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About Barnridge

Barnridge is a chartered accountancy and business advisory practice which has a sole focus on marketing and communications agencies.


Our purpose is to enable your agency to flourish and achieve scalable growth by becoming an extension of the business and a key business partner to you.

We have worked with agencies in the following disciplines:

  • public relations / affairs and communications

  • advertising

  • brand

  • consultancy

  • design and creative

  • digital

  • experiential marketing and events

  • film and animation

Michael Read Agency Chartered Accountant Barnridge

Michael Read

Michael has worked extensively with and for independent and group agencies across the marketing and communication services spectrum in senior finance and accountancy roles. This experience has given him a strong understanding of agency financial pain points for which he has been able to develop strategies and solutions. He has an interest and passion in supporting agency businesses to achieve their strategic goals by providing insights and developing management information to aid informed decision making.


Michael takes a tech first approach, ensuring that systems and processes are efficient, leading to a faster turnaround of relevant financial data, KPIs and commentary without a compromise in quality.


He is a chartered accountant and a graduate of accounting and finance.

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Our values

We succeed when our clients succeed

We are invested in helping our clients succeed and progress. Our work goes well beyond the preparation of the numbers and ticking of the checkboxes. The measure of our success is in the success of our clients.

We continuously improve

We embrace change and innovation. We will continuously look for ways to improve systems and processes for our clients and ourselves. We are committed to continuous professional development.

We strive for excellence

Our standards will exceed the levels expected of chartered accountants. We take pride in our work and leave no stone unturned. We always have the best interests of our clients at heart.

We are communicative

We are not the once a year accountants that add little value to their clients after year end. We have regular contact with our clients to support and keep them updated throughout their financial year.

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