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Our Accountancy Specialisms

With over five decades’ experience serving a diverse range of clients in the South West, we possess an unbeatable depth of knowledge across a wide range of industry sectors.

Our specialist partners and teams can provide expert advice on everything from farming and agriculture, to military tax allowances. We’re here to help you make the most of your planning opportunities so that you can grow with confidence.

Sebastian Beard


Seb joined Simpkins Edwards in 2015 based in the Okehampton office, having previously worked for a Top 10 International firm where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

Seb deals with all aspects of accounting, tax and business advice to a wide range of owner managed businesses across Devon and Cornwall and believes in providing a pro-active service to clients. Having achieved Chartered Tax Adviser status in 2016, Seb offers clients an even higher level of technical tax advice, meeting the needs of businesses and individuals with more complex tax requirements.

Since entering the accounting profession in 2004, Seb has specialised in the Healthcare sector with a particular interest in acting for GP Practices. Having spent a decade working with the largest firm of medical specialists in the UK, Seb is highly regarded for his expertise and specialist knowledge in the sector. His membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Healthcare Group, also gives him access to the very latest information on tax and sector issues affecting practices across the UK.

And another thing…

Seb is married with two young children, so much of his spare time is focused on his family. Seb is a keen swimmer, so when he finds the time he spends it in the pool or the Atlantic.