Accountants in Stoke-on-Trent

We are tax specialists with experience in practice and industry and are registered with The Chartered Institute of Taxation as a firm of Chartered Tax Advisers.

We are a young team of tax specialists and accountants in Stoke-on-Trent who are passionate about what we do and are proactive in our approach. We will work closely with you to understand your business, your needs and understand what you want to get out of your business.

We constantly look for ways to save you tax and advise you throughout the year of ways to achieve this. Whether that is choosing the best accounting policy for you or choosing the best time to buy your capital assets. We will look to see if the business is structured in the best possible way to reduce your tax bill, to reduce your risk, to protect your assets and to extract money from the business.

We have a large network of contacts with different specialisms and can draw on these where appropriate. Whether you want to be put in touch with a recruitment agency, book keeper, independent financial advisor or a mortgage broker, we can help.

We will not use jargon or ‘blind you with science’. We will explain things in plain English, so that everyone understands.

For fully serviced packages we charge an annual amount, which we will arrange with you to be paid over twelve equal installments. The price will be fixed and agreed with you in advance. This enables you to better plan you cash flow and ensures there are no nasty surprises at the end of the year.

We also offer our services at an hourly rate, which we use for ad-hoc advisory services. Depending on the complexity of the issue, the hourly rate may change if a more senior member of the team is required. We will discuss this with you beforehand and give you a quote if required. If this is a large or lengthy piece of work we can arrange for our fee to be paid in installments, again this will be discussed with you in advance.

To contact us for a quote or just a chat about what we can do for you, please see our contact us page for details on how to contact us.

Meet Emily – Director

After sitting my A Levels I decided I wanted to work full time whilst gaining further qualifications, rather than going to University. I started full time employment at the age of 18 in the tax department of a national accountancy practice. While working in the department I gained my accountancy and tax qualifications and a whole lot of experience! I have worked in the personal tax and corporate tax departments; and also did a stint in the accounts department, mainly preparing management accounts. I have since gone onto advise on corporate restructures, research and development claims, specialist capital allowances and various issues in HMRC Tax Enquiries. I am committed and passionate about what I do and enjoy working closely with our clients. My personal passion is my car and car racing – although I never race my car. On a weekend you’ll most likely find me watching the banger racing.

Favourite Colour – Tiffany Blue

Favourite Food – Spare Ribs

Favourite Drink – Starbucks Caramel Macchiato

Favourite Car – Ford Mustang

Favourite Holiday Destination – Antigua

Something Nobody Knows About Me – I’ve had open heart surgery

My Burning Desire – To own a Ford Mustang

My Key To Success – Hard work & slight madness!

Emily Precious

Meet Vanessa – Director

I graduated with a 2:1 Law & Business Degree from Staffordshire University and joined RSM Tenon (formerly RSM Bentley Jennison) in 2008 and sat my Association of Taxation Technician exams whilst working in the Tax Department. In 2012 I moved into industry as Operations & Accounts Manager for a company in the Care Sector before moving into the Nuclear Industry in 2014 where I lived in the beautiful Lake District.

Through the experience gained in industry & working with owner managed businesses I am able to understand the realities that business owners face & offer practical solutions and support. I pride myself on being approachable & knowledgeable and like to develop close working relationships with my clients. I focus mainly on personal tax and business support & consultancy through the use of Xero cloud accounting and add ons. My favourite industries to work with are Hair & Beauty and Construction.

In my spare time I enjoy travelling, eating out and spending time with my family. I have an 11 year old daughter.

Favourite Colour – Tiffany Blue

Favourite Food – Steak, chips & onion rings

Favourite Drink – Starbucks Caramel Macchiato

Favourite Car – Bentley

Favourite Holiday Destination – Maldives

Something Nobody Knows About Me – I’ve been on TV

My Burning Desire – To work a 4 day week

My Key To Success – Be passionate about what you do!

Meet Claire G – Manager

After achieving my BTEC in Business and Finance I decided to start my career rather than take the University path. I started full time employment at 18 working for a well-known Staffordshire accountancy practice where I achieved my AAT and ACCA qualifications. I have been working in Accountancy Practice for 20 something years before joining the successful team at Premier Tax Solutions.

Whilst in practice I have worked with a varied client base from sole trades to multi million pound turnover companies and in all business sectors including farmers, dentists and hospitality venues. I have extensive experience of preparing year end accounts, VAT, business & personal tax, management accounts & bookkeeping, payroll and the workplace pension and dealing with HM Revenue and Customs and Companies House on both routine matters and complex enquiry cases. I like to build good relationships with my clients and colleagues and hope to achieve the best outcome for them.

In my spare time I enjoy live rock music, meals out, running & spending time with friends & family.

Favourite Colour – Blue topaz

Favourite Food – Mediterranean

Favourite Drink – Gin and tonic

Favourite Car – smart fortwo cabrio

Favourite Holiday Destination – anywhere new

Something Nobody Knows About Me – I once applied for Blind Date but didn’t get through the initial audition stage

My Burning Desire – To run an animal sanctuary

My Key To Success – Building great working relationships by being helpful, honest and courteous

Claire Grant

Meet Jordan – Trainee Accountant

After leaving school I went to Newcastle Under Lyme College and chose to do a Business course. As I progressed through the course I soon realised that the Accounting pathway was for me, therefore I chose to take the Accounting pathway in year 2. I finished my course with D*D*D*.  Originally I was unsure whether to further develop my studies and go to University or to do an apprenticeship, I soon knew doing an apprenticeship would be more beneficial for me in learning the correct ways while gaining experience in the industry.

I am now part of a strong and growing team at Premier Tax Solutions whilst studying Level 4 AAT. I have recently completed my  Level 3 exams . I look forward to gaining strong relationships with clients to make sure they have all the relevant knowledge and aren’t in the complete unknown. I am friendly and approachable and will always go the extra mile to secure success.

In my spare time I like going to watch Stoke City play home or away, I also love playing football at 5 aside and going Carp fishing.

Favourite Colour –  Red

Favourite Food – Gammon, egg & chips.

Favourite Drink – Strongbow Gold Apple Cider

Favourite Car – Ford Focus RS

Favourite Holiday Destination – Orlando, Florida

Something Nobody Knows About Me –  I’ve completed my Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award.

My Burning Desire – To drive Route 66

My Key To Success – Never give up on something you want

Jordan Barber

Meet Claire W- Receptionist & PA

I am originally from Chelmsford in Essex and moved to Stoke on Trent in 2009.  I have also lived in California and still have a home there. Prior to joining Premier Tax Solutions, I worked mainly in the legal sector as a receptionist, administrator and legal secretary in conveyancing, private client and litigation.  I have also worked in personnel and training and as an office manager for a large engineering company.  I enjoy meeting and interacting with people so working on reception and getting to know our clients is an ideal role for me

In my spare time I enjoy travelling, dining out with friends and family and flying.  I am also a keen golfer and used to play competitively off a handicap of 5 but now just play for fun.

Favourite Colour – Fuscia Pink

Favourite Food – Italian

Favourite Drink – Southern Comfort

Favourite Car – Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Favourite Holiday Destination – South Africa

Something no-one knows about me – I can fly a plane

My key to success – To give my best to everything I do and try to see the positives in every situation.

My burning desire – To climb Ayers Rock in Australia.

Claire Willsher
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