IAN COTGRAVE, DIRECTOR OF CREATEABILITY LTD
I have known and worked with David Mead since starting my business back in 1994. His advice has always been second to none and if he doesn’t know he knows a man who does. He has advised me for over 20 years and carries out all of our Business Accounting including Years end and tax. He also advises both my wife and myself on personal taxation. David and his team are a real asset to us and will remain so for the foreseeable future.
We first met David Poole when he helped us form our business, many years ago. His assistance has been invaluable in helping us grow, diversify and subsequently sell our business for an eight digit sum. Today the spin off business which employs two dozen staff and turns over several million pounds benefits from the professional services of his Poolemead practice. David Poole and his team continue to provide corporate support in an informed, highly professional, flexible and, above all, friendly manner.
PURE ESTATE AGENTS LTD
After unhappy experiences with accountants we were delighted to find a local firm who are always on hand to talk to and advise us. David Poole's team are friendly and knowledgeable, and very importantly we always feel we can drop in for a chat without being charged a fee for the privilege.
CNLJ DEVELOPMENTS LTD
We have always used London accountants but when we set up our group of development companies we were looking for a smaller firm who had the expertise to deal with our needs, but would be more responsive and more cost effective.
David Poole was recommended to us, and we have found him and his team to be exactly what we were looking for. They have also moved us onto Xero on-line accounting, which is a brilliant management tool in allowing Poolemead to monitor our financial affairs and give advice in real time.
We own a small property portfolio, which we let out. Our affairs are not unduly complicated and we could deal with our tax returns ourselves but it suits us to let David Poole and his team look after this for us. We call on them for advice from time to time, and we can enjoy our retirement knowing they keep our affairs in order.
I wanted a local firm to look after my tax affairs and Poolemead fitted the bill perfectly. When I moved away from the area and set up a new business I continued to use David Poole and his team, and Laura and Jacqui could not be more helpful. I value David Poole's experience and insight very highly, and particularly enjoy being able to mix business and pleasure over the occasional round of golf.
JANETTE PALLISER, DIRECTOR, KINGS BOUNTY EQUINE PRACTICE LTD
David Mead has been instrumental in the set up and expansion of my veterinary practice, guiding me through the overwhelming minefield of business entity choice; taxation and ongoing business strategy.
His reassuring, friendly, approachable manner, patience and ability to explain accountancy principals in detail, in conjunction with his years of experience, has given me invaluable support and confidence through potentially stressful business times.
I can't recommend him highly enough!
HAZEL SOAN, FINE ARTIST
If you want an accountant who really cares about you, your business and your well-being, I can wholly recommend David Mead. He has handled my tax and VAT accounts for many years. I am a busy artist and author, accounts to me are onerous but I am dutiful and obsessive about accuracy. David Mead gets this, he takes the load and makes it feel lighter. He clearly loves accounting - the numbers, the columns, the balance - and is kind and empathetic as well. His wife Kay has now joined him in the business and has impressed me from day one. She appears to have caught the same delight in figures and sums, as if they were clues in an exciting detective story that all come together to a satisfying conclusion. I feel safe in their hands.