CV in Brief

  • VAT since 1972
  • HM Custom & Excise
  • 1990 BDO Binder Hamlyn
  • 2009 Barnard Atkins Ltd
  • 2010 VAT Advisor

Advice when you need it most

I am a self-employed VAT consultant, based in Glenfield Park, Blackburn so I’m central to Lancashire and the North West and can be with you in about half and hour. However, I do work for companies from much further away as I have clients from the USA who trade here and need advice about UK VAT laws and regulations.

Experience & qualifications

Believe it or not, I have been employed in the VAT field since July 1972.  I joined HM Customs & Excise working in the North West and North East offices. During my time I visited many different types and sizes of businesses, including Coats Viyella and the Silentnight Group. I was appointed to the role of Training Officer and was also a member of the North West area’s recruitment and promotions panels.

In 1990 I was “head-hunted” to join BDO Binder Hamlyn (now RSM Tenon), as their VAT Manager, operating from their Bacup and Rochdale offices, occasionally assisting at their Manchester offices when the need arose. After redistribution of work and other internal operational changes, I was made redundant in January 2009 and then worked with Barnard Atkins Ltd, covering for maternity leave, until February 2010.