We operate from the Trinity Enterprise Centre, a modern office building conveniently located on the Barrow one-way system, with ample FREE parking available.

We offer a friendly and efficient service utilising the best information technology with online filing of tax returns to ensure faster processing.

We can assist with most bookkeeping packages including Sage and Quickbooks.

Your initial meeting is FREE OF CHARGE without obligation, and we have a very attractive “New Business Start Up” support scheme.

We also have a second office at 2 New Market Street, Ulverston situated in the middle of town above JH Holmes, the estate agents. We can also make arrangements to see clients in offices in Lancaster and Morecambe.

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James Goffe BA FCA
James Goffe BA FCADirector

James is an accountancy graduate who qualified with the London office of a national firm but subsequently moved to smaller firms in London and the West Country before moving to lovely Cumbria.  He became a Partner in the firm in 2003 becoming Senior Partner in 2015. James heads up the Tax Department and will advise on Tax Planning for all clients. James lives in the Duddon Valley and is a keen fell runner and race organiser for the Duddon Valley Fell races. James is a member of the GSK grant panel

Simon Oram MA FCCA
Simon Oram MA FCCADirector

Simon has been at Melville & Co since April 2010; initially as manager, before becoming a partner in the firm in April 2015. After leaving University, he qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant and worked in Suffolk and the South of England before moving to Cumbria. Outside of work Simon likes to spend time on the fells, and to relax by following rugby and cricket.

Our Team Members

Grahame Hewson
Grahame HewsonAudit/Accounts Senior

Grahame handles many of the larger accounts preparation and audit jobs and management accounts using Sage and is also responsible for online submission of company forms.

Wendy Bentley
Wendy BentleyAccounts Assistant

Wendy handles most of our smaller accounts jobs, book-keeping and VAT’s. Wendy is our expert on Quickbooks.

Kate Brown
Kate BrownAccounts & Payroll Assistant
Kate is responsible for the preparation of many of the payrolls that the firm handles, including the auto-enrolment pensions. In addition she helps with the book-keeping, accounts jobs and VAT’s.

Marion New
Marion NewPractice Administrator

Marion is the Practice Administrator. She is responsible for the firm’s bookkeeping and administrative procedures, plus marketing, client relations and various other duties including a PA role for the Senior Partner.

Lynn Southward
Lynn SouthwardTax & Admin Assistant

Lynn is our Tax & Admin Assistant. As such, she deals with the self-assessment tax returns for individuals and partnerships, whilst also supporting the Partners and Practice Administrator with various administrative duties, including manning reception. She is also the friendly voice who most frequently answers your calls.

Michael Goffe
Michael GoffeAccounts Assistant
Michael is our AAT trainee. Coming to us straight from school, he is currently studying for his AAT Level 3, whilst working on book-keeping, VAT’s and accounts jobs.