about us

Business focus, human touch.

What makes us tick.

Based deep in the Mendip Hills in the market town of Shepton Mallet, BMG Accountancy provides accessible advice, mainly but not exclusively to small businesses, high street retailers and tradespeople in Somerset.

Buried beneath our relaxed exterior are four core values which permeate through the practice and influence the way in which we deliver our services.

We are there to support our client when things get tough and overwhelming, equally the first ones to congratulate them on their success ‘this is not just accounting, this is BMG Accounting.’

We are no ordinary accountants practice

Our client’s source of encouragement and information

Our client’s biggest champion

Our client’s confidant

Our client’s supporter and adviser

Human touch

It’s a point of pride for us that we’re there for our clients whenever they need us, and really do treat them how we want to be treated ourselves.

Complete trust

The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Clients who come to us usually hang around because of the levels of trust they have in us and our services.

Always accessible

If you have a question that you need answering quickly, we are available at short notice to offer the help you or your business needs.

Expert knowledge

With years of accounting experience comes real business and tax expertise. Our knowledge is unrivalled within the community.

Friendly faces, safe hands


Barry is the face of BMG and after completing his tax and accountancy qualifications has grown the firm significantly since setting up in 2008. He is always prepared to go the extra mile to make sure his clients receive the advice they need and the service they deserve.

When Barry is not talking tax and preparing accounts, he enjoys walking his springer spaniel, Bonnie, and running for fitness, having completed many half marathons raising money for local and national charities.


Anna came on board in 2014 after a long career working in the general insurance sector. She keeps BMG ticking over by handling all our communications, enquiries, invoices and compliance. She is the glue that holds BMG together.

When Anna is not organising Barry (which leaves little time) she likes to do early morning off-road runs with friends and enjoys getting away in her campervan when she can. Anna is currently studying towards her AAT qualifications to add value to the BMG empire.


Darren has many areas of expertise which include planning, budgeting and forecasting which he took from his previous long career as a cost analyst. Since passing his AAT exams in 2005 he has enjoyed working in accounts.

Outside of the office Darren is involved in many local clubs and finds a passion for cricket in the summer with him not only being the captain but the treasurer, league representative and grounds man of his local team Cranmore CC. Darren also loves to keep fit through outdoor running and cycling having completed marathons!

On top of his list of priorities is his family and you are likely to find him in the garden helping out or supporting his nephews football matches.

Where BMG really excels.

Starting a new business

Discuss your idea, funding sources, registrations, and suitable structures to ensure your new venture starts off on the best possible foot.

Financial administration

Outsource administration duties, such as payroll, workplace pensions, company secretarial and the annual accounts, to us.

Growth & valuations

We love to pass on strategies to help grow your business. Or, we can put a price on it to help you get maximum value if you want to sell up.

All things tax & compliance

Working closely with you to plan ahead and conduct your affairs in the most tax-efficient way to ensure you pay the least tax possible.

Honest feedback

“This is by far the most approachable and thorough accountancy service we have received in 15 years. Attention to your business and its needs are definitely a priority with Barry and Anna. We would unreservedly recommend BMG Accountants to any small business.”

– Wayne & Laura Darby-Jones, DJCM

“Barry supported us in our early years of trading, providing us with key information about setup and our financial obligations as a limited company. He’s always at the end of the phone when we need more support and guidance. Nothing is ever too much trouble.”

– Kate Rowe, Space Works Interiors Ltd

“Barry at BMG has been really good for my business. He’s always available at short notice and really helpful. He has also put us in touch with other useful people to advise us on issues like pensions and other relevant issues. I’d definitely recommend BMG to any firm or small business.”

– Ian Morris, Direct2Compensation Ltd

"Barry has been our accountant for the last couple of years, he has helped establish our small business with his knowledge and sector specific expertise.

Barry and Anna are always on hand to answer any questions we have, they provide a very personal and quick response.

We would happily recommend their services."

– Hayley and Daniel, Occasional Creches Ltd

"I highly recommend Barry. He’s been with me from the start of my business venture in 2017. He’s helped me understand the steps I need to know to run a company and the financial dos and don’ts.

He always picks up the phone when you’re in need. He’s also used by my dads company, and my fiancés, I recommended him to my sister and he couldn’t of been more helpful. ."

- Georgia Mitchell, The Beaute Shed, Sparkford

"BMG Accountancy have supported my business for the last 6 years. Barry and Anna are professional, knowledgeable and approachable, these being the qualities a business needs from its accountants.

I have no hesitation in recommending BMG Accountancy to new or established businesses, having done so in the past i’ve never been disappointed."

- Mr DP Mccarthy, George Mccarthy Ltd, Clinical Triage Services

"Thank you so much,

You are all so nice and always go above and beyond.

It's very much appreciated."

- Justin, Hill and Hill Ground Maintenance Ltd

Got a question?

Clients know when they call or message us, we are always available.