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As the Senior Partner and Head of Tax at Simmons Gainsford I specialise in advising on high value transactions and complex structures.
I also manage the firm’s Private Client Team, which looks after circa 1,600 clients including a large number of high-net-worth individuals and trusts. I provide advice on all taxes which impact on the affairs of private individuals as well as privately-owned businesses.
After graduating with a degree in Mathematics from the University of Manchester, I trained as an accountant and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Promoted to partner at the firm in 2000, I am a general practitioner advising and assisting entrepreneurial owner managed businesses on audit and assurance, tax and other commercial matters.
I am also currently the firm’s Ethics Partner and the London liaison with our Gibraltar office. My previous roles in the firm have included Graduate Recruitment and Training Partner and a Director of one of our joint venture businesses.
Outside of Simmons Gainsford I also spent two years on the London Regional Leadership Group of Mosaic, a mentoring initiative of the Prince’s Trust. I joined Bloomsbury Institute Limited as a Non-Executive Director in July 2021.
I am a Tax Partner with a considerable amount of experience in advising on Private Client matters specifically relating to residence, domicile, estate planning and offshore and international tax planning. I can advise from both a UK and also a Gibraltar perspective and am heavily involved with our local office.
I also head up the Dispute Resolution team, specialising in dealing with complex HMRC tax disputes.
As well as having my client portfolio, I also work closely with a number of intermediaries including other accountants, lawyers, trust companies and insolvency practitioners providing ad hoc tax support for their clients.
I first joined the firm in 2014, becoming a Partner in 2018. I currently advise UK Companies, LLPs, partnerships and overseas businesses, focusing on compliance requirements, audit and preparation of accounts and filing of various business returns to HMRC.
I focus on my clients’ internal management reporting systems, preparing financial plans for their business development and advising on structuring business. Ranging from owner-managed businesses to large groups, my clients operate in various sectors including property, hospitality services and insurance brokers.
Outside of work, I follow various sports and enjoy travelling with my family.
Having joined straight from graduating Oxford University in 2003, I then trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the firm.
My client portfolio covers many sectors, but with a specific focus on privately owned businesses run by entrepreneurs. I pay a particular interest in working with my clients to understand their drive and ambitions, so to fully assist in achieving their aspirations.
I have also extensive experience in advising and auditing property companies.
Working alongside the Real Estate Tax Team on appropriate structures and works with a number of UK and international property groups.
I joined the firm in 1998 and was promoted to Partner in 2000.
I act as a general business consultant and audit engagement partner for a wide variety of entrepreneurial owner managed businesses and individuals. Utilising the firm’s specialist resources, I advise on a wide range of issues including appropriate structures, VAT, corporate and personal tax and business valuations.
I am on the Executive Committee, so am responsible for the internal finance and administration functions and the firm’s banking relationships. I am also responsible for the firm’s outsourcing facility in Poland.
Having first joined the firm in 1993, I have been a Partner since 2011. I am responsible for running and developing our Uckfield office, which has grown significantly since it first opened.
I specialise in statutory and management accounts production, corporate and personal tax, new business start-ups, and general consultancy.
I previously trained and worked with a small sole partner firm, where it then evolved into Simmons Gainsford.
I am a Chartered Tax Adviser with over 20 years’ experience in top tier accountancy firms as a personal tax specialist. I first joined Simmons Gainsford in 2014 and became a Partner in 2019.
I took a break from the firm in November 2021 and returned in February 2023.
I am fortunate to have gained an extensive and diverse experience over the years in advising both domestic and international entrepreneurs, private individuals and their families on their personal tax affairs from cradle to grave; and covering both compliance and advisory aspects.
I joined the firm’s Uckfield office in 2009 as an Accounts Senior prior to working my way up to both Supervisor and Manager level.
From there I became Director of the firm’s bookkeeping and business outsourcing service Fl3xiBooks following its launch in early 2017, where my role includes overseeing the daily running of the business, developing and maintaining financial systems and building meaningful and long-lasting relationships with clients.
As of 1 January 2022 I will be a Partner at Simmons Gainsford and whilst I will remain an integral part of Fl3xiBooks, my new role will see me assuming greater responsibility for managing our Uckfield office and more broadly helping with the development of the firm as a whole.
I began my tax career in Ireland and have worked in a number of international firms in both Ireland and the UK. I have been a VAT partner in two “Group A” firms and National Chairman of the VAT Practitioners Group.
I advise on the full range of VAT for businesses and their advisors. As well as providing consultancy, I also act for clients in relation to penalties and disputes and appeals to the First-tier Tribunal. For a number of years I had my own consultancy covering VAT and some customs and trade issues.
A Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser with over 20 years’ experience in the profession, I joined Simmons Gainsford in November 2020 from a top 25 firm. I head up the firm’s Corporate Tax team, dealing with corporation tax compliance and advisory matters.
Some of my key specialisms have been advising on the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), employee share scheme matters such as the Enterprise Management Scheme (EMI) and also Research and Development tax relief.
Having joined in 2004, I was then promoted to partner in 2007. I look after a varied portfolio of clients that range across a number of different sectors which include professional services, travel, manufacturing, recruitment, property investment and development.
In 1997 I qualified as a Chartered Accountant, and in 2000 I joined PwC until 2003.
Whilst at PwC I worked in the Middle Markets division in their London office and was responsible for the audits of listed companies, city law firms and subsidiaries of listed and overseas companies.
Having joined in 2001, I was promoted to Partner in 2013. I manage a client portfolio ranging from large corporates to smaller businesses and start-ups.
I manage our technical accounting and compliance requirements, whilst also assisting with our IT strategy.
Whilst working at the firm I successfully completed my MBA Finance post-graduate degree at the University of Leicester.
I joined the firm as a trainee in 1994 and, after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1997, was seconded for 2 years to what was then the Companies Investigation Branch of the Department of Trade and Industry.
I am currently the Technical Director as well as an Associate Partner with a diverse portfolio of clients including property, charities and solicitors.
I am also registered as an auditor in Gibraltar with responsibility for those audits.
I joined the firm in 2016 after spending 9 years with a mid-tier London firm, where I acquired some of my managerial experience.
A vast range of industries are covered in my client portfolio which includes retail, travel agents (include ATOL licenced agents), property investment and corporate services, with their sizes range from owner-managed to groups with international presence.
As a fluent Cantonese speaker, I’m part of the Far East helpdesk dedicated in providing business solutions to East Asian companies having operations in the UK.
I started my career in tax almost 23 years ago, having graduated from university with a law degree. After qualifying as a Chartered Tax Adviser, I moved to a firm in London in 2004 to broaden my experience.
Over the years, I have dealt with a wide range of compliance and advisory matters covering numerous aspects of domestic and international personal tax. I have gained so much valuable knowledge and experience, not just on technical matters but also on the importance of being authentic, having empathy, emotional intelligence, perspective, resilience, adaptability and an appetite for learning. I try to apply this in everything I do.
I joined the firm in 2022 as Associate Partner, with my primary focus being to provide support on the private client side.
I am an Associate Partner at Simmons Gainsford LLP having joined the firm in 2007. Before this I spent 8 years at Deloitte, the final four of which as a Senior Tax Manager. My major clients included FTSE 100 financial institutions and household names and I also advised on one of the largest transfer pricing reviews undertaken by HMRC.
I currently advise our clients on corporation tax matters with a view to achieving business goals whilst optimising their tax position. I have significant experience in relation to share structures (including EMI schemes) and I am also involved in cross border planning, for both inbound and outbound investment by clients.
I have also been extensively involved in setting up and managing the tax affairs of UK and non-UK property funds.
I joined Simmons Gainsford in 2022 as an Audit Manager and was promoted to Associate Partner in 2023.
My clients cover a variety of sectors and businesses at varying stages of development, from start-ups and private equity backed enterprises through to UK subsidiaries of listed multi-national groups. The common thread within them being they are entrepreneurial driven at their core. I seek to add value to their annual accounts and audits processes, to assist in fulfilling their long-term ambitions.
I also sit on the firm’s ESG Committee looking to drive internal improvements.
Away from my desk, I am a sports enthusiast and particularly enjoy running and travelling.
Having graduated from Cardiff University with a BSC in International Business Management, I qualified as a Chartered Accountant with an independent accountancy firm in Woking.
Following 4 years of experience at the aforementioned practice I moved to Simmons Gainsford in 2016 as an Audit Supervisor.
I was quickly promoted to Audit Manager where I now manage a diverse portfolio of clients.
I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2012 at a small North London practice and joined Simmons Gainsford the year after.
Promoted to Manager in 2016 and then Associate Partner in 2020, I predominantly specialise in the property sector where I have over 10 years of experience.
I am also chairman of the firm’s training and development team, overseeing the training framework which is pivotal for the career development of our staff.
Having joined Simmons Gainsford in 2019 I have experience of more than 10 years working in practice, mainly in accounting and audit.
Ranging from owner-managed businesses to large corporate groups, I manage a diverse portfolio of clients in various sectors from real estate to retail.
