Meet the Team



Martin Jinks Martin Jinks - FCA

Martin is one of the founders of the Somerbys Group. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with another local firm in 1986, he then spent the next seven years living and working in Bermuda; initially on an auditing contract with a multi-national firm and then in industry as Vice President and Financial Director. Martin, who is married with two grown up children, spends too much of his spare time watching a variety of sporting activities, his main passion being Rugby Union. Fortunately, his wife shares this interest and in recent years his trips have included: driving around Australia following the victorious British Lions, attending the (in)famous Hong Kong Sevens and an annual trip to the final of the European Cup.

Alex West Alex West - BA, MSc, ACA

A local lad, Alex was born and raised in Market Harborough, went to Leicester University and qualified with the local office of a national firm. After a spell as manager with a smaller firm in Northampton, Alex became a director of Somerbys in Spring 2012. Meeting, advising and helping people is what drives him during office hours; his Vespa scooter (complete with Parka) is what he drives at weekends!! Among his other passions is a love of the French lifestyle and cuisine that he enjoys from the family’s holiday home in Le Touquet. Alex is married and the couple share their home with a pair of Bassett hounds, Bertie and Daisy.

Marcus Dockerty Marcus Dockerty - BA (Hons), FCCA, ACA

Marcus joined the management team in Summer 2012 and became a director in 2014.  Prior to joining Somerbys, Marcus qualified with a local firm in 1998 and gathered many years of general practice experience acting for owner managed businesses of all sizes throughout the Midlands. As well as managing his own diverse portfolio of clients, Marcus overseas compliance with technical standards and delivers in house training to our staff. Marcus has plenty of experience of special assignment audits particularly in the “not for profit” and education sectors, including the growing area of academy trusts. Away from the office, Marcus is Chair of Governors of a local School and in his spare time enjoys tinkering with cars, building “stuff” and spending time with his long suffering girl-friend!

Maria Oakley Maria Oakley - ATT

Maria is a proper East Midlands girl; she grew up in south Nottinghamshire, lives in Derbyshire and works in Leicester. She has thirty years’ experience in tax, working for both large and small practices before joining Somerbys in 2010 where she now heads up our personal taxation department. Married, with two grown up children, Maria enjoys her spare time with a glass of wine planning her next holiday or being taken for a walk by her Maltese Terrier, Tilly.

Tracey Bettles - BSc (Hons), MAAT

Tracey is one of our audit and accounts managers. In addition to maintaining her own portfolio of clients she helps keep the firm technically up to date and gets involved with most of our large number of charitable clients. She joined us in spring 2004 having had a senior role within another firm based in Nottingham. Tracey is very proficient with SAGE and coordinates the installation and training of their products for our clients. Outside of work, Tracey is a keen supporter of Leicester Tigers and travels to virtually all home and away games, even in far flung parts of Europe. During the summer months, Tracey spends a lot of her time horse riding.