New senior recruit adds to MHA Moore and Smalley’s tax planning team

Preston-headquartered accountancy and business advisory firm MHA Moore and Smalley has strengthened its tax team with a new senior appointment.

Ben Gill has joined the company as private client tax senior manager. Over the past five years, Ben has held roles at EY and Lancaster Knox where he advised high net worth individuals on a wide range of complex private client affairs.

He specialises in several areas of tax planning including overseas matters (such as residence and domicile), capital gains tax, inheritance tax and wider family succession planning.

Tony Medcalf, tax partner, MHA Moore and Smalley, said: “As part of our strategy for bringing in niche specialists to our tax advisory practice, the continued development of our private client offering for high net-worth individuals, family businesses and business owners more generally, is very much to the fore.

“Ben is a welcome addition to the tax team and his specialist background in advising on private client tax matters, allied to his drive and commitment to client care, will add to MHA Moore and Smalley’s strong capabilities in this area, as we continue our growth trajectory across the North West.”

Ben will work across the North West, servicing current clients and growing the team’s client base. He lives in Chorley and enjoys walking with his family and playing golf in his spare time.

He said: “I’m thrilled to join a progressive and broad ranging private client advisory offering contributing to MHA Moore and Smalley’s wider growth aspirations.

“After starting initial conversations with people at the firm, I quickly realised the team ethos and commitment to growth and people development was a proposition that I knew I wanted to become a part of. I’m also keen to learn and expand my network of other professional advisors through MHA.”

Ben is currently studying to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.