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Managing Partner
Jitendra Pattani

Managing Partner

Jitendra’s portfolio of corporate and personal tax clients covers a wide range of business sectors, with particular focus and expertise in the hotels, renewable energy and fashion retail sectors, where he acts for several high net worth clients with an international presence. Jitendra offers his clients technical expertise in areas that encompass corporate finance; including the due diligence of acquisitions and disposals and forensic accounting.

He has notable experience of Reporting Accountants’ work where he acted as Joint Auditor and Reporting Accountant with a Big Four Firm in relation to the pre-flotation due diligence work for a main market flotation.

Special assignments undertaken by Jitendra include advising on overall refinancing facilities of over £450 million for a substantial hotel Group in Central London; advising on the £260 million acquisition of a hotel in Central London; advising on the £100 million sale of a hotel in Central London; advising on the portfolio sale of a collection of solar farms with a gross deal value of in excess of £50 million and acting as part of an expert witness team assisting the High Court in relation to a client’s claim for damages against a major Utilities company, where substantial damages of £2.7 million were awarded by the High Court in a landmark case.

Jitendra joined Wilder Coe in 1991 as an Audit Supervisor and was appointed as the firm’s Managing Partner in 2017. He heads up Wilder Coe’s India desk, and in 2010 was awarded a British Government full Scholarship to attend an Executive Programme at the IM Ahmedabad, acclaimed as India’s Harvard, and ranked as one of the top international business schools. Through the programme, Jitendra gained valuable practical insight into the Indian markets, and was able to cultivate a valuable network of contacts, aiding both Wilder Coe Ltd and our clients in business dealings in India.

Professional Memberships

  • A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Audit
  • Tax Planning
  • Corporate Finance
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Management

Sectors of Expertise

  • Renewable Energy
  • Hotels
  • Fashion Retail

Qualifications

  • FCA
Founder, Consultant
Robert Coe

Founder, Consultant

Robert provides clients with specialised, expert advice based on a wealth of experience in the areas of corporate finance, transactions including Mergers and Acquisitions, pre-floatation restructuring, fund raising and business financing. By drawing on his vast experience, Robert helps clients to achieve their aims and objectives by providing astute, bespoke advice and support as required.

Our clients also benefit from Robert’s wealth of expertise in supporting publicly listed companies, and his correspondingly clear and direct understanding of their unique requirements. Throughout his career, Robert has acted for a large number of public companies, including:

  • Non-Executive Chairman of Stirling Group Plc
  • Senior Independent Director of Hercules Property Services plc
  • Finance Director of Probus Estates plc
  • Finance Director of New Media Plc during its transition from Ofex to AIM
  • Finance Director of Hardy Amies Plc
  • Advisor to Cairn Financial Advisors, Nomads and a number of AIM-listed companies.
  • Robert is a founding partner of Wilder Coe Ltd.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Pre-floatation restructuring
  • Fund Raising
  • Business Financing

Sectors of Expertise

  • Public Sector

Qualifications

  • ACA
Bee-Lean Chew

Partner

Bee provides her clients with a clear and understandable presentation of fact, in all matters relating to Forensic Accounting. As an experienced member of the Forensic Accounting team at Wilder Coe Ltd, Bee can support you with personal and corporate investigations.

Her expertise extends to the greater corporate arena where she has years of experience in audit, financial reporting and taxation. She has advised clients of all sizes, including multi-national groups, on the design and implementation of financial management systems and is particularly adept at complex I.T structures and internal controls. She frequently acts as the principal in due diligence, forensic accounting and valuation assignments.

Bee also provides CPD training to solicitors and fellow business professionals.

Bee trained with Wilder Coe and became a Partner in 2005.

As well as being a Chartered Accountant, Bee has a degree in Law from Kent University, a Masters Degree in Finance from the University of Strathclyde and is an ICAEW-accredited Forensic Accountant.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Member, Network of Independent Forensic Accountants
  • Accredited Member of The Academy of Experts
  • ICAEW-Accredited Forensic Accountant
  • Member of ICAEW Audit and Assurance Faculty

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Audit
  • Taxation
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Financial Reporting

Qualifications

  • FCA
  • MAE (Member of the Academy of Experts)
Chris Gent

Partner

Chris provides clear, tailored advice to each client on the preparation and completion of statutory accounts, corporate tax compliance and matters relating to corporate finance. As a trusted advisor and consultant to owner-managed businesses, his expertise and insight into the running of small and medium-sized businesses is highly valued.

