Southampton Office - 02381 800200 
 Winchester Office - 01962 790607 

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 AAT qualified.

She has day to day responsibility for the accounting and tax affairs of many of our Southampton clients, dealing with clients directly and ensuring a timely, professional response to 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 variety of house improvement projects. Her baking skills are unrivalled.

KAY MEAD, Xero bookkeeping and payroll, 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.

JULIE PAGE-WILLIAMS, Administrator, Southampton

Julie is the Southampton office administrator. Amongst other tasks she is responsible for all new client take-ons, and is a friendly front of house, greeting visitors to our office.

Julie is a mother of 2, who enjoys keeping fit and walking.

DEBBIE BLAIR, Book-keeper/ accountant, Southampton

Debbie is an AAT qualified book-keeper/accountant with wide ranging experience in a commercial environment and is an expert in on-line accounting software.

Debbie has one son, and enjoys keep - fit and cycling.

KAREN GUEST, Senior Accountant

Karen is a Chartered Certified accountant, who qualified with a national firm. After moving to a large regional practice she worked with David Poole in a corporate finance role, and then joined Poolemead’s team in Southampton.

Karen is married, and is an expert on overseas holidays.

HANNAH MEAD, Bookkeeper and Tax Assistant

Hannah Mead, bookkeeper and tax assistant. Hannah deals with Xero bookkeeping, payroll and company secretarial services for businesses and tax for individuals, and also assists with financial accounts as a trainee. Hannah has a degree in Spanish and German and lived for a while in South America, but is now settled in Winchester. Her interests include music, running and yoga.




39 Chapel Road

West End



SO30 3FG


Tel: 02381 800200


Tremain House, 8 Maple Drive

Kings Worthy



SO23 7NG


Tel: 01962 790607




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