Laura was appointed Partner in October 2016 having worked her way through the ranks since joining haysmacintyre as a trainee in 2006.
Her focus is advising AIM and quoted companies and she manages a broad corporate client portfolio including media, technology and financial services companies.
Laura works with regulated businesses, including FCA regulated entities, to achieve their specific reporting requirements and overcome other challenges. As well as delivering their statutory audit, she supports her clients through providing due diligence reports, working capital projections, management accounts and interim financial statement reviews and through being their trusted business adviser. Laura enjoys excellent relationships with her clients and other advisers and is a welcomed calming influence when deadlines are tight and the stakes are high.
Outside of work Laura loves to travel and she enjoys London life in general especially the capital’s restaurants. She also enjoys playing golf.
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.
Charles joined haysmacintyre in 1989 and is a Director of tax services. Having previously qualified as a Chartered Accountant, he switched to a career in tax gaining large firm experience.
His technical expertise centres on the various income and capital taxes, with a mixed corporate and private client portfolio. His work involves both UK and cross-border planning assignments, while he is also responsible for his clients’ various compliance obligations.
His broadly based advisory work encompasses owner managed businesses, a variety of partnerships and landed estates. Other instructions cover Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) matters, share based remuneration planning and non-controversial use of Employee Benefit Trusts (EBT), and involvement also with pension schemes.
Outside interests, family permitting, include golf and choral singing.
Stephanie is a Trust and Estate specialist and has extensive experience in all aspects of private client tax planning. She works with trustees, settlors and beneficiaries to establish appropriate structures to hold and transfer wealth that are practical as well as tax efficient. She also advises clients with existing structures that require simplification or restructuring.
Stephanie works with UK and offshore trustees to manage their UK tax compliance and accounting requirements. She has particular expertise in managing the complex tax issues surrounding offshore trusts with UK beneficiaries or UK assets, and ensures that her clients don’t fall foul of the many tax traps that exist for the unwary. She also advises on all aspects of inheritance tax including general planning to mitigate liabilities, Business Property Relief reviews and HMRC submissions for both Estates and Trusts. Stephanie is able to assist clients with probate and estate administration and offers a practical and efficient service for even the most complex estates.
Stephanie is a chartered accountant and qualified as a Trust and Estate Practitioner in 2007 as STEP Outstanding Student of the Year. She was chair of the STEP Kent branch for many years and still serves on the committee. In 2018 Stephanie was invited by the Office of Tax Simplification to sit on the Consultative Committee for their Inheritance Tax Review.
Outside of work Stephanie enjoys cooking, a good book and family holiday.
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.