"We have been able to develop our international client base by providing practical solutions to individuals and companies to move abroad as well as to relocate and settle in the UK."
Traditional accountants are known as ‘bean counters’ but we at Lawrence Grant are known as business advisers where we have built a team with a huge wealth of knowledge and experience to consistently deliver a high quality of service to our clients.
We have a strong belief in investing in people, especially the younger generation which will create a better society for everyone.
Our focus is on building long-term relationships with our clients, assisting them in developing their business, providing solutions and assisting in transitioning to a paperless business via system automation.
I qualified in 1991, joined Lawrence Grant in 1994 and became a partner in 2001 and have overseen the direction and growth of the firm since 2016.
My portfolio consists of UK and international companies, as well as individuals. I specialise in assisting clients in a wide range of industries and cover the following areas:
- Personal Tax
- Corporation Tax, audit and accounts for limited companies
- Specialist knowledge in the healthcare sector
- Undertaking financial due diligence
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Strategic planning
- Inheritance tax planning
- Dealing with HMRC investigations
- Corporate restructuring
- Resolving partnership and shareholder disputes
I am currently the Global Vice Chairperson of the International Tax Practice Group of GGI, an alliance of accountants, lawyers and consultants based in 124 countries.
I am a Trustee of British Foundation for International Reconstructive Surgery & Training (BFIRST), a charity that trains surgeons working in the poorest countries in the world to enable them to undertake reconstructive plastic surgery, releasing children and adults from the state of poverty and destitution associated with disability and deformity.
I am also responsible for developing the firm’s partnership with Old Elizabethans Cricket Club as well as Gunnersbury Women’s Cricket Club where the firm sponsors adult and youth cricket.
I was responsible for introducing the healthcare sector to Lawrence Grant in 2001 which has seen huge growth within the firm.
I also developed the franchise model within the firm, which enables other accountants to use our knowledge, systems and processes to grow their businesses.
We have streamlined our systems by process automation that has enabled the firm to deliver a high quality of service to our clients.
I am the international tax partner and have the responsibility of developing our international department as well as travelling abroad to meet clients and attend conferences.
I enjoy all forms of sport and have attended the Olympics, cricket and football World Cups, the Euro finals, the Ashes series in Australia as well as numerous Formula 1 events around the world. I enjoy travelling, experiencing new cultures and meeting people.
What is your favourite book and why?
"Rebel Ideas" by Matthew Syed, that examines the power of ‘cognitive diversity, which is the ability to think differently about the world around us.
What is your favourite film and why?
The award winning film “Gandhi” that inspired a nation. It shows how a lot could be achieved in life by spiritual principles of equality, tolerance and non-violence.