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Who's who?

We are Tiger Dog Media & Publishing Limited, trading as www.rossmartin.co.uk, we are registered in England and Wales, company no 8187601.

Our key people include:

Nichola Ross Martin  CTA (Fellow), FCA Managing director, editor/writer & lecturer

Nichola has been providing Virtual Tax Partner® support services to professional firms since she set up her accounting and audit practice, and tax consultancy in 1994. A former editor and tax editor of Accountingweb.co.uk and the Practical Law Company she wrote and launched www.rossmartin.co.uk 2009. She became a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Acountants in England and Wales in 2000 and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) in 2017. She is currently Vice-President of the CIOT and sits on its Council of trustees. She sat on the ATT Technical Steering Group for four years and been part of various HMRC SME forums, including the Compliance sub-group of Making Tax Digital for business, Employment Related Securities and Share schemes and the Making Tax Digital JVCC VAT sub-committee. 

Steve Luck BA (Hons) director, commissioning editor, photographer and subscriptions manager

Steve has thirty years of experience in publishing and mixed media. He was executive editor with Octopus Publishing Group and responsible for a broad range of titles including Philips Encyclopedia and has published a range of photographic manuals.

Charlotte Sanctuary non-executive director

Charlotte is a former Director at KPMG advising and leading on client relationship building, event planning and hospitality for senior clients within the FTSE and Europe. Since retiring from KPMG Charlotte has become a Non-Executive Director of HireSpace Limited, has joined the EventLAB Advisory Board, is a member of the Eve Appeal Development Board and is the Vice Chair Governor at Sir John Colfox Academy, a secondary and sixth form Academy in West Dorset.

Andrew Symons FCCA CTA ATT tax consultant and editor/writer

Andrew is a Chartered Tax Adviser and Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant who worked in general practice for twelve years, latterly as a tax manager. Andrew now works almost exclusively in tax with a bias towards private client, smaller corporate and OMB taxation, although he does have a keen interest in most taxes, including VAT.

Nicola Holcombe CTA LLB tax consultant and editor/writer

Nicola is a corporate tax specialist with over 20 years of experience in tax. She worked for many years at PwC in Transfer Pricing, but changed focus to become a Tax & Law lecturer for BPP. A return to OMB advisory work followed with Smith & Williamson and another period in Transfer Pricing, this time with KPMG. Nicola joined Ross Martin having spent some time running her own business, so understands the pain of Making VAT Digital.

Rachel Davies CTA LLB tax consultant and editor/writer

Rachel is a Chartered Tax Advisor with over 20 years experience in Corporate, Private Client & OMB Tax. As well as working for many years in both Big 4 and regional accountancy practices, up to director level, she has also spent time working in-house for two FTSE 100 PLC's and a private client law firm. She has a particular interest and experience in private client and trust taxation as well as dealing with disguised remuneration schemes. 

Gerry O'Kane business editor and writer

Gerry has worked as an editor, journalist and writer for over 30 years in Asia, Africa and the UK. His experience stretches into science, technology and business and finance. Previous employers include Union Bank of Switzerland, CNBC Asia, BBC Newsnight and the FT group amongst others.

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If you require assistance on a technical matter contact  Virtual Tax Partner ® (VtaxP ®) which is a separate and independent tax consultancy and helpline support service run by Ross Martin Tax Consultancy Limited.

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