Derek Read

Client Services Director

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Derek joined Wilkins Kennedy in 1998 as a supervisor. Today he is a Client Services Director, working as part of the audit and accounts team based in Ashford. Derek is also leading the development of the Sandwich office at Discovery Park.

Derek has a large and diverse portfolio, and is highly accomplished in working with sole traders, SMEs, international firms and high net worth individuals. Derek takes a comprehensive approach to providing in-depth business advice on a full spectrum of accountancy and audit services. He works collaboratively with businesses at any stage of development, from embryo concept to large international firms, and has experience in professional services, retail, technology and manufacturing.

Derek is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Accountants.

In his spare time, Derek enjoys playing and watching sport, including football, squash and water sports, as well as spending time with his family.

Areas of expertise

  • Audit and assurance

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