I am also one of the IFRS specialists at the firm and actively take part in staff training from trainee level to senior positions.
I joined the firm’s Chinese desk in 2016 as an Audit Senior and I was promoted to the role of Audit Manager in 2020.
I currently manage a diversified client database covering an array of industries such as property development, consumer electronics, sales and marketing and logistics. My clients vary in size ranging from small owner-managed-business to the UK presence of well-known international brand names.
I am a Mandarin and Cantonese speaker and I am a qualified ACCA member since 2013. Outside of work I enjoy playing badminton and spending time with my family.
After studying Mathematics at City University, I gained my ICAEW qualification and proceeded to join Simmons Gainsford as a newly-qualified senior.
Having progressed to the position of Audit Manager, I work with a variety of clients across a range of sectors including property development, retail, advertising and the insurance industry.
Outside of work I love travelling and spending time with my children.
I joined the firm in 2010 and I look after the Sussex office’s audit and accounts team dealing with a wide range of businesses from sole traders and charities to £30m+ international groups.
Before joining the firm I worked for a local practice in a variety of roles doing bookkeeping, payroll and personal tax as well as accounts and corporate tax.
I graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BA in Management Studies and have been a qualified member of the ACCA since 2012.
Having qualified as a member of the ACCA in 2005, I originally joined Simmons Gainsford in 2014.
Prior to joining the firm, I have worked with boutique firms largely with an international focus. One firm in particular specialised in working with foreign owned companies. During this period I focused on clients in the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and commercial property sectors, including acting for a large contractor involved in the development of London City Airport.
Other international clients have included a Swiss multinational plant equipment manufacturer and the UK subsidiary of a French group, specialising in high-end luxury fit out for residential and commercial property.
After graduating from Oxford Brookes University in Applied Accounting, I trained and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant with an independent London firm.
In my 6 years there I worked in the audit, accounts and tax teams; on a variety of clients. I also had experience of working on and preparing reports for tax investigations.
I joined the firm in 2016 and have since progressed to Audit Manager, where I now manage a diverse portfolio of clients.
I’ve been at the firm for the best part of 20 years, working within accounts and audit.
I started to get involved in the firm’s bookkeeping and business outsourcing service Fl3xiBooks around 5 years ago, where I now currently oversee our London team.
My outside interests include football (both watching and managing a team at youth level) but most importantly I love to spend time with friends and family.
I started at parent company Simmons Gainsford in 2015, having previously worked in Local Authority, Insurance and Tourism. I then moved across to the Fl3xiBooks team in August 2019.
When not at work, I spend a lot of my time watching real life crime documentaries ( I am slightly obsessed!)
I joined the firm in 2010, qualifying as a member of the Chartered Tax Association (CTA) in 2014.
I currently oversee our Sussex office’s personal tax team, in addition to providing personal tax advice on a wide variety areas, although I have significant experience in advising owner-manged-businesses and the use of family trusts.
Before joining Simmons Gainsford I worked for a small local practice and spent 2 years working as an auditor at Deloitte.
I joined the firm in 2016 and oversee the day to day running of the personal tax team split between our London and Uckfield offices.
My experience in tax spans back to 1991 with an initial career with HM Revenue & Customs followed by a local specialist tax and financial planning company . I have particular experience within the expatriate environment and regularly advise on subjects including residence and domicile.
In my spare time, I enjoy most sports (not that I am very good at any of them) and spending time with my family. Honesty, integrity and reliability are at the core of my being both personally and professionally.
I am the Office Manager at Simmons Gainsford responsible for Facilities, Health and Safety and Reception.
Prior to joining the firm I held a similar role at a Pupil Referral Centre and was also Regional Centre Manager for The National Lottery where I paid out the jackpot winners.
In 2001 I worked with a boutique training firm that specialised in supporting financial and professional services firms. I was initially responsible for business development but gradually moved into the design and delivery of sales coaching and training programmes.
In 2004 I established my own company which provides practical business development support. Over the last 15+ years I have worked as a business development consultant focusing on sales, account management and coaching to a variety of firms across several sectors, including: accountancy, legal, investment management, property and insurance.
I am a FCCA accountant and have been with the firm for almost 10 years, having joined in 2012 as a member of the audit and accounts team working predominantly for clients dealt with by the European Desk.
Having spent more than 5 years in financial services and insurance, I joined Simmons Gainsford in 2020 (during lockdown) as the firm’s sole in-house marketing and communications professional.
I work closely with our Partners, Managers and Joint Ventures to develop and drive the marketing activity for all business units within the group.