The practice was founded in 1996 by Directors, Perry Bayliss and Dennis Ware. Having come from a national practice background, the Directors set out with the intention of operating national practice standards in customer care and advice in an approachable and personal environment.
In addition to the directors, Bayliss Ware has a young and talented team. Among our staff are qualified and part qualified members of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Association of Accounting Technicians.
It is a very important philosophy of Bayliss Ware that the client experience in interacting with the directors and staff should be pleasant, helpful and focused.
After graduating from Wadham College Oxford , Perry trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the Audit Department of the Southampton office of Ernst & Whinney. Perry gained post qualification experience at Supervisor and Manager level with Ernst & Whinney, Morris Crocker and Grant Thornton prior to the setting up of Bayliss Ware. In addition to a well rounded knowledge of business, accounting and taxation, Perry heads the firm’s audit service. Perry has nearly 20 years experience of dealing with the purchase, sale and running of Franchised businesses. He also has a broad based knowledge of the implications of doing business internationally and the potential effect on UK direct tax and Vat. For Perry, it is the ultimate compliment to be regarded by clients as a vital member of their team. Perry is a Non Executive Director of Apex Circuit Design Ltd the internationally recognised motorsport circuit design and masterplanning consultancy.
Dennis’ career has focused on taxation consultancy and compliance. Dennis thrives on creating a close working relationship with his clients, is naturally supportive and specialises in seeking effective solutions to business and taxation problems. His particular specialisms include advising sports related businesses, high net worth individuals and property investment/development businesses and transactions. Like Perry, Dennis came from a national practice prior to the formation of Bayliss Ware.
Matt is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, having qualified in June 2011. Having studied law at university and law school, Matt is the natural choice as our Company Secretarial and Audit specialist. Matt is also our office manager and heads up our IT function.
Ros Martin is a consultant and lecturer covering all aspects of direct tax and Stamp Duty Land Tax. She was an Inland Revenue fully trained Inspector until 2000. She left to become a consultant advising on tax planning for large and small businesses and individuals as well as dealing with full and aspect enquiry work.
Neil has held senior posts in blue-chip companies such as SIG plc, Wolseley and Tesco. Further studies in Personal, Corporate and Executive Coaching combined with corporate business acumen make him a formidable team member. Neil’s arrival broadens the skillset at Bayliss Ware’s disposal to help their clients develop by introducing powerful tools for organisational improvement and staff development.
Den specialises in the production of Self Assessment Tax Returns, taxation compliance and sole trader accounts.
Currently a student member of the Association of Accounting Technicians, Laura joined the practice in 2006. She is now in charge of our payroll function.
Jan has many years accounting experience both in industry and practice. Jan heads up our bookkeeping function. She has particular experience in dealing with the affairs of high net worth individuals.