Saffery Champness has promoted four staff members to partner.
Stephen Bristow joined the firm from RSM Tenon in 2012 as the head of business development for Saffery Champness’ film & television unit.
Specialising in providing strategic policy advice to global media companies and their leaders, Bristow has been involved in the policy development of independent British film and television for 15 years, including helping drive the successful lobby to secure High-End TV Tax Relief. Bristow was given a Production Guild Award for his outstanding contribution to the development and sustainability of the UK film and TV industry in 2014.
Neil Davies joined the Bristol office in 2003 and became a director in 2016. A qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, Davies advises growth businesses, including AIM listed entities, covering a wide range of sectors, from manufacturing, retail and engineering to construction, property and professional practices. He is a member of the firm’s professional & consultancy services group.
Peter Harker is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser. He joined Saffery Champness in 2004 and became a director in 2016. He is a member of the firm’s landed estates practice group and is a regular speaker at industry events on issues such as renewable energy and tax planning for landed estates and property businesses. Harker manages a mixed portfolio of clients that includes wealthy individuals, landowners, owner-managed businesses, agri-businesses and not-for-profit entities.
Alison Hone is a VAT specialist who joined Saffery Champness in 2003, having previously worked as a visiting officer for HMRC. Hone is a Chartered Tax Adviser and a member of the firm’s not-for-profit group. She advises a wide range of charities and not-for-profit organisations, including sports clubs, umbrella bodies, religious organisations, hospices and wildlife trusts. She is a regular speaker at industry events and is the author of numerous articles on charity VAT issues.
Rob Elliott, managing partner at Saffery Champness, says: “We are delighted to welcome Stephen, Neil, Peter and Alison to the partnership. They bring valuable and varied experience to the firm, which is of enormous benefit to our clients.
“Their promotion demonstrates again our commitment to providing opportunities for those who show exceptional talent in their respective fields, and dedication to the firm’s culture and our clients’ success.”