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New Somerset director for Thomas Westcott accountants

New Somerset director for Thomas Westcott accountants

South West chartered accountancy practice Thomas Westcott has appointed a new director to its Somerset team.

Tara Bell, who will be based at the Bridgwater office, has more than 19 years’ experience, including in the agriculture sector. She specialises in landlord and property owners’ tax affairs; tax compliance and consultancy; inheritance tax planning; capital gains tax; and personal tax issues.

Ms Bell completed her ATT (Association of Taxation Technicians) qualification in 2005 and became a chartered tax advisor in 2007. She has experience in the private client sector, including advising high-net-worth individuals on personal financial matters, as well as dealing with a portfolio of partnerships and trusts. She will provide the firm’s clients across the Somerset region with advice on all aspects of accountancy including personal taxation.

“Being a farmer’s wife and daughter, naturally you learn first-hand and looking after clients in the same sector, you have a real understanding of their business and what they are doing – it makes it much easier for clients to relate to you and build trusted relationships,” she said.

“While Somerset has a great deal of growth and development potential, Thomas Westcott is extremely well placed – the firm is not limited by locality; we serve clients all over the country which certainly makes us more competitive.”

Thomas Westcott’s Bridgwater office currently employs around 20 members of staff, which includes two partners.

Partner Phil Butterworth added: “Tara is well known in the area, and she compliments the types of clients that we already have and who she is used to. It is a very exciting time for the Bridgwater office of Thomas Westcott, there is a lot happening now and Tara brings her experience which will inevitably bolster our position in the town.

“Our strengths, as a firm, are being known in the local communities of Somerset and Tara’s tax specialisms will strengthen the existing offering and build on our reputation.”

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