The Boss (in theory anyway) is Tony Pearce, a Fellow of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) and also a Fellow of the Institute of Practising Accountants (ICPA).

Tony started working in tax in 1981 with Lloyds Bank Trust Division, moving to KPMG in 1988. He was lucky to work under two very inspirational bosses in Barry Trevethan and Keith Olford who taught him a lot about the profession and dealing with clients. There was also a lot of fun to be had although times and the work environment have changed very much since the 1980’s! After becoming somewhat disillusioned with the way large firm work was going, Tony left KPMG in 1994 to set up his own practice.


Tony’s long suffering wife, has been integral to the success of the business since day one as without her support it would never have happened nor still be thriving many years later. As typist and secretary, technology has changed her role somewhat over the years but she’s still here!


has been another vital part of the business. A Fellow of the Institute of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA) he was also with KPMG for nearly 20 years. Back in the days of flares, Tony and Dave were at Mt Charles Junior School together where Dave always won the Maths quizzes, much to Tony’s irritation!


As a general practitioner, Mark works mainly with SMEs, whether that be sole traders, partnerships, limited companies and individuals.

Mark joined a local accountancy firm after leaving finishing college in 1991 with a diploma in Business Studies and Finance. He then went on to gain his MAAT qualification in 1994, becoming a Fellow member in 2004.

Mark moved away to Weston super Mare in 1994 to work for a much larger firm of Chartered Accountants. Here he gained an all-round accounting knowledge of numerous businesses of varying sizes, producing annual accounts, management accounts, bookkeeping and VAT returns.

Mark left this firm in October 2021 but during this time he also had his own practice with his own clients and since November 2021 has been working full time with The Tony Pearce Practice.

Mark is an expert in QuickBooks Online, Dext, Sage and has a good knowledge of Xero.

Outside of work, Mark enjoys the theatre, reading and is often seen on the coast path of Cornwall walking with his Springer Spaniel ‘Storm’.

“Every job is different, so tailoring what we do and treating people individually means we get the best outcome for our clients. I am driven by the desire to help clients create successful and profitable businesses, getting to know every part of their business and providing them with real time information that helps them to make better business decisions in a timely manner” says Mark


Is the latest Accountant to join us part-time. AAT qualified he has worked in practice since leaving school both in his native Cambridgeshire and, since 1996, in Cornwall. He is an avid sports fan and Southampton supporter (if the two go together!)


has also worked for the practice for many years as receptionist having previously worked in local government finance. She handles virtually all payroll matters – a task which has become far more complex over recent times (don’t mention furlough please!). She is in charge of stationery ordering which she genuinely finds very exciting!

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