Chris is passionate about bringing together the right people at the right time, to support each client to achieve their business objectives. He would be happy to assist you in expanding your contact base in London.

Chris is a Partner at Wilder Coe, having joined the firm in 2004. He previously spent three years at Lewis Golden & Co, where he qualified in 2003.

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Professional Areas of Expertise
  • Company Audit
  • Statutory Accounts Production
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Due Diligence
  • Business Planning
  • Consultancy
  • Networking

Sectors of Expertise

  • Software
  • Fashion
  • Hospitality

Qualifications

  • FCA
  • BA Economics
Ian Saunders

Partner

Ian is expertly positioned to advise clients on all matters pertaining to Company Secretarial services and Company Formation. His ability to communicate the types of structure that are available to you, coupled with his professional understanding of which structure would benefit your business best makes his support a highly sought after commodity.

Ian advises companies of all sizes on compliance under the Companies Acts and UK governance; the drafting of resolutions and specialist share capital and Articles clauses, as well as providing insights on general aspects concerning company law. He also acts as the nominated company secretary for public companies and has experience of filling this role for AIM listed vehicles.

Ian has managed the Wilder Coe Statutory department since 1997 and became Partner in 2010. In addition, Ian served as a Director of Artaius Ltd, the specialist outsourcing, formation and company secretarial arm of the Wilder Coe group before its merger back into the Wilder Coe business.

Professional Memberships

  • Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Company Secretarial
  • Company Formation
  • Overseas Incorporations
  • Companies Act Guidance
  • The UK Governance Code
  • Company Law and its practical applications

Qualifications

  • ICSA
Mark Saunders

Partner

Mark provides a comprehensive and committed service to his clients. His wide range of experience means he is equally able to advise business start-ups, family-owned/managed businesses and multinational organisations from a range of industry backgrounds. Mark’s technical services include audit, preparation of financial statements, corporate taxation, business planning and advice.

As an expert in preparing businesses for sale, Mark advises owners on all aspects from ‘Heads of Sale’ agreements to taxation consequences and the final contract. In addition, he has a wealth of experience carrying out Due Diligence relating to Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A).

Mark has served as the Global Chairman of Integra International, a global association of independent accounting firms and regularly travels to attend international conferences and network with fellow Integra members. Our membership of Integra provides our clients with a global advantage, as we can make strategic introductions on your behalf to Accounting, Taxation and Business Consulting experts around the world.

Mark joined Wilder Coe in 1984 and became Partner two years later.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Former Global Chairman of Integra International

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Audit
  • Preparation of Financial Statements
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Business Planning & Advice

Sectors of Expertise

  • Property
  • Entertainment
  • Retail
  • Financial Industry Clients
  • Charities
  • IT & Technology
  • Start Ups
  • International Businesses

Qualifications

  • BA
  • FCA
Pauline Hudd

Partner

Pauline provides clients with practical advice and pragmatic solutions in relation to all aspects of stamp taxes. Her wide-ranging experience on corporate and real estate transactions means that she gives bespoke advice tailored to the needs of clients, whether they are major multi-nationals, financial institutions or individual investors.

She has a proven track-record in delivering outcomes on unwinding complex structures, working alongside lenders on re-financing projects and supporting corporate trustees and offshore lawyers in managing transactions across multiple jurisdictions.

She has also supported administrators and liquidators on assets disposals to realise value from property portfolios. In addition, she has worked extensively on public sector projects, ranging from urban regeneration to student accommodation out-sourcing. Her considerable expertise comes from her 14 years in practice at KPMG and through her previous role as Assistant Controller at HMRC Stamp Office.

Pauline joined Wilder Coe in March 2016 and was made Partner in September 2016.

