Meet the team


Michael Jones

Michael Jones FCA

Having been locally educated, he initially joined the practice in 1979, followed by various periods of training in both Liverpool and Exeter. Based at the Ottery St. Mary office, he has a wide experience of all business matters, and aims to provide a totally integrated service for his clients, many of whom have been with him throughout that time.

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Christopher Hodge

Christopher Hodge BA FCA

Having trained with the practice from university, he has progressed through all levels to his current standing as a Chartered Accountant. As a Statutory Auditor and specialist in company formation and legislation, he has an overall ability to review and distil technical information relevant to the client.

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Duncan Akers

Duncan Akers BSc FCA FMAAT BFP

After studying at Birmingham University, Duncan joined the firm in 2002 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2008, gaining an award for the top mark in the South West in his final exams. Just as comfortable dealing with sole traders as larger enterprises, Duncan’s aim is to save clients time and money whilst maintaining the personal touch. When given a break from bean counting Duncan enjoys competitive sports and spending time with his family.

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Adrian Coombe

Adrian Coombe BA ACA MAAT

Since joining the team in 2004, Adrian has progressed to become a Chartered Accountant and a Director of the firm. He has an understanding of many business types, and strives to offer a personal service in all aspects of accountancy work which puts facts and figures into context. Adrian is also certified with the ICAEW to carry out Probate and Estate Administration and can assist with any matters in this regard.

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Jack Layzell

Jack Layzell ACA MAAT

Jack joined the practice in 2005 and has progressed to be a Chartered Accountant. He has a wide range of knowledge and is comfortable in dealing with clients closely and personally in all aspects of accountancy and tax. He is also qualified to carry out Probate and Estate Administration.

Will Boyd

Will Boyd ACCA

Will joined in 2013 and completed his professional qualifications at Easterbrooks. With family ties to the area, Will settled in East Devon from Dorset via South Wales. Will has performed a number of roles at Easterbrooks over the years and his current focus is personal and business tax affairs.

Mark Sweet

Mark Sweet MAAT ATT

Based in the Ottery St Mary office, he has been trained and educated within the firm, having joined in 1988, rising to Office Manager status. Dealing directly with many clients, he has an extensive knowledge of all Accountancy and Taxation matters, and is always responsive to his clients' requirements.

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Raymond Puttick

Raymond Puttick BA Hons FCA CTA

Educated in Chard, Somerset and at Exeter University, he trained in Exeter before joining the firm in 1983. After 35 years with the company he has moved from a role as Director to that of a Consultant. Having many years of experience in the accounting, taxation and auditing requirements for the small business or company, he is able to provide considered and planned advice for the owner and taxpayer. He is also well skilled in computer applications and able assist management in the provision of relevant management information. A keen sportsman, he is a qualified badminton and tennis coach who when able coaches both juniors and adults in the locality in racket sports.

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