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About us


Read Woodruff is a long established yet dynamic independent firm with its main office located near the centre of Dorchester the County town of Dorset. Read Woodruff occupy offices with disabled access sited within our own spacious car park.


Nigel Woodruff trained and qualified as a chartered accountant in Chichester, West Sussex before joining the practise in April 1992. He obtained his practising certificate in April 1993, and became a partner the following month. Nigel has a keen interest in sport and the firm actively supports local cricket.


Duncan Lewis practised as a sole trader between 1984 and 1991. 

The staff

The skills and personalities found are as varied as the number of individuals employed. The many longstanding members of staff work along side the newest recruits. Each staff member has constant access to training, working in teams to ensure continuity in approach.

Our clients

Our clients range from private individuals requiring the preparation of an annual tax return, through sole traders and partnerships to limited companies. Our approach is to provide a professional, personal and value for money service. We develop a close working relationship with our clients to help them achieve success in reaching their objectives. The strong links the partners and staff forge with our clients enables proactive, relevant and cost-effective relationships to prosper.

The firm

Having always been based in the South West we have gained an intrinsic knowledge of the area, the regional community and local business. Our commitment to the community includes sponsorship of a local young football team and the ‘Read Woodruff Dorchester and District evening cricket league’. We have widespread working knowledge of the area and have developed a very good working relationship with the local Tax and VAT inspectors as well as bank and building society managers. Membership of professional training association gives us access to more specialist knowledge and experience ensuring we keep up to date with latest developments in matters affecting us and our clients. As well as providing all the services you would expect from an accountancy firm, we also offer training in the use of various bookkeeping packages. We use the latest technology enabling us to provide the highest level of service at competitive costs. Each client is evaluated to ensure the appropriate services are offered to suit specific requirements. We believe you will find us highly professional, friendly and approachable.