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) – University College Cardiff

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Stamp duty
  • Stamp duty land tax (SDLT)
  • Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED)

Sectors of expertise

  • Hotel groups
  • Property investors and funds
  • Property developers
  • Charities
  • Financial Industry clients
Robert Bradman

Partner

Robert qualified in Scotland as a Chartered Accountant in 1998 and joined Wilder Coe in 2004 after having spent four years in New York working for a firm of Certified Public Accountants.

Robert was appointed an Audit Partner in 2010 and since 2014 has combined this role with heading up our Accounting Support department.

Robert provides both advisory and compliance services to his corporate clients, working closely with them on a range of areas including advising on business structure and providing financial analysis. Robert provides audit, accountancy and corporate tax compliance services to his clients, ensuring they comply with their statutory and legal obligations.

By providing important initial accounting and tax assistance to start up organisations, Robert affords you the maximum opportunity to succeed and grow your business over the longer term. Larger, more established clients also benefit from the tailored and in depth advice that Robert provides, helping businesses to meet both long and short term objectives.

Professional Memberships

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Statutory audit and financial statements preparation
  • Corporate taxation
  • Financial Services Authority audits
  • Solicitors Accounts Rules work
  • Financial projections preparation

Sectors of Expertise

  • Property investment
  • Property development
  • Trade associations
  • IT consulting
  • Solicitors Practices

Qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant (Scotland)
  • BA Accounting and Finance
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Stephen Landy

Consultant

From corporate planning and restructuring solutions to tax planning and general management advice, Stephen offers each client constructive, tailored support based on over 30 years of accounting experience.

Client relationships are at the core of Stephen’s working philosophy and he places a significant focus on developing and maintaining strong working relationships with corporate clients and directors, drawing on his specialist technical knowledge and sector experience to support business growth and development year after year.

Stephen has also cultivated an extensive network of contacts in a range of specialist service areas and is able and willing to make strategic introductions wherever necessary.

Stephen trained as an audit and investigation manager at Coopers & Lybrand. He is has a keen interest in IT and modern technology, and in particular, its implementation to drive efficiency.

Professional Memberships

  • A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Audit and Investigation
  • Corporate Planning
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Management
  • Tax Planning

Sectors of Expertise

  • Property
  • Entertainment
  • Solicitors

Qualifications

  • FCA
Tim Cook

Partner

Tim’s passion lies in helping his clients maximise their wealth through successful tax planning for the future. Whether you are seeking a solution on the most efficient way to implement your inheritance plans or would simply like some plain-English advice on your tax liabilities, Tim is expertly placed to offer you a highly professional and personalised service.

Having previously worked for HMRC, Tim is able to use his insights to assist with HMRC investigations and ensure that you are informed at all times, and can offer you clear and simple advice throughout the process.

His technical areas of expertise include, tax planning, pensions, emigration and trusts. Tim works with entrepreneurs, and families from a wide range of backgrounds, based both in the UK and overseas.

Tim joined Wilder Coe in 1996 and was made Tax Partner in 2001.

Professional Memberships

  • Affiliate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Tax Planning
  • Pension Planning
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Trusts
  • HM Revenue and Customs Investigations
  • International Tax
  • Capital Gains Tax

Sectors of Expertise

  • Entrepreneurs
  • High Net-Worth Individuals
Alexander Boorman

Audit Manager

Alex is experienced in the preparation and audit of statutory accounts as well as the preparation of company Corporation Tax returns.

His portfolio includes clients within a diverse range of industries including software, manufacturing, fashion, consultancy and property investment and development. Alex prides himself on working together closely with clients to create practical solutions whilst assisting them to achieve their business objectives.

Alex joined Wilder Coe in August 2012 after graduating from the University of Southampton where he studied Physics. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in August 2015. Since then he has become an Audit Supervisor at the firm and is responsible for the provision of training to new audit trainees as well as providing technical support.

Professional Memberships

  • A Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Company Audit
  • Statutory Accounts Production
  • Corporate Taxation

Qualifications

  • ACA
  • BSc Physics
Credit Manager
Andrea Hooper

Credit Manager

Andrea manages the Credit Control department at Wilder Coe Ltd as well as providing Credit Management Services to clients as an outsourced function.

