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Albert Goodman strengthens tax team with new partner hire

Previously, Gardner-Thorpe worked in leading UK law firms, including Smith and Williamson, Deloitte and Monahans, and she is also an ex-HMRC tax inspector.

Regional chartered accountancy firm, Albert Goodman, has announced the appointment of Anne Gardner-Thorpe as the firm’s new tax partner, based in their Taunton headquarters, to bolster the firm’s private client expertise across the South West.

Gardner-Thorpe brings experience in both the corporate and private client sectors. Previously, she worked in the private client tax field at BDO, advising on all income tax, CGT and IHT/estate planning matters, both on and offshore.

Additionally, she has worked in leading UK law firms, including Smith and Williamson, Deloitte and Monahans. 

She was previously a HMRC tax inspector, holding both the STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) Diploma in Trusts and Estates, as well as the Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) qualification.

Gardner-Thorpe will join Albert Goodman’s tax team, working alongside current tax partners, Tracey Watts and Dominic Crilly.

Gardner-Thorpe said: “I’m thrilled to join such a friendly and reputable chartered accountancy firm in a region that boasts such a vibrant and exciting business community. 

“My expertise lends itself to navigating clients through their tax challenges, which can often be perceived as a minefield. If I can help take the burden off business owners, this will allow them to achieve greater success that much quicker.”

Richard Bugler, managing partner at Albert Goodman, said: “We are delighted Anne is joining Albert Goodman as a partner and we recognise finding someone of her calibre is quite an achievement. 

“Anne’s appointment will further strengthen our growing team and add weight to our advisory capability. We take great pleasure in welcoming Anne to Albert Goodman and we are eager to introduce her to our clients so they can benefit from her tax knowledge and experience.”

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