Shaw Gibbs has strengthened its outsourcing team with the appointment of Leo Donovan as associate director VAT.
Donovan has worked in VAT for over 20 years and joins the firm from Price Bailey. He has a track record in assisting clients with VAT on construction projects, land and property, retail, import/export and supply chain, auctioneers and art market, as well as wider VAT and customs matters concerning and EU supplies post Brexit.
Donovan said: “I am very pleased to be joining Shaw Gibbs at this exciting time in the firm’s continued growth and investment in the future. I share the firm’s ambitions and look forward to being part of the successes to come.
“Joining the Outsourcing team and helping to expand the existing service offering will benefit our clients in terms of having significant additional VAT experience and will increase the firm’s flexibility in assisting clients with enquiries and other potentially time sensitive matters.”
Sarah Gardener, the head of the outsourcing division at Shaw Gibbs, added: “VAT can be an exceptionally complex area of tax, creating obstacles and tripwires for the unsuspecting or unprepared business.
“Equally there can often be efficiencies and ways of structuring affairs or transactions to mitigate adverse impacts. Leo’s appointment is vital for us with property and international are two of our key growth areas. We are so pleased to have him on board and have already seen him adding value for our clients.”