Whilst it may sound like a cliche, in a service business, our people really are our biggest asset
Gareth Atkinson ACA - Founder
Gareth Atkinson is an experienced Chartered Accountant, having qualified in 2006 with Grant Thornton, one of the worlds leading accountancy firms for owner managed businesses. Throughout his career he has worked with small and medium sized businesses.
He has worked as part of the award winning Grant Thornton Solent corporate finance team, and was the regional mergers and acquisitions specialist manager for a bank where he assessed hundreds of business loan applications for small and medium businesses.
He was responsible for the design, set up and delivery of the private equity arm of Simplyhealth, investing in private dental practices and working closely with Dentists and other healthcare providers. During this time he acted as the finance director for dozens of dental practices.
Gareth has also sat on the board of the Denplan Community Fund overseeing the distribution of hundreds of thousands of pounds to local community groups and charities.
Gareth has now returned to practice bringing with him the learning and experience from larger businesses to help advise the SME market once again.
Having studied computer science at Southampton University he brings a unique perspective to small businesses blending technology, accountancy and finance to help businesses operating in the 21st century.
Gareth has recently been awarded the prestigious honour of Fellow Of the Institute Of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, an honour only available to the most senior and experienced members of the profession.
He is also a current member of the ICAEW's Tax Faculty and a former member of the Healthcare Specialist Interest Group