Gareth is a Partner in our expanding Hospitality team.
He joined haysmacintyre in 2006, having originally qualified with a small practice and then spending two years as a manager at one of the Big 4 accountancy firms in their Entrepreneurial Services division. This has given him wide ranging corporate experience with companies and groups of varying size and focus, particularly in the owner-managed/small and medium sized enterprises market. This background has engendered in him the importance of investing heavily in a strong client relationship in order to genuinely understand both business and personality, enabling him to develop a tailored and added-value approach to service delivery.
During his time at haysmacintyre he has focused in the hospitality sector, managing a portfolio of pubs, restaurants, hotels and private members’ clubs, helping them meet the unique commercial challenges they face as well as compliance requirements.
Gareth works closely with the Head of Hospitality, Andrew Ball, pooling expertise and regularly attending relevant sector conferences such as Propel Info and the IHIF hotel conference in Berlin.
Mark has over twenty years’ experience of working with private clients, most of which has been with haysmacintyre. He became a Partner in January 2018.
He works with a wide-range of private clients, professional partnerships, directors of large corporate clients and entrepreneurs on diverse subjects such as the benefits of incorporation or self-employment, remuneration planning and choosing the right business structures for professional partnerships considering converting to LLP status.
Mark frequently speaks on the tax advantages of angel investing and in particular the benefits of both the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS). He is an advisory board member of Angel Academe, an award winning and growing network of high-wealth investors.
Mark recently obtained his certificate in Probate and Estate Administration and leads haysmacintyre’s Inheritance Tax Advisory and Compliance team. He works closely with Epoch Wealth Management, an independent financial advisory company, to provide practical solutions on inheritance tax including the use of trusts, family investment companies and other lifetime planning opportunities to reduce future inheritance tax liabilities.
He advises many of our international and non-domiciled clients and has worked with many firms within MSI Global Alliance, our worldwide alliance of legal and accounting firms, to provide tax solutions for clients within the UK and overseas.
Outside of work, Mark can’t quite leave the numbers alone as he is a Trustee and Treasurer of his local Scout group. When he does get away, Mark’s holidays are often combined with international sporting events and he can usually be found in the crowds cheering on British athletes all across Europe.
Melanie is a leading member of our Financial Services sector team and a specialist in this area. She has approaching ten years’ experience of working with Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulated entities and includes fund managers, corporate financiers, depositaries and remuneration advisers amongst her clients. She was a contributor to the 2016 publication, ‘Successfully Launching A Hedge Fund In Europe’ and is a regular attendee of AIMA and 100 Women in Finance events.
Her wider client portfolio includes small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the creative industries and technology sectors. As well as delivering audit and assurance services, including FCA audits, Melanie supports her clients with GABRIEL reporting, and set-up, financial management and transaction advice. Melanie was a judge in the 2016 Young Gun awards for successful entrepreneurs.
Melanie was appointed Partner in October 2016 having joined the firm as a trainee in 2007 and during her own rapid progression has taken responsibility for mentoring others.
Outside of work, Melanie enjoys travelling, she is a linguist with proficiency in both French and Spanish, and aims at a healthy lifestyle, being a regular visitor to her local gym.
David is a general practice Partner at haysmacintyre with many years' experience of advising businesses and private individuals.
David previously headed our Property unit and now acts as its senior adviser. He has expertise in structuring corporate transactions and reorganisations (property and non property related), from both an accounting and tax viewpoint and considering the implications for a company and its shareholders.
He has dealt as reporting accountant for flotations, acquisitions and disposals for both public and private companies. In addition, he has taken responsibility on behalf of clients for detailed negotiations with vendors or purchasers in dealing with the structure of the purchase and sale of companies. David's skills and experience are based on the interaction of shareholder and corporate taxation and the need to adopt a combined approach to tax planning. It is here that his vast and broad-based experience gained from before and during two recessions can be put to full use.
A substantial part of David's portfolio is advising private clients, both UK domiciled and non domiciliaries. The experience gained over many years dealing with family companies and their shareholders from more than one generation means that David is ideally placed to advice on moving wealth down the generations.
David also has considerable experience of cross border issues from both an accounting and taxation perspective. He is a Director of MSI Global Alliance, an international association of independent professional firms with some 250 firms in over 100 countries worldwide.
As a lifelong, passionate and moderately successful racing sailor, David is involved in the administration of the sport on both a professional and voluntary level. He has for some years been a volunteer Harbour Commissioner for a south coast port having and now chairs this public body.
Phil is a Chartered Tax Adviser and has specialised in VAT for over 28 years. He became a Partner at haysmacintyre in 2013 and heads up our VAT department. Like many indirect tax specialists, he started his career with HM Customs & Excise, initially as a visiting VAT officer, before moving on to specialist fraud teams. His real interest in the tax began in 1995 when he was promoted to Senior Officer and moved to the VAT Policy Directorate in Customs HQ. Here he became involved in litigation for the first time and developed a deeper knowledge of the tax, providing technical advice to colleagues in regional VAT offices, as well as providing training to other VAT officers, and helping draft VAT legislation.
He left the department in 1998 to join Hays Allan, a predecessor firm of haysmacintyre where he remained until 2005. After a spell with a larger firm he re-joined us in 2007.
Phil's primary focus is in the not for profit, land and property and financial services sectors; all areas where the VAT legislation can be at its most complex. His goal is to make it as simple as possible for his clients and he believes that an adviser should be prepared to give considered, but practical advice and recommendations. He also believes that communication is essential and that advice must be given as clearly and concisely as possible.
Outside work, Phil enjoys reading (anything and everything), art and antiques (particularly the Arts & Crafts movement), walking in Cornwall and Yorkshire, and watching rugby (having decided he was too old and skinny to carry on playing after tackling a particularly large Metropolitan policeman).