Burgess Hodgson is a firm of Chartered Accountants and business advisers based in Canterbury, although with strong London connections. We have 13 partners, nine associates and approximately 80 staff.
Our dedication to the provision of excellent client service was recognised within our profession in 2007 and again in 2009 when we were nominated for the Medium Firm of the Year award, sponsored by the industry publication Accountancy Age (click here).
We serve a wide range of clients across multiple business sectors. The firm was originally based in London, and the experience gained from the wide variety of businesses we have dealt with over the years enables us to provide flexible solutions for what are often complicated business situations. Our strapline of “forward thinking business advice” reflects our approach: we want to work with our clients to help them achieve their business goals.
Our clients range from quoted companies to personal tax return clients, pension funds and charities, although it is owner/managed and family businesses which make up the largest part of our client base. Although the majority of clients are in Kent, London and the South East, we have a number based further afield which we are equally at home working with.
Taxation is always a concern for businesses, particularly in the current economic climate where the state of public sector finances means that future tax rates are likely to rise. We pride ourselves on the strength of our tax team, which boasts nine Chartered Taxation Advisers. The team is led by Ken Jones, who was first in the Chartered Institute of Taxation examinations and first in the taxation paper of the Institute of Chartered Accountants exam, and Mike Horne, who was a fully trained tax inspector before joining the firm.
Another specialism that has developed recently is in forensic accounting. In addition to providing support and independent expert reports in litigation situations, Burgess Hodgson's profile in this area has been elevated by it work investigating the issues surrounding the collapse of the insurer Equitable Life.