Four individuals across our tax and VAT and indirect taxes teams have been promoted to Partner as of 1st April.

The four newly promoted Partners are Gavin West, Gary Devonshire, Natasha Scott and Adam Rollason.

Gavin West, Head of VAT and Indirect Taxes, has been with the firm for 6 years and has over 20 years’ experience working on VAT and other indirect tax issues from all perspectives, including for HMRC.

Gary Devonshire, based in the Derby office, joined the PKF Smith Cooper tax advisory team in January 2019 and heads up the Innovation and Property Taxes offering, helping clients across a range of sectors access vital funding through tax incentives to enable growth, increase profitability, reduce risk and enable further investment in R&D and capital investments.

Natasha Scott has been with the firm for 13 years, having joined the Nottingham office as a tax apprentice. Natasha works in the corporate tax advisory team and has a particular focus on Corporation Tax and tax advisory work.

Adam Rollason joined the Birmingham office in September 2020 and heads up the transactional tax offering for PKF Smith Cooper. Adam advises on all types of corporate transactions, helping clients to effectively navigate the comprehensive UK tax system.

James Bagley, Managing Partner said: “We are extremely pleased to announce these promotions which reflect our ongoing commitment to recognising success in our team and the continued growth of our business.

He added: “It is hugely rewarding and incredibly important to see our team continuing to develop and progress and I, and everyone at PKF Smith Cooper, look forward to working closely with Gavin, Gary, Natasha and Adam in their new roles, as we look to build on recent successes and continue to grow and develop the firm, our teams and our offering.”

David Nelson, Senior Partner, added: “As a forward thinking and progressive accountancy and business advisory firm, we are committed to recruiting and retaining the very best people. Ensuring our clients have the greatest access to expertise, and our team members have Partners who are dedicated to their development remains a key objective for us, and we’re delighted to start the new financial year by adding four new Partners to the team.”

PKF Smith Cooper now has 17 Partners based across four main offices in Derby, Birmingham, Nottingham and Ashbourne.

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