Kevin Salter is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) and Chartered Tax Adviser (FTII); a partner in six partner practice, Glover Stanbury & Co based in Devon; managing director of BBS Computing Ltd, the business’s IT arm, and a director of Docusoft Ltd, a document management software provider. He produces “Tax Tips and Tools” and “Forms Letters and Tools” for the 2020 Group. Kevin is deputy chairman of the technical committee of the ICAEW Faculty of Information Technology and is a software evaluator for the ICAEW Accredited Products scheme. He writes a weekly “blog” on the IT Faculty IT Counts website and has done so for over 4 years. Publications include “Paperless Office”, “IT for the small accounting practice”,“The Practical Guide to Improving Efficiencies in the Accounting Practice”, “Moving to the Cloud” and “Working Smarter with IT in your Business”. Kevin was awarded “Best Chartered Accountant in practice” at the 2006 ICAEW South West Regional Awards for his use of IT and also shortlisted again in 2007.
Rebecca is a lecturer, writer and consultant on a variety of taxes. She lectures extensively throughout the UK to accountants, business people, HMRC and the Treasury. She has worked in practice and industry and has a small accountancy practice in Gloucestershire having an interest in all issues affecting smaller practices and their clients. She is currently chair of the ICAEW Tax Faculty and writes regularly on tax for a range of publications. She has received an award from HMRC for promoting transparency in tax and was awarded the MBE for services to the tax profession in 2012.
John qualified with a small firm and has subsequently been head of Chartergroup the accountancy network and technical partner for Reeves and Neylan, a top 30 firm. He is now a freelance lecturer and consultant and has written and presented the ICAEW’s Audit and Assurance Faculty roadshows on International Auditing Standards. He is heavily involved with the Faculty’s work on Ethical Standards of Auditors and also edits Auditing & Reporting and writes technical material for publishers.
Dean has been involved in tax training since 1994 and lectures on a wide variety of tax matters. He started his career as a Chartered Accountant, qualifying in 1988 and then as an Associate of the Institute of Taxation in 1991. After qualifying Dean spent a number of years in practice, including over five years at partner level enabling him to focus his lecturing on the practical aspects of the issues presented. A founder member of Online Tutors Ltd Dean lectures widely for professional bodies and is an author on the ICAEW Tax Faculty Taxline Tax Planning publication.
Bob is a tax principal with MacIntyre Hudson LLP. After service in the Royal Navy he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand. Bob has a wide range of tax knowledge, and is a specialist in a number of industries or niches such as solicitors, farmers and the medical profession. He has a high reputation as a lecturer for various professional bodies. Bob continues to be involved with clients on both a consultancy and portfolio basis.
Peter is a chartered accountant. After qualifying with KPMG in 1993 he spent a number of years in industry. He now spends much of his time delivering training courses on aspects on financial reporting, auditing, company law and practice regulation, principally to accountants working in professional practice and in industry. When not training, Peter spends much of his time carrying out audit file reviews and practice assurance reviews for firms of accountants and advising them on issues of financial reporting and audit methodology. This allows him to bring a practical insight to the courses and lectures that he delivers.
A partner with Mercer & Hole and past president of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Robert is much in demand on the lecture circuit for his clear and comprehensive presentations. He is one of the country’s leading experts on Capital Gains Tax. For several years he ran the specialist tax and consultancy division of Financial Training before becoming a partner in Adam Broke and Co., which merged with Mercer & Hole in 2001. Robert has written on taxation matters for Sweet and Maxwell and Tolleys Tax and is the author of a Tax Digest for Accountancy Books on Close Company Problems; and one of the original editors of Croners Tax Handbooks.
Giles is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser and has been involved in UK tax training for over ten years. He has been presenting across various media channels for seven years. Giles started his career with a small firm of accountants and tax advisers, before working as a director of a large professional training company. He has written for a number of publications on various UK tax and business issues including writing PTP’s own monthly publication – Professional Tax Update. Giles entertains and educates professionals several days each week running tax seminars throughout the country. He is also the presenter of of TAXtv and Payroll TV.Giles is a partner of The Professional Training Partnership, Managing Director of PTP Ltd and a director of PTP Interactive Ltd and Absolute Software Ltd. “Giles Mooney is extremely knowledgeable in his subject and is full of practical advice. Extremely amusing speaker.”
John is a partner and head of the Corporate Tax Department of DAC Beachcroft LLP. He specialises in the field of commercial tax generally, advising on all aspects across all the taxes. He regularly advises on the tax aspects of all types of commercial agreements and merger and acquisitions, focussing on tax minimisation and the allocation of risk.
Emma qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 2007 and has worked in the Public Sector, Practice and as a VAT Officer for HMRC. Emma joined SWAT UK, now part of Mercia Group, in 2014, and spends her time delivering CPD and student face to face courses along with tax and accountancy webinars. Most of Emma’s spare time is spent with her family, but she also enjoys reading, knitting, cooking and walking her dog.
Mark qualified with Arthur Andersen in 1989, having previously worked in the tax departments of a small and a medium size firm. Since 1993, he has been lecturing on a wide variety of tax matters to both students and qualified practitioners. Mark is a Director of PTP Ltd.
Simon is a Chartered Accountant and has been involved in computer software for over 20 years. His training organisation, The Knowledge Base ( provides a wide range of training and consultancy services to accountants and other professionals. Simon is a former chairman of the ICAEW IT Faculty and a contributor to the 20 Principles for Good Spreadsheet Practice and Spreadsheet Competency Framework initiatives.
Steven is a tax-qualified Chartered Surveyor and Director of the Capital Allowances Partnership Ltd. He has specialised in capital allowances for more than 20 years and written or co-written many reference works including RICS’s guidance note for surveyors and Practical Law Company’s Practice Note on conveyancing pre-contract enquiries dealing with capital allowances. He lectures regularly on capital allowances.
Martin Wilson is a Chartered Accountant and Chairman of the Capital Allowances Partnership Ltd, specialists in all aspects of capital allowances and related reliefs. He is the author of numerous published works on the subject, including Bloomsbury’s Capital Allowances: Transactions & Planning, and the capital allowances content of Lexis PSL, Tolley’s Tax Guidance, Tolley’s Tax Planning and Simon’s Tax Planning. He is an accomplished speaker.
Sarah is a tax barrister and accredited mediator. Highlights of her career with HMRC include : heading up Anti Avoidance investigation, director of Special Investigation Section, working as officer in charge of criminal prosecution and as a criminal and civil serious fraud investigator of code of practice 9. She has extensive knowledge of working with ministers, including as a ministerial adviser, largely in Westminster. She was Middle Temple’s Harmsworth Scholar and is now based in London and Monmouthshire advising and tax planning for private clients.
Consultant and lecturer covering all aspects of direct tax and Stamp Duty Land Tax. Until 2002, Ros was a fully trained Inland Revenue Inspector. She is now a consultant advising on tax planning for large and small businesses and individuals, as well as dealing with full and aspect enquiry work. Her clients are mainly small and medium-sized accountancy practices. Her consultancy work means she understands the key issues of concern for accountancy professionals, and the practical application of the legislation.
David is the training director of SWAT UK, joining in 2000 after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with South West firm Thomas Westcott. He is responsible for the content, delivery and development of all SWAT UK courses throughout the country and over the web. He still performs file review visits and lectures.
Derby area and had detailed experience of all types of Revenue enquiries. Mark joined Mercia Training as an experienced lecturer and now provides a wide variety of CPD training around the country. He is also a well-known contributor to professional publications.

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