Partner, Business Taxes
Tax adviser for owner-managed businesses and property clients
Jon is a proactive, efficient and insightful tax adviser who uses his considerable experience to help established businesses to continue their growth.
He is adept at assisting a range of entrepreneurial clients, from high net worth individuals to large companies on national and global scales.
Jon takes pride in being able to benefit every client no matter what their size or situation. He values a personal approach which enables him to get to know his clients’ goals and home in on opportunities for them to grow in an ever changing tax landscape.
Jon advises on tax-efficient planning in areas including:
- Mergers & acquisitions
- Group reorganisations
- Methods of profit extraction
- Exit planning
Areas of tax where Jon provides consultancy include:
- R&D tax credits
- Property tax
- Share schemes
- Inheritance tax
- Using the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (Seed EIS)
- International tax
Experienced tax partner and independent specialist
Jon is a chartered accountant and also a chartered tax adviser. Before becoming a partner at BKL in 2016, Jon’s 30 years of experience included periods as a tax partner at large accountancy firms, such as Deloitte and Grant Thornton, and as an independent tax consultant. At BKL, he is well placed to blend our expertise with his in providing support to business owners.
During his career, Jon has specialised in particular in property, technology companies, publishing and business media but has experience in many other industries. He has made waves in the shipping industry too, consulting on the UK’s introduction of tonnage tax in 2000 and writing tonnage tax commentary for the CCH British Tax Reporter.
Jon has also written extensively for CCH on tax planning and corporate tax and is a member of the Corporation Tax technical committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Skier, sailor and musician
In his spare time, Jon is an accomplished musician who performs on the piano and trombone, although he finds it tricky to do both at the same time.
When the great outdoors beckons, Jon enjoys skiing and yachting, although he also finds it tricky to do both at the same time.