Andrea has gained her credit control experience in an Import/Export company where she spent almost 5 years working closely with both customers and suppliers. She then moved to a position within the Finance team of a publishing company at London Bridge before joining Wilder Coe in February 2014. She is based at our London office.

Professional Memberships

  • Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (ACICM)

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Effective debt recovery
  • Cash flow improvement
  • Litigation process advice and management
  • Credit management consulting and training
  • Payment dispute mediation

Qualifications

  • ACICM
Audit Supervisor
Arik Rubens

Audit Supervisor

Arik qualified as a chartered accountant in 2020 and subsequently joined Wilder Coe having worked as an external auditor with exposure to a range of businesses. He has a strong accounting knowledge built through experience in the preparation and audit of statutory accounts, both IFRS and UK GAAP.

This experience coupled with an educational foundation consisting of a BA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Kent and an MSc in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School has provided him with the knowledge to offer accounting support to businesses of varying sizes and industries.

Professional Memberships

  • A Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Statutory Audit
  • Statutory Accounts Preparation

Qualifications

  • ACA
  • MSc
  • Ba
Ashok Nerurker

Manager

Ashok’s clients benefit from the wealth of commercial experience he has gained through more than 19 years of working with Wilder Coe, and through his previous roles as a Company Accountant and Company Secretary. This all-round experience of accounting allows Ashok to fully understand his client’s requirements and offer the most efficient solutions in a timely fashion.

Ashok liaises directly with his clients on all matters related to bookkeeping, treasury control, the submission of client management information and reports, year-end accounts files, accounting software packages and VAT. In addition, his clients highly value his unerring ability to meet tight deadlines, maintain meaningful and valuable contact with them, and to communicate with them in a clear and concise manner.

Ashok joined Wilder Coe in February 2001 and is based at our Stevenage office.

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Online Accounting
  • VAT
  • Management Accounting
  • Year End Accounts
  • Bookkeeping
  • Treasury Control
Bal Dhesi

HR Manager

Bal recognises that effective people management is key to any successful organisation.  With a number of years’ experience gained in the field of HR, Bal provides a bespoke and tailored service to her clients whilst delivering practical yet simple people orientated solutions.

Bal is pragmatic, positive and an astute HR professional whose skills lie in understanding the business goals and then aligning those goals to people.  Bal has gained HR experience within organisations/companies of various sizes and across a number of different industries, and she thrives on exceeding her clients expectations.

Bal joined Wilder Coe in 2011 as a HR Manager and works between both the London and Stevenage office.

Professional Qualification

  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD)
Senior Audit Manager
Caryl King

Senior Audit Manager

Caryl is experienced in the fields of Audit and the preparation of financial statements, having worked with a variety of businesses across a large portfolio of clients.

Most notable is her extensive work with property investment and development companies that has developed her understanding of the challenges facing these companies and the wider industry. As a consequence, Caryl is able to provide effective and valuable solutions to clients in order to facilitate their continued growth.

Caryl joined Wilder Coe in January 2008 after graduating from the University of York, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in December 2010. She has since become Senior Audit Manager and amongst other responsibilities, is a key provider of training for new audit trainees as well as providing technical support for changes to accounting and auditing standards.

Professional Memberships

  • A Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Audit
  • Accounts Preparation

Qualifications

  • ACA
Charlotte Hawes

Audit Manager

Charlotte has experience in the supervision and preparation of statutory accounts, management accounts including tailored client specific analysis and service charge accounts as well as the audit of statutory accounts and preparation of Corporation tax returns for companies.

Charlotte also has experience with charity independent examinations, charity audits and advisory work, looking after the majority of the firms charity clients.

She has a portfolio of clients from a wide range of industries including, property investment and development, manufacturing, media, entertainment, IT and charities including owner managed businesses through to large multinational organisations.

Charlotte joined Wilder Coe in September 2010 after completing her A-levels. She completed the AAT qualification followed by ACA qualification in October 2015. After having briefly left Wilder Coe, she re-joined as Audit Supervisor in March 2016. She has since become a manager at the firm.

