Martin Ward

Partner

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Corporate Expert
  • Audit & Compliance
  • Buying & Selling Businesses
  • Finance Raising Expert

Martin has been a partner in the firm since January 1999 and is our Corporate Finance specialist and senior Audit partner, and brings his technical knowledge and experience to our clients in a client focussed objective manner.

Martin has extensive experience of working with a wide range of businesses from different sectors and of different sizes, and has that relatively rare attribute in our profession of having worked both within industry and as an adviser to entrepreneurial firms. Martin appreciates what the issues facing owner-managed businesses are and provides effective advice, and assistance with implementation of that advice, to help businesses thrive and prosper.

Martin is responsible for our audit and advisory services to larger businesses and organisations, providing sound, practical technical and strategic advice to business owners and management to assist them to grow their businesses in a structured and successful manner. Martin has advised many business owners on the sale and purchase of businesses, as well as fund-raising, and brings a very practical and pragmatic approach to his work.

Martin also leads our work within the Education Sector.

Prior to joining Dodd & Co, Martin spent 11 years with Price Waterhouse in London and Edinburgh, and 4 years working in owner-managed businesses as CFO.

Martin is involved in the profession at the highest levels and currently sits on the Disciplinary Committee of our Institute, and has previously spent 6 years on the Audit Registration committee of the ICAEW (where he was vice-chairman); and has recently completed just over 6 years as the only practising representative on the Auditing Practices Board from the non-Big 4 firms.

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Never underestimate the importance of putting your clients and customers first. I've been a client of Dodd & Co Chartered Accountants for nearly a year now. Not only have they restored my faith in accountants but they have superb customer service. They pick up the phone, they take the time to listen to me and answer my (sometimes slightly daft) questions, they explain what should be done and when, always being happy to help. Last week we welcomed a new arrival to our family. Two days later we received a New Baby card through the post, from our fantastic accountant. They didn't need to, but they took the time to do so and it meant a lot. Outstanding customer service!
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