Director – Agriculture and Landed Estates 01482 326916 Click to email Victoria
Victoria Shannon is Director, Agriculture and Landed Estates at Smailes Goldie Turner. Having joined Smailes Goldie Group in May 2013, Victoria was promoted to Manager around a year later in July 2014. Her previous experience included work at a Big Four firm, where she developed a specialism in landed estates and agriculture. Over the course of more than 15 years in the profession, Victoria has worked with a range of rural businesses on matters including:
- Capital taxes planning including inheritance tax reviews and the reorganisation of business structures in order to maximise available reliefs
- Overseeing accounting and taxation matters for landed estates and agricultural clients
- Specialising particularly in trust accounts and taxation matters
Victoria holds the FCCA accountancy qualification and is currently studying for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) qualification. Away from the office, Victoria enjoys going to see live bands, travelling and walking. She is also a supporter of our local ice hockey team – the Smailes Goldie Hull Pirates.
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Director 01482 221777 Click to email Ben
Having recently returned to the firm, Ben previously trained and qualified with Smailes Goldie before relocating to London for further life and work experience. Whilst in London, Ben worked in the tax advisory team of a top 20 UK national firm of tax advisors and accountants. In this role, Ben focused on the UK taxation of the RNDs and associated offshore structures, employee shares schemes and also investor tax reliefs for start-up companies raising private equity. Ben then moved to the London headquarters of a top 5 firm to join their international private wealth team. Whilst there, Ben focused purely on the UK taxation of RNDs and their associated offshore structures. Ben has therefore gained significant experience and insight in this technical and complicated area of UK taxation. In his new role at Smailes Goldie, Ben will focus on UK capital taxes, landed estates and the UK taxation of international clients. Ben is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (‘STEP’) and also holds the STEP advanced certificate for the UK taxation of international clients.
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Director – Corporate Tax 01482 326916 Click to email David
David joined Smailes Goldie in March 2016. He has many years’ experience in practice in Big 4 and Top 10 firms and a couple of not so large firms. He also has experience in industry. During his career, he has worked on and with large multinational businesses in a variety of sectors as well as dealing with the particular issues and opportunities relating to Owner Managed Businesses, dealing with their corporation taxes and related matters. His broad experience means that he has a skill set which includes research and development tax reliefs, corporate restructurings and reorganisations, international corporate tax issues, resolving HMRC enquiries and other tax risk management issues, and tax efficient capital raising for young companies. He has also gained exposure to other taxes such as VAT, SDLT and taxes affecting the extractive industry. David is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.