Professional Memberships

  • A Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians
  • A Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Statutory audits
  • Statutory accounts preparation
  • Corporation tax
  • Service charge accounts
  • Charity independent examinations
  • Charity audits

Qualifications

  • ACA
  • MAAT
Audit Manager
Chris Abbott

Audit Manager

Chris’ portfolio of clients includes businesses from wide range of industries, including renewable energy, Solicitors, FCA registered companies and a variety of owner-managed business. He is knowledgeable about these varying companies and how they operate.

His understanding and of the businesses and the individual challenges they face enables him to provide tailored solutions to them.

Chris assists his clients in meeting their statutory and legal obligations through the provision of audit, accountancy and tax services.

Chris joined Wilder Coe in August 2009 under the school leaver programme. Since then, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in August 2014 and became a Manager at Wilder Coe in 2016.

Professional Memberships

  • A Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • A Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • A Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Statutory Audit
  • Statutory Accounts Preparation
  • Corporate Tax Compliance and Planning
  • Solicitor Accounts Rules work
  • Financial Conduct Authority audits

Sectors of Expertise

  • Renewable Energy
  • Solicitors Practices
  • FCA regulated businesses
  • Hotels

Qualifications

  • ACA
  • CTA
  • MAAT
Head of Cloud Accounting
Faye Thompson

Head of Cloud Accounting

Faye has worked with Wilder Coe since joining us in 2008 as a Senior Accountant, where she provided her clients with practical, professional advice on a range of management accounting issues. After spending many years as a Manager with our Stevenage based team, she now focuses her experience and knowledge as our Head of Cloud Accounting.

By understanding our client needs and having a passion for cloud accounting, Faye’s biggest success for Wilder Coe has been to introduce and utilise technology that improves the efficiency of our service delivery and end-to-end processes within the firm.

Not only does she manage all aspects of our cloud accounting software, she also looks after the on-boarding process of new clients within our Accounting Support department in Stevenage and counsels client training sessions on bookkeeping systems, alongside delivering on-going support for the whole firm.

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting Automated Workflows
  • Accounting processes
  • Cloud Accounting advisory
  • App Integrations
  • Improving Business Efficiencies
  • Project Management
  • Group Accounting
Graham Meager

Manager

Graham’s clients benefit from his ability to fully understand the nature of their business and provide a thorough, detailed and efficient service according to their requirements. Graham has built a portfolio of clients that includes both UK companies and the UK subsidiaries of overseas companies that demonstrates his depth of knowledge relating to the accounting and regulatory requirements for UK businesses.

His experience working in public practice prior to joining Wilder Coe has allowed Graham to develop considerable experience in all matters pertaining to general taxation, financial accounts and auditing.

Graham joined Wilder Coe in August 2005 and is based at our Stevenage office.

Professional Memberships

  • A Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Management Accounts

Qualifications

  • ACA
Audit Manager
Isabel Yau

Audit Manager

Isabel has experience in the preparation of statutory accounts, audit of statutory accounts and preparation of the Corporation Tax returns for companies.

She joined Wilder Coe in August 2014 after completing an MSc in Corporate Strategy and Governance at the University of Nottingham. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in August 2017 and subsequently become an Audit Supervisor at the firm.

Isabel has knowledge of how various companies operate in a wide range of industries, including fashion, manufacturing and retail, renewable energy and the hotel and leisure industry. This variety has given her an understanding of how to provide support and assistance to companies of various sizes and at different stages of development.

Professional Memberships

  • A Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Statutory Audit
  • Statutory Accounts Preparation
  • Corporate Taxation

Qualifications

  • ACA
  • MSc
  • BSc
Credit Controller
Jan Wilson

Credit Controller

Jan manages the Credit Control department at Wilder Coe. Additionally she provides Credit Management Services to our clients.

Jan gained her credit control experience in the financial sector where she spent 10 years working closely with both customers and suppliers. Her main job functions there included credit control, sales and purchase ledger and payroll.

Apart from this her professional experience derives from her previous work with a commercial haulage/logistics and a telecommunication company.

Jan’s wide experience demonstrates her capability to handle any credit management situation. She is guided by her belief that building good relationships with clients and especially their accounts team is key to a successful credit management practice.

Jan joined Wilder Coe April 2016 and is based at our London office.

