Team Profiles


Julian Tomsett ACA

Julian qualified with Read & Co. in 1996 and took the opportunity to experience general practice in London. After a successful spell at a 5-partner City of London firm he moved back to Somerset to start a family and eventually setup a practice from scratch operating from home. Within 5 years, the practice had outgrown the home environment, so merged with Read & Co. in July 2008.

Julian enjoys advising and assisting with all aspects of owner managed businesses including start-up advice, implementing accounting systems, general compliance and tax planning.


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David Hallett ACA, FCCA

David joined the firm in 1987 and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in May 1996. After progressing from accounts junior to client manager he was appointed director of the firm in January 2004 at the retirement of the company’s founder Derek Read.

David has over 20 years experience developing long term client relationships and is able to advise on all aspects of tax planning in addition to dealing with accounts compliance work for small to medium sized businesses.

In 2010 David joined the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales via the Pathways to Membership scheme.


Geraldine Hawker

Geraldine joined the firm in 1987 and has been a key member of the Martock team since then and instrumental in the growth of the firm. Geraldine has excellent all round experience of small and medium sized businesses with a keen interest in the agriculture industry.

Barrie Jones ACA

Barrie joined the firm in 2010 specifically to head up the new Sherborne office. He has a wealth of experience gained from similar managerial roles with other firms, both locally and nationally.