Ketan graduated from University with an Honours degree in Accountancy. He spent two years working at NatWest Investments as a tax trainee for their high net worth clients and then moved on to BDO Stoy Hayward as a member of their private client team.
He qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2000 but he pursued his career in taxation and qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2001. He spent 11 years at BDO as a tax trainee right through to a senior tax manager. Ketan managed the private client tax team at their Gatwick office, which included 10 staff and client fees in excess of £1m.
Due to corporate changes within BDO, Ketan explored his options to seek a firm which would provide him the chance to use his tax knowledge and client service skills to work on client affairs, instead of dealing with mere administration work. Kings Mill Partnership offered him this opportunity.
Ketan joined Kings Mill in 2009 as a tax consultant and has proved to be a valuable asset to the company; he was duly appointed tax partner in April 2011.
Ketan has a wide range of tax experience in dealing proactively with clients to help them plan their affairs in a tax-efficient manner. He manages an extensive portfolio of clients with particular emphasis on owner-managed businesses and partnerships.
His main focus has been on building strong relationships by providing excellent client service. The client base extends across the whole of the south east and the majority of his clients have been with him for several years.
With his broad knowledge of all aspects of corporate and personal tax he uses his skill and experience to advise clients on a wide range of tax issues. With the world of tax forever changing, Ketan has pinpointed the need for more appealing tax ideas to be taken to clients, in particular, share schemes; remuneration planning; eligibility for entrepreneurs’ relief; EIS schemes and succession planning.
Areas of Expertise
- Personal and capital gains tax planning
- Owner-managed business tax planning
- Business succession planning
- Entrepreneurs relief planning
- Incorporations and business start-ups
- Remuneration planning, including share option schemes (CSOP’s / EMI)
- Corporate structuring (EIS, Mergers, Acquisitions)
- HMRC enquiries and tax investigations
Ketan is married with three young children and he dedicates his social time to spend with the family. He has a keen interest in sports in particular football, swimming and go-karting; his children are following in his footsteps with the same sporting interests.
Ketan also devotes his time to provide assistance in his wife’s business of BACS Solutions software (see affiliated partners section)