Meet our Team



After a brief career as a teacher, Tom qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1977 at Hereward, Scott, Davies, a medium-sized firm in the City of London, before joining one of the big firms in Nottingham. He moved to Barker Maule and Co in 1984, becoming a partner in 1986. Over the next 30 years, he has established excellent and long-lasting relationships with many clients.

Tom has a special interest in farming, science and charities. He prides himself on giving a holistic and supportive service to clients. He recognises and demonstrates the importance of training and developing staff and gives priority to working as a team and taking pride in seeing junior members of staff progress.

He was enthusiastic about establishing a new practice to embody the experience he has gained within a culture of respect and commitment to clients and staff. He is delighted with the growth and success of the business so far and is always seeking new opportunities to further develop the staff and the business.


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Polly completed a degree in Financial and Business Economics at Newcastle University, during which time she spent a year as a research assistant in the Bank of England. She completed a graduate training scheme with EY (previously Ernst & Young) in London, passing all of her exams at the first attempt, and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. She specialised in VAT and Corporation Tax.

Seeking a change, she worked as a tax manager in an international property company before deciding to move away from sitting behind a computer all day to focus on developing long-term relationships with clients. She is particularly interested in working with clients to access the benefits of cloud accounting and workplace pension schemes.




Beginning her career in banking, Sue has many years' experience in accounting with local firms; following Tom when he started his new practice. She qualified as a Certified Accounting Technician (CAT). Her empathy with and understanding of the local business community is complete.

Moving between languages, Sue can meet clients' needs in the modern business environment. As your advocate she will bring all her skills to bear in meeting your needs across the widest range of authorities.

Sue specialises in dealing with the intricate logic of complex cases concerning fines and penalties. Her record in this area is one of unbroken success.



Ellen completed a BA Honours degree in Ancient History at the University of Manchester, which helped to develop a keen analytical mind. She joined the firm in August 2016 and began her ACA training to become a Chartered Accountant. She continues to make strong progress through the qualification, completing certificate level through self-study.

Developing genuine client relationships and providing a bespoke personalised service is something Ellen enjoys. She strives to constantly maintain current knowledge in cloud-accounting and develop her skills to meet every client's needs.

Ellen is passionate about helping clients in their business developments and specialises in VAT.




After successfully passing her GCSE’s, Rachel was keen to go straight into accountancy instead of taking A-Levels as they weren’t for her. She enrolled at college to study for the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

Making strong progress with the qualification, and gaining her AAT Bookkeeping certification along the way, Rachel was offered a position with Tom Geraghty and Associates in the summer of 2016.

Rachel has gone on to complete her AAT qualification and has now decided to progress further. She has now started studying for her ACA qulification to become a chartered accountant. Rachel specialises in payroll and  she is also very experienced in working with cloud-accounting.


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After leaving school, Katie moved from Peterborough to Newark and started working for a local accountancy firm on the reception desk. After 15 years Katie decided that she would like to progress and develop skills on the accounting side.

Katie started working with Tom Geraghty & Associates in June 2018. She is now well on her way to gaining her Level 2 Foundation AAT qualification and would like to progress by completing the AAT level 3 and 4 qualifications.

Katie has a NVQ in customer services and is dedicated to giving customers an excellent service.




Finishing school with excellent GSCE grades, Tom was undecided as to what career path to choose. After changing his mind twice, he finally decided to study accounting with the Association of Accounting Technicians at Newark College.

Tom progressed through his AAT Foundation Level 2 qualification with a distinction and has also gained a merit in his Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting certification.

Tom is now half-way to completing his Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting with the AAT and hopes to later advance to become a Chartered Accountant.




Zak has recently completed an MEng Honours degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Manchester. He was invited to join us in July 2018 to assist with accounts and tax returns but has taken on more in-depth roles over time.

He has a keen analytical mind, with precise attention to detail, and has brought a new perspective to TGA. His strong Excel skills have allowed him to develop innovative solutions to novel problems, responding to a variety of situations and clients.

Although Zak has joined us temporarily, he has already shown to be an excellent fit for the TGA team.




After leaving school, Adam began his AAT studies and obtained a position with a large, local firm of accountants. He gained a solid understanding of accounting with a wide variety of local businesses whom he visited regularly to assist with their bookkeeping, VAT and accounts work.

Adam then moved to a medical accountancy practice where he gained invaluable experience within the medical sector and grew in confidence as he was in regular contact with clients, discussing their personal and corporate tax affairs.

Returning to Newark, Adam joined Barker Maule and worked with Tom Geraghty for several years, working mainly with limited companies, farming clients and property management specialists.

Now, with over 15 years’ experience, Adam has returned to work with Tom within the busy and proactive accounting practice, Tom Geraghty & Associates.

With a young family at home, most spare time is spent enjoying quality time together visiting local areas of interest. Adam is passionate about Motorsport, film and sourcing 20th Century antiques.