PartnerI have over 18 years' experience in advising owner managed businesses and their people on a broad range of commercial, transactional and taxation issues. I enjoy providing ongoing strategic support to business owners, in setting and achieving objectives, as well as supporting them through transitions such as business acquisitions/sales, management buy-outs or other restructurings. As a Chartered Tax Adviser, with a background at PwC, I combine tax expertise with a strong commercial and practical awareness. I led Magma's own Management Buy-Out from a mid-sized practice in 2011.
Alongside supporting clients, I also lead the Magma Group, working with a team of very special people. I strive to ensure that working with and for Magma is both fun and rewarding.
Away from the office, I enjoy football, golf and racket ball (...squash for slightly less talented people!) However, most of my energy is spent looking after my two 'non-stop' children.PartnerAndrew is a Chartered Tax Adviser and Chartered Accountant with over 20 years' experience in advising owner managed businesses on their tax affairs. Prior to heading up our Corporate and Business Tax services, Andrew spent a decade within the corporate tax teams of KPMG and PwC. Having been a member of both the HMRC Working Together Committee at national level and the ACCA's Global Tax Forum, but is now fully devoted to clients' affairs.
Areas of his expertise include: company restructuring, transactional work, profit extraction, HMRC investigations, share schemes, R&D tax credits, capital allowances, stamp taxes and VAT.
Away from the office, Andrew’s main interests are sporting in nature. He is willing to give any sport a go (with varying degrees of success) and is always ready to take on visitors to the office at table tennis! Andrew resides in Ashby de La Zouch with his wife and daughter.PartnerWill has over 15 years' experience in advising UK owner-managed businesses and international groups on a broad range of commercial, transactional and compliance issues. Will has an excellent understanding of what makes a business successful and how to increase its value. Will combines his audit and corporate finance experience to provide his clients with commercial and practical advice. Will oversees both the Audit & Assurance and Business Services departments, and is actively involved in Magma's Corporate Finance offering.
Will has extensive experience in both buy-side and sell-side advice regarding MBOs, MBIs, BIMBOs, VIAMBOs, mergers, acquisition, disposals and fund raising.
Away from the office, Will has two young boys to keep entertained, which he just about keeps separate from other hobbies of fishing, shooting, horse racing and skiing.PartnerI am an experienced private client tax and wealth adviser to high net worth individuals, families, entrepreneurs and business owners. My qualifications include Chartered Tax Adviser, STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates, STEP Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation, Certificate in Probate and Estate Administration and Diploma in Financial Planning. My areas of expertise include Tax Compliance, Inheritance Tax, Wills and Trusts, Probate and Estate Administration, Capital Gains Tax, Property Taxes, Residence and Domicile, Enterprise Investment Scheme and Wealth Management.
I am passionate about helping our clients to retain their wealth, which they have worked hard to accumulate. Giving our clients peace of mind makes us proud, and is very important to our hard working team.
Away from the office I enjoy spending time with my young family, playing and following various sports; golf and football in particular.PartnerVicki has over 12 years of experience working in both audit and assurance. As a Chartered Accountant, her career has been strongly focused on advising owner manager businesses in a wide variety of sectors. Vicki has a breadth of knowledge in companies, charities, pension schemes and academies. She also specialises in advising and assisting LLPs in a wide variety of sectors. She was promoted to Partner in October 2015 when she gained recognition as a key driver within the expanding audit side of the business.
Away from the office, Vicki has two boys and she enjoys watching them play football in the rain and freezing temperatures on a Sunday morning......and whenever possible at the weekend she enjoys getting out on her bike.PartnerDavid is a Chartered Tax Adviser who joined Magma in 2014. David's career includes senior roles at a leading UK tax boutique and one of the "Magic Circle" law firms. David has 14 years expertise in advising business owners and high net worth individuals on a wide range of areas including Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax planning, Inheritance Tax and Succession, Property Taxes, Partnership Tax and Residence, Domicile and International matters. David also holds the Diploma in Financial Planning and works closely with colleagues at Magma Wealth Management to provide a complete tax and financial planning service.
Away from the office David enjoys mainly sporting activities including shooting, (watching) rugby and golf.PartnerI have over 14 years’ experience in advising businesses and their owners on their tax affairs including restructuring, corporate acquisitions and disposals and employee incentivisation.
I am both a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser and am able to explain tax issues in a concise and easy to understand way while always considering the wider commercial impact of any planning undertaken. I enjoy making a difference to my clients and building long-standing relationships. My role often involves problem solving and being there when clients’ need me. I help businesses structure their affairs to protect the wealth they have built up and realise this value when the time is right in the most tax efficient way.
Prior to joining Magma I spent six years in the Leicester office of a top ten firm advising entrepreneurial owner managed businesses on all tax issues.
Outside of work, I enjoy travel and photography and spending time with the family.PartnerLuke heads up the firm’s Audit practice in the Leicester office and looks after the affairs of a large number of Owner Managed Business, Academy and not for profit clients.
Luke joined Clear & Lane as a Trainee Accountant in 1995, and after progression through the firm’s training he qualified in April 2000 with the ACCA. He gained promotion to Assistant Manager in June 2004 and Manager in December 2006 as well as achieving ACCA Fellowship status. He progressed to Partner in May 2012 at the same time as becoming a member of the ICAEW.
Outside of work Luke enjoys spending time with his family, restoring classic cars and “extreme” DIY. On Sundays he enthusiastically coaches his teenage sons from the sidelines at their football matches, as dads do!PartnerI head up Magma’s Business Services team in the Leicester office, overseeing the affairs of a large number of Owner Managed Businesses whilst also working with a number of our firm’s audit clients.
A qualified accountant for nearly 20 years, I advise my clients strategically and commercially, alongside helping them with their annual reporting obligations.
I work very closely with clients, providing a highly personalised approach and service, to ensure our involvement helps the business owners work towards their own objectives. I pride myself on exceptional levels of client service, with the fantastic team around me committed to the same.
Outside of work, I can usually be found on match days at the King Power stadium watching Leicester City or failing that be found walking the dog or with my head in a good book or watching a TV boxset.