May 1st, 2018 / Insight posted in KS News

Kingston Smith announces three new partners and two new directors

Kingston Smith is delighted to announce that Guy Sterling and Chris Purkiss have been promoted to partner and that Vijay Tanna has joined the firm’s Heathrow office as a partner.

Managing partner Maureen Penfold, said: “It’s great to be able to make these appointments in line with our strategic vision of being a truly multidisciplinary professional services business. Our strong growth over the past year underpins our desire to expand and build the firm’s partnership.”

Guy has been advising on personal tax for more than 20 years. He works closely with trading and professional partnerships advising individual partners on the tax treatment of their income including issues relating to double taxation relief and planning for tax payments. Clients appreciate how he explains the complexities of the UK tax system in a straightforward way.  He previously chaired the Thames Valley Branch of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Chris works in Kingston Smith & Partners (the corporate recovery and insolvency arm of Kingston Smith). He is a qualified accountant and licensed insolvency practitioner with more than 15 years’ experience in corporate and personal insolvency. He is experienced in all forms of insolvency although his main area of focus is investigations and contentious insolvencies.

Vijay has 30 years’ experience of adding value to help entrepreneurs and not for profit organisations succeed in business. His advice to clients includes providing audit and assurance, accounting and tax compliance services as well as strategic business and tax planning. He has worked with a range of clients along the M4 corridor, adopting a holistic approach to support business owners in sharpening their vision and shaping their strategy. Vijay has a strong track record in the property, tech and education sectors and draws on his own industry experience to complement his advice to clients.

As well as the partner appointments today, the firm is very pleased to announce that two of its St Albans office-based managers have been made directors: Roger Ogden and Trushit Patel.

Roger works with a diverse range of businesses and not for profit organisations, helping them to develop strategies to fulfil their long-term goals. He takes pride in working to fully understand his clients and their aims so he can deliver truly effective support for them. He always aims to ensure they are in the best position to take advantage of opportunities and to avoid difficulties as they grow and develop.

Trushit works with clients ranging from SMEs to international groups of businesses across a wide range of industries, including technology, commodities and shipping. He advises and guides clients through financial and tax regulations, developing a full understanding of their businesses to address potential risks and opportunities. His approach is underpinned by the practical and commercial experience he developed working for an international energy group.

Kingston Smith senior partner, Martin Muirhead, said: “It is fantastic to see how people develop their careers at the firm. We’re looking forward to watching each and every one of them go from strength to strength in their area of expertise.”