About Us

Our Staff

DirectorAlison Cooper ACPA
AccountantNicola Horwood FMAAT
AccountantSharon Marshall MAAT
Accounts & TaxCharlotte Read
PAYE & BookkeepingVicki Wright
PAYE & AdminDeborah Blake


Charltons Accountancy was established in 1994 by Alison Martin, when she started out in a small converted garage to serve a mere handful of clients. She perceived that there was a need for the provision of a personal service to small businesses at a realistic cost. Since then, our client base has grown to something in excess of 350 and, having outgrown the original premises, we now have a stunning new office in a lovely rural location in the village of Charlton Horethorne, near Sherborne. Many of our original clients were fledging businesses themselves, and we have been proud to not only witness but to be a part of their growth and development.

Today our client base covers not only this part of the county but extends to include many in Bouremouth and Poole. We also have clients in Somerset, Devon, London and even abroad.


Our charges are based on the time taken and the level of staff involvement required to carry out the work undertaken. However, we try to give a fixed cost wherever possible and continually review the position with you. We can also offer payment by instalments if this is helpful.

All initial meetings are free of charge and no obligation is implied in either direction.