Payroll Manager
Kasia Field

Payroll Manager

Kasia started out in the world of payroll over 10 years ago and genuinely loves all things payroll. Nothing is ever too much trouble for her and she is always prepared to go the extra mile for her clients. She is a very motivated individual who prides herself on building strong relationships with clients.

She has gained her payroll experience at various industries including recruitment, construction & engineering, aviation, hospitality, film and music. She has had opportunities to run differently sized payrolls and has been fully responsible for many projects including implementing new payroll software as well as preparing clients for RTI and Auto Enrolment.

Kasia joined Wilder Coe Ltd in September 2013 as Payroll Controller and has since moved up to Payroll Manager in 2016. She is based in our Stevenage office.

Professional Areas of Expertise

  • Sage 50 Payroll
  • Star
  • Moneysoft
  • Tempest
Senior Tax Manager
Prashant Malde

Senior Tax Manager

Having qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2004 and then as Chartered Tax Adviser in 2008, Prashant has extensive knowledge in corporate and business taxes. He specialises in tax planning for small and medium sized businesses and provides his clients with sound solutions to help optimise their business’ tax positions. Prashant also has significant experience with personal taxes, enabling him to provide effective, technical advice to owner managed businesses.

By working closely with fast growing companies, Prashant is able to assist in securing business tax incentives and his professional areas of expertise cover the following:

  • Research & Development tax incentives
  • Venture Capital Schemes (EIS/SEIS)
  • Corporate reorganisations and restructuring
  • Corporation tax
  • Capital Gains tax
  • Employee share incentives

Read details on Prashant’s specialist skill set here

Wilder Coe are delighted to welcome Prashant Malde into our Tax Department. Prashant brings with him a wide range of skills and expertise and we are looking forward to watching him grow our Corporate Tax team.

Research & Development tax incentives

Prashant can provide businesses with advice on the availability of R&D tax reliefs and has carried out a number of successful claims for R&D tax credits. He has made claims for a range of businesses; especially those involved in new technology, health products and automotive innovation. Prashant can review your company’s recent activities and can advise on current and future projects that may qualify for R&D tax credits and undertake claims on your behalf.

Venture Capital Schemes

(SEIS, EIS and VCT schemes)

Businesses often require HMRC’s approval that one or more of the Venture Capital Schemes apply in order for them to raise qualifying investments. Prashant is able to advise companies of their eligibility in qualifying for these schemes and can deal with cases where HMRC is being difficult in providing their advance assurance. Potential investors will always want to see HMRC’s approval before investing their money. Prashant’s initial support is crucial to help pave the way for such businesses. His experience spans across a variety of industries such as hospitality, media & digital production agencies, sports, technology, and fintech.

Corporate reorganisation and restructuring

Prashant works alongside clients looking to make changes to their corporate structure. He is able to give advice on the full spectrum of taxes involved in such projects and can assist clients to arrive at an optimal tax position whilst keeping to the project’s overall commercial objective. Such projects may arise when there is a division in the business, a company acquisition/merger, a succession plan, or as a result of the business’ organic growth.

Employee Incentives

For clients looking to incentivise their employees through share awards and share options, Prashant is able to provide tax advice to both the employer and the employee on such incentives. By setting up incentive schemes with clients, Prashant has built strong relationships with lawyers who are able to assist with the relevant legal documentation.

If you would like to arrange a consultation with Prashant and understand how his expertise could be beneficial to you and your business, then please contact him on 020 7724 6060 or send a message here.

Prashant’s understanding and knowledge surrounding complex tax interactions allow him to effectively provide his clients with practical tax plans.

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation

Qualifications

  • BA Accounting & Finance
  • FCCA
  • CTA
Tax Supervisor
Sarah Simpson

Tax Supervisor

Sarah joined Wilder Coe in March 1996 and qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor in 1998. She has a varied portfolio of clients consisting of high net-worth individuals including Lloyd’s names, self-employed individuals and Barristers. As well as completing annual tax returns, Sarah also assists her clients in any other matters which might arise.

Sarah has worked closely with Tax Partner, Tim Cook, since 1996 and strives to provide her clients with a friendly, professional and personal service.

Professional Memberships

  • A Member of the Association of Tax Technicians
  • A Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation

Qualifications

  • BA Hons Accounting

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