Meet the team

Meet the team at Wood, Hicks & Co.

DAVID CLARKE
Director

David started as a trainee with us and went on to qualify as a chartered accountant before becoming a director of the firm. ​ When David isn’t taking care of his client portfolio, he oversees the day to day running of the practice and ensuring everything is running smoothly. ​ Outside of work, David enjoys playing football (when he’s not injured), working on his new house and not indicating in his BMW.

PETER SOMMERVILLE
Director

Peter is one of two directors that we are proud to say started as a trainee with us. After qualifying as a chartered accountant, he was soon appointed as a director of the firm. ​ When Peter isn’t working on benefiting his clients, he oversees the day to day running of the firm, helping to ensure everything runs smoothly. ​ Outside of work, Peter enjoys craft beers, leaving carnival swings too early and swimming.

GEOFF HICKS
Director

Geoff is a director and longest serving member of the firm. He has a vast amount of experience across many areas of tax and accountancy. ​ Geoff specialises in high level accounting and tax issues, as well playing a key role with a few of our charity clients. ​ Outside of work, Geoff enjoys gardening, spending time at his holiday home in Italy and chess game theory.

DAVID CLARKE
Director

David started as a trainee with us and went on to qualify as a chartered accountant before becoming a director of the firm. ​ When David isn’t taking care of his client portfolio, he oversees the day to day running of the practice and ensuring everything is running smoothly. ​ Outside of work, David enjoys playing football (when he’s not injured), working on his new house and not indicating in his BMW.

PETER SOMMERVILLE
Director

Peter is one of two directors that we are proud to say started as a trainee with us. After qualifying as a chartered accountant, he was soon appointed as a director of the firm. ​ When Peter isn’t working on benefiting his clients, he oversees the day to day running of the firm, helping to ensure everything runs smoothly. ​ Outside of work, Peter enjoys craft beers, leaving carnival swings too early and swimming.

MASSIMO LO MUTO
Accountant

After leaving university with a degree in accounting and finance, Massimo joined Wood, Hicks & Co. and quickly integrated with the team. As you would expect from a man with Italian heritage, he is flamboyant, charming and charismatic. ​ Massimo is a chartered accountant and is keen to develop further in his career. He has a broad breadth of experience across many accounting and tax areas. Outside of work, Massimo enjoys eating out, playing football and any other sport he can sink his teeth into.

HELEN LEE
Office Manager

Helen is the second longest serving member of staff at the firm, and has been our Office Manager for many years. ​ Helen is highly organised and efficient, ensuring the firm’s books are well maintained as well as whipping the rest of the staff into shape. ​ Outside of work, Helen enjoys travelling, socialising and spending time with her new family

BRENDAN HODGSON
Accountant/Support Services Manager

After completing a placement year at IBM and graduating from the University of Portsmouth with a degree in Accounting & E-Business, Brendan quickly became our resident IT specialist. ​ Brendan is a qualified tax advisor and has gained a wide level of experience in accountancy and various taxes, having worked with multiple companies, sole traders and partnerships (some say he’s the Swiss Army Knife of the Accountancy World). ​ Outside of work, Brendan enjoys travelling, photography and water sports.

GEOFF HICKS
Director

Geoff is a director and longest serving member of the firm. He has a vast amount of experience across many areas of tax and accountancy. ​ Geoff specialises in high level accounting and tax issues, as well playing a key role with a few of our charity clients. ​ Outside of work, Geoff enjoys gardening, spending time at his holiday home in Italy and chess game theory.

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