Our Team

Meet our expert team of accountants.

Barry Thompson

  • BSc(Econ) Hons, Queens University Belfast
  • FCA Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Diploma Company Direction (IOD)
  • Diploma in Forensic Accounting

Barry started his own practice in 1986 and moved to the current premises in 1990. Married in 1985, to Marian, they have 5 children over a period of 13 years, having both lived in the local area all their lives. Grandchildren now starting to arrive with the first being Erin, the apple of his eye.

He is the oldest member of the team, (although Helen is quite close despite her protestations to the contrary!) and commenced as a sole practitioner from his house, with no team members back in 1986.

Barry enjoys all sports, mostly watching, as his physique displays, and spends most of his leisure time with the family.

Telephone: 028 3833 8816


Merlene Woods

Started March 1987 and is the longest serving team member.

Married to the very quiet Nigel with two daughters Judith and Sarah and new grandson Harry. Interests include working with the thriving 1st Northern Ireland Girls’ Brigade where she is the captain. Merlene especially enjoys spending weekends in the Mourne Mountains with the girls from the Brigade helping them achieve their Duke of Edinburgh Award when she is not spending her weekends in her caravan in Kilkeel.

Telephone: 028 3833 8816