The origins of the firm go back to 1995 when Mark Kirkbride started
the practice to provide excellent quality tax advice of a level
not often available outside large firms. The practice is based at Sezincote
between Moreton in Marsh and Stow on the Wold.
The ethos of the practice is to combine the quality service
one would expect from a city firm with the value for money and
personal service normally associated with a smaller practice.
We do not pretend to be a one-stop shop. In fact our experience
shows that it is increasingly difficult for a small firm to try and compete on
this basis. Legislative requirements are becoming increasingly more onerous
and it is, in our view, virtually impossible for a general practitioner to keep
abreast of all the necessary knowledge without substantial support.
Therefore we have established the practice with a particular emphasis
on taxation matters. Our expertise is derived from the founder’s
30 years experience in dealing with the tax affairs of businesses and individuals,
ranging from straightforward tax return completion work to the most
complex of business transactions and trust work. The practice has particular
expertise in the complex capital gains and inheritance tax
issues of the agricultural sector.
Although we do provide a straightforward tax return completion service our
aim is to take on clients who wish us to go beyond the figures on the form
and to provide proactive tax planning advice tailored to meet their own
and their family’s circumstances.
In fact we do not see us ourselves as being in competition with other
firms of accountants, but instead as providing an ancillary service to help
with unusual or one off transactions. An increasing proportion of our
work is derived from referrals from other firms of accountants or solicitors who
ask us to look at specific cases where tax advice beyond that normally
provided by a general practitioner is required.
Mark Kirkbride & Co Limited
Chartered Accountant and
Chartered Tax Adviser
The Old Bull Pens, Sezincote, Moreton in Marsh, Glos. GL56 9AW 01386 701480