Andrews and Palmer

Gillingham Office: 01747 823147

Sturminster Office: 01258 423300

Email: office@andpal.co.uk

Chris Jarratt - Director BA (Hons) BFP ACA

Location: Gillingham and Sturminster Newton, Dorset
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After completing an honours degree in Accounting and Finance, Chris trained as a Chartered Accountant at a large independent firm in central Leeds. Whilst undertaking professional qualifications, Chris obtained a large amount of experience auditing small and medium sized private companies, large public limited companies and a variety of well-known charities.

After making the decision in 2002 to relocate back to the South West, Chris has continued to utilise his corporate and business services experience, and working alongside the team at Andrews and Palmer is responsible for the day-to-day management, direction, development and regulatory affairs of the practice.

Chris proactively advises a diverse range of businesses, entrepreneurs, individuals and charities on taxation, business development and compliance matters and is also the firm's senior statutory auditor.

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Phil Bevis - Director FCCA ACA

Location: Gillingham and Sturminster Newton, Dorset
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With over 30 years in practice and 20 years as a partner/director at Andrews and Palmer, Phil has an extensive knowledge of dealing with a diverse range of clients and their personal affairs, with key experience in farming, construction, manufacturing, retail and the leisure industry, etc.

Working primarily with owner managed businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals, Phil provides a diverse range of advice from general compliance, taxation, strategic business and family succession planning, acquisitions and disposals, and provides effective solutions and advice to a variety of client problems.

In the past Phil has held a number of positions including being a Director and co-founder of Dorset Tourism Association CIC, Vice Chair of Shaftesbury and District Tourism Association, Chair of Gillingham Town team, a Business Link Start-up mentor and Chairman of Judges for Dorset Young Enterprise.

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Lee Keeling - Tax Director CTA

Location: Gillingham and Sturminster Newton, Dorset
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After reading Law at Oxford, I joined the Private Client team at Deloitte in London. After becoming part-qualified, I moved to the in-house tax team of an International law firm in London, specialising in providing compliance services and personal tax planning advice to the partners and their families as well as gaining an inside perspective into the way in which tax affects all aspects of business. I have most recently been a Senior Tax Manager for a large regional firm based in East Anglia, advising both high net worth individuals and owner managed businesses. I qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in November 2007.

My varied background has given me a broad range of experience of dealing with tax issues. In addition to personal and corporation tax compliance, I am used to advising on tax planning and restructuring projects and liaising with my client's other professional advisers to ensure a joined-up approach. I am also experienced in dealing with HMRC enquiries and enjoy both the technical challenge and satisfaction of protecting my client's interests.

My role at Andrews and Palmer represents a fresh challenge for me, coupled with a relocation from Colchester to the South West. Outside of work, I try to play golf as often as time and weather permits and I also have an avid interest in historical engineering achievements, such as the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Kennet & Avon Canal.

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Craig Hacker – Associate Director BA(Hons) FCCA ACA

After completing my Degree in Accounting and Finance, and working as a Temporary Employee at JP Morgan at Bournemouth, I trained under a training contract with a small practice in East Dorset. I remained there for seven years before returning to a practice closer to home and a fresh challenge.

I have been at Andrews and Palmer since August 2010 having started as an Accounts Senior, then Manager and now Associate Director. I have a significant interest in owner managed businesses and enjoy trying to help them resolve any issues they come across and helping the businesses grow. From February 2013 until August 2020, I was Honorary Treasurer of Shaftesbury & District Chamber of Commerce. Outside of work I enjoy cycling, walking and spending time with my young family.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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