We are pleased to announce that tax partner and owner-managed business specialist Ross Welland has joined Littlejohn.
Ross has worked in tax for over 25 years, the last ten as a tax partner most recently with Haines Watts, and prior to that, Horwath (now Crowe) Clark Whitehill. Much of his time has been spent working with owner managed businesses.
"Working with owner managers is fascinating,” says Ross. “They often have great stories to tell about how they have built their business, and their enthusiasm is infectious. Their business and personal lives are often closely intertwined, so you have to be able to give them the full picture. If you can show that you understand their business and personal goals, and give them clear, concise solutions to their tax issues, they do really appreciate it.”
At a business level, Ross has advised on profit extraction, planning for exit including flotation, retaining key employees through share schemes, property purchase, and expanding the business through acquisition. At the same time he has worked with owners personal issues such the tax implications of divorce, and retirement plans. Much of his work has an international dimension.
Paul Hopper, Littlejohn’s managing partner said, “We are committed to growing our tax practice and providing specialist expertise to both our business and private clients. Ross brings a wealth of experience and an in-depth understanding of owner-managed businesses, particularly in the international context. We are delighted to have him on board.”
Ross is a member of both the ICAEW (where he sits on the tax faculty SME sub-committee) and the Institute of Taxation. A chartered accountant, he holds the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation issued by the Institute of Taxation.