The People

Alastair Wood set up AW Accounting in 2009, having lived near Gravesend and worked as an accountant in the North Kent area for over 20 years.

The communicator

Clients are constantly commenting on how much better they understand how well their business is getting on as a result of the explanations Alastair has given. One client said they understood more in 30 minutes than they had in the previous 2 years. You understand your business and its sector inside out, how much better will it be if you understand financially too. The business and its finances working in harmony.

The personal, proactive adviser

In setting up his own practice, he aims to offer clients a single point of contact for expert advice, making the most use of communication and technology to offer a very personal service. His approach is to get to know clients and to help them run their businesses most effectively depending on their specific circumstances and goals.

The history and experience

After training and qualifying with two local accountancy firms he spread his wings and spent five years working in industry, initially with a local business – the Southfleet-based grower importer, J J Barker – and then with two listed companies. In common with many who started their careers in practice, he was eventually drawn back to his professional roots and was in management positions in two firms before going it alone.

The life beyond work!

Winning performanceHe is married to Katherine and has two children Elisabeth and Samuel, who are both at Gravesend secondary schools. They are all committed Christians and attend a local church. Alastair’s other interests include dinghy racing, classic cars and motorsport.