Neil became a partner of Knox Cropper in 1995. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in both the business and not for profit sectors, enabling him to provide relevant specialised advice to his clients.
Neil’s clients range from SMEs to large corporates and nationally recognised charities, providing services that range from basic accountancy to audit and consultancy, including tax planning and compliance.
He has a “hands on” friendly approach that elicits confidence in clients and those working with him. Neil believes that maximising communication with clients and staff delivers the best results.
- Production of management information for trustees/directors
- Financial due diligence on acquisition/merger of businesses
- Advising SMEs and charities on implementation of accounting software
- Advising charities with trading activities on optimal corporate structure to maximise gift aid
- Audit of charities and companies
- Financial due diligence for a large corporate entity seeking to expand its operations by investing in new specialised plant and machinery
- Guiding a not-for-profit organisation through the process of becoming a charity and advising on the financial and tax implications
- Assisting a charity’s board of trustees set an appropriate reserve policy
- Advising an organisation on the VAT status of its grants and the implications for its input VAT recovery
- Restructuring of a company to enable a shareholder to be bought out using corporate funds, including obtaining tax clearances from HM Revenue and Customs
Neil is a follower of rugby, having both played and coached, and plays tennis on a regular basis. He keeps himself fit by running and cycling and has wide variety of interests that include visits to Italy, reading and history.