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Tom heads up Kingston Smith’s Financial Services and Fintech Sector Groups and has worked with a range of clients in this space since joining the firm in 2002. His experience and access allows him to add value, disseminate ideas and views, and ensure that clients remain ahead of the curve. He is known for his relaxed style and when clients approach him with a problem, he knows what typically works and what the pitfalls are likely to be, which means that his advice is concise, focused and effective.
Tom provides strategic advice, audit, advisory and tax services to a broad range of clients – from entrepreneurs who are scaling up new ventures, to fast growth tech companies, through to established international groups. With a focus on financial services and Fintech his clients in this space cover payment services, investment management, forex, insurance broking, family offices, funds, peer-to-peer platforms and banking tools. Tom also mentors growing businesses at Level 39 – Europe’s largest accelerator for finance, retail, cyber-security and future cities technology companies – sits on the judging panel for The Fintech 50 – the annual list of the 50 hottest European Fintechs – and advises Innovate Finance, the member association and global voice of Fintech.
As a key member of Kingston Smith’s International Group, Tom advises and assists many businesses on their international operations, delivering compliance services and advising on international business structures and taxation issues. He regularly travels overseas – primarily to North America – to speak at seminars on sector issues and on expanding to the UK. Tom is a practical strategist with broad experience of financial services and disruptive technologies, and is a member of Kingston Smith’s International Executive Board.