 became part of Poolemead.

He has always enjoyed advising owner managers, often helping them buy or sell businesses or raise third party funding as well as dealing with their accounting and taxation affairs.

David is a sports enthusiast, playing golf and tennis on a regular basis and watching most sports when the opportunity allows.

DAVID MEAD, Director, Winchester
David qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London before moving to Winchester. He has worked as a partner with Haines Watts, Pridie Brewster and most recently with PKF (now BDO), a top 10 firm of accountants.

He formed his own accountancy practice in 2012, becoming part of Poolemead in 2013, where he continues to utilise his skills in working with and advising SME’s in a wide variety of business sectors, with a special interest in start-ups.

David is a keen golfer and is interested in all forms of wheeled transport, especially two wheeled and preferably with an engine.

LAURA BAINBRIDGE, Accounts senior, Southampton
Laura brings a wealth of business experience from her previous roles as a qualified business analyst within large organisations, and is now working towards completing her accountancy qualifications.

She has day to day responsibility for the accounting and tax affairs of many of our Southampton clients, dealing with a broad range of queries from VAT and CIS returns to on line accounting and payroll.

Away from work she is a busy Mum of two boys, and enjoys time with her family as well as taking on a house renovation project. Her baking skills are unrivalled.

JACQUI EARL, Administrator, Southampton
Jacqui is the Southampton office administrator, and also looks after the bookkeeping for some of our clients in an extremely efficient and friendly manner.

She has a background in engineering and naval architecture with a PhD in composite materials, and always enjoys a chat with our clients from those sectors. She is also a school governor with several years' experience of Health and Safety in schools.

Jacqui enjoys spending time out of doors with her young family, and tries to find time to pursue her loves of watersports, running, yoga, music and photography.

KAY MEAD, Winchester
Kay, married to David, manages tax compliance and company secretarial matters for our Winchester office.

She is a graduate French and German speaker and a qualified translator. Before a second career in teaching, Kay qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and worked in the London insurance market before moving to Hampshire.

Kay is a keen follower of tennis and retains a youthful interest in music, literature and the arts generally.

DEANNE GRANT, Administration, Southampton
Deanne joined us after a long and successful career in Commercial Banking, and her experience is an invaluable asset for our clients looking for informed advice on their own banking arrangements.

She is a keen golfer, and when she’s not working on her handicap Deanne enjoys live music and travel.

ANGIE POOLE, Marketing, Southampton.
Angie is our marketing co-ordinator. Her career has spanned Sales and Marketing and, more recently, working with charities that support people with dementia and their carers. She and her business partner also provide companionship for individuals who may have become somewhat isolated.

Having initially trained as a ballet dancer, Angie now enjoys tennis and trips to London to visit her two grown up children.




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