We are here to help you make the most of your money.
Whether you are growing a business or safeguarding your financial future, we help people like you achieve financial freedom.
Our teams of qualified chartered accountants and independent financial advisers work together to provide expert advice, providing clarity so you can make the most of your circumstances.
We do the hard work so whether you want to swap keyboards for surfboards or presentation decks for boat decks, we give you time to do the things that are important to you.
Providing clarity and inspiration to maximise potential
Meet the Team
- Audit and Accountancy
- Tax and Estate Planning
- Business Advice and Support
- Corporate Finance
- Independent Financial Advice
Fred Lockwood founded the firm in the same year that the ICAEW was founded by Royal Charter, originally practising from Moldgreen.
Fred Lockwood retired and Henry V Wood became a partner, joined by Ralph Turner and George Lockwood resulting in the firm’s name being changed to Lockwood Turner & Wood.
The firm moved into its current premises at Bank Chambers, Market Street which also became the site of the Huddersfield Stock Exchange, shortly before George Lockwood was called up for military service in 1914.
The Second World War resulted in some staff enlisting, whilst others took on duties at home, including having to remain in Bank Chambers overnight.
The firm’s name changed to Simpson Wood & Co when the two partners of the firm were Harold Simpson and Raymond Wood, and has remained virtually unchanged since then reflecting the history of the two families’ involvement in the firm which stretched over 90 years.
Simpson Wood & Co merged with Wood & Hoyle which brought back John Hoyle and Frank Laycock, who had both previously worked at Simpson Wood, and now returned as partners.
The firm celebrated its centenary which coincided with the retirement of Raymond Wood. It also opened an office in Penistone and its name was changed to Simpson Wood.
The firm set up Simpson Wood (Financial Services) Limited with Neil Duthie as managing director, to deal with the increasing work in this area in order to expand the services we were able to offer clients.
Shaun Wood of Wood Wealth Management joined our Financial Services team in preparation for assuming the role of Managing Director on Neil Duthie’s retirement.
Simpson Wood merged with Bamforth & Co of Slaithwaite to provide further expertise to its combined client base. As well as continuing to offer further tax planning and financial services, we now also undertake more management accounts work, HR/Employment services, and will writing.
We celebrated 140 years in business (albeit delayed for two years due to Covid) and 20 years of financial services, with a brand new look and feel. Focussed on growth and value to clients, we articulate our proposition as providing ‘Financial